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Topic T1-2010: FCC Regulations
T1A-2010: Amateur Radio services; purpose of the amateur service, amateur-satellite service, operator/primary station license grant, where FCC rules are codified, basis and purpose of FCC rules, meanings of basic terms used in FCC rules
T1B-2010: Authorized frequencies; frequency allocations, ITU regions, emission type, restricted sub-bands, spectrum sharing, transmissions near band edges
T1C-2010: Operator classes and station call signs; operator classes, sequential, special event, and vanity call sign systems, international communications, reciprocal operation, station license licensee, places where the amateur service is regulated by the FCC, name and address on ULS, license term, renewal, grace period
T1D-2010: Authorized and prohibited transmissions
T1E-2010: Control operator and control types; control operator required, eligibility, designation of control operator, privileges and duties, control point, local, automatic and remote control, location of control operator
T1F-2010: Station identification and operation standards; special operations for repeaters and auxiliary stations, third party communications, club stations, station security, FCC inspection
Topic T2-2010: Operating Procedures
T2A-2010: Station operation; choosing an operating frequency, calling another station, test transmissions, use of minimum power, frequency use, band plans
T2B-2010: VHF/UHF operating practices; SSB phone, FM repeater, simplex, frequency offsets, splits and shifts, CTCSS, DTMF, tone squelch, carrier squelch, phonetics
T2C-2010: Public service; emergency and non-emergency operations, message traffic handling
Topic T3-2010: Radio Fundamentals
T3A-2010: Radio wave characteristics; how a radio signal travels; distinctions of HF, VHF and UHF; fading, multipath; wavelength vs. penetration; antenna orientation
T3B-2010: Radio and electromagnetic wave properties; the electromagnetic spectrum, wavelength vs. frequency, velocity of electromagnetic waves
T3C-2010: Propagation modes; line of sight, sporadic E, meteor, aurora scatter, tropospheric ducting, F layer skip, radio horizon
Topic T4-2010: Amateur Radio Practices
T4A-2010: Station setup; microphone, speaker, headphones, filters, power source, connecting a computer, RF grounding
T4B-2010: Operating controls; tuning, use of filters, squelch, AGC, repeater offset, memory channels
Topic T5-2010: Radio and Electronic Fundamentals
T5A-2010: Electrical principles; current and voltage, conductors and insulators, alternating and direct current
T5B-2010: Math for electronics; decibels, electronic units and the metric system
T5C-2010: Electronic principles; capacitance, inductance, current flow in circuits, alternating current, definition of RF, power calculations
T5D-2010: Ohm's Law
Topic T6-2010: Electrical Components and Circuits
T6A-2010: Electrical components; fixed and variable resistors, capacitors, and inductors; fuses, switches, batteries
T6B-2010: Semiconductors; basic principles of diodes and transistors
T6C-2010: Circuit diagrams; schematic symbols
T6D-2010: Component functions
Topic T7-2010: Station Equipment
T7A-2010: Station radios; receivers, transmitters, transceivers
T7B-2010: Common transmitter and receiver problems; symptoms of overload and overdrive, distortion, interference, over and under modulation, RF feedback, off frequency signals; fading and noise; problems with digital communications interfaces
T7C-2010: Antenna measurements and troubleshooting; measuring SWR, dummy loads, feedline failure modes
T7D-2010: Basic repair and testing; soldering, use of a voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter
Topic T8-2010: Communication Modes and Methods
T8A-2010: Modulation modes; bandwidth of various signals
T8B-2010: Amateur satellite operation; Doppler shift, basic orbits, operating protocols
T8C-2010: Operating activities; radio direction finding, radio control, contests, special event stations, basic linking over Internet
T8D-2010: Non-voice communications; image data, digital modes, CW, packet, PSK31
Topic T9-2010: Antennas and Feedlines
T9A-2010: Antennas; vertical and horizontal, concept of gain, common portable and mobile antennas, relationships between antenna length and frequency
T9B-2010: Feedlines; types, losses vs. frequency, SWR concepts, matching, weather protection, connectors
Topic T0-2010: Safety
T0A-2010: AC power circuits; hazardous voltages, fuses and circuit breakers, grounding, lightning protection, battery safety, electrical code compliance
T0B-2010: Antenna installation; tower safety, overhead power lines
T0C-2010: RF hazards; radiation exposure, proximity to antennas, recognized safe power levels, exposure to others
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