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GROL Plus: General Radiotelephone Operator License Plus Radar Endorsement Paperback – 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Master Publishing Co; Revised & Updated edition (1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945053142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945053149
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Get your FCC Commercial License! My name is Fred Maia and I am the co-author of GROL Plus - a 496-page textbook that contains every actual word-for-word question, multiple choice and correct answer identified. A short explanation of the correct answer is also included. Our objective was to make it as easy as possible to pass your FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL) examination which is required as a prerequisitie for many telecommunications and electronic jobs. Many technical schools, universities and colleges use our manual as their textbook. We also administer the examinations at approximately 200 different sites around the USA. The GROL requires that you pass an eaxmination on radio law (Element 1) plus a technical (electronics) examination (Element 3). The GROL FCC examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions from a pool of about 1,000 - all of which are known. Thus the FCC exam is made up of selecting about 10 percent of the questions. Again the entire question bank is in the book. As an added bonus, we have added the "Radar Endorsement" (Element 8) questions/multiple choices and answers. Again, we have included an easy-to-understand explanation of every answer. -- The author, Fred Maia<br /><br />Get your FCC Commercial License! My name is Fred Maia and I am the co-author of GROL Plus - a 496-page textbook that contains every actual word-for-word question, multiple choice and correct answer identified. A short explanation of the correct answer is also included. Our objective was to make it as easy as possible to pass your FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL) examination which is required as a prerequisitie for many telecommunications and electronic jobs. Many technical schools, universities and colleges use our manual as their textbook. We also administer the examinations at approximately 200 different sites around the USA. The GROL requires that you pass an eaxmination on radio law (Element 1) plus a technical (electronics) examination (Element 3). The GROL FCC examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions from a pool of about 1,000 - all of which are known. Thus the FCC exam is made up of selecting about 10 percent of the questions. Again the entire question bank is in the book. As an added bonus, we have added the "Radar Endorsement" (Element 8) questions/multiple choices and answers. Again, we have included an easy-to-understand explanation of every answer. --The author, Fred Maia

About the Author

Gordon West, WB6NOA, is the leading amateur and commercial radio educator in the U.S. He holds the highest-level commercial radio license, the GROL plus Radar Endorsement.

Fred Maia, W5YI, is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force radio operator's school, and the founder of the National Radio Examiners COLEM, which provides commercial radio licensing exams and other services.

Customer Reviews

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This is a great study guide with some additional practical information that helps you learn the right answer for the exam.
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The Dean of my school recommended this book as a help guide to pass the test.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
I just want to point out that the entire FCC question pool is available with answers from [...] If you have minimal background a book like this can help with its explainations and would be quite valuable, but if you just want the most up to date answers instead of a 1998 edition, it's online for free.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By EMAN NEP on July 20, 2001
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Well, there isn't much to say about the content of this book. It covers Elements 1, 3, and 8, lists all the questions in the question pool, and gives the answers and an explanation. Some people have found SOME inaccuracies before (maybe not this edition, though). Anyway, thanks to this, I passed all 3 of my FCC tests on the first try, saving me a lot of $$$ and heartache. The best way--in my opinion--to go about studying for it is to highlight all the answers with a yellow marker. Concentrate only on the answers. Don't bother yourself with "Why it is the answer" or "Why the other options are not." For those of us that are more visual than verbal, try drawing pictures on the margins next to each question. Cartoons supposedly help you remember things better--it did in my case. If you study like I did, you won't even need a calculator for the test. But in addition to being a test study guide, this book is also pretty good reference material. It should be in your toolbox at all times.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By WAYNE EIKNER on June 18, 2000
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I just took my GROL this past week and could not have possibly passed it without this book. This book is great. It provides you with all the possible questions the test givers can ask you and provides detailed answers for every question. Plus, you get the same info for the Element 8, the Ship Radar Endorsement. I took all three elements on the same day and passed every one of them with ease. Trust me! Your money will not be wasted!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Burns on December 12, 2004
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This was the only material I needed to pass the tests for a GROL license with a radar endorsement the first try. I took all three tests on the same day and as far as I could tell the questions and answers were exactly like the ones in this fantastic book. If you don't have any electronics background it will be tough to understand what you're memorizing, but you could still do it. I was an electronics technician in the Navy and then switched to the Air Force where I worked as an aircraft communications, navigation and radar technician until I retired in 2000. This gave me enough background to make much of the information in the book at least look familiar though I had forgotten much of my electronics training.

The only real change I think the authors should consider for upcoming editions is to write better explainations on many of the questions. Many times it seemed like they were merely restating the question. Nevertheless, please keep in mind that this is not an electronics course though you'll gain a lot of electronics knowledge through the book. Buy the book, study hard and you'll likely pass. I'm 49 and if a guy who is getting gray can do it, so can you!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 27, 2000
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I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to obtain an FCC. This has been the best FCC book that I have read. I passed all my exams to include the RADAR portion. My test scores were in the high 80's to mid 90s.
Not only does this book cover everything you need to know, it also explains why the correct answer is correct.
My background is prior Air Force Communication/Navigation (RADAR) back shop tech, and pretty much everyone that I have worked with passed their FCC using this book as well. In fact the local community college uses this book for their FCC course.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Matthew R. Hinman on April 14, 2000
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This book is better than any of the other prep materials out there, including the Elkins materials. Maia and West take you step by step through each question and explain each answer thoroughly with easy-to-understand methods and some memory aids. I personally would read the material, covering up the answer below, and try to get the correct answer. I successfully passed element 1 with a 92% and element 3 with an 88%. Thanks!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Donald James on August 18, 2001
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Though the previous reviews say it all, I have to add to them by saying it is a great resource. It not only contains the question pools but it also offers concise and comprehensive explanations for the answers. If you plan to go for these licenses, don't hesitate in getting this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dustin La Ferney on March 28, 2003
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This was the only resource that I used to prepare for my GROL exam, and that was all I needed. I studied for a week and a half and passed with flying colors. This book is also a great reference to keep in your technical library.
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