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Topic T1: FCC Regulations
T1A-2014: Amateur Radio Service: purpose and permissible use of the Amateur Radio 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; interference; spectrum management
T1B-2014: Authorized frequencies: frequency allocations; ITU regions; emission modes; restricted sub-bands; spectrum sharing; transmissions near band edges
T1C-2014: Operator licensing: operator classes; sequential, special event, and vanity call sign systems; international communications; reciprocal operation; station license and licensee; places where the amateur service is regulated by the FCC; name and address on FCC license database; license term; renewal; grace period
T1D-2014: Authorized and prohibited transmission: communications with other countries; music; exchange of information with other services; indecent language; compensation for use of station; retransmission of other amateur signals; codes and ciphers; sale of equipment; unidentified transmissions; broadcasting
T1E-2014: 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-2014: Station identification; repeaters; third party communications; club stations; FCC inspection
Topic T2: Operating Procedures
T2A-2014: Station operation: choosing an operating frequency; calling another station; test transmissions; procedural signs; use of minimum power; choosing an operating frequency; band plans; calling frequencies; repeater offsets
T2B-2014: VHF/UHF operating practices: SSB phone; FM repeater; simplex; splits and shifts; CTCSS; DTMF; tone squelch; carrier squelch; phonetics; operational problem resolution; Q signals
T2C-2014: Public service: emergency and non-emergency operations; applicability of FCC rules; RACES and ARES; net and traffic procedures; emergency restrictions
Topic T3: Radio Fundamentals
T3A-2014: Radio wave characteristics: how a radio signal travels; fading; multipath; wavelength vs. penetration; antenna orientation
T3B-2014: Radio and electromagnetic wave properties: the electromagnetic spectrum; wavelength vs. frequency; velocity of electromagnetic waves; calculating wavelength
T3C-2014: Propagation modes: line of sight; sporadic E; meteor and auroral scatter and reflections; tropospheric ducting; F layer skip; radio horizon
Topic T4: Amateur Radio Practices
T4A-2014: Station setup: connecting microphones; reducing unwanted emissions; power source; connecting a computer; RF grounding; connecting digital equipment; connecting an SWR meter
T4B-2014: Operating controls: tuning; use of filters; squelch function; AGC; repeater offset; memory channels
Topic T5: Electronic Principles
T5A-2014: Electrical principles, units, and terms: current and voltage; conductors and insulators; alternating and direct current
T5B-2014: Math for electronics: conversion of electrical units; decibels; the metric system
T5C-2014: Electronic principles: capacitance; inductance; current flow in circuits; alternating current; definition of RF; DC power calculations; impedance
T5D-2014: Ohm’s Law: formulas and usage
Topic T6: Electrical Components
T6A-2014: Electrical components: fixed and variable resistors; capacitors and inductors; fuses; switches; batteries
T6B-2014: Semiconductors: basic principles and applications of solid state devices; diodes and transistors
T6C-2014: Circuit diagrams; schematic symbols
T6D-2014: Component functions: rectification; switches; indicators; power supply components; resonant circuit; shielding; power transformers; integrated circuits
Topic T7: Station Equipment
T7A-2014: Station equipment: receivers; transmitters; transceivers; modulation; transverters; low power and weak signal operation; transmit and receive amplifiers
T7B-2014: Common transmitter and receiver problems: symptoms of overload and overdrive; distortion; causes of interference; interference and consumer electronics; part 15 devices; over and under modulation; RF feedback; off frequency signals; fading and noise; problems with digital communications interfaces
T7C-2014: Antenna measurements and troubleshooting: measuring SWR; dummy loads; coaxial cables; feed line failure modes
T7D-2014: Basic repair and testing: soldering; using basic test instruments; connecting a voltmeter, ammeter, or ohmmeter
Topic T8: Communication Modes and Methods
T8A-2014: Modulation modes: bandwidth of various signals; choice of emission type
T8B-2014: Amateur satellite operation; Doppler shift, basic orbits, operating protocols; control operator, transmitter power considerations; satellite tracking; digital modes
T8C-2014: Operating activities: radio direction finding; radio control; contests; linking over the Internet; grid locators
T8D-2014: Non-voice communications: image signals; digital modes; CW; packet; PSK31; APRS; error detection and correction; NTSC
Topic T9: Antennas and Feed Lines
T9A-2014: Antennas: vertical and horizontal polarization; concept of gain; common portable and mobile antennas; relationships between antenna length and frequency
T9B-2014: Feed lines: types of feed lines; attenuation vs. frequency; SWR concepts; matching; weather protection; choosing RF connectors and feed lines
Topic T0: Safety
T0A-2014: Power circuits and hazards: hazardous voltages; fuses and circuit breakers; grounding; lightning protection; battery safety; electrical code compliance
T0B-2014: Antenna safety: tower safety; erecting an antenna support; overhead power lines; installing an antenna
T0C-2014: RF hazards: radiation exposure; proximity to antennas; recognized safe power levels; exposure to others; radiation types; duty cycle
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