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Element 9 – GMDSS Radio Maintenance Practices and Procedures

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Course Overview

Element 9 – GMDSS Radio Maintenance Practices and Procedures

FCC Element 9 covers 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 you must correctly answer at least 38 out of 50 questions.

Element 9 is a required written exam element for following FCC licenses:

Complete Element 9

To complete the element work your way down the list below. You only need to get an FRN and fill out the simple application form once even if you are taking multiple elements. We use that information to process what ever license you are going for in the long run.

  • Study the question pool.
  • Take the Sub-element practices quizzes or skip to the Final Practice Quiz.
  • Pass the Final Practice Quiz with a 90% or higher to unlock the Final Exam.
  • Create your FCC User Profile and get your FRN (FCC Registration Number (FRN) is needed to process your license)
  • Call (866) 293-9308 or email to schedule your Web Conference.
  • During the Web Conference we:
    • Check your identity
    • Administer the Final Exam
    • File your Proof of Passing Certificate
    • Email you a simple application form to gather your information so we can submit your license application

Buy Your Next Element

We offer students the opportunity to buy FCC elements one at a time to spread the cost of the course over multiple payments. You may enroll in additional elements through our Shop or through our Online Classroom. If you would like guidance at any point please do not hesitate to call (866) 293-9308 or email, we are here to help.