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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?


Carrier squelch

Tone burst


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


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?





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





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

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