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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





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