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Technician Class Exam Question Pool - Subelement T-2

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SUBELEMENT T2 - Operating Procedures [3 Exam Questions - 3 Groups]


T2A - Station operation: choosing an operating frequency; calling another station; test transmissions; procedural signs; use of minimum power; choosing an operating frequency; band plans; calling frequencies; repeater offsets  




Which of the following is a common repeater frequency offset in the 2 meter band? 

A. Plus or minus 5 Mhz 

B. Plus or minus 600 kHz 

C. Plus or minus 500 kHz 

D. Plus or minus 1 Mhz 




What is the national calling frequency for FM simplex operations in the 2 meter band? 

A. 146.520 MHz 

B. 145.000 MHz 

C. 432.100 MHz 

D. 446.000 MHz 




What is a common repeater frequency offset in the 70 cm band?

A. Plus or minus 5 MHz

B. Plus or minus 600 kHz

C. Minus 600 kHz

D. Plus 600 kHz




What is an appropriate way to call another station on a repeater if you know the other station's call sign?

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

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

C. Say CQ three times then the other station's call sign

D. Wait for the station to call CQ then answer it




How should you respond to a station calling CQ?

A. Transmit CQ followed by the other station’s call sign

B. Transmit your call sign followed by the other station’s call sign

C. Transmit the other station’s call sign followed by your call sign

D. Transmit a signal report followed by your call sign




Which of the following is required when making on-the-air test transmissions? 

A. Identify the transmitting station 

B. Conduct tests only between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. local time 

C. Notify the FCC of the transmissions 

D. All of these choices are correct 




What is meant by "repeater offset?" 

A. The difference between a repeater’s transmit frequency and its receive frequency 

B. The repeater has a time delay to prevent interference 

C. The repeater station identification is done on a separate frequency 

D. The number of simultaneous transmit frequencies used by a repeater 




What is the meaning of the procedural signal “CQ”? 

A. Call on the quarter hour 

B. A new antenna is being tested (no station should answer) 

C. Only the called station should transmit 

D. Calling any station




What brief statement indicates that you are listening on a repeater and looking for a contact? 

A. The words “Hello test” followed by your call sign 

B. Your call sign 

C. The repeater call sign followed by your call sign 

D. The letters “QSY” followed by your call sign 




What is a band plan, beyond the privileges established by the FCC?

A. A voluntary guideline for using different modes or activities within an amateur band

B. A mandated list of operating schedules

C. A list of scheduled net frequencies

D. A plan devised by a club to indicate frequency band usage




What kind of communication is taking place when an amateur station is transmitting and receiving on the same frequency? 

A. Full duplex 

B. Diplex 

C. Simplex 

D. Multiplex 




Which of the following is a guideline to use when choosing an operating frequency for calling CQ?

A. Listen first to be sure that no one else is using the frequency

B. Ask if the frequency is in use

C. Make sure you are in your assigned band

D. All of these choices are correct







T2B – VHF/UHF operating practices: SSB phone; FM repeater; simplex; splits and shifts; CTCSS; DTMF; tone squelch; carrier squelch; phonetics; operational problem resolution; Q signals 




What is the most common use of the “reverse split” function of a VHF/UHF transceiver? 

A. Reduce power output 

B. Increase power output 

C. Listen on a repeater’s input frequency 

D. Listen on a repeater’s output frequency 




What term describes the use of a sub-audible tone transmitted along with normal voice audio to open the squelch of a receiver? 

A. Carrier squelch

B. Tone burst






If a station is not strong enough to keep a repeater’s receiver squelch open, which of the following might allow you to receive the station’s signal? 

A. Open the squelch on your radio 

B. Listen on the repeater input frequency 

C. Listen on the repeater output frequency 

D. Increase your transmit power 




Which of the following could be the reason you are unable to access a repeater whose output you can hear? 

A. Improper transceiver offset 

B. The repeater may require a proper CTCSS tone from your transceiver 

C. The repeater may require a proper DCS tone from your transceiver 

D. All of these choices are correct 




What might be the problem if a repeater user says your transmissions are breaking up on voice peaks?

A. You have the incorrect offset

B. You need to talk louder

C. You are talking too loudly 

D. Your transmit power is too high 




What type of tones are used to control repeaters linked by the Internet Relay Linking Project (IRLP) protocol? 



C. Echolink 

D. Sub-audible 




How can you join a digital repeater’s “talk group”? 

A. Register your radio with the local FCC office 

B. Join the repeater owner’s club 

C. Program your radio with the group’s ID or code 

D. Sign your call after the courtesy tone 




Which of the following applies when two stations transmitting on the same frequency interfere with each other?

A. Common courtesy should prevail, but no one has absolute right to an amateur frequency

B. Whoever has the strongest signal has priority on the frequency

C. Whoever has been on the frequency the longest has priority on the frequency

D. The station which has the weakest signal has priority on the frequency




What is a “talk group” on a DMR digital repeater? 

A. A group of operators sharing common interests 

B. A way for groups of users to share a channel at different times without being heard by other users on the channel 

C. A protocol that increases the signal-to-noise ratio when multiple repeaters are linked together 

D. A net that meets at a particular time 




Which Q signal indicates that you are receiving interference from other stations?








Which Q signal indicates that you are changing frequency?








Why are simplex channels designated in the VHF/UHF band plans? 

A. So that stations within mutual communications range can communicate without tying up a repeater 

B. For contest operation 

C. For working DX only 

D. So that stations with simple transmitters can access the repeater without automated offset 




Where may SSB phone be used in amateur bands above 50 MHz? 

A. Only in sub-bands allocated to General class or higher licensees 

B. Only on repeaters 

C. In at least some portion of all these bands 

D. On any band as long as power is limited to 25 watts 





Which of the following describes a linked repeater network?  

A. A network of repeaters where signals received by one repeater are repeated by all the repeaters 

B. A repeater with more than one receiver 

C. Multiple repeaters with the same owner

D. A system of repeaters linked by APRS 








T2C – Public service: emergency and non-emergency operations; applicability of FCC rules; RACES and ARES; net and traffic procedures; operating restrictions during emergencies 



T2C01  [97.103(a)]

When do the FCC rules NOT apply to the operation of an amateur station?

A. When operating a RACES station

B. When operating under special FEMA rules

C. When operating under special ARES rules

D. Never, FCC rules always apply




What is meant by the term "NCS" used in net operation? 

A. Nominal Control System 

B. Net Control Station 

C. National Communications Standard 

D. Normal Communications Syntax 




What should be done when using voice modes to ensure that voice messages containing unusual words are received correctly? 

A. Send the words by voice and Morse code 

B. Speak very loudly into the microphone 

C. Spell the words using a standard phonetic alphabet 

D. All of these choices are correct 




What do RACES and ARES have in common? 

A. They represent the two largest ham clubs in the United States

B. Both organizations broadcast road and weather information

C. Neither may handle emergency traffic supporting public service agencies

D. Both organizations may provide communications during emergencies




What does the term “traffic” refer to in net operation? 

A. Formal messages exchanged by net stations 

B. The number of stations checking in and out of a net 

C. Operation by mobile or portable stations 

D. Requests to activate the net by a served agency 




Which of the following is an accepted practice to get the immediate attention of a net control station when reporting an emergency?

A. Repeat the words SOS three times followed by the call sign of the reporting station

B. Press the push-to-talk button three times

C. Begin your transmission by saying "Priority" or "Emergency" followed by your call sign

D. Play a pre-recorded emergency alert tone followed by your call sign




Which of the following is an accepted practice for an amateur operator who has checked into a net? 

A. Provided that the frequency is quiet, announce the station call sign and location every 5 minutes 

B. Move 5 kHz away from the net's frequency and use high power to ask other hams to keep clear of the net frequency 

C. Remain on frequency without transmitting until asked to do so by the net control station 

D. All of the choices are correct 




Which of the following is a characteristic of good traffic handling? 

A. Passing messages exactly as received 

B. Making decisions as to whether messages are worthy of relay or delivery 

C. Ensuring that any newsworthy messages are relayed to the news media 

D. All of these choices are correct 




Are amateur station control operators ever permitted to operate outside the frequency privileges of their license class?

A. No

B. Yes, but only when part of a FEMA emergency plan

C. Yes, but only when part of a RACES emergency plan

D. Yes, but only if necessary in situations involving the immediate safety of human life or protection of property




What information is contained in the preamble of a formal traffic message? 

A. The email address of the originating station 

B. The address of the intended recipient 

C. The telephone number of the addressee 

D. The information needed to track the message 




What is meant by the term “check” in reference to a formal traffic message?

A. The number of words or word equivalents in the text portion of the message 

B. The value of a money order attached to the message 

C. A list of stations that have relayed the message 

D. A box on the message form that indicates that the message was received and/or relayed 




What is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)?

A. Licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service

B. Licensed amateurs who are members of the military and who voluntarily agreed to provide message handling services in the case of an emergency

C. A training program that provides licensing courses for those interested in obtaining an amateur license to use during emergencies

D. A training program that certifies amateur operators for membership in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

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