Extra

The FCC Extra Exam (Element 4) consists of 50 questions, you are required to get over 75% (37 out of 50) for a passing grade. There are ten subelements, E0-E9, and the full exam consists of questions from each subelement (and from each of the topic groups within each subelement). You can use the checkboxes below to include some or all of the subelements in your practice exam.

Current Question Pool: 701 questions, Effective from July 1st 2012 until June 30, 2016.

Extra Pool

E0: Safety

E1: Commissions Rules
E2: Operating Procedures
E3: Radio Wave Propagation
E4: Amateur Radio Practices
E5: Electrical Principles
E6: Circuit Components
E7: Practical Circuits
E8: Signals and Emissions
E9: Antennas

Recommended Supporting Materials

The exam prep provided here is great for practicing to pass the exam. That being said, I would also strongly recommend that you strive to understand the broader theory and practical applications that lie behind the questions. This will make answering the exam questions easier in the short term but perhaps more importantly will enable you to get more from the hobby once you are on the air. To that end I’ve listed below a few popular books that might be of help to you.

The ARRL Extra Class License manual gets consistently excellent reviews on Amazon and provides a great introduction to the theory and materials you’ll need to know, plus it introduces the relevant exam questions as you work through the chapters. The Gordon West (W5YI) book works a little differently, covering each question with detailed explanations of the possible answers. This has less introductory material and background than the ARRL book so would be a good test prep review book and a good complement to the ARRL manual. The W5YI audio CD has also got some positive reviews from people who have said they are handy for review on the drive to and from work.