T2C-2010: Public service; emergency and non-emergency operations, message traffic handling
What set of rules applies to proper operation of your station when using amateur radio at the request of public service officials?
Who must submit the request for a temporary waiver of Part 97.113 to allow amateur radio operators to provide communications on behalf of their employers during a government sponsored disaster drill?
The government agency sponsoring the event
Each amateur participating in the drill
Any employer participating in the drill
The local American Red Cross Chapter
When is it legal for an amateur licensee to provide communications on behalf of their employer during a government sponsored disaster drill or exercise?
Only when the FCC has granted a government-requested waiver
Whenever the employer is a not-for-profit organization
Whenever there is a temporary need for the employer’s business continuity plan
Only when the amateur is not receiving compensation from his employer for the activity
What do RACES and ARES have in common?
Both organizations may provide communications during emergencies
They represent the two largest ham clubs in the United States
Both organizations broadcast road and weather traffic information
Neither may handle emergency traffic supporting public service agencies
What is the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service?
A radio service using amateur stations for emergency management or civil defense communications
An emergency radio service organized by amateur operators
A radio service organized to provide communications at civic events
A radio service organized by amateur operators to assist non-military persons
Which of the following is common practice during net operations to get the immediate attention of the net control station when reporting an emergency?
Begin your transmission with Priority or Emergency followed by your call sign
Repeat the words SOS three times followed by the call sign of the reporting station
Press the push-to-talk button three times
Play a pre-recorded emergency alert tone followed by your call sign
What should you do to minimize disruptions to an emergency traffic net once you have checked in?
Do not transmit on the net frequency until asked to do so by the net control station
Whenever the net frequency is quiet, announce your call sign and location
Move 5 kHz away from the net’s frequency and use high power to ask other hams to keep clear of the net frequency
Wait until the net frequency is quiet, then ask for any emergency traffic for your area
What is usually considered to be the most important job of an amateur operator when handling emergency traffic messages?
Passing messages exactly as written, spoken or as received
Estimating the number of people affected by the disaster
Communicating messages to the news media for broadcast outside the disaster area
Broadcasting emergency information to the general public
When may an amateur station use any means of radio communications at its disposal for essential communications in connection with immediate safety of human life and protection of property?
When normal communications systems are not available
Only when FEMA authorizes it by declaring an emergency
Only when RACES authorizes it by declaring an emergency
Only when authorized by the local MARS program director
What is the preamble in a formal traffic message?
The information needed to track the message as it passes through the amateur radio traffic handling system
The first paragraph of the message text
The message number
The priority handling indicator for the message
What is meant by the term "check" in reference to a formal traffic message?
The check is a count of the number of words or word equivalents in the text portion of the message
The check is the value of a money order attached to the message
The check is a list of stations that have relayed the message
The check is a box on the message form that tells you the message was received
● = Unseen
● = Weak
● = Review
● = Learned
● = Incorrect answer