2015-G2D: Amateur Auxiliary; minimizing interference; HF operations
What is the Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC?
Amateur volunteers who are formally enlisted to monitor the airwaves for rules violations
Amateur volunteers who conduct amateur licensing examinations
Amateur volunteers who conduct frequency coordination for amateur VHF repeaters
Amateur volunteers who use their station equipment to help civil defense organizations in times of emergency
Which of the following are objectives of the Amateur Auxiliary?
To encourage self-regulation and compliance with the rules by radio amateur operators
To conduct efficient and orderly amateur licensing examinations
To coordinate repeaters for efficient and orderly spectrum usage
To provide emergency and public safety communications
What skills learned during hidden transmitter hunts are of help to the Amateur Auxiliary?
Direction finding used to locate stations violating FCC Rules
Identification of out of band operation
Identification of different call signs
Hunters have an opportunity to transmit on non-amateur frequencies
Which of the following describes an azimuthal projection map?
A map that shows true bearings and distances from a particular location
A map that shows accurate land masses
A map that shows the angle at which an amateur satellite crosses the equator
A map that shows the number of degrees longitude that an amateur satellite appears to move westward at the equator with each orbit
When is it permissible to communicate with amateur stations in countries outside the areas administered by the Federal Communications Commission?
When the contact is with amateurs in any country except those whose administrations have notified the ITU that they object to such communications
Only when the foreign country has a formal third party agreement filed with the FCC
When the contact is with amateurs in any country as long as the communication is conducted in English
Only when the foreign country is a member of the International Amateur Radio Union
How is a directional antenna pointed when making a "long-path" contact with another station?
180 degrees from its short-path heading
Toward the rising Sun
Along the gray line
Toward the north
Which of the following is required by the FCC rules when operating in the 60-meter band?
If you are using other than a dipole antenna, you must keep a record of the gain of your antenna
You must keep a record of the date, time, frequency, power level and stations worked
You must keep a record of all third party traffic
You must keep a record of the manufacturer of your equipment and the antenna used
What is a reason why many amateurs keep a station log?
To help with a reply if the FCC requests information
The ITU requires a log of all international contacts
The ITU requires a log of all international third party traffic
The log provides evidence of operation needed to renew a license without retest
What information is traditionally contained in a station log?
All of these choices are correct
Date and time of contact
Band and/or frequency of the contact
Call sign of station contacted and the signal report given
What is QRP operation?
Low power transmit operation
Remote piloted model control
Transmission using Quick Response Protocol
Traffic relay procedure net operation
Which HF antenna would be the best to use for minimizing interference?
A directional antenna
A quarter-wave vertical antenna
An isotropic antenna
An omnidirectional antenna
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