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2015-G2D: Amateur Auxiliary; minimizing interference; HF operations

2015-G2D01: 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

2015-G2D02: 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

2015-G2D03: 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

2015-G2D04: 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

2015-G2D05: 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

2015-G2D06: 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

2015-G2D07: 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

2015-G2D08: 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

2015-G2D09: 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

2015-G2D10: What is QRP operation?

Low power transmit operation

Remote piloted model control

Transmission using Quick Response Protocol

Traffic relay procedure net operation

2015-G2D11: 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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