1. Who is an amateur operator as defined in Part 97?

A. A person named in an amateur operator/primary license grant in

the FCC ULS database

B. A person who has passed a written license examination

C. The person named on the FCC Form 605 Application

D. A person holding a Restricted Operating Permit

2. What is the ITU?

A. The International Telecommunications Utility

B. The International Telephone Union

C. The International Telecommunication Union

D. The International Technology Union

3. What is required before you can control an amateur station in the US?

A. You must hold an FCC restricted operator's permit for a licensed radio station

B. You must submit an FCC Form 605 with a license examination fee

C. You must be named in the FCC amateur license database, or be an alien with reciprocal operating authorization

D. The FCC must issue you a Certificate of Successful Completion of Amateur Training

4. Which of the following services are issued an operator station license by the FCC?

A. Family Radio Service

B. Amateur Radio Service

C. General Radiotelephone Service

D. The Citizens Radio Service

5. When is an amateur station authorized to transmit information to the general public?

A. Never

B. Only when the operator is being paid

C. Only when the transmission lasts more than 10 minutes

D. Only when the transmission lasts longer than 15 minutes

6. What must you transmit to identify your amateur station?

A. Your tactical ID

B. Your call sign

C. Your first name and your location

D. Your full name

7. What must every amateur station have when transmitting?

A. A frequency-measuring device

B. A control operator

C. A beacon transmitter

D. A third party operator

8. Who is responsible for proper operation if you transmit from another amateur's station?

A. Both of you

B. Only the other station licensee

C. Only you as the control operator

D. Only the station licensee, unless the station records shows another control operator at the time

10.What is a band plan?

A. A voluntary guideline, beyond the divisions established by the FCC for using different operating modes within an amateur band

B. A guideline from the FCC for making amateur frequency band allocations

C. A guideline for operating schedules within an amateur band published by the FCC

D. A plan devised by a local group

11.What is the proper way to break into a conversation between two stations that are using the frequency?

A. Say your call sign between their transmissions

B. Wait for them to finish and then call CQ

C. Say "Break-break" between their transmissions

D. Call one of the operators on the telephone to interrupt the conversation

12.What should you do if you receive a report that your transmissions are causing splatter or interference on nearby frequencies?

A. Increase transmit power

B. Change mode of transmission

C. Report the interference to the equipment manufacturer

D. Check transmitter for off frequency operation or spurious emissions

13.Electrical current is measured in which of the following units?

A. Volts

B. Watts

C. Ohms

D. Amperes

14.What is the name for the distance a radio wave travels during one complete cycle?

A. Wave speed

B. Waveform

C. Wavelength

D. Wave spread

15. What is used to convert radio signals into sounds we can hear?

A. Transmitter

B. Receiver

C. Microphone

D. Antenna

16. What formula is used to calculate current in a circuit?

A. Current (I) equals voltage (E) multiplied by resistance (R)

B. Current (I) equals voltage (E) divided by resistance (R)

C. Current (I) equals voltage (E) added to resistance (R)

D. Current (I) equals voltage (E) minus resistance (R)

17. What unit is used to describe electrical power?

A. Ohm

B. Farad

C. Volt

D. Watt

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18. What does a microphone connect to in a basic amateur radio station?

A. The receiver

B. The transmitter

C. The SWR Bridge

D. The Balun

19. What may happen if a transmitter is operated with the microphone gain set too high?

A. The output power will be too high

B. It may cause the signal to become distorted and unreadable

C. The frequency will vary

D. The SWR will increase

20. What is one purpose of a repeater?

A. A. To cut your power bill by using someone else's higher power system

B. To extend the usable range of mobile and low-power stations

C. To transmit signals for observing propagation and reception

D. To communicate with stations in services other than amateur

21. What is meant by fundamental overload in reference to a receiver?

A. Too much voltage from the power supply

B. Too much current from the power supply

C. Interference caused by very strong signals from a nearby source

D. Interference caused by turning the volume up too high

22. What are phone transmissions?

A. The use of telephones to set up an amateur radio contact

B. A phone patch between amateur radio and the telephone system

C. Voice transmissions by radio

D. Placing the telephone handset near a radio transceiver's microphone and speaker to relay a telephone call

23. How is information transmitted between stations using Echolink?


B. PSK31

C. Internet

D. Atmospheric ducting

24. Which of the following is an example of a digital communications method?

A. Single sideband voice

B. Amateur television

C. FM voice

D. Packet radio

25. What is a good thing to have when operating a hand-held transceiver away from home?

A. A selection of spare parts

B. A programming cable to load new channels

C. One or more fully charged spare battery packs

D. A dummy load

26. What class of license is required to use amateur satellites?

A. Only Extra class licensees can use amateur radio satellites

B. General or higher class licensees who have a satellite operator certification

C. Only persons who are AMSAT members and who have paid their dues

D. Any amateur whose license allows them to transmit on the satellite uplink frequency

27. What information is included in an FCC declaration of a temporary state of communication emergency?

A. A list of organizations authorized to use radio communications in the affected area

B. A list of amateur frequency bands to be used in the affected area

C. Any special conditions and rules to be observed during the emergency

D. An operating schedule for authorized amateur emergency stations

28. What can you do to be prepared for an emergency situation where your assistance might be needed?

A. Check at least twice a year to make sure you have all of your emergency response equipment and know where it is

B. Make sure you have a way to run your equipment if there is a power failure in your area

C. Participate in drills that test your ability to set up and operate in the field

D. All of these answers are correct

29.Which type of traffic has the highest priority?

A. Emergency traffic

B. Priority traffic

C. Health and welfare traffic

D. Routine traffic

30. What is a beam antenna?

A. An antenna built from metal I-beams

B. An antenna that transmits and receives equally well in all directions

C. An antenna that concentrates signals in one direction

D. An antenna that reverses the phase of received signals

31. Why are VHF/UHF signals not normally heard over long distances?

A. They are too weak to go very far

B. FCC regulations prohibit them from going more than 50 miles

C. VHF and UHF signals are usually not reflected by the ionosphere

D. They collide with trees and shrubbery and fade out

32. What, in general terms, is standing wave ratio (SWR)?

A. A measure of how well a load is matched to a transmitter

B. The ratio of high to low impedance in a feed line

C. The transmitter efficiency ratio

D. An indication of the quality of your station ground connection

33.What is a commonly accepted value for the lowest voltage that can cause a dangerous electric shock?

A. 12 volts

B. 30 volts

C. 120 volts

D. 300 volts

34.Why should you wear a hard hat and safety glasses if you are on the ground helping someone work on an antenna tower?

A. It is required by FCC rules

B. To keep RF energy away from your head during antenna testing

C. To protect your head and eyes in case something accidentally falls from the tower

D. It is required by the electrical code

35.What type of radiation are VHF and UHF radio signals?

A. Gamma radiation

B. Ionizing radiation

C. Alpha radiation

D. Non-ionizing radiation