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2015-G1B: Antenna structure limitations; good engineering and good amateur practice; beacon operation; prohibited transmissions; retransmitting radio signals

2015-G1B01: What is the maximum height above ground to which an antenna structure may be erected without requiring notification to the FAA and registration with the FCC, provided it is not at or near a public use airport?

200 feet

50 feet

100 feet

300 feet

2015-G1B02: With which of the following conditions must beacon stations comply?

There must be no more than one beacon signal transmitting in the same band from the same station location

A beacon station may not use automatic control

The frequency must be coordinated with the National Beacon Organization

The frequency must be posted on the Internet or published in a national periodical

2015-G1B03: Which of the following is a purpose of a beacon station as identified in the FCC rules?

Observation of propagation and reception

Automatic identification of repeaters

Transmission of bulletins of general interest to Amateur Radio licensees

Identifying net frequencies

2015-G1B04: Which of the following must be true before amateur stations may provide communications to broadcasters for dissemination to the public?

The communications must directly relate to the immediate safety of human life or protection of property and there must be no other means of communication reasonably available before or at the time of the event

The communications must be approved by a local emergency preparedness official and conducted on officially designated frequencies

The FCC must have declared a state of emergency

All of these choices are correct

2015-G1B05: When may music be transmitted by an amateur station?

When it is an incidental part of a manned space craft retransmission

At any time, as long as it produces no spurious emissions

When it is unintentionally transmitted from the background at the transmitter

When it is transmitted on frequencies above 1215 MHz

2015-G1B06: When is an amateur station permitted to transmit secret codes?

To control a space station

During a declared communications emergency

Only when the information is of a routine, personal nature

Only with Special Temporary Authorization from the FCC

2015-G1B07: What are the restrictions on the use of abbreviations or procedural signals in the Amateur Service?

They may be used if they do not obscure the meaning of a message

Only "Q" signals are permitted

They are not permitted

Only "10 codes" are permitted

2015-G1B08: When choosing a transmitting frequency, what should you do to comply with good amateur practice?

All of these choices are correct

Insure that the frequency and mode selected are within your license class privileges

Follow generally accepted band plans agreed to by the Amateur Radio community

Monitor the frequency before transmitting

2015-G1B09: When may an amateur station transmit communications in which the licensee or control operator has a pecuniary (monetary) interest?

When other amateurs are being notified of the sale of apparatus normally used in an amateur station and such activity is not done on a regular basis

Only when there is no other means of communications readily available

When other amateurs are being notified of the sale of any item with a monetary value less than $200 and such activity is not done on a regular basis


2015-G1B10: What is the power limit for beacon stations?

100 watts PEP output

10 watts PEP output

20 watts PEP output

200 watts PEP output

2015-G1B11: How does the FCC require an amateur station to be operated in all respects not specifically covered by the Part 97 rules?

In conformance with good engineering and good amateur practice

In conformance with the rules of the IARU

In conformance with Amateur Radio custom

All of these choices are correct

2015-G1B12: Who or what determines "good engineering and good amateur practice" as applied to the operation of an amateur station in all respects not covered by the Part 97 rules?


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