E19: Can I take the exam on a Linux device?

The RSGB uses software called developed by a company called TestReach, and the software only runs on the Windows or Mac Operating system.

The software is designed to prevent cheating (such as tasking away to other windows to look up answers, and the TestReach platform only supports the more common Windows or Mac operating systems – no Linux, and no Android or Apple tablets.


  • Borrow a Windows or Mac device from a friend or family member
  • Talk to your local amateur radio club, to see if they have equipment that they can lend you
  • Contact your local club to see if they can arrange a paper-based exam for you.
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