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FCC > Element 9 - GMDSS Radio Maintenance Practices & Procedures

Comira Test Code EL9
Questions 50
Allotted Time 60 minutes


GMDSS Radio Maintenance Practices and Procedures. Requirements set forth in IMO Assembly on Training for Radio Personnel (GMDSS), Annex 5 and IMO Assembly on Radio Maintenance Guidelines for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System related to Sea Areas A3 and A4. The exam consists of questions from the following categories: radio system theory, amplifiers, power sources, troubleshooting, digital theory, and GMDSS equipment and regulations. To pass, an examinee must correctly answer at least 38 out of 50 questions.


ID Requirements: Candidates must provide two forms of ID, one must be a valid Government-issued photo ID with a signature

Fee: $60 for the first element and $30 for each additional element taken in the same day

Supplements and Allowed Materials: No supplements or other materials are allowed for this exam. Non-programmable calculators are allowed.


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