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Topic E1: Commission's Rules


E1A-2012: Operating Standards: frequency privileges; emission standards; automatic message forwarding; frequency sharing; stations aboard ships or aircraft

E1A01-2012: When using a transceiver that displays the carrier frequency of phone signals, which of the following displayed frequencies represents the highest frequency at which a properly adjusted USB emission will be totally within the band?

3 kHz below the upper band edge

The exact upper band edge

300 Hz below the upper band edge

1 kHz below the upper band edge



E1A02-2012: When using a transceiver that displays the carrier frequency of phone signals, which of the following displayed frequencies represents the lowest frequency at which a properly adjusted LSB emission will be totally within the band?

3 kHz above the lower band edge

The exact lower band edge

300 Hz above the lower band edge

1 kHz above the lower band edge



E1A03-2012: With your transceiver displaying the carrier frequency of phone signals, you hear a DX station's CQ on 14.349 MHz USB. Is it legal to return the call using upper sideband on the same frequency?

No, my sidebands will extend beyond the band edge

Yes, because the DX station initiated the contact

Yes, because the displayed frequency is within the 20 meter band

No, USA stations are not permitted to use phone emissions above 14.340 MHz



E1A04-2012: With your transceiver displaying the carrier frequency of phone signals, you hear a DX station calling CQ on 3.601 MHz LSB. Is it legal to return the call using lower sideband on the same frequency?

No, my sidebands will extend beyond the edge of the phone band segment

Yes, because the DX station initiated the contact

Yes, because the displayed frequency is within the 75 meter phone band segment

No, USA stations are not permitted to use phone emissions below 3.610 MHz



E1A05-2012: What is the maximum power output permitted on the 60 meter band?

100 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to the gain of a half-wave dipole

50 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to an isotropic radiator

50 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to a dipole

100 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to an isotropic radiator



E1A06-2012: Which of the following describes the rules for operation on the 60 meter band?

Operation is restricted to specific emission types and specific channels

Working DX is not permitted

Operation is restricted to LSB

All of these choices are correct



E1A07-2012: What is the only amateur band where transmission on specific channels rather than a range of frequencies is permitted?

60 meter band

12 meter band

17 meter band

30 meter band



E1A08-2012: If a station in a message forwarding system inadvertently forwards a message that is in violation of FCC rules, who is primarily accountable for the rules violation?

The control operator of the originating station

The control operator of the packet bulletin board station

The control operators of all the stations in the system

The control operators of all the stations in the system not authenticating the source from which they accept communications



E1A09-2012: What is the first action you should take if your digital message forwarding station inadvertently forwards a communication that violates FCC rules?

Discontinue forwarding the communication as soon as you become aware of it

Notify the originating station that the communication does not comply with FCC rules

Notify the nearest FCC Field Engineer's office

Discontinue forwarding all messages



E1A10-2012: If an amateur station is installed aboard a ship or aircraft, what condition must be met before the station is operated?

Its operation must be approved by the master of the ship or the pilot in command of the aircraft

The amateur station operator must agree to not transmit when the main ship or aircraft radios are in use

It must have a power supply that is completely independent of the main ship or aircraft power supply

Its operator must have an FCC Marine or Aircraft endorsement on his or her amateur license



E1A11-2012: What authorization or licensing is required when operating an amateur station aboard a US-registered vessel in international waters?

Any FCC-issued amateur license or a reciprocal permit for an alien amateur licensee

Any amateur license with an FCC Marine or Aircraft endorsement

Only General class or higher amateur licenses

An unrestricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit



E1A12-2012: With your transceiver displaying the carrier frequency of CW signals, you hear a DX station's CQ on 3.500 MHz. Is it legal to return the call using CW on the same frequency?

No, sidebands from the CW signal will be out of the band.

Yes, the DX station initiated the contact

Yes, the displayed frequency is within the 80 meter CW band segment

No, USA stations are not permitted to use CW emissions below 3.525 MHz



E1A13-2012: Who must be in physical control of the station apparatus of an amateur station aboard any vessel or craft that is documented or registered in the United States?

Any person holding an FCC-issued amateur license or who is authorized for alien reciprocal operation

Only a person with an FCC Marine Radio

Only a person named in an amateur station license grant

Any person named in an amateur station license grant or a person holding an unrestricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit






E1B-2012: Station restrictions and special operations: restrictions on station location; general operating restrictions, spurious emissions, control operator reimbursement; antenna structure restrictions; RACES operations

E1B01-2012: Which of the following constitutes a spurious emission?

An emission outside its necessary bandwidth that can be reduced or eliminated without affecting the information transmitted

An amateur station transmission made at random without the proper call sign identification

A signal transmitted to prevent its detection by any station other than the intended recipient

Any transmitted bogus signal that interferes with another licensed radio station



E1B02-2012: Which of the following factors might cause the physical location of an amateur station apparatus or antenna structure to be restricted?

The location is of environmental importance or significant in American history, architecture, or culture

The location is near an area of political conflict

The location is of geographical or horticultural importance

The location is in an ITU zone designated for coordination with one or more foreign governments



E1B03-2012: Within what distance must an amateur station protect an FCC monitoring facility from harmful interference?

1 mile

3 miles

10 miles

30 miles



E1B04-2012: What must be done before placing an amateur station within an officially designated wilderness area or wildlife preserve, or an area listed in the National Register of Historical Places?

An Environmental Assessment must be submitted to the FCC

A proposal must be submitted to the National Park Service

A letter of intent must be filed with the National Audubon Society

A form FSD-15 must be submitted to the Department of the Interior



E1B05-2012: What is the maximum bandwidth for a data emission on 60 meters?

2.8 kHz

60 Hz

170 Hz

1.5 kHz



E1B06-2012: Which of the following additional rules apply if you are installing an amateur station antenna at a site at or near a public use airport?

You may have to notify the Federal Aviation Administration and register it with the FCC as required by Part 17 of FCC rules

No special rules apply if your antenna structure will be less than 300 feet in height

You must file an Environmental Impact Statement with the EPA before construction begins

You must obtain a construction permit from the airport zoning authority



E1B07-2012: Where must the carrier frequency of a CW signal be set to comply with FCC rules for 60 meter operation?

At the center frequency of the channel

At the lowest frequency of the channel

At the highest frequency of the channel

On any frequency where the signal's sidebands are within the channel



E1B08-2012: What limitations may the FCC place on an amateur station if its signal causes interference to domestic broadcast reception, assuming that the receiver(s) involved are of good engineering design?

The amateur station must avoid transmitting during certain hours on frequencies that cause the interference

The amateur station must cease operation

The amateur station must cease operation on all frequencies below 30 MHz

The amateur station must cease operation on all frequencies above 30 MHz



E1B09-2012: Which amateur stations may be operated in RACES?

Any FCC-licensed amateur station certified by the responsible civil defense organization for the area served

Only those club stations licensed to Amateur Extra class operators

Any FCC-licensed amateur station except a Technician class operator's station

Any FCC-licensed amateur station participating in the Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS)



E1B10-2012: What frequencies are authorized to an amateur station participating in RACES?

All amateur service frequencies authorized to the control operator

Specific segments in the amateur service MF, HF, VHF and UHF bands

Specific local government channels

Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) channels



E1B11-2012: What is the permitted mean power of any spurious emission relative to the mean power of the fundamental emission from a station transmitter or external RF amplifier installed after January 1, 2003, and transmitting on a frequency below 30 MHZ?

At least 43 dB below

At least 53 dB below

At least 63 dB below

At least 73 dB below



E1B12-2012: What is the highest modulation index permitted at the highest modulation frequency for angle modulation?

1.0

.5

2.0

3.0






E1C-2012: Station control: definitions and restrictions pertaining to local, automatic and remote control operation; control operator responsibilities for remote and automatically controlled stations

E1C01-2012: What is a remotely controlled station?

A station controlled indirectly through a control link

A station operated away from its regular home location

A station controlled by someone other than the licensee

A station operating under automatic control



E1C02-2012: What is meant by automatic control of a station?

The use of devices and procedures for control so that the control operator does not have to be present at a control point

A station operating with its output power controlled automatically

Remotely controlling a station's antenna pattern through a directional control link

The use of a control link between a control point and a locally controlled station



E1C03-2012: How do the control operator responsibilities of a station under automatic control differ from one under local control?

Under automatic control the control operator is not required to be present at the control point

Under local control there is no control operator

Under automatic control there is no control operator

Under local control a control operator is not required to be present at a control point



E1C04-2012: When may an automatically controlled station retransmit third party communications?

Only when transmitting RTTY or data emissions

Never

When specifically agreed upon by the sending and receiving stations

When approved by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration



E1C05-2012: When may an automatically controlled station originate third party communications?

Never

Only when transmitting an RTTY or data emissions

When specifically agreed upon by the sending and receiving stations

When approved by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration



E1C06-2012: Which of the following statements concerning remotely controlled amateur stations is true?

A control operator must be present at the control point

Only Extra Class operators may be the control operator of a remote station

A control operator need not be present at the control point

Repeater and auxiliary stations may not be remotely controlled



E1C07-2012: What is meant by local control?

Direct manipulation of the transmitter by a control operator

Controlling a station through a local auxiliary link

Automatically manipulating local station controls

Controlling a repeater using a portable handheld transceiver



E1C08-2012: What is the maximum permissible duration of a remotely controlled station's transmissions if its control link malfunctions?

3 minutes

30 seconds

5 minutes

10 minutes



E1C09-2012: Which of these frequencies are available for an automatically controlled repeater operating below 30 MHz?

29.500 - 29.700 MHz

18.110 - 18.168 MHz

24.940 - 24.990 MHz

10.100 - 10.150 MHz



E1C10-2012: What types of amateur stations may automatically retransmit the radio signals of other amateur stations?

Only auxiliary, repeater or space stations

Only beacon, repeater or space stations

Only earth stations, repeater stations or model craft

Only auxiliary, beacon or space stations






E1D-2012: Amateur Satellite service: definitions and purpose; license requirements for space stations; available frequencies and bands; telecommand and telemetry operations; restrictions, and special provisions; notification requirements

E1D01-2012: What is the definition of the term telemetry?

One-way transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument

Two-way radiotelephone transmissions in excess of 1000 feet

Two-way single channel transmissions of data

One-way transmission that initiates, modifies, or terminates the functions of a device at a distance



E1D02-2012: What is the amateur satellite service?

A radio communications service using amateur radio stations on satellites

A radio navigation service using satellites for the purpose of self training, intercommunication and technical studies carried out by amateurs

A spacecraft launching service for amateur-built satellites

A radio communications service using stations on Earth satellites for public service broadcast



E1D03-2012: What is a telecommand station in the amateur satellite service?

An amateur station that transmits communications to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a space station

An amateur station located on the Earth's surface for communications with other Earth stations by means of Earth satellites

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

An amateur station that transmits telemetry consisting of measurements of upper atmosphere data from space



E1D04-2012: What is an Earth station in the amateur satellite service?

An amateur station within 50 km of the Earth's surface intended for communications with amateur stations by means of objects in space

An amateur station that is not able to communicate using amateur satellites

An amateur station that transmits telemetry consisting of measurement of upper atmosphere data from space

Any amateur station on the surface of the Earth



E1D05-2012: What class of licensee is authorized to be the control operator of a space station?

All classes

All except Technician Class

Only General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class

Only Amateur Extra Class



E1D06-2012: Which of the following special provisions must a space station incorporate in order to comply with space station requirements?

The space station must be capable of terminating transmissions by telecommand when directed by the FCC

The space station must cease all transmissions after 5 years

The space station must be capable of changing its orbit whenever such a change is ordered by NASA

All of these choices are correct



E1D07-2012: Which amateur service HF bands have frequencies authorized to space stations?

Only 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m and 10m

Only 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m and 10m bands

40m, 30m, 20m, 15m, 12m and 10m bands

All HF bands



E1D08-2012: Which VHF amateur service bands have frequencies available for space stations?

2 meters

6 meters and 2 meters

6 meters, 2 meters, and 1.25 meters

2 meters and 1.25 meters



E1D09-2012: Which amateur service UHF bands have frequencies available for a space station?

70 cm, 23 cm, 13 cm

70 cm

70 cm and 33 cm

33 cm and 13 cm



E1D10-2012: Which amateur stations are eligible to be telecommand stations?

Any amateur station so designated by the space station licensee, subject to the privileges of the class of operator license held by the control operator

Any amateur station designated by NASA

Any amateur station so designated by the ITU

All of these choices are correct



E1D11-2012: Which amateur stations are eligible to operate as Earth stations?

Any amateur station, subject to the privileges of the class of operator license held by the control operator

Any amateur station whose licensee has filed a pre-space notification with the FCC's International Bureau

Only those of General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class operators

Only those of Amateur Extra Class operators






E1E-2012: Volunteer examiner program: definitions, qualifications, preparation and administration of exams; accreditation; question pools; documentation requirements

E1E01-2012: What is the minimum number of qualified VEs required to administer an Element 4 amateur operator license examination?

3

5

2

4



E1E02-2012: Where are the questions for all written US amateur license examinations listed?

In a question pool maintained by all the VECs

In FCC Part 97

In a question pool maintained by the FCC

In the appropriate FCC Report and Order



E1E03-2012: What is a Volunteer Examiner Coordinator?

An organization that has entered into an agreement with the FCC to coordinate amateur operator license examinations

A person who has volunteered to administer amateur operator license examinations

A person who has volunteered to prepare amateur operator license examinations

The person who has entered into an agreement with the FCC to be the VE session manager



E1E04-2012: Which of the following best describes the Volunteer Examiner accreditation process?

The procedure by which a VEC confirms that the VE applicant meets FCC requirements to serve as an examiner

Each General, Advanced and Amateur Extra Class operator is automatically accredited as a VE when the license is granted

The amateur operator applying must pass a VE examination administered by the FCC Enforcement Bureau

The prospective VE obtains accreditation from the FCC



E1E05-2012: What is the minimum passing score on amateur operator license examinations?

Minimum passing score of 74%

Minimum passing score of 70%

Minimum passing score of 80%

Minimum passing score of 77%



E1E06-2012: Who is responsible for the proper conduct and necessary supervision during an amateur operator license examination session?

Each administering VE

The VEC coordinating the session

The FCC

The VE session manager



E1E07-2012: What should a VE do if a candidate fails to comply with the examiner's instructions during an amateur operator license examination?

Immediately terminate the candidate's examination

Warn the candidate that continued failure to comply will result in termination of the examination

Allow the candidate to complete the examination, but invalidate the results

Immediately terminate everyone's examination and close the session



E1E08-2012: To which of the following examinees may a VE not administer an examination?

Relatives of the VE as listed in the FCC rules

Employees of the VE

Friends of the VE

All of these choices are correct



E1E09-2012: What may be the penalty for a VE who fraudulently administers or certifies an examination?

Revocation of the VE's amateur station license grant and the suspension of the VE's amateur operator license grant

A fine of up to $1000 per occurrence

A sentence of up to one year in prison

All of these choices are correct



E1E10-2012: What must the administering VEs do after the administration of a successful examination for an amateur operator license?

They must submit the application document to the coordinating VEC according to the coordinating VEC instructions

They must collect and send the documents to the NCVEC for grading

They must collect and submit the documents to the coordinating VEC for grading

They must collect and send the documents to the FCC according to instructions



E1E11-2012: What must the VE team do if an examinee scores a passing grade on all examination elements needed for an upgrade or new license?

Three VEs must certify that the examinee is qualified for the license grant and that they have complied with the administering VE requirements

Photocopy all examination documents and forward them to the FCC for processing

Issue the examinee the new or upgrade license

All these choices are correct



E1E12-2012: What must the VE team do with the application form if the examinee does not pass the exam?

Return the application document to the examinee

Maintain the application form with the VEC's records

Send the application form to the FCC and inform the FCC of the grade

Destroy the application form



E1E13-2012: What are the consequences of failing to appear for re-administration of an examination when so directed by the FCC?

The licensee's license will be cancelled

The person may be fined or imprisoned

The licensee is disqualified from any future examination for an amateur operator license grant

All these choices are correct



E1E14-2012: For which types of out-of-pocket expenses do the Part 97 rules state that VEs and VECs may be reimbursed?

Preparing, processing, administering and coordinating an examination for an amateur radio license

Teaching an amateur operator license examination preparation course

No expenses are authorized for reimbursement

Providing amateur operator license examination preparation training materials






E1F-2012: Miscellaneous rules: external RF power amplifiers; national quiet zone; business communications; compensated communications; spread spectrum; auxiliary stations; reciprocal operating privileges; IARP and CEPT licenses; third party communications with foreign countries; special temporary authority

E1F01-2012: On what frequencies are spread spectrum transmissions permitted?

Only on amateur frequencies above 222 MHz

Only on amateur frequencies above 50 MHz

Only on amateur frequencies above 420 MHz

Only on amateur frequencies above 144 MHz



E1F02-2012: Which of the following operating arrangements allows an FCC-licensed US citizen to operate in many European countries, and alien amateurs from many European countries to operate in the US?

CEPT agreement

IARP agreement

ITU reciprocal license

All of these choices are correct



E1F03-2012: Under what circumstances may a dealer sell an external RF power amplifier capable of operation below 144 MHz if it has not been granted FCC certification?

It was purchased in used condition from an amateur operator and is sold to another amateur operator for use at that operator's station

The equipment dealer assembled it from a kit

It was imported from a manufacturer in a country that does not require certification of RF power amplifiers

It was imported from a manufacturer in another country, and it was certificated by that country's government



E1F04-2012: Which of the following geographic descriptions approximately describes "Line A"?

A line roughly parallel to and south of the US-Canadian border

A line roughly parallel to and west of the US Atlantic coastline

A line roughly parallel to and north of the US-Mexican border and Gulf coastline

A line roughly parallel to and east of the US Pacific coastline



E1F05-2012: Amateur stations may not transmit in which of the following frequency segments if they are located in the contiguous 48 states and north of Line A?

420 - 430 MHz

440 - 450 MHz

53 - 54 MHz

222 - 223 MHz



E1F06-2012: What is the National Radio Quiet Zone?

An area surrounding the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

An area in Puerto Rico surrounding the Aricebo Radio Telescope

An area in New Mexico surrounding the White Sands Test Area

An area in Florida surrounding Cape Canaveral



E1F07-2012: When may an amateur station send a message to a business?

When neither the amateur nor his or her employer has a pecuniary interest in the communications

When the total money involved does not exceed $25

When the control operator is employed by the FCC or another government agency

When transmitting international third-party communications



E1F08-2012: Which of the following types of amateur station communications are prohibited?

Communications transmitted for hire or material compensation, except as otherwise provided in the rules

Communications that have a political content, except as allowed by the Fairness Doctrine

Communications that have a religious content

Communications in a language other than English



E1F09-2012: Which of the following conditions apply when transmitting spread spectrum emission?

All of these choices are correct

A station transmitting SS emission must not cause harmful interference to other stations employing other authorized emissions

The transmitting station must be in an area regulated by the FCC or in a country that permits SS emissions

The transmission must not be used to obscure the meaning of any communication



E1F10-2012: What is the maximum transmitter power for an amateur station transmitting spread spectrum communications?

10 W

1 W

1.5 W

1.5 kW



E1F11-2012: Which of the following best describes one of the standards that must be met by an external RF power amplifier if it is to qualify for a grant of FCC certification?

It must satisfy the FCC's spurious emission standards when operated at the lesser of 1500 watts, or its full output power

It must produce full legal output when driven by not more than 5 watts of mean RF input power

It must be capable of external RF switching between its input and output networks

It must exhibit a gain of 0 dB or less over its full output range



E1F12-2012: Who may be the control operator of an auxiliary station?

Only Technician, General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class operators

Any licensed amateur operator

Only General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class operators

Only Amateur Extra Class operators



E1F13-2012: What types of communications may be transmitted to amateur stations in foreign countries?

Communications incidental to the purpose of the amateur service and remarks of a personal nature

Business-related messages for non-profit organizations

Messages intended for connection to users of the maritime satellite service

All of these choices are correct



E1F14-2012: Under what circumstances might the FCC issue a "Special Temporary Authority" (STA) to an amateur station?

To provide for experimental amateur communications

To allow regular operation on Land Mobile channels

To provide additional spectrum for personal use

To provide temporary operation while awaiting normal licensing





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