2016-E2C: Operating methods: contest and DX operating; remote operation techniques; Cabrillo format; QSLing; RF network connected systems
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
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
From which of the following bands is amateur radio contesting generally excluded?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
● = Unseen
● = Weak
● = Review
● = Learned
● = Incorrect answer