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Technician Class Exam Question Pool - Subelement T-1

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SUBELEMENT T1 – FCC Rules, descriptions and definitions for the Amateur Radio Service, operator and station license responsibilities - [6 Exam Questions - 6 Groups]


T1A - Amateur Radio Service: purpose and permissible use of the Amateur Radio Service, operator/primary station license grant; Meanings of basic terms used in FCC rules; Interference; RACES rules; Phonetics; Frequency Coordinator


T1A01  [97.1]

Which of the following is a purpose of the Amateur Radio Service as stated in the FCC rules and regulations?

A. Providing personal radio communications for as many citizens as possible

B. Providing communications for international non-profit organizations

C. Advancing skills in the technical and communication phases of the radio art

D. All of these choices are correct 




T1A02  [97.1]

Which agency regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States?


B. The ITU

C. The FCC

D. Homeland Security




T1A03  [97.119(b)(2)]

What are the FCC rules regarding the use of a phonetic alphabet for station identification in the Amateur Radio Service?

A. It is required when transmitting emergency messages

B. It is prohibited

C. It is required when in contact with foreign stations

D. It is encouraged




T1A04  [97.5(b)(2)]

How many operator/primary station license grants may be held by any one person?

A. One

B. No more than two 

C. One for each band on which the person plans to operate 

D. One for each permanent station location from which the person plans to operate 




T1A05  [97.7]

What is proof of possession of an FCC-issued operator/primary license grant? 

A. A printed operator/primary station license issued by the FCC must be displayed at the transmitter site 

B. The control operator must have an operator/primary station license in his or her possession when in control of a transmitter 

C. The control operator's operator/primary station license must appear in the FCC ULS consolidated licensee database 

D. All of these choices are correct 




T1A06  [97.3 (a) (9)]

What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a "beacon"? 

A. A government transmitter marking the amateur radio band edges 

B. A bulletin sent by the FCC to announce a national emergency 

C. An amateur station transmitting communications for the purposes of observing propagation or related experimental activities 

D. A continuous transmission of weather information authorized in the amateur bands by the National Weather Service 




T1A07  [97.3 (a) (41)]

What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a "space station"? 

A. Any satellite orbiting the earth 

B. A manned satellite orbiting the earth 

C. An amateur station located more than 50 km above the Earth's surface 

D. An amateur station using amateur radio satellites for relay of signals 




T1A08  [97.3 (a) (22)]

Which of the following entities recommends transmit/receive channels and other parameters for auxiliary and repeater stations? 

A. Frequency Spectrum Manager appointed by the FCC 

B. Volunteer Frequency Coordinator recognized by local amateurs 

C. FCC Regional Field Office 

D. International Telecommunications Union 




T1A09  [97.3 (a) (22)]

Who selects a Frequency Coordinator? 

A. The FCC Office of Spectrum Management and Coordination Policy 

B. The local chapter of the Office of National Council of Independent Frequency Coordinators

C. Amateur operators in a local or regional area whose stations are eligible to be repeater or auxiliary stations 

D. FCC Regional Field Office 




T1A10  [97.3(a)(38), 97.407] 

Which of the following describes the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)? 

A. A radio service using amateur frequencies for emergency management or civil defense communications 

B. A radio service using amateur stations for emergency management or civil defense communications 

C. An emergency service using amateur operators certified by a civil defense organization as being enrolled in that organization 

D. All of these choices are correct 




T1A11  [97.101 (d)]

When is willful interference to other amateur radio stations permitted?

A. Only if the station being interfered with is expressing extreme religious or political views 

B. At no time 

C. Only during a contest

D. At any time, amateurs are not protected from willful interference







T1B - Authorized frequencies: frequency allocations; ITU; emission modes; restricted sub-bands; spectrum sharing; transmissions near band edges; contacting the International Space Station; power output  




What is the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)? 

A. An agency of the United States Department of Telecommunications Management 

B. A United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues 

C. An independent frequency coordination agency 

D. A department of the FCC 




T1B02  [97.301, 97.207(c)] 

Which amateur radio stations may make contact with an amateur radio station on the International Space Station (ISS) using 2 meter and 70 cm band frequencies? 

A. Only members of amateur radio clubs at NASA facilities 

B. Any amateur holding a Technician or higher-class license 

C. Only the astronaut's family members who are hams 

D. Contacts with the ISS are not permitted on amateur radio frequencies 




T1B03  [97.301(a)]

Which frequency is within the 6 meter band?

A. 49.00 MHz

B. 52.525 MHz

C. 28.50 MHz

D. 222.15 MHz




T1B04  [97.301(a)]

Which amateur band are you using when your station is transmitting on 146.52 MHz?

A. 2 meter band

B. 20 meter band

C. 14 meter band

D. 6 meter band




T1B05  [97.305(c)] 

What is the limitation for emissions on the frequencies between 219 and 220 MHz? 

A. Spread spectrum only 

B. Fixed digital message forwarding systems only 

C. Emergency traffic only 

D. Fast-scan television only 




T1B06  [97.301(e), 97.305] 

On which HF bands does a Technician class operator have phone privileges? 

A. None 

B. 10 meters only 

C. 80 meters, 40 meters, 15 meters and 10 meters 

D. 30 meters only 




T1B07  [97.305(a), (c)] 

Which of the following VHF/UHF frequencies ranges are limited to CW only? 

A. 50.0 MHz to 50.1 MHz and 144.0 MHz to 144.1 MHz 

B. 219 MHz to 220 MHz and 420.0 MHz to 420.1 MHz 

C. 902.0 MHz to 902.1 MHZ 

D. All of these choices are correct 




T1B08  [97.303]

Which of the following is a result of the fact that the Amateur Radio Service is secondary in all or portions of some amateur bands (such as portions of the 70 cm band)? 

A. U.S. amateurs may find non-amateur stations in those portions, and must avoid interfering with them 

B. U.S. amateurs must give foreign amateur stations priority in those portions 

C. International communications are not permitted in those portions 

D. Digital transmissions are not permitted in those portions 




T1B09  [97.101(a), 97.301(a-e)]

Why should you not set your transmit frequency to be exactly at the edge of an amateur band or sub-band?

A. To allow for calibration error in the transmitter frequency display

B. So that modulation sidebands do not extend beyond the band edge

C. To allow for transmitter frequency drift

D. All of these choices are correct




T1B10  [97.301(e), 97.305(c)]

Which of the following HF bands have frequencies available to the Technician class operator for RTTY and data transmissions? 

A. 10 meters, 12 meters, 17 meters, and 40 meters 

B. 10 meters, 15 meters, 40 meters, 80 meters 

C. 30 meters only 

D. 10 meters only 




T1B11  [97.313] 

What is the maximum peak envelope power output for Technician class operators using their assigned portions of the HF bands? 

A. 200 watts 

B. 100 watts 

C. 50 watts 

D. 10 watts 




T1B12  [97.313(b)] 

Except for some specific restrictions, what is the maximum peak envelope power output for Technician class operators using frequencies above 30 MHz? 

A. 50 watts 

B. 100 watts 

C. 500 watt 

D. 1500 watts 








T1C - Operator licensing: operator classes; sequential and vanity call sign systems; international communications; reciprocal operation; places where the Amateur Radio Service is regulated by the FCC; name and address on FCC license database; license term; renewal; grace period 




T1C01  [97.9(a), 97.17(a) 

For which license classes are new licenses currently available from the FCC? 

A. Novice, Technician, General, Advanced 

B. Technician, Technician Plus, General, Advanced 

C. Novice, Technician Plus, General, Advanced 

D. Technician, General, Amateur Extra 




T1C02   [97.19]  

Who may select a desired call sign under the vanity call sign rules? 

A. Only a licensed amateur with a General or Amateur Extra class license 

B. Only a licensed amateur with an Amateur Extra class license 

C. Only a licensed amateur who has been licensed continuously for more than 10 years 

D. Any licensed amateur 




T1C03  [97.117] 

What types of international communications is an FCC-licensed amateur radio station permitted to make? 

A. Communications incidental to the purposes of the Amateur Radio Service and remarks of a personal character 

B. Communications incidental to conducting business or remarks of a personal nature 

C. Only communications incidental to contest exchanges, all other communications are prohibited 

D. Any communications that would be permitted by an international broadcast station 




T1C04  [97.107]

When are you allowed to operate your amateur station in a foreign country? 

A. When the foreign country authorizes it 

B. When there is a mutual agreement allowing third party communications 

C. When authorization permits amateur communications in a foreign language 

D. When you are communicating with non-licensed individuals in another country 





Which of the following is a valid call sign for a Technician class amateur radio station? 


B. KA1X 

C. W1XX 

D. All of these choices are correct 




T1C06  [97.5(a)(2)]

From which of the following locations may an FCC-licensed amateur station transmit? 

A. From within any country that belongs to the International Telecommunications Union 

B. From within any country that is a member of the United Nations 

C. From anywhere within International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Regions 2 and 3 

D. From any vessel or craft located in international waters and documented or registered in the United States 




T1C07  [97.23]

What may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed to provide and maintain a correct mailing address with the FCC? 

A. Fine or imprisonment 

B. Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license 

C. Require the licensee to be re-examined 

D. A reduction of one rank in operator class 




T1C08  [97.25]

What is the normal term for an FCC-issued primary station/operator amateur radio license grant? 

A. Five years 

B. Life 

C. Ten years 

D. Twenty years 




T1C09  [97.21(a)(b)]

What is the grace period following the expiration of an amateur license within which the license may be renewed? 

A. Two years 

B. Three years 

C. Five years 

D. Ten years 




T1C10  [97.5a]

How soon after passing the examination for your first amateur radio license may you operate a transmitter on an amateur service frequency? 

A. Immediately

B. 30 days after the test date

C. As soon as your operator/station license grant appears in the FCC’s license database

D. You must wait until you receive your license in the mail from the FCC




T1C11  [97.21(b)]

If your license has expired and is still within the allowable grace period, may you continue to operate a transmitter on amateur service frequencies?

A. No, transmitting is not allowed until the FCC license database shows that the license has been renewed

B. Yes, but only if you identify using the suffix GP

C. Yes, but only during authorized nets

D. Yes, for up to two years







T1D - Authorized and prohibited transmission: communications with other countries; music; exchange of information with other services; indecent language; compensation for use of station; retransmission of other amateur signals; codes and ciphers; sale of equipment; unidentified transmissions; one-way transmission  




T1D01  [97.111(a)(1)]

With which countries are FCC-licensed amateur stations prohibited from exchanging communications?

A. Any country whose administration has notified the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)  that it objects to such communications

B. Any country whose administration has notified the ARRL that it objects to such communications

C. Any country engaged in hostilities with another country

D. Any country in violation of the War Powers Act of 1934




T1D02  [97.113(b),97.111(b)] 

Under which of the following circumstances may an amateur radio station make one-way transmissions? 

A. Under no circumstances 

B. When transmitting code practice, information bulletins, or transmissions necessary to provide emergency communications 

C. At any time, as long as no music is transmitted 

D. At any time, as long as the material being transmitted did not originate from a commercial broadcast station 




T1D03  [97.211(b), 97.215(b), 97.114(a)(4)] 

When is it permissible to transmit messages encoded to hide their meaning? 

A. Only during contests 

B. Only when operating mobile 

C. Only when transmitting control commands to space stations or radio control craft 

D. Only when frequencies above 1280 MHz are used 




T1D04  [97.113(a)(4), 97.113(c)]

What is the only time an amateur station is authorized to transmit music?

A. When incidental to an authorized retransmission of manned spacecraft communications

B. When the music produces no spurious emissions

C. When the purpose is to interfere with an illegal transmission

D. When the music is transmitted above 1280 MHz




T1D05  [97.113(a)(3)(ii)]

When may amateur radio operators use their stations to notify other amateurs of the availability of equipment for sale or trade?

A. When the equipment is normally used in an amateur station and such activity is not conducted on a regular basis

B. When the asking price is $100.00 or less

C. When the asking price is less than its appraised value

D. When the equipment is not the personal property of either the station licensee or the control operator or their close relatives




T1D06  [97.113(a)(4)]

What, if any, are the restrictions concerning transmission of language that may be considered indecent or obscene?

A. The FCC maintains a list of words that are not permitted to be used on amateur frequencies

B. Any such language is prohibited

C. The ITU maintains a list of words that are not permitted to be used on amateur frequencies

D. There is no such prohibition 




T1D07  [97.113(d)]

What types of amateur stations can automatically retransmit the signals of other amateur stations?

A. Auxiliary, beacon, or Earth stations

B. Auxiliary, repeater, or space stations

C. Beacon, repeater, or space stations

D. Earth, repeater, or space stations




T1D08  [97.113(a)(3)(iii)]

In which of the following circumstances may the control operator of an amateur station receive compensation for operating the station? 

A. When engaging in communications on behalf of their employer

B. When the communication is incidental to classroom instruction at an educational institution

C. When re-broadcasting weather alerts during a RACES net

D. When notifying other amateur operators of the availability for sale or trade of apparatus




T1D09  [97.113(5)(b)]

Under which of the following circumstances are amateur stations authorized to transmit signals related to broadcasting, program production, or news gathering, assuming no other means is available?

A. Only where such communications directly relate to the immediate safety of human life or protection of property

B. Only when broadcasting communications to or from the space shuttle

C. Only where noncommercial programming is gathered and supplied exclusively to the National Public Radio network 

D. Only when using amateur repeaters linked to the Internet




T1D10  [97.3(a)(10)]

What is the meaning of the term “broadcasting” in the FCC rules for the amateur services?

A. Two-way transmissions by amateur stations

B. Transmission of music

C. Transmission of messages directed only to amateur operators 

D. Transmissions intended for reception by the general public 




T1D11  [97.119(a)]

When may an amateur station transmit without identifying?

A. When the transmissions are of a brief nature to make station adjustments

B. When the transmissions are unmodulated

C. When the transmitted power level is below 1 watt

D. When transmitting signals to control a model craft







T1E - Control operator and control types: control operator required; eligibility; designation of control operator; privileges and duties; control point; local, automatic and remote control; location of control operator  





T1E01  [97.7(a)]

When is an amateur station permitted to transmit without a control operator?

A. When using automatic control, such as in the case of a repeater

B. When the station licensee is away and another licensed amateur is using the station

C. When the transmitting station is an auxiliary station

D. Never




T1E02  [97.301, 97.207(c)] 

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

A. Only an Amateur Extra class operator 

B. A General class or higher licensee who has a satellite operator certification 

C. Only an Amateur Extra class operator who is also an AMSAT member 

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




T1E03  [97.103(b)]

Who must designate the station control operator?

A. The station licensee

B. The FCC

C. The frequency coordinator

D. The ITU




T1E04  [97.103(b)]

What determines the transmitting privileges of an amateur station?

A. The frequency authorized by the frequency coordinator

B. The class of operator license held by the station licensee

C. The highest class of operator license held by anyone on the premises

D. The class of operator license held by the control operator




T1E05  [97.3(a)(14)]

What is an amateur station control point?

A. The location of the station’s transmitting antenna

B. The location of the station transmitting apparatus 

C. The location at which the control operator function is performed

D. The mailing address of the station licensee




T1E06  [97.301] 

When, under normal circumstances, may a Technician class licensee be the control operator of a station operating in an exclusive Amateur Extra class operator segment of the amateur bands? 

A. At no time 

B. When operating a special event station 

C. As part of a multi-operator contest team 

D. When using a club station whose trustee is an Amateur Extra class operator licensee 




T1E07  [97.103(a)]

When the control operator is not the station licensee, who is responsible for the proper operation of the station?

A. All licensed amateurs who are present at the operation

B. Only the station licensee

C. Only the control operator

D. The control operator and the station licensee are equally responsible




T1E08  [97.3(a)(6), 97.205(d)]

Which of the following is an example of automatic control?

A. Repeater operation

B. Controlling the station over the Internet

C. Using a computer or other device to automatically send CW

D. Using a computer or other device to automatically identify 




T1E09  [97.109(c)]

Which of the following is true of remote control operation? 

A. The control operator must be at the control point 

B. A control operator is required at all times 

C. The control operator indirectly manipulates the controls 

D. All these choices are correct 




T1E10  [97.3(a)(39)]

Which of the following is an example of remote control as defined in Part 97?

A. Repeater operation

B. Operating the station over the Internet

C. Controlling a model aircraft, boat or car by amateur radio

D. All of these choices are correct




T1E11  [97.103(a)]

Who does the FCC presume to be the control operator of an amateur station, unless documentation to the contrary is in the station records?

A. The station custodian

B. The third party participant

C. The person operating the station equipment

D. The station licensee







T1F - Station identification; repeaters; third-party communications; club stations; FCC inspection 




T1F01  [97.103(c)]

When must the station licensee make the station and its records available for FCC inspection? 

A. At any time ten days after notification by the FCC of such an inspection 

B. At any time upon request by an FCC representative 

C. Only after failing to comply with an FCC notice of violation 

D. Only when presented with a valid warrant by an FCC official or government agent 




T1F02  [97.119 (a)]

When using tactical identifiers such as “Race Headquarters” during a community service net operation, how often must your station transmit the station’s FCC-assigned call sign? 

A. Never, the tactical call is sufficient 

B. Once during every hour 

C. At the end of each communication and every ten minutes during a communication 

D. At the end of every transmission 




T1F03  [97.119(a)]

When is an amateur station required to transmit its assigned call sign?

A. At the beginning of each contact, and every 10 minutes thereafter

B. At least once during each transmission 

C. At least every 15 minutes during and at the end of a communication

D. At least every 10 minutes during and at the end of a communication




T1F04  [97.119(b)(2)]

Which of the following is an acceptable language to use for station identification when operating in a phone sub-band?

A. Any language recognized by the United Nations

B. Any language recognized by the ITU

C. The English language

D. English, French, or Spanish




T1F05  [97.119(b)(2)]

What method of call sign identification is required for a station transmitting phone signals?

A. Send the call sign followed by the indicator RPT

B. Send the call sign using CW or phone emission

C. Send the call sign followed by the indicator R

D. Send the call sign using only phone emission




T1F06  [97.119(c)]

Which of the following formats of a self-assigned indicator is acceptable when identifying using a phone transmission? 

A. KL7CC stroke W3 

B. KL7CC slant W3 

C. KL7CC slash W3 

D. All of these choices are correct 




T1F07  [97.115(a)(2)]

Which of the following restrictions apply when a non-licensed person is allowed to speak to a foreign station using a station under the control of a Technician class control operator? 

A. The person must be a U.S. citizen 

B. The foreign station must be one with which the U.S. has a third-party agreement 

C. The licensed control operator must do the station identification 

D. All of these choices are correct 




T1F08  [97.3(a)(47)] 

What is meant by the term "Third Party Communications"? 

A. A message from a control operator to another amateur station control operator on behalf of another person 

B. Amateur radio communications where three stations are in communications with one another 

C. Operation when the transmitting equipment is licensed to a person other than the control operator 

D. Temporary authorization for an unlicensed person to transmit on the amateur bands for technical experiments 




T1F09  [97.3(a)(40)]

What type of amateur station simultaneously retransmits the signal of another amateur station on a different channel or channels?

A. Beacon station

B. Earth station

C. Repeater station

D. Message forwarding station




T1F10  [97.205(g)]

Who is accountable should a repeater inadvertently retransmit communications that violate the FCC rules?

A. The control operator of the originating station

B. The control operator of the repeater

C. The owner of the repeater

D. Both the originating station and the repeater owner



T1F11  [97.5(b)(2)] 

Which of the following is a requirement for the issuance of a club station license grant? 

A. The trustee must have an Amateur Extra class operator license grant 

B. The club must have at least four members 

C. The club must be registered with the American Radio Relay League 

D. All of these choices are correct 




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