2015-G2B: Operating courtesy; band plans; emergencies, including drills and emergency communications
Which of the following is true concerning access to frequencies in non-emergency situations?
Except during FCC declared emergencies, no one has priority access to frequencies
Nets always have priority
QSOs in progress always have priority
Contest operations must always yield to non-contest use of frequencies
What is the first thing you should do if you are communicating with another amateur station and hear a station in distress break in?
Acknowledge the station in distress and determine what assistance may be needed
Continue your communication because you were on the frequency first
Change to a different frequency
Immediately cease all transmissions
If propagation changes during your contact and you notice increasing interference from other activity on the same frequency, what should you do?
As a common courtesy, move your contact to another frequency
Tell the interfering stations to change frequency
Report the interference to your local Amateur Auxiliary Coordinator
Increase power to overcome interference
When selecting a CW transmitting frequency, what minimum separation should be used to minimize interference to stations on adjacent frequencies?
150 to 500 Hz
5 to 50 Hz
1 to 3 kHz
3 to 6 kHz
What is the customary minimum frequency separation between SSB signals under normal conditions?
Approximately 3 kHz
Between 150 and 500 Hz
Approximately 6 kHz
Approximately 10 kHz
What is a practical way to avoid harmful interference on an apparently clear frequency before calling CQ on CW or phone?
Send "QRL?" on CW, followed by your call sign; or, if using phone, ask if the frequency is in use, followed by your call sign
Listen for 2 minutes before calling CQ
Send the letter "V" in Morse code several times and listen for a response or say "test" several times and listen for a response
Send "QSY" on CW or if using phone, announce "the frequency is in use", then give your call and listen for a response
Which of the following complies with good amateur practice when choosing a frequency on which to initiate a call?
Follow the voluntary band plan for the operating mode you intend to use
Check to see if the channel is assigned to another station
Identify your station by transmitting your call sign at least 3 times
All of these choices are correct
What is the "DX window" in a voluntary band plan?
A portion of the band that should not be used for contacts between stations within the 48 contiguous United States
An FCC rule that prohibits contacts between stations within the United States and possessions in that portion of the band
An FCC rule that allows only digital contacts in that portion of the band
A portion of the band that has been voluntarily set aside for digital contacts only
Who may be the control operator of an amateur station transmitting in RACES to assist relief operations during a disaster?
Only a person holding an FCC issued amateur operator license
Only a RACES net control operator
A person holding an FCC issued amateur operator license or an appropriate government official
Any control operator when normal communication systems are operational
When may the FCC restrict normal frequency operations of amateur stations participating in RACES?
When the President’s War Emergency Powers have been invoked
When they declare a temporary state of communication emergency
When they seize your equipment for use in disaster communications
Only when all amateur stations are instructed to stop transmitting
What frequency should be used to send a distress call?
Whichever frequency has the best chance of communicating the distress message
Only frequencies authorized for RACES or ARES stations
Only frequencies that are within your operating privileges
Only frequencies used by police, fire or emergency medical services
When is an amateur station allowed to use any means at its disposal to assist another station in distress?
At any time during an actual emergency
Only when transmitting in RACES
At any time when transmitting in an organized net
Only on authorized HF frequencies
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