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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


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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