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

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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

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