Topic 2016-E1: Commission’s Rules
2016-E1A: Operating Standards: frequency privileges; emission standards; automatic message forwarding; frequency sharing; stations aboard ships or aircraft
When using a transceiver that displays the carrier frequency of phone signals, which of the following displayed frequencies represents the highest frequency at which a properly adjusted USB emission will be totally within the band?
3 kHz below the upper band edge
The exact upper band edge
300 Hz below the upper band edge
1 kHz below the upper band edge
When using a transceiver that displays the carrier frequency of phone signals, which of the following displayed frequencies represents the lowest frequency at which a properly adjusted LSB emission will be totally within the band?
3 kHz above the lower band edge
The exact lower band edge
300 Hz above the lower band edge
1 kHz above the lower band edge
With your transceiver displaying the carrier frequency of phone signals, you hear a station calling CQ on 14.349 MHz USB. Is it legal to return the call using upper sideband on the same frequency?
No, the sideband will extend beyond the band edge
Yes, because you were not the station calling CQ
Yes, because the displayed frequency is within the 20 meter band
No, U.S. stations are not permitted to use phone emissions above 14.340 MHz
With your transceiver displaying the carrier frequency of phone signals, you hear a DX station calling CQ on 3.601 MHz LSB. Is it legal to return the call using lower sideband on the same frequency?
No, the sideband will extend beyond the edge of the phone band segment
Yes, because the DX station initiated the contact
Yes, because the displayed frequency is within the 75 meter phone band segment
No, U.S. stations are not permitted to use phone emissions below 3.610 MHz
What is the maximum power output permitted on the 60 meter band?
100 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to the gain of a half-wave dipole
50 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to an isotropic radiator
50 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to a dipole
100 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to an isotropic radiator
Where must the carrier frequency of a CW signal be set to comply with FCC rules for 60 meter operation?
At the center frequency of the channel
At the lowest frequency of the channel
At the highest frequency of the channel
On any frequency where the signal's sidebands are within the channel
Which amateur band requires transmission on specific channels rather than on a range of frequencies?
60 meter band
12 meter band
17 meter band
30 meter band
If a station in a message forwarding system inadvertently forwards a message that is in violation of FCC rules, who is primarily accountable for the rules violation?
The control operator of the originating station
The control operator of the packet bulletin board station
The control operators of all the stations in the system
The control operators of all the stations in the system not authenticating the source from which they accept communications
What is the first action you should take if your digital message forwarding station inadvertently forwards a communication that violates FCC rules?
Discontinue forwarding the communication as soon as you become aware of it
Notify the originating station that the communication does not comply with FCC rules
Notify the nearest FCC Field Engineer's office
Discontinue forwarding all messages
If an amateur station is installed aboard a ship or aircraft, what condition must be met before the station is operated?
Its operation must be approved by the master of the ship or the pilot in command of the aircraft
The amateur station operator must agree not to transmit when the main radio of the ship or aircraft is in use
The amateur station must have a power supply that is completely independent of the main ship or aircraft power supply
The amateur operator must have an FCC Marine or Aircraft endorsement on his or her amateur license
Which of the following describes authorization or licensing required when operating an amateur station aboard a U.S.-registered vessel in international waters?
Any FCC-issued amateur license
Any amateur license with an FCC Marine or Aircraft endorsement
Only General class or higher amateur licenses
An unrestricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
With your transceiver displaying the carrier frequency of CW signals, you hear a DX station's CQ on 3.500 MHz. Is it legal to return the call using CW on the same frequency?
No, one of the sidebands of the CW signal will be out of the band
Yes, the DX station initiated the contact
Yes, the displayed frequency is within the 80 meter CW band segment
No, U.S. stations are not permitted to use CW emissions below 3.525 MHz
Who must be in physical control of the station apparatus of an amateur station aboard any vessel or craft that is documented or registered in the United States?
Any person holding an FCC issued amateur license or who is authorized for alien reciprocal operation
Only a person with an FCC Marine Radio
Only a person named in an amateur station license grant
Any person named in an amateur station license grant or a person holding an unrestricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
What is the maximum bandwidth for a data emission on 60 meters?
2016-E1B: Station restrictions and special operations: restrictions on station location; general operating restrictions, spurious emissions, control operator reimbursement; antenna structure restrictions; RACES operations; national quiet zone
Which of the following constitutes a spurious emission?
An emission outside its necessary bandwidth that can be reduced or eliminated without affecting the information transmitted
An amateur station transmission made at random without the proper call sign identification
A signal transmitted to prevent its detection by any station other than the intended recipient
Any transmitted signal that unintentionally interferes with another licensed radio station
Which of the following factors might cause the physical location of an amateur station apparatus or antenna structure to be restricted?
The location is of environmental importance or significant in American history, architecture, or culture
The location is near an area of political conflict
The location is of geographical or horticultural importance
The location is in an ITU Zone designated for coordination with one or more foreign governments
Within what distance must an amateur station protect an FCC monitoring facility from harmful interference?
What must be done before placing an amateur station within an officially designated wilderness area or wildlife preserve, or an area listed in the National Register of Historical Places?
An Environmental Assessment must be submitted to the FCC
A proposal must be submitted to the National Park Service
A letter of intent must be filed with the National Audubon Society
A form FSD-15 must be submitted to the Department of the Interior
What is the National Radio Quiet Zone?
An area surrounding the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
An area in Puerto Rico surrounding the Arecibo Radio Telescope
An area in New Mexico surrounding the White Sands Test Area
An area in Florida surrounding Cape Canaveral
Which of the following additional rules apply if you are installing an amateur station antenna at a site at or near a public use airport?
You may have to notify the Federal Aviation Administration and register it with the FCC as required by Part 17 of FCC rules
No special rules apply if your antenna structure will be less than 300 feet in height
You must file an Environmental Impact Statement with the EPA before construction begins
You must obtain a construction permit from the airport zoning authority
What is the highest modulation index permitted at the highest modulation frequency for angle modulation below 29.0 MHz?
What limitations may the FCC place on an amateur station if its signal causes interference to domestic broadcast reception, assuming that the receivers involved are of good engineering design?
The amateur station must avoid transmitting during certain hours on frequencies that cause the interference
The amateur station must cease operation
The amateur station must cease operation on all frequencies below 30 MHz
The amateur station must cease operation on all frequencies above 30 MHz
Which amateur stations may be operated under RACES rules?
Any FCC-licensed amateur station certified by the responsible civil defense organization for the area served
Only those club stations licensed to Amateur Extra class operators
Any FCC-licensed amateur station except a Technician class
Any FCC-licensed amateur station participating in the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)
What frequencies are authorized to an amateur station operating under RACES rules?
All amateur service frequencies authorized to the control operator
Specific segments in the amateur service MF, HF, VHF and UHF bands
Specific local government channels
Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) channels
What is the permitted mean power of any spurious emission relative to the mean power of the fundamental emission from a station transmitter or external RF amplifier installed after January 1, 2003 and transmitting on a frequency below 30 MHZ?
At least 43 dB below
At least 53 dB below
At least 63 dB below
At least 73 dB below
2016-E1C: Definitions and restrictions pertaining to local, automatic and remote control operation; control operator responsibilities for remote and automatically controlled stations; IARP and CEPT licenses; third party communications over automatically controlled stations
What is a remotely controlled station?
A station controlled indirectly through a control link
A station operated away from its regular home location
A station controlled by someone other than the licensee
A station operating under automatic control
What is meant by automatic control of a station?
The use of devices and procedures for control so that the control operator does not have to be present at a control point
A station operating with its output power controlled automatically
Remotely controlling a station's antenna pattern through a directional control link
The use of a control link between a control point and a locally controlled station
How do the control operator responsibilities of a station under automatic control differ from one under local control?
Under automatic control the control operator is not required to be present at the control point
Under local control there is no control operator
Under automatic control there is no control operator
Under local control a control operator is not required to be present at a control point
What is meant by IARP?
An international amateur radio permit that allows U.S. amateurs to operate in certain countries of the Americas
The internal amateur radio practices policy of the FCC
An indication of increased antenna reflected power
A forecast of intermittent aurora radio propagation
When may an automatically controlled station originate third party communications?
Only when transmitting RTTY or data emissions
When agreed upon by the sending or receiving station
When approved by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration
Which of the following statements concerning remotely controlled amateur stations is true?
A control operator must be present at the control point
Only Extra Class operators may be the control operator of a remote station
A control operator need not be present at the control point
Repeater and auxiliary stations may not be remotely controlled
What is meant by local control?
Direct manipulation of the transmitter by a control operator
Controlling a station through a local auxiliary link
Automatically manipulating local station controls
Controlling a repeater using a portable handheld transceiver
What is the maximum permissible duration of a remotely controlled station's transmissions if its control link malfunctions?
Which of these ranges of frequencies is available for an automatically controlled repeater operating below 30 MHz?
29.500 MHz - 29.700 MHz
18.110 MHz - 18.168 MHz
24.940 MHz - 24.990 MHz
10.100 MHz - 10.150 MHz
What types of amateur stations may automatically retransmit the radio signals of other amateur stations?
Only auxiliary, repeater or space stations
Only beacon, repeater or space stations
Only earth stations, repeater stations or model craft
Only auxiliary, beacon or space stations
Which of the following operating arrangements allows an FCC-licensed U.S. citizen to operate in many European countries, and alien amateurs from many European countries to operate in the U.S.?
ITU reciprocal license
All of these choices are correct
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
Which of the following is required in order to operate in accordance with CEPT rules in foreign countries where permitted?
You must bring a copy of FCC Public Notice DA 11-221
You must identify in the official language of the country in which you are operating
The U.S. embassy must approve of your operation
You must append "/CEPT" to your call sign
2016-E1D: Amateur satellites: definitions and purpose; license requirements for space stations; available frequencies and bands; telecommand and telemetry operations; restrictions, and special provisions; notification requirements
What is the definition of the term telemetry?
One-way transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument
Two-way radiotelephone transmissions in excess of 1000 feet
Two-way single channel transmissions of data
One-way transmission that initiates, modifies, or terminates the functions of a device at a distance
What is the amateur satellite service?
A radio communications service using amateur radio stations on satellites
A radio navigation service using satellites for the purpose of self training, intercommunication and technical studies carried out by amateurs
A spacecraft launching service for amateur-built satellites
A radio communications service using stations on Earth satellites for public service broadcast
What is a telecommand station in the amateur satellite service?
An amateur station that transmits communications to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a space station
An amateur station located on the Earth's surface for communication with other Earth stations by means of Earth satellites
An amateur station located more than 50 km above the Earth's surface
An amateur station that transmits telemetry consisting of measurements of upper atmosphere
What is an Earth station in the amateur satellite service?
An amateur station within 50 km of the Earth's surface intended for communications with amateur stations by means of objects in space
An amateur station that is not able to communicate using amateur satellites
An amateur station that transmits telemetry consisting of measurement of upper atmosphere
Any amateur station on the surface of the Earth
What class of licensee is authorized to be the control operator of a space station?
Any class with appropriate operator privileges
All except Technician Class
Only General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class
Only Amateur Extra Class
Which of the following is a requirement of a space station?
The space station must be capable of terminating transmissions by telecommand when directed by the FCC
The space station must cease all transmissions after 5 years
The space station must be capable of changing its orbit whenever such a change is ordered by NASA
All of these choices are correct
Which amateur service HF bands have frequencies authorized for space stations?
Only the 40 m, 20 m, 17 m, 15 m, 12 m and 10 m bands
Only the 40 m, 20 m, 17 m, 15 m and 10 m bands
Only the 40 m, 30 m, 20 m, 15 m, 12 m and 10 m bands
All HF bands
Which VHF amateur service bands have frequencies available for space stations?
6 meters and 2 meters
6 meters, 2 meters, and 1.25 meters
2 meters and 1.25 meters
Which UHF amateur service bands have frequencies available for a space station?
70 cm and 13 cm
70 cm only
70 cm and 33 cm
33 cm and 13 cm
Which amateur stations are eligible to be telecommand stations?
Any amateur station so designated by the space station licensee, subject to the privileges of the class of operator license held by the control operator
Any amateur station designated by NASA
Any amateur station so designated by the ITU
All of these choices are correct
Which amateur stations are eligible to operate as Earth stations?
Any amateur station, subject to the privileges of the class of operator license held by the control operator
Any amateur station whose licensee has filed a pre-space notification with the FCC's International Bureau
Only those of General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class operators
Only those of Amateur Extra Class operators
2016-E1E: Volunteer examiner program: definitions; qualifications; preparation and administration of exams; accreditation; question pools; documentation requirements
What is the minimum number of qualified VEs required to administer an Element 4 amateur operator license examination?
Where are the questions for all written U.S. amateur license examinations listed?
In a question pool maintained by all the VECs
In FCC Part 97
In a question pool maintained by the FCC
In the appropriate FCC Report and Order
What is a Volunteer Examiner Coordinator?
An organization that has entered into an agreement with the FCC to coordinate amateur operator license examinations
A person who has volunteered to administer amateur operator license examinations
A person who has volunteered to prepare amateur operator license examinations
The person who has entered into an agreement with the FCC to be the VE session manager
Which of the following best describes the Volunteer Examiner accreditation process?
The procedure by which a VEC confirms that the VE applicant meets FCC requirements to serve as an examiner
Each General, Advanced and Amateur Extra Class operator is automatically accredited as a VE when the license is granted
The amateur operator applying must pass a VE examination administered by the FCC Enforcement Bureau
The prospective VE obtains accreditation from the FCC
What is the minimum passing score on amateur operator license examinations?
Minimum passing score of 74%
Minimum passing score of 70%
Minimum passing score of 80%
Minimum passing score of 77%
Who is responsible for the proper conduct and necessary supervision during an amateur operator license examination session?
Each administering VE
The VEC coordinating the session
The VE session manager
What should a VE do if a candidate fails to comply with the examiner's instructions during an amateur operator license examination?
Immediately terminate the candidate’s examination
Warn the candidate that continued failure to comply will result in termination of the examination
Allow the candidate to complete the examination, but invalidate the results
Immediately terminate everyone’s examination and close the session
To which of the following examinees may a VE not administer an examination?
Relatives of the VE as listed in the FCC rules
Employees of the VE
Friends of the VE
All of these choices are correct
What may be the penalty for a VE who fraudulently administers or certifies an examination?
Revocation of the VE's amateur station license grant and the suspension of the VE's amateur operator license grant
A fine of up to $1000 per occurrence
A sentence of up to one year in prison
All of these choices are correct
What must the administering VEs do after the administration of a successful examination for an amateur operator license?
They must submit the application document to the coordinating VEC according to the coordinating VEC instructions
They must collect and send the documents to the NCVEC for grading
They must collect and submit the documents to the coordinating VEC for grading
They must collect and send the documents to the FCC according to instructions
What must the VE team do if an examinee scores a passing grade on all examination elements needed for an upgrade or new license?
Three VEs must certify that the examinee is qualified for the license grant and that they have complied with the administering VE requirements
Photocopy all examination documents and forward them to the FCC for processing
Issue the examinee the new or upgrade license
All these choices are correct
What must the VE team do with the application form if the examinee does not pass the exam?
Return the application document to the examinee
Maintain the application form with the VEC's records
Send the application form to the FCC and inform the FCC of the grade
Destroy the application form
Which of these choices is an acceptable method for monitoring the applicants if a VEC opts to conduct an exam session remotely?
Use a real-time video link and the Internet to connect the exam session to the observing VEs
Record the exam session on video tape for later review by the VE team
The exam proctor observes the applicants and reports any violations
Have each applicant sign an affidavit stating that all session rules were followed
For which types of out-of-pocket expenses do the Part 97 rules state that VEs and VECs may be reimbursed?
Preparing, processing, administering and coordinating an examination for an amateur radio license
Teaching an amateur operator license examination preparation course
No expenses are authorized for reimbursement
Providing amateur operator license examination preparation training materials
2016-E1F: Miscellaneous rules: external RF power amplifiers; business communications; compensated communications; spread spectrum; auxiliary stations; reciprocal operating privileges; special temporary authority
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
What privileges are authorized in the U.S. to persons holding an amateur service license granted by the Government of Canada?
The operating terms and conditions of the Canadian amateur service license, not to exceed U.S. Extra Class privileges
None, they must obtain a U.S. license
All privileges of the Extra Class license
Full privileges, up to and including those of the Extra Class License, on the 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands
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 was certificated by that country's government
Which of the following geographic descriptions approximately describes "Line A"?
A line roughly parallel to and south of the U.S.-Canadian border
A line roughly parallel to and west of the U.S. Atlantic coastline
A line roughly parallel to and north of the U.S.-Mexican border and Gulf coastline
A line roughly parallel to and east of the U.S. Pacific coastline
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 MHz - 430 MHz
440 MHz - 450 MHz
53 MHz - 54 MHz
222 MHz - 223 MHz
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
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
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
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
What is the maximum permitted transmitter peak envelope power for an amateur station transmitting spread spectrum communications?
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
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
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