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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

2016-E1D01: 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



2016-E1D02: 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



2016-E1D03: 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



2016-E1D04: 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



2016-E1D05: 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



2016-E1D06: 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



2016-E1D07: 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



2016-E1D08: Which VHF amateur service bands have frequencies available for space stations?

2 meters

6 meters and 2 meters

6 meters, 2 meters, and 1.25 meters

2 meters and 1.25 meters



2016-E1D09: 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



2016-E1D10: 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



2016-E1D11: 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





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