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2016-E2C: Operating methods: contest and DX operating; remote operation techniques; Cabrillo format; QSLing; RF network connected systems

2016-E2C01: Which of the following is true about contest operating?

Operators are permitted to make contacts even if they do not submit a log

Interference to other amateurs is unavoidable and therefore acceptable

It is mandatory to transmit the call sign of the station being worked as part of every transmission to that station

Every contest requires a signal report in the exchange

2016-E2C02: Which of the following best describes the term self-spotting in regards to HF contest operating?

The generally prohibited practice of posting one's own call sign and frequency on a spotting network

The acceptable practice of manually posting the call signs of stations on a spotting network

A manual technique for rapidly zero beating or tuning to a station's frequency before calling that station

An automatic method for rapidly zero beating or tuning to a station's frequency before calling that station

2016-E2C03: From which of the following bands is amateur radio contesting generally excluded?

30 m

6 m

2 m

33 cm

2016-E2C04: What type of transmission is most often used for a ham radio mesh network?

Spread spectrum in the 2.4 GHz band

Multiple Frequency Shift Keying in the 10 GHz band

Store and forward on the 440 MHz band

Frequency division multiplex in the 24 GHz band

2016-E2C05: What is the function of a DX QSL Manager?

To handle the receiving and sending of confirmation cards for a DX station

To allocate frequencies for DXpeditions

To run a net to allow many stations to contact a rare DX station

To relay calls to and from a DX station

2016-E2C06: During a VHF/UHF contest, in which band segment would you expect to find the highest level of activity?

In the weak signal segment of the band, with most of the activity near the calling frequency

At the top of each band, usually in a segment reserved for contests

In the middle of each band, usually on the national calling frequency

In the middle of the band, usually 25 kHz above the national calling frequency

2016-E2C07: What is the Cabrillo format?

A standard for submission of electronic contest logs

A method of exchanging information during a contest QSO

The most common set of contest rules

The rules of order for meetings between contest sponsors

2016-E2C08: Which of the following contacts may be confirmed through the U.S. QSL bureau system?

Contacts between a U.S. station and a non-U.S. station

Special event contacts between stations in the U.S.

Repeater contacts between U.S. club members

Contacts using tactical call signs

2016-E2C09: What type of equipment is commonly used to implement a ham radio mesh network?

A standard wireless router running custom software

A 2 meter VHF transceiver with a 1200 baud modem

An optical cable connection between the USB ports of 2 separate computers

A 440 MHz transceiver with a 9600 baud modem

2016-E2C10: Why might a DX station state that they are listening on another frequency?

All of these choices are correct

Because the DX station may be transmitting on a frequency that is prohibited to some responding stations

To separate the calling stations from the DX station

To improve operating efficiency by reducing interference

2016-E2C11: How should you generally identify your station when attempting to contact a DX station during a contest or in a pileup?

Send your full call sign once or twice

Send only the last two letters of your call sign until you make contact

Send your full call sign and grid square

Send the call sign of the DX station three times, the words "this is", then your call sign three times

2016-E2C12: What might help to restore contact when DX signals become too weak to copy across an entire HF band a few hours after sunset?

Switch to a lower frequency HF band

Switch to a higher frequency HF band

Wait 90 minutes or so for the signal degradation to pass

Wait 24 hours before attempting another communication on the band

2016-E2C13: What indicator is required to be used by U.S.-licensed operators when operating a station via remote control where the transmitter is located in the U.S.?

No additional indicator is required

/ followed by the USPS two letter abbreviation for the state in which the remote station is located

/R# where # is the district of the remote station

The ARRL section of the remote station

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