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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

2016-E1C01: 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

2016-E1C02: 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

2016-E1C03: 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

2016-E1C04: 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

2016-E1C05: 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

2016-E1C06: 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

2016-E1C07: 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

2016-E1C08: What is the maximum permissible duration of a remotely controlled station's transmissions if its control link malfunctions?

3 minutes

30 seconds

5 minutes

10 minutes

2016-E1C09: 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

2016-E1C10: 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

2016-E1C11: 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.?

CEPT agreement

IARP agreement

ITU reciprocal license

All of these choices are correct

2016-E1C12: 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

2016-E1C13: 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

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