The FCC's published amateur radio question pool has been a fixture for decades now, along with the volunteer Examiners who administer the tests. Prior to 1980, amateur radio tests were given by the FCC at designated times in designated locations. There was a "syllabus" of topics for each license class but the actual questions were not published. Why the change? A ham named Richard Bash was disappointed in the failure rate experienced by examinees and decided to do something about it. Join us for a brief program on the "Bash Books".