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
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
What is the national calling frequency for FM simplex operations in the 70 cm band?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
● = Unseen
● = Weak
● = Review
● = Learned
● = Incorrect answer