1. What is one of the basic purposes of the Amateur Radio Service as defined in Part 97?

A. To support teaching of amateur radio classes in schools

B. To provide a voluntary noncommercial communications service to the public, particularly in times of emergency

C. To provide free message service to the public

D. To allow the public to communicate with other radio services


2. What is the purpose of ITU Regions?

A. They are used to assist in the management of frequency allocations

B. They are useful when operating maritime mobile

C. They are used in call sign assignments

D. They must be used after your call sign to indicate your location


3. Where does a US amateur license allow you to transmit?

A. From anywhere in the world

B. From wherever the Amateur Radio Service is regulated by the FCC or where reciprocal agreements are in place

C. From a country that shares a third party agreement with the US

D. Only from the mailing address printed on your license


4.Who can become an amateur licensee in the US?

A. Anyone except a representative of a foreign government

B. Only a citizen of the United States

C. Anyone except an employee of the US government

D. Anyone


5. When is an amateur station authorized to transmit music?

A. Amateurs may not transmit music, except as incidental to an authorized rebroadcast of space shuttle communications

B. Only when the music produces no spurious emissions

C. Only to interfere with an illegal transmission

D. Only when the music is above 1280 MHz


6. What is a transmission called that does not contain a station identification?

A. Unidentified communications or signals

B. Reluctance modulation

C. Test emission

D. Intentional interference


7. How many amateur operator / primary station licenses may be held by one person?

A. As many as desired

B. One for each portable transmitter

C. Only one

D. One for each station location


8. What operating privileges are allowed when another amateur holding a higher class license is controlling your station?

A. All privileges allowed by the higher class license

B. Only the privileges allowed by your license

C. All the emission privileges of the higher class license, but only the frequency privileges of your license

D. All the frequency privileges of the higher class license, but only the emission privileges of your license


9. How do you call another station on a repeater if you know the station's call sign?

A. Say "break, break" then say the station's call sign

B. Say the station's call sign then identify your own station

C. All the emission privileges of the higher class license, but only the frequency privileges of your license

B. Say the station's call sign then identify your own stationD. Wait for the station to call "CQ" then answer it


10.Which of the following statements is true of band plans?

A. They are mandated by the FCC to regulate spectrum use

B. They are mandated by the ITU

C. They are voluntary guidelines for efficient use of the radio spectrum

D. They are mandatory only in the US


11.What is considered to be proper repeater operating practice?

A. Monitor before transmitting and keep transmissions short

B. Identify legally

C. Use the minimum amount of transmitter power necessary

D. All of these answers are correct


12.Who is responsible for taking care of the interference if signals from your transmitter are causing front end overload in your neighbor's television receiver?

A. You alone are responsible, since your transmitter is causing the problem

B. Both you and the owner of the television receiver share the responsibility

C. The FCC must decide if you or the owner of the television receiver is responsible

D. The owner of the television receiver is responsible


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

A. Volts

B. Watts

C. Ohms

D. Amperes


14.What term describes the number of times that an alternating current flows back and forth per second?

A. Pulse rate

B. Speed

C. Wavelength

D. Frequency


15. What is used to convert sounds from our voice into radio signals?

A. Transmitter

B. Receiver

C. Speaker

D. Antenna


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

A. Voltage (E) equals current (I) multiplied by resistance (R)

B. Voltage (E) equals current (I) divided by resistance (R)

C. Voltage (E) equals current (I) added to resistance (R)

D. Voltage (E) equals current (I) minus resistance (R)


17. What is the formula used to calculate electrical power in a DC circuit?

A. Power (P) equals voltage (E) multiplied by current (I)

B. Power (P) equals voltage (E) divided by current (I)

C. Power (P) equals voltage (E) minus current (I)

D. Power (P) equals voltage (E) plus current (I)


18. Which piece of station equipment converts electrical signals to sound waves?

A. Frequency coordinator

B. Frequency discriminator

C. Speaker

D. Microphone


19. What kind of information may a VHF/UHF transceiver be capable of storing in memory?

A. Transmit and receive operating frequency

B. CTCSS tone frequency

C. Transmit power level

D. All of these answers are correct


20. What is a courtesy tone?

A. A tone used to identify the repeater

B. A tone used to indicate when a transmission is complete

C. A tone used to indicate that a message is waiting for someone

D. A tone used to activate a receiver in case of severe weather


21. Which of the following is NOT a cause of radio frequency interference?

A. Fundamental overload

B. Doppler shift

C. Spurious emissions

D. Harmonics


22. Which of the following is a form of amplitude modulation?

A. Frequency modulation

B. Phase modulation

C. Single sideband

D. Phase shift keying


23.What does the abbreviation IRLP mean?

A. Internet Radio Linking Project

B. Internet Relay Language Protocol

C. International Repeater Linking Project

D. International Radio Linking Project


24. What does the term APRS mean?

A. Automatic Position Reporting System

B. Associated Public Radio Station

C. Auto Planning Radio Set-up

D. Advanced Polar Radio System


25. Which of these items would probably not be very useful to include in an emergency response kit?

A. An external antenna and several feet of connecting cable

B. A 1500 watt output linear amplifier

C. A cable and clips for connecting your transceiver to an external battery

D. A listing of repeater frequencies and nets in your area


26.How much power should you use to transmit when using an amateur satellite?

A. The maximum power of your transmitter

B. The minimum amount of power needed to complete the contact

C. No more than half the rating of your linear amplifier

D. Never more than 1 watt


27. Under what conditions are amateur stations allowed to communicate with stations operating in other radio services?

A. When communicating with the space shuttle

B. When specially authorized by the FCC, or in an actual emergency

C. When communicating with stations in the Citizens Radio Service

D. When a commercial broadcast station is reporting news during a natural disaster


28. When may you use your amateur station to transmit a "SOS" or "MAYDAY" signal?

A. Only when you are transmitting from a ship at sea

B. Only at 15 and 30 minutes after the hour

C. When there is immediate threat to human life or property

D. When the National Weather Service has announced a weather warning


29.What type of messages should not be transmitted over amateur radio frequencies during emergencies?

A. Requests for supplies

B. Personal information concerning victims

C. A schedule of relief operators

D. Estimates of how much longer the emergency will last


30. What is an antenna that consists of a single element mounted perpendicular to the Earth's surface?

A. A conical monopole

B. A horizontal antenna

C. A vertical antenna

D. A traveling wave antenna


31.What might be happening when we hear a VHF signal from long distances?

A. Signals are being reflected from outer space

B. Someone is playing a recording to us

C. Signals are being reflected by lightning storms in our area

D. A possible cause is sporadic E reflection from a layer in the ionosphere


32. What reading on a SWR meter indicates a perfect impedance match between the antenna and the feed line?

A. 2 to 1

B. 1 to 3

C. 1 to 1

D. 10 to 1


33. What is the lowest amount of electrical current flowing through the human body that is likely to cause death?

A. 10 microamperes

B. 100 milliamperes

C. 10 amperes

D. 100 amperes


34.What is a good precaution to observe before climbing an antenna tower?

A. Turn on all radio transmitters

B. Remove all tower grounding connections

C. Put on your safety belt and safety glasses

D. Inform the FAA and the FCC that you are working on a tower


35.When can radio waves cause injury to the human body?

A. Only when the frequency is below 30 MHz

B. Only if the combination of signal strength and frequency cause excessive power to be absorbed

C. Only when the frequency is greater than 30 MHz

D. Only when transmitter power exceeds 50 watts