FCC GROL

GENERAL RADIOTELEPHONE OPERATORS LICENSE


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General Radiotelephone Operator License Overview


A General Radiotelephone Operator License, or better known as GROL, is required to adjust, maintain, or internally repair FCC licensed radiotelephone transmitters in the aviation, maritime, and international fixed public radio services. The GROL is, by far, the most popular accounting for more than 80% of all commercial radio operator licenses issued by the FCC.

The FCC GROL is an important credential to solidify your knowledge and skill in the realm of aviation, marine, and land mobile communications. These licenses are a key that you will need if you are an aviation and marine electronics technician, Captain of a small ship, or a tech repairing and maintaining aircraft, ship, or land-based radio equipment or marine RADARs.

GROL Exam Breakdown

Exams Required for Each Certification
Online Proctored Exam
Minimum Passing Grade is 75%
MROP-Element 1
GROL-Element 1,3
Ship Radar-Element 8
Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP)
Element 1
Basic radio law and operating practice.
General Radiotelephone Operator License
Element 1 & 3
Electronic fundamentals and techniques are required to adjust, repair, and maintain radio transmitters and receivers.
Ship Radar Endorsement
Element 8
The Ship Radar Endorsement is required to repair, maintain or internally adjust ship radar equipment. It may, as an option, be added to the GROL. Ship Radar Techniques. Specialized theory and practice applicable to the proper installation, servicing, and maintenance of ship radar equipment in general use for marine navigation purposes.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic understanding of the fundamentals of electronics
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Active Duty Air Force must possess a 5 skill level in their PAFSC

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