• [AMSAT-UK] RSGB consulting on their new Direct-To-Full exam

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    RSGB consulting on their new Direct-To-Full exam

    Posted: 17 Feb 2021 05:28 AM PST https://amsat-uk.org/2021/02/17/rsgb-consulting-on-their-new-direct-to-full-exam/

    The RSGB’s Examination Standards Committee has launched a consultation to
    ask for the views of the amateur radio community on a new, Direct to Full licence exam which would run in parallel with the existing three-tier

    Key points:

    • A single 75-question multiple-choice exam (2.5 hours)

    • You can take the exam online from your own home

    • No need to take lower level exams (Foundation or Intermediate)

    • Theory-only, no practicals required

    • Pass mark 50/75 (67%)

    • As per existing online exams, instant results at the end of the exam, and if passed, UK Full callsign typically within a week

    • An exam pass will give you the internationally recognised HAREC qualification

    The background to this consultation and a link to the proposed syllabus can
    be found on the RSGB website:


    There is also a link to a short survey which asks specific questions but
    also gives you an opportunity to add additional comments or questions.

    The consultation will run until Sunday, March 14, after which the Society
    will gather the results and announce them in due course.

    We would encourage everyone to take part in this consultation.

    How does the UKs proposed Direct-To-Full exam compare with those of other countries:
    Country Questions Minutes Allowed
    UK 75 150
    Eire 60 120
    Spain 60 120
    NZ 60 180
    France 40 60

    An overview can be seen on the Essex Ham site at https://www.essexham.co.uk/direct-to-full.html

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