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Question T1A08
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2007, 01:34:16 pm »

T1A08 [D] [97.1]

What are two of the five fundamental purposes for the Amateur Radio Service?

A. To protect historical radio data, and help the public
   understand radio history [ Some hams do this, but it is not a fundamental purpose]

B. To aid foreign countries in improving radio communications and
   encourage visits from foreign hams [ some hams do this too, but again, these are not fundamental to ham radio]

C. To modernize radio electronic design theory and improve
   schematic drawings [ some hams do develop new technology - often on the bleeding edge of what works, but not all hams do it - it is not fundamental to ham radio.  Many hams are "appliance operators" who buy their equipment ready to use from a store. They may have only a limited understanding of how it works.]

D. To increase the number of trained radio operators and
   electronics experts, and improve international goodwill
   [Yeah, that's the ticket, a pool of conscription-ready radio operators!]

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T1C01
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2007, 01:41:07 pm »

T1C01 [C] [97.5(a)]

What is required before you can control an amateur station in the US?

A. You must hold an FCC restricted operator's permit for a
   licensed radio station [ a restricted operators permit is not for a ham station -  I think these were for boat or aircraft radios ]

B. You must submit an FCC Form 605 with a license examination fee  [ Both of those things happen,  although the exam fee is paid to the examiners not the fcc,  but they do not constitute permission to operate]

C. You must be named in the FCC amateur license database, or be an
   alien with reciprocal operating authorization
  [regardless of any other reality, for US amateurs, the database is what counts.]

D. The FCC must issue you a Certificate of Successful Completion
   of Amateur Training   [the FCC does not provide training,  and thus would not provide any certificate - nor would such a cert (if it did exist)  mean that you passed the test and were a licensed amateur]

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Question T1C02
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2007, 01:46:33 pm »

T1C02 [97.5(a)]

Where does a US amateur license allow you to transmit?

A. From anywhere in the world [ nope.  the FCC license is only valid in the US or in other countries who agree to honor it (called a reciprocal agreement]


B. From wherever the Amateur Radio Service is regulated by the FCC
   or where reciprocal agreements are in place


C. From a country that shares a third party agreement with the US [ A third-party agreement relates to handling messages for third parties - people who are not licensed but want a ham to pass a message to someone else for them,  perhaps using a second amateur to pass the message along.  This process is called "handling traffic"  and is one area of interest to many amateurs.]
 

D. Only from the mailing address printed on your license [Not at all.  You may operate mobile or portable stations,  you can use public or club stations, like the one at ARRL headquarters,  and you may operate another amateur's station  as well as stations in foreign countries which have reciprocal agreements with the US]
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Question T1D01
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2007, 01:51:01 pm »

T1D01 [97.17(a)]

Which of the following services are issued an operator station license by the FCC?

A. Family Radio Service [ no license required]

B. Amateur Radio Service [ yup - the operator is licensed ]

C. General Radiotelephone Service [ nope -  the station is licensed separately from the operator(s) ]

D. The Citizens Radio Service [  I believe CB stations are licensed (if they even do that any more)  not the station/operator ]
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Re: T1C01
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2007, 12:40:04 am »

C. You must be named in the FCC amateur license database, or be an
   alien with reciprocal operating authorization
  [regardless of any other reality, for US amateurs, the database is what counts.]

That database the part that puts your info out there?  Or was that something else?
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Re: T1C01
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2007, 09:35:05 pm »

C. You must be named in the FCC amateur license database, or be an
   alien with reciprocal operating authorization
  [regardless of any other reality, for US amateurs, the database is what counts.]

That database the part that puts your info out there?  Or was that something else?


The database is where the FCC stores the records of license grants.  I believe that when you send your paperwork in - perhaps via a Volunteer Examination Coordinator (VEC)  the paperwork is processed and the information on the paperwork entered into a computer system which issues your license certificates and makes the entry into the database.
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Question T2B01
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2007, 09:55:28 am »

T2B01 [97.119(a)]

What must you transmit to identify your amateur station?

A. Your tactical ID [no such thing exists in the amateur service per-se.  Some form of tactical ID may be assigned when particpating in an emergency excercise or event,  however you are still required to properly identify with your FCC assigned callsign]

B. Your call sign

C. Your first name and your location [Nope]

D. Your full name [Nope - imagine a round-table with 4 Jims,  3 Freds and a couple o bubbas! ]
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Question T2B02
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2007, 10:01:37 am »

T2B02 [A] [97.119(a)]

What is a transmission called that does not contain a station identification?

A. Unidentified communications or signals


B. Reluctance modulation [ I am reluctant to even comment on this,  but will say that it is wrong]

C. Test emission [Test transmissions must also be identified]

D. Intentional interference  [ If no one else is using the frequency,  it would not be interference - however any transmission must be identified with a station callsign ]

Discussion:    In normal practice,  a station identifies itself at the first transmission in a session,  and the last,  and every 10 minutes in between.   Thus, if you are having a conversation, you do not always have to send your callsign with each press of the transmit button.  Just as in a normal conversation,  we call each other by name,  or sometimes  name & location when there are multiple people of the same name.   Sometimes we use name and the last part of the callsign,   such as  Jim in Antioch,   or  Jim  FWW.

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QUESTION T2B03
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2007, 10:06:07 am »

T2B03 [97.119(a)]

How often must an amateur station transmit the assigned call sign?

A. At the beginning of each transmission and every 10 minutes
   during communication.   [Beginning of each transmission (press of the mic key) is too much]

B. Every 10 minutes during communications and at the end of each
   communication


C. At the end of each transmission [ again, saying the call in each transmission is too much.   What if you are answering a yes-no question?   Generally the conversation can flow normally aside from the requirement to identify each 10 minutes]

D. Only at the end of the communication [ This is not enough.   Every 10 minutes, remember ?    Also you start the "timer" with the first press of the mic key -  so you actually do    Beginning of communication,  every 10 minutes thereafter and at the end of the session ] 

NOTE: - The exact wording in B is the right answer on the multiple guess test !  Don't let my enhanced discussion confuse you of the fact that these are ROTE memory  friendly tests!
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Question T0B01
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2007, 10:41:51 pm »

T0B01 [C]

Why should you wear a hard hat and safety glasses if you are on the ground helping someone work on an antenna tower?

A. It is required by FCC rules

B. To keep RF energy away from your head during antenna testing

C. To protect your head and eyes in case something accidentally
   falls from the tower

D. It is required by the electrical code
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Question T0B02
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2007, 10:48:13 pm »

T0B02 [C]

What is a good precaution to observe before climbing an antenna tower?

A. Turn on all radio transmitters [This would be a bad thing.  Transmitters could feed radio frequency (RF) energy into antennas on the towers which could result in RF burns and other physical damage to your body.]

B. Remove all tower grounding connections [ it is a good idea for the tower to be grounded ]

C. Put on your safety belt and safety glasses

D. Inform the FAA and the FCC that you are working on a tower [ not required ]
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Question T2B04
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2007, 10:59:09 pm »

T2B04 [D] [97.119(b)]

What is an acceptable method of transmitting a repeater station identification?

A. By phone using the English language

B. By video image conforming to applicable standards  [ there are amateur TV stations - they can identify in video ]

C. By Morse code at a speed not to exceed 20 words per minute

D. All of these answers are correct.
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Question T2B05
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2007, 11:01:26 pm »

T2B05 [C] [97.119(a)]

What identification is required when two amateur stations end communications?

A. No identification is required

B. One of the stations must transmit both stations' call signs

C. Each station must transmit its own call sign

D. Both stations must transmit both call signs [this is often what happens, but only your own call sign is required]
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Question T1A09
« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2007, 10:14:54 pm »

T1A09 [D] [97.3(a)(5)]

What is the definition of an amateur radio station?

A. A station in a public radio service used for radio
   communications [ the public radio service would be like a police or fire radio station]

B. A station using radio communications for a commercial purpose [that would be a business radio station. Amateur stations are not allowed to be used for commercial purposes]

C. A station using equipment for training new broadcast
   operators and technicians  [that would be a broadcast station - Amateur stations are not allowed to broadcast to the public]

D. A station in an Amateur Radio Service consisting of the
   apparatus necessary for carrying on radio communications

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Question T1A10
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2007, 10:19:47 pm »

T1A10 [97.3(A)(23)]

What is a transmission called that disturbs other communications?

A. Interrupted CW  [CW is an interrupted carrier transmission - morse code - and  may or may not cause interference depending on if someone else is using the same frequency]

B. Harmful interference


C. Transponder signals [transponder signals are valid transmissions and generally do not cause interference]

D. Unidentified transmissions [a transmission may be unidentified without causing interference]
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