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A GROL is required to adjust, maintain, or internally repair FCC licensed Radiotelephone Transmitters in the aviation, maritime, and international fixed public radio services. It conveys all of the operating authority of the MP. It is also required to operate the following:
- Any compulsorily equipped ship radiotelephone station operating with more than 1500 watts of peak envelope power.
- Voluntarily equipped ship and aeronautical (including aircraft) stations with more 1000 watts of peak envelope power.
To qualify, you must:
- Be a legal resident of (or otherwise eligible for employment in) the United States
- Be able to receive and transmit spoken messages in English
- Pass a written and/or telegraphy examination.
There are no continuing education, training, classes, or courses required to maintain your FCC license.
Your FCC license is good for life, and it doesn’t expire.
It will take about 6-8 weeks for the FCC to process your information,
and to issue your license.
The FCC will send you two sizes:
- 5“x 7” certificate suitable for framing.
- Wallet size for portability.
If you have or are in school for your A&P, then having the Radiotelephone Operator’s License (GROL) with Radar Endorsement will make you the “complete package” to your aviation maintenance employer. Therefore, we would strongly recommend that you take FCC exam elements #1, #3, and #8.
Federal Communications Commission
1270 Fairfield Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325-7245
Call the PSIEXAMS.COM (formerly LaserGrade) – Candidate Service Center at 1-(800) 733-9267, or go online at www.psiexams.com.
The FCC Registration Number (FRN) is the 10-digit number assigned to all entities (individual and corporate) that transact business with the FCC, and it must be provided any time an application is filed in the ULS.
Steps to registering for an FRN in CORES:
- Go to https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do
- Click the appropriate registration type (Business or Individual)
- Indicate whether the contact address is or is not within the united States
- Complete the registration information
Note: If you have additional questions, call the FCC Licensing Support Center at (877) 480-3201.
Element 1 – Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP).
Basic radio law and operating practice.
- Rules & Regulations – 6 questions
- Communications Procedures – 6 questions
- Equipment Operations – 6 questions
- Other Equipment – 6 questions
To pass you must answer 18 of 24 questions (75%) correctly, from a pool of 144 questions.
Element 3 – General Radiotelephone Operator License.
Electronic fundamentals and techniques required to adjust, repair and maintain radio transmitters and receivers.
- Principles – 8 questions
- Electrical math – 10 questions
- Components – 10 questions
- Circuits – 4 questions
- Digital logic – 8 questions
- Receivers – 10 questions
- Transmitters – 6 questions
- Modulation – 3 questions
- Power Sources – 3 questions
- Antennas – 5 questions
- Aircraft – 6 questions
- Installation, Maintenance and Repair – 8 questions
- Communications Technology – 3 questions
- Marine – 5 questions
- Radar – 5 questions
- Satellite – 4 questions
- Safety – 2 questions
To pass you must answer 75 out of 100 questions (75%) correctly, from a pool of 600 questions.
Element 8 – Ship Radar Endorsement
The Ship Radar Endorsement is required to repair, maintain, or internally adjust ship radar equipment. You may, as an option, add it to the GROL.
- Radar Principles – 10 questions
- Transmitting Systems – 8 questions
- Receiving Systems – 10 questions
- Display & Control Systems – 10 questions
- Antenna Systems – 5 Key Topics – 5 questions
- Installation, Maintenance & Repair – 7 questions
To pass you must answer 38 out of 50 questions (76%) correctly, from a pool of 300 questions.
|Written Exam Elements||1||3||6||7||7R||8||9|
|General Radiotelephone Operator’s License|
|GMDSS Radio Operator’s License|
|Restricted GMDSS Radio Operator’s License|
|GMDSS Radio Maintainer’s License|
|GMDSS Radio Operator/Maintainer License|
|Marine Radio Operator Permit|
|Ship Radar Endorsement|
|Written Elements||Number of questions on the exam||Number of correct questions required to pass||Number of questions in the pool|