Miscellaneous rules: external RF power amplifiers; national quiet zone; business communications; compensated communications; spread spectrum; auxiliary stations; reciprocal operating privileges; IARP and CEPT licenses; third party communications with foreign countries; special temporary authority
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E1F-2012: Miscellaneous rules: external RF power amplifiers; national quiet zone; business communications; compensated communications; spread spectrum; auxiliary stations; reciprocal operating privileges; IARP and CEPT licenses; third party communications with foreign countries; special temporary authority

E1F01-2012: On what frequencies are spread spectrum transmissions permitted?

Only on amateur frequencies above 222 MHz

Only on amateur frequencies above 50 MHz

Only on amateur frequencies above 420 MHz

Only on amateur frequencies above 144 MHz



E1F02-2012: Which of the following operating arrangements allows an FCC-licensed US citizen to operate in many European countries, and alien amateurs from many European countries to operate in the US?

CEPT agreement

IARP agreement

ITU reciprocal license

All of these choices are correct



E1F03-2012: Under what circumstances may a dealer sell an external RF power amplifier capable of operation below 144 MHz if it has not been granted FCC certification?

It was purchased in used condition from an amateur operator and is sold to another amateur operator for use at that operator's station

The equipment dealer assembled it from a kit

It was imported from a manufacturer in a country that does not require certification of RF power amplifiers

It was imported from a manufacturer in another country, and it was certificated by that country's government



E1F04-2012: Which of the following geographic descriptions approximately describes "Line A"?

A line roughly parallel to and south of the US-Canadian border

A line roughly parallel to and west of the US Atlantic coastline

A line roughly parallel to and north of the US-Mexican border and Gulf coastline

A line roughly parallel to and east of the US Pacific coastline



E1F05-2012: Amateur stations may not transmit in which of the following frequency segments if they are located in the contiguous 48 states and north of Line A?

420 - 430 MHz

440 - 450 MHz

53 - 54 MHz

222 - 223 MHz



E1F06-2012: What is the National Radio Quiet Zone?

An area surrounding the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

An area in Puerto Rico surrounding the Aricebo Radio Telescope

An area in New Mexico surrounding the White Sands Test Area

An area in Florida surrounding Cape Canaveral



E1F07-2012: When may an amateur station send a message to a business?

When neither the amateur nor his or her employer has a pecuniary interest in the communications

When the total money involved does not exceed $25

When the control operator is employed by the FCC or another government agency

When transmitting international third-party communications



E1F08-2012: Which of the following types of amateur station communications are prohibited?

Communications transmitted for hire or material compensation, except as otherwise provided in the rules

Communications that have a political content, except as allowed by the Fairness Doctrine

Communications that have a religious content

Communications in a language other than English



E1F09-2012: Which of the following conditions apply when transmitting spread spectrum emission?

All of these choices are correct

A station transmitting SS emission must not cause harmful interference to other stations employing other authorized emissions

The transmitting station must be in an area regulated by the FCC or in a country that permits SS emissions

The transmission must not be used to obscure the meaning of any communication



E1F10-2012: What is the maximum transmitter power for an amateur station transmitting spread spectrum communications?

10 W

1 W

1.5 W

1.5 kW



E1F11-2012: Which of the following best describes one of the standards that must be met by an external RF power amplifier if it is to qualify for a grant of FCC certification?

It must satisfy the FCC's spurious emission standards when operated at the lesser of 1500 watts, or its full output power

It must produce full legal output when driven by not more than 5 watts of mean RF input power

It must be capable of external RF switching between its input and output networks

It must exhibit a gain of 0 dB or less over its full output range



E1F12-2012: Who may be the control operator of an auxiliary station?

Only Technician, General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class operators

Any licensed amateur operator

Only General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class operators

Only Amateur Extra Class operators



E1F13-2012: What types of communications may be transmitted to amateur stations in foreign countries?

Communications incidental to the purpose of the amateur service and remarks of a personal nature

Business-related messages for non-profit organizations

Messages intended for connection to users of the maritime satellite service

All of these choices are correct



E1F14-2012: Under what circumstances might the FCC issue a "Special Temporary Authority" (STA) to an amateur station?

To provide for experimental amateur communications

To allow regular operation on Land Mobile channels

To provide additional spectrum for personal use

To provide temporary operation while awaiting normal licensing





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