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effective 7/01/2014 thru 6/30/2018

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T8B-2014: Amateur satellite operation; Doppler shift, basic orbits, operating protocols; control operator, transmitter power considerations; satellite tracking; digital modes

T8B01-2014: Who may be the control operator of a station communicating through an amateur satellite or space station?

Any amateur whose license privileges allow them to transmit on the satellite uplink frequency

Only an Amateur Extra Class operator

A General Class licensee or higher licensee who has a satellite operator certification

Only an Amateur Extra Class operator who is also an AMSAT member

T8B02-2014: How much transmitter power should be used on the uplink frequency of an amateur satellite or space station?

The minimum amount of power needed to complete the contact

The maximum power of your transmitter

No more than half the rating of your linear amplifier

Never more than 1 watt

T8B03-2014: Which of the following are provided by satellite tracking programs?

All of these answers are correct

Maps showing the real-time position of the satellite track over the earth

The time, azimuth, and elevation of the start, maximum altitude, and end of a pass

The apparent frequency of the satellite transmission, including effects of Doppler shift

T8B04-2014: Which amateur stations may make contact with an amateur station on the International Space Station using 2 meter and 70 cm band amateur radio frequencies?

Any amateur holding a Technician or higher class license

Only members of amateur radio clubs at NASA facilities

Only the astronaut's family members who are hams

You cannot talk to the ISS on amateur radio frequencies

T8B05-2014: What is a satellite beacon?

A transmission from a space station that contains information about a satellite

The primary transmit antenna on the satellite

An indicator light that that shows where to point your antenna

A reflective surface on the satellite

T8B06-2014: Which of the following are inputs to a satellite tracking program?

The Keplerian elements

The weight of the satellite

The last observed time of zero Doppler shift

All of these answers are correct

T8B07-2014: With regard to satellite communications, what is Doppler shift?

An observed change in signal frequency caused by relative motion between the satellite and the earth station

A change in the satellite orbit

A mode where the satellite receives signals on one band and transmits on another

A special digital communications mode for some satellites

T8B08-2014: What is meant by the statement that a satellite is operating in mode U/V?

The satellite uplink is in the 70 cm band and the downlink is in the 2 meter band

The satellite uplink is in the 15 meter band and the downlink is in the 10 meter band

The satellite operates using ultraviolet frequencies

The satellite frequencies are usually variable

T8B09-2014: What causes spin fading when referring to satellite signals?

Rotation of the satellite and its antennas

Circular polarized noise interference radiated from the sun

Doppler shift of the received signal

Interfering signals within the satellite uplink band

T8B10-2014: What do the initials LEO tell you about an amateur satellite?

The satellite is in a Low Earth Orbit

The satellite battery is in Low Energy Operation mode

The satellite is performing a Lunar Ejection Orbit maneuver

The satellite uses Light Emitting Optics

T8B11-2014: What is a commonly used method of sending signals to and from a digital satellite?

FM Packet




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