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effective 7/01/2014 thru 6/30/2018

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Topic T1: FCC Regulations

T1A-2014: Amateur Radio Service: purpose and permissible use of the Amateur Radio Service; operator/primary station license grant; where FCC rules are codified; basis and purpose of FCC rules; meanings of basic terms used in FCC rules; interference; spectrum management

T1A01-2014: Which of the following is a purpose of the Amateur Radio Service as stated in the FCC rules and regulations?

Advancing skills in the technical and communication phases of the radio art

Providing personal radio communications for as many citizens as possible

Providing communications for international non-profit organizations

All of these choices are correct

T1A02-2014: Which agency regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States?




Homeland Security

T1A03-2014: Which part of the FCC regulations contains the rules governing the Amateur Radio Service?

Part 97

Part 73

Part 95

Part 90

T1A04-2014: Which of the following meets the FCC definition of harmful interference?

That which seriously degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a radio communication service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations

Radio transmissions that annoy users of a repeater

Unwanted radio transmissions that cause costly harm to radio station apparatus

Static from lightning storms

T1A05-2014: Which of the following is a purpose of the Amateur Radio Service rules and regulations as defined by the FCC?

Enhancing international goodwill

Providing inexpensive communication for local emergency organizations

Training of operators in military radio operating procedures

All of these choices are correct

T1A06-2014: Which of the following services are protected from interference by amateur signals under all circumstances?

Radionavigation Service

Citizens Radio Service

Broadcast Service

Land Mobile Radio Service

T1A07-2014: What is the FCC Part 97 definition of telemetry?

A one-way transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument

An information bulletin issued by the FCC

A one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a device at a distance

An information bulletin from a VEC

T1A08-2014: Which of the following entities recommends transmit/receive channels and other parameters for auxiliary and repeater stations?

Frequency Coordinator

Frequency Spectrum Manager

FCC Regional Field Office

International Telecommunications Union

T1A09-2014: Who selects a Frequency Coordinator?

Amateur operators in a local or regional area whose stations are eligible to be auxiliary or repeater stations

The FCC Office of Spectrum Management and Coordination Policy

The local chapter of the Office of National Council of Independent Frequency Coordinators

FCC Regional Field Office

T1A10-2014: What is the FCC Part 97 definition of an amateur station?

A station in the Amateur Radio Service consisting of the apparatus necessary for carrying on radio communications

A building where Amateur Radio receivers, transmitters, and RF power amplifiers are installed

Any radio station operated by a non-professional

Any radio station for hobby use

T1A11-2014: When is willful interference to other amateur radio stations permitted?

At no time

Only if the station being interfered with is expressing extreme religious or political views

Only during a contest

At any time, amateurs are not protected from willful interference

T1A12-2014: Which of the following is a permissible use of the Amateur Radio Service?

Allowing a person to conduct radio experiments and to communicate with other licensed hams around the world

Broadcasting music and videos to friends

Providing a way for amateur radio operators to earn additional income by using their stations to pass messages

Providing low-cost communications for start-up businesses

T1A13-2014: What is the FCC Part 97 definition of telecommand?

A one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a device at a distance

An instruction bulletin issued by the FCC

A one-way radio transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument

An instruction from a VEC

T1A14-2014: What must you do if you are operating on the 23 cm band and learn that you are interfering with a radiolocation station outside the United States?

Stop operating or take steps to eliminate the harmful interference

Nothing, because this band is allocated exclusively to the amateur service

Establish contact with the radiolocation station and ask them to change frequency

Change to CW mode, because this would not likely cause interference

T1B-2014: Authorized frequencies: frequency allocations; ITU regions; emission modes; restricted sub-bands; spectrum sharing; transmissions near band edges

T1B01-2014: What is the ITU?

A United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues

An agency of the United States Department of Telecommunications Management

An independent frequency coordination agency

A department of the FCC

T1B02-2014: Why are the frequency assignments for some U.S. Territories different from those in the 50 U.S. States?

Some U. S. Territories are located in ITU regions other than region 2

Territorial governments are allowed to select their own frequency allocations

Territorial frequency allocations must also include those of adjacent countries

Any territory that was in existence before the ratification of the Communications Act of 1934 is exempt from FCC frequency regulations

T1B03-2014: Which frequency is within the 6 meter band?

52.525 MHz

49.00 MHz

28.50 MHz

222.15 MHz

T1B04-2014: Which amateur band are you using when your station is transmitting on 146.52 MHz?

2 meter band

20 meter band

14 meter band

6 meter band

T1B05-2014: Which 70 cm frequency is authorized to a Technician Class license holder operating in ITU Region 2?

443.350 MHz

53.350 MHz

146.520 MHz

222.520 MHz

T1B06-2014: Which 23 cm frequency is authorized to a Technician Class licensee?

1296 MHz

2315 MHz

3390 MHz

146.52 MHz

T1B07-2014: What amateur band are you using if you are transmitting on 223.50 MHz?

1.25 meter band

15 meter band

10 meter band

2 meter band

T1B08-2014: Which of the following is a result of the fact that the amateur service is secondary in some portions of the 70 cm band?

U.S. amateurs may find non-amateur stations in the bands, and must avoid interfering with them

U.S. amateurs must give foreign amateur stations priority in those portions

International communications are not permitted on 70 cm

Digital transmissions are not permitted on 70 cm

T1B09-2014: Why should you not set your transmit frequency to be exactly at the edge of an amateur band or sub-band?

All of these choices are correct

To allow for calibration error in the transmitter frequency display

So that modulation sidebands do not extend beyond the band edge

To allow for transmitter frequency drift

T1B10-2014: Which of the bands above 30 MHz that are available to Technician Class operators have mode-restricted sub-bands?

The 6 meter, 2 meter, and 1.25 meter bands

The 6 meter, 2 meter, and 70 cm bands

The 2 meter and 13 cm bands

The 2 meter and 70 cm bands

T1B11-2014: What emission modes are permitted in the mode-restricted sub-bands at 50.0 to 50.1 MHz and 144.0 to 144.1 MHz?

CW only


SSB only

CW and SSB

T1B12-2014: Why are frequency assignments for U.S. stations operating maritime mobile not the same everywhere in the world?

Amateur frequency assignments can vary among the three ITU regions

Amateur maritime mobile stations in international waters must conform to the frequency assignments of the country nearest to their vessel

Frequency assignments are determined by the captain of the vessel

Amateur frequency assignments are different in each of the 90 ITU zones

T1B13-2014: Which emission may be used between 219 and 220 MHz?


Spread spectrum

SSB voice

Fast-scan television

T1C-2014: Operator licensing: operator classes; sequential, special event, and vanity call sign systems; international communications; reciprocal operation; station license and licensee; places where the amateur service is regulated by the FCC; name and address on FCC license database; license term; renewal; grace period

T1C01-2014: Which type of call sign has a single letter in both its prefix and suffix?

Special event




T1C02-2014: Which of the following is a valid US amateur radio station call sign?





T1C03-2014: What types of international communications are permitted by an FCC-licensed amateur station?

Communications incidental to the purposes of the amateur service and remarks of a personal character

Communications incidental to conducting business or remarks of a personal nature

Only communications incidental to contest exchanges, all other communications are prohibited

Any communications that would be permitted by an international broadcast station

T1C04-2014: When are you allowed to operate your amateur station in a foreign country?

When the foreign country authorizes it

When there is a mutual agreement allowing third party communications

When authorization permits amateur communications in a foreign language

When you are communicating with non-licensed individuals in another country

T1C05-2014: Which of the following is a vanity call sign which a technician class amateur operator might select if available?




All of these choices are correct

T1C06-2014: From which of the following locations may an FCC-licensed amateur station transmit, in addition to places where the FCC regulates communications?

From any vessel or craft located in international waters and documented or registered in the United States

From within any country that belongs to the International Telecommunications Union

From within any country that is a member of the United Nations

From anywhere within in ITU Regions 2 and 3

T1C07-2014: What may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed to provide the correct mailing address?

Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license

Fine or imprisonment

Require the licensee to be re-examined

A reduction of one rank in operator class

T1C08-2014: What is the normal term for an FCC-issued primary station/operator amateur radio license grant?

Ten years

Five years


Twenty years

T1C09-2014: What is the grace period following the expiration of an amateur license within which the license may be renewed?

Two years

Three years

Five years

Ten years

T1C10-2014: How soon after passing the examination for your first amateur radio license may you operate a transmitter on an amateur service frequency?

As soon as your operator/station license grant appears in the FCC’s license database


30 days after the test date

You must wait until you receive your license in the mail from the FCC

T1C11-2014: If your license has expired and is still within the allowable grace period, may you continue to operate a transmitter on amateur service frequencies?

No, transmitting is not allowed until the FCC license database shows that the license has been renewed

Yes, but only if you identify using the suffix GP

Yes, but only during authorized nets

Yes, for up to two years

T1C12-2014: Who may select a desired call sign under the vanity call sign rules?

Any licensed amateur

Only licensed amateurs with general or extra class licenses

Only licensed amateurs with an extra class license

Only an amateur licensee who has been licensed continuously for more than 10 years

T1C13-2014: For which licenses classes are new licenses currently available from the FCC?

Technician, General, Amateur Extra

Novice, Technician, General, Advanced

Technician, Technician Plus, General, Advanced

Novice, Technician Plus, General, Advanced

T1C14-2014: Who may select a vanity call sign for a club station?

Only the person named as trustee on the club station license grant

Any Extra Class member of the club

Any member of the club

Any officer of the club

T1D-2014: Authorized and prohibited transmission: communications with other countries; music; exchange of information with other services; indecent language; compensation for use of station; retransmission of other amateur signals; codes and ciphers; sale of equipment; unidentified transmissions; broadcasting

T1D01-2014: With which countries are FCC-licensed amateur stations prohibited from exchanging communications?

Any country whose administration has notified the ITU that it objects to such communications

Any country whose administration has notified the ARRL that it objects to such communications

Any country engaged in hostilities with another country

Any country in violation of the War Powers Act of 1934

T1D02-2014: On which of the following occasions may an FCC-licensed amateur station exchange messages with a U.S. military station?

During an Armed Forces Day Communications Test

During a Memorial Day Celebration

During an Independence Day celebration

During a propagation test

T1D03-2014: When is the transmission of codes or ciphers that hide the meaning of a message allowed by an amateur station?

Only when transmitting control commands to space stations or radio control craft

Only during contests

Only when operating mobile

Only when frequencies above 1280 MHz are used

T1D04-2014: What is the only time an amateur station is authorized to transmit music?

When incidental to an authorized retransmission of manned spacecraft communications

When the music produces no spurious emissions

When the purpose is to interfere with an illegal transmission

When the music is transmitted above 1280 MHz

T1D05-2014: When may amateur radio operators use their stations to notify other amateurs of the availability of equipment for sale or trade?

When the equipment is normally used in an amateur station and such activity is not conducted on a regular basis

When the asking price is $100.00 or less

When the asking price is less than its appraised value

When the equipment is not the personal property of either the station licensee or the control operator or their close relatives

T1D06-2014: What, if any, are the restrictions concerning transmission of language that may be considered indecent or obscene?

Any such language is prohibited

The FCC maintains a list of words that are not permitted to be used on amateur frequencies

The ITU maintains a list of words that are not permitted to be used on amateur frequencies

There is no such prohibition

T1D07-2014: What types of amateur stations can automatically retransmit the signals of other amateur stations?

Auxiliary, repeater, or space stations

Auxiliary, beacon, or Earth stations

Beacon, repeater, or space stations

Earth, repeater, or space stations

T1D08-2014: In which of the following circumstances may the control operator of an amateur station receive compensation for operating the station?

When the communication is incidental to classroom instruction at an educational institution

When engaging in communications on behalf of their employer

When re-broadcasting weather alerts during a RACES net

When notifying other amateur operators of the availability for sale or trade of apparatus

T1D09-2014: Under which of the following circumstances are amateur stations authorized to transmit signals related to broadcasting, program production, or news gathering, assuming no other means is available?

Only where such communications directly relate to the immediate safety of human life or protection of property

Only when broadcasting communications to or from the space shuttle

Only where noncommercial programming is gathered and supplied exclusively to the National Public Radio network

Only when using amateur repeaters linked to the Internet

T1D10-2014: What is the meaning of the term “broadcasting” in the FCC rules for the amateur services?

Transmissions intended for reception by the general public

Two-way transmissions by amateur stations

Transmission of music

Transmission of messages directed only to amateur operators

T1D11-2014: When may an amateur station transmit without identifying?

When transmitting signals to control a model craft

When the transmissions are of a brief nature to make station adjustments

When the transmissions are unmodulated

When the transmitted power level is below 1 watt

T1D12-2014: Under which of the following circumstances may an amateur radio station engage in broadcasting?

When transmitting code practice, information bulletins, or transmissions necessary to provide emergency communications

Under no circumstances

At any time as long as no music is transmitted

At any time as long as the material being transmitted did not originate from a commercial broadcast station

T1E-2014: Control operator and control types: control operator required; eligibility; designation of control operator; privileges and duties; control point; local, automatic and remote control; location of control operator

T1E01-2014: When is an amateur station permitted to transmit without a control operator?


When using automatic control, such as in the case of a repeater

When the station licensee is away and another licensed amateur is using the station

When the transmitting station is an auxiliary station

T1E02-2014: Who may a station licensee designate to be the control operator of an amateur station?

Only a person for whom an amateur operator/primary station license grant appears in the FCC database or who is authorized for alien reciprocal operation

Any U.S. citizen or registered alien

Any family member of the station licensee

Any person over the age of 18

T1E03-2014: Who must designate the station control operator?

The station licensee


The frequency coordinator


T1E04-2014: What determines the transmitting privileges of an amateur station?

The class of operator license held by the control operator

The frequency authorized by the frequency coordinator

The class of operator license held by the station licensee

The highest class of operator license held by anyone on the premises

T1E05-2014: What is an amateur station control point?

The location at which the control operator function is performed

The location of the station’s transmitting antenna

The location of the station transmitting apparatus

The mailing address of the station licensee

T1E06-2014: Under what type of control do APRS network digipeaters operate?





T1E07-2014: When the control operator is not the station licensee, who is responsible for the proper operation of the station?

The control operator and the station licensee are equally responsible

All licensed amateurs who are present at the operation

Only the station licensee

Only the control operator

T1E08-2014: Which of the following is an example of automatic control?

Repeater operation

Controlling the station over the Internet

Using a computer or other device to automatically send CW

Using a computer or other device to automatically identify

T1E09-2014: What type of control is being used when the control operator is at the control point?

Local control

Radio control

Unattended control

Automatic control

T1E10-2014: Which of the following is an example of remote control as defined in Part 97?

Operating the station over the Internet

Repeater operation

Controlling a model aircraft, boat or car by amateur radio

All of these choices are correct

T1E11-2014: Who does the FCC presume to be the control operator of an amateur station, unless documentation to the contrary is in the station records?

The station licensee

The station custodian

The third party participant

The person operating the station equipment

T1E12-2014: When, under normal circumstances, may a Technician Class licensee be the control operator of a station operating in an exclusive Extra Class operator segment of the amateur bands?

At no time

When operating a special event station

As part of a multi-operator contest team

When using a club station whose trustee is an Extra Class operator licensee

T1F-2014: Station identification; repeaters; third party communications; club stations; FCC inspection

T1F01-2014: What type of identification is being used when identifying a station on the air as Race Headquarters?

Tactical call sign

An official call sign reserved for RACES drills


Broadcast station

T1F02-2014: When using tactical identifiers such as “Race Headquarters” during a community service net operation, how often must your station transmit the station’s FCC-assigned call sign?

At the end of each communication and every ten minutes during a communication

Never, the tactical call is sufficient

Once during every hour

At the end of every transmission

T1F03-2014: When is an amateur station required to transmit its assigned call sign?

At least every 10 minutes during and at the end of a communication

At the beginning of each contact, and every 10 minutes thereafter

At least once during each transmission

At least every 15 minutes during and at the end of a communication

T1F04-2014: Which of the following is an acceptable language to use for station identification when operating in a phone sub-band?

The English language

Any language recognized by the United Nations

Any language recognized by the ITU

English, French, or Spanish

T1F05-2014: What method of call sign identification is required for a station transmitting phone signals?

Send the call sign using CW or phone emission

Send the call sign followed by the indicator RPT

Send the call sign followed by the indicator R

Send the call sign using only phone emission

T1F06-2014: Which of the following formats of a self-assigned indicator is acceptable when identifying using a phone transmission?

All of these choices are correct

KL7CC stroke W3

KL7CC slant W3

KL7CC slash W3

T1F07-2014: Which of the following restrictions apply when a non-licensed person is allowed to speak to a foreign station using a station under the control of a Technician Class control operator?

The foreign station must be one with which the U.S. has a third party agreement

The person must be a U.S. citizen

The licensed control operator must do the station identification

All of these choices are correct

T1F08-2014: Which indicator is required by the FCC to be transmitted after a station call sign?

/KT, /AE or /AG when using new license privileges earned by CSCE while waiting for an upgrade to a previously issued license to appear in the FCC license database

/M when operating mobile

/R when operating a repeater

/ followed the FCC Region number when operating out of the region in which the license was issued

T1F09-2014: What type of amateur station simultaneously retransmits the signal of another amateur station on a different channel or channels?

Repeater station

Beacon station

Earth station

Message forwarding station

T1F10-2014: Who is accountable should a repeater inadvertently retransmit communications that violate the FCC rules?

The control operator of the originating station

The control operator of the repeater

The owner of the repeater

Both the originating station and the repeater owner

T1F11-2014: To which foreign stations do the FCC rules authorize the transmission of non-emergency third party communications?

Any station whose government permits such communications

Those in ITU Region 2 only

Those in ITU Regions 2 and 3 only

Those in ITU Region 3 only

T1F12-2014: How many persons are required to be members of a club for a club station license to be issued by the FCC?

At least 4

At least 5

A trustee and 2 officers

At least 2

T1F13-2014: When must the station licensee make the station and its records available for FCC inspection?

At any time upon request by an FCC representative

At any time ten days after notification by the FCC of such an inspection

Only after failing to comply with an FCC notice of violation

Only when presented with a valid warrant by an FCC official or government agent

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