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Topic T2: Operating Procedures


T2A-2014: Station operation: choosing an operating frequency; calling another station; test transmissions; procedural signs; use of minimum power; choosing an operating frequency; band plans; calling frequencies; repeater offsets

T2A01-2014: What is the most common repeater frequency offset in the 2 meter band?

Plus or minus 600 kHz

Plus 500 kHz

Minus 500 kHz

Only plus 600 kHz



T2A02-2014: What is the national calling frequency for FM simplex operations in the 70 cm band?

446.000 MHz

146.520 MHz

145.000 MHz

432.100 MHz



T2A03-2014: What is a common repeater frequency offset in the 70 cm band?

Plus or minus 5 MHz

Plus or minus 600 kHz

Minus 600 kHz

Plus 600 kHz



T2A04-2014: What is an appropriate way to call another station on a repeater if you know the other station's call sign?

Say the station's call sign then identify with your call sign

Say break, break then say the station's call sign

Say CQ three times then the other station's call sign

Wait for the station to call CQ then answer it



T2A05-2014: How should you respond to a station calling CQ?

Transmit the other station’s call sign followed by your call sign

Transmit CQ followed by the other station’s call sign

Transmit your call sign followed by the other station’s call sign

Transmit a signal report followed by your call sign



T2A06-2014: What must an amateur operator do when making on-air transmissions to test equipment or antennas?

Properly identify the transmitting station

Make test transmissions only after 10:00 p.m. local time

Notify the FCC of the test transmission

State the purpose of the test during the test procedure



T2A07-2014: Which of the following is true when making a test transmission?

Station identification is required at least every ten minutes during the test and at the end of the test

Station identification is not required if the transmission is less than 15 seconds

Station identification is not required if the transmission is less than 1 watt

Station identification is only required once an hour when the transmissions are for test purposes only



T2A08-2014: What is the meaning of the procedural signal “CQ”?

Calling any station

Call on the quarter hour

A new antenna is being tested (no station should answer)

Only the called station should transmit



T2A09-2014: What brief statement is often transmitted in place of “CQ” to indicate that you are listening on a repeater?

Your call sign

The words “Hello test” followed by your call sign

The repeater call sign followed by your call sign

The letters “QSY” followed by your call sign



T2A10-2014: What is a band plan, beyond the privileges established by the FCC?

A voluntary guideline for using different modes or activities within an amateur band

A mandated list of operating schedules

A list of scheduled net frequencies

A plan devised by a club to indicate frequency band usage



T2A11-2014: Which of the following is an FCC rule regarding power levels used in the amateur bands, under normal, non-distress circumstances?

While not exceeding the maximum power permitted on a given band, use the minimum power necessary to carry out the desired communication

There is no limit to power as long as there is no interference with other services

No more than 200 watts PEP may be used

Up to 1500 watts PEP may be used on any amateur frequency without restriction



T2A12-2014: Which of the following is a guideline to use when choosing an operating frequency for calling CQ?

All of these choices are correct

Listen first to be sure that no one else is using the frequency

Ask if the frequency is in use

Make sure you are in your assigned band






T2B-2014: VHF/UHF operating practices: SSB phone; FM repeater; simplex; splits and shifts; CTCSS; DTMF; tone squelch; carrier squelch; phonetics; operational problem resolution; Q signals

T2B01-2014: What is the term used to describe an amateur station that is transmitting and receiving on the same frequency?

Simplex communication

Full duplex communication

Diplex communication

Multiplex communication



T2B02-2014: What is the term used to describe the use of a sub-audible tone transmitted with normal voice audio to open the squelch of a receiver?

CTCSS

Carrier squelch

Tone burst

DTMF



T2B03-2014: Which of the following describes the muting of receiver audio controlled solely by the presence or absence of an RF signal?

Carrier squelch

Tone squelch

CTCSS

Modulated carrier



T2B04-2014: Which of the following common problems might cause you to be able to hear but not access a repeater even when transmitting with the proper offset?

All of these choices are correct

The repeater receiver may require an audio tone burst for access

The repeater receiver may require a CTCSS tone for access

The repeater receiver may require a DCS tone sequence for access



T2B05-2014: What determines the amount of deviation of an FM (as opposed to PM) signal?

The amplitude of the modulating signal

Both the frequency and amplitude of the modulating signal

The frequency of the modulating signal

The relative phase of the modulating signal and the carrier



T2B06-2014: What happens when the deviation of an FM transmitter is increased?

Its signal occupies more bandwidth

Its output power increases

Its output power and bandwidth increases

Asymmetric modulation occurs



T2B07-2014: What could cause your FM signal to interfere with stations on nearby frequencies?

Microphone gain too high, causing over-deviation

SWR too high

Incorrect CTCSS Tone

All of these choices are correct



T2B08-2014: Which of the following applies when two stations transmitting on the same frequency interfere with each other?

Common courtesy should prevail, but no one has absolute right to an amateur frequency

Whoever has the strongest signal has priority on the frequency

Whoever has been on the frequency the longest has priority on the frequency

The station which has the weakest signal has priority on the frequency



T2B09-2014: Which of the following methods is encouraged by the FCC when identifying your station when using phone?

Use of a phonetic alphabet

Send your call sign in CW as well as voice

Repeat your call sign three times

Increase your signal to full power when identifying



T2B10-2014: Which Q signal indicates that you are receiving interference from other stations?

QRM

QRN

QTH

QSB



T2B11-2014: Which Q signal indicates that you are changing frequency?

QSY

QRU

QSL

QRZ



T2B12-2014: Under what circumstances should you consider communicating via simplex rather than a repeater?

When the stations can communicate directly without using a repeater

Only when you have an endorsement for simplex operation on your license

Only when third party traffic is not being passed

Only if you have simplex modulation capability



T2B13-2014: Which of the following is true of the use of SSB phone in amateur bands above 50 MHz?

It is permitted in at least some portion of all the amateur bands above 50 MHz

It is permitted only by holders of a General Class or higher license

It is permitted only on repeaters

It is permitted only on when power is limited to no more than 100 watts






T2C-2014: Public service: emergency and non-emergency operations; applicability of FCC rules; RACES and ARES; net and traffic procedures; emergency restrictions

T2C01-2014: When do the FCC rules NOT apply to the operation of an amateur station?

Never, FCC rules always apply

When operating a RACES station

When operating under special FEMA rules

When operating under special ARES rules



T2C02-2014: What is one way to recharge a 12-volt lead-acid station battery if the commercial power is out?

Connect the battery in parallel with a vehicle’s battery and run the engine

Cool the battery in ice for several hours

Add acid to the battery

All of these choices are correct



T2C03-2014: What should be done to ensure that voice message traffic containing proper names and unusual words are copied correctly by the receiving station?

Such words and terms should be spelled out using a standard phonetic alphabet

The entire message should be repeated at least four times

Such messages must be limited to no more than 10 words

All of these choices are correct



T2C04-2014: What do RACES and ARES have in common?

Both organizations may provide communications during emergencies

They represent the two largest ham clubs in the United States

Both organizations broadcast road and weather information

Neither may handle emergency traffic supporting public service agencies



T2C05-2014: Which of the following describes the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)?

All of these choices are correct

A radio service using amateur frequencies for emergency management or civil defense communications

A radio service using amateur stations for emergency management or civil defense communications

An emergency service using amateur operators certified by a civil defense organization as being enrolled in that organization



T2C06-2014: Which of the following is an accepted practice to get the immediate attention of a net control station when reporting an emergency?

Begin your transmission by saying "Priority" or "Emergency" followed by your call sign

Repeat the words SOS three times followed by the call sign of the reporting station

Press the push-to-talk button three times

Play a pre-recorded emergency alert tone followed by your call sign



T2C07-2014: Which of the following is an accepted practice for an amateur operator who has checked into an emergency traffic net?

Remain on frequency without transmitting until asked to do so by the net control station

Provided that the frequency is quiet, announce the station call sign and location every 5 minutes

Move 5 kHz away from the net's frequency and use high power to ask other hams to keep clear of the net frequency

All of the choices are correct



T2C08-2014: Which of the following is a characteristic of good emergency traffic handling?

Passing messages exactly as received

Making decisions as to whether or not messages should be relayed or delivered

Communicating messages to the news media for broadcast outside the disaster area

All of these choices are correct



T2C09-2014: Are amateur station control operators ever permitted to operate outside the frequency privileges of their license class?

Yes, but only if necessary in situations involving the immediate safety of human life or protection of property

No

Yes, but only when part of a FEMA emergency plan

Yes, but only when part of a RACES emergency plan



T2C10-2014: What is the preamble in a formal traffic message?

The information needed to track the message as it passes through the amateur radio traffic handling system

The first paragraph of the message text

The message number

The priority handling indicator for the message



T2C11-2014: What is meant by the term “check” in reference to a formal traffic message?

The check is a count of the number of words or word equivalents in the text portion of the message

The check is the value of a money order attached to the message

The check is a list of stations that have relayed the message

The check is a box on the message form that tells you the message was received



T2C12-2014: What is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)?

Licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service

Licensed amateurs who are members of the military and who voluntarily agreed to provide message handling services in the case of an emergency

A training program that provides licensing courses for those interested in obtaining an amateur license to use during emergencies

A training program that certifies amateur operators for membership in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service





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