T2A-2010: Station operation; choosing an operating frequency, calling another station, test transmissions, use of minimum power, frequency use, band plans
What is the most common repeater frequency offset in the 2 meter band?
plus or minus 600 kHz
plus 500 kHz
minus 500 kHz
Only plus 600 kHz
What is the national calling frequency for FM simplex operations in the 70 cm band?
What is a common repeater frequency offset in the 70 cm band?
Plus or minus 5 MHz
Plus or minus 600 kHz
Minus 600 kHz
Plus 600 kHz
What is an appropriate way to call another station on a repeater if you know the other station’s call sign?
Say the station’s call sign then identify with your call sign
Say "break, break" then say the station’s call sign
Say "CQ" three times then the other station’s call sign
Wait for the station to call "CQ" then answer it
What should you transmit when responding to a call of CQ?
The other station’s call sign followed by your call sign
CQ followed by the other station’s call sign
Your call sign followed by the other station’s call sign
A signal report followed by your call sign
What must an amateur operator do when making on-air transmissions to test equipment or antennas?
Properly identify the transmitting station
Make test transmissions only after 10:00 p.m. local time
Notify the FCC of the test transmission
State the purpose of the test during the test procedure
Which of the following is true when making a test transmission?
Station identification is required at least every ten minutes during the test and at the end
Station identification is not required if the transmission is less than 15 seconds
Station identification is not required if the transmission is less than 1 watt
Station identification is required only if your station can be heard
What is the meaning of the procedural signal "CQ"?
Calling any station
Call on the quarter hour
A new antenna is being tested (no station should answer)
Only the called station should transmit
What brief statement is often used in place of "CQ" to indicate that you are listening on a repeater?
Say your call sign
Say "Hello test" followed by your call sign
Say the repeater call sign followed by your call sign
Say the letters "QSY" followed by your call sign
What is a band plan, beyond the privileges established by the FCC?
A voluntary guideline for using different modes or activities within an amateur band
A mandated list of operating schedules
A list of scheduled net frequencies
A plan devised by a club to use a frequency band during a contest
What are the FCC rules regarding power levels used in the amateur bands?
An amateur must use the minimum transmitter power necessary to carry out the desired communication
Always use the maximum power allowed to ensure that you complete the contact
An amateur may use no more than 200 watts PEP to make an amateur contact
An amateur may use up to 1500 watts PEP on any amateur frequency
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