Which of the following is true about contest operating?

  1. Operators are permitted to make contacts even if they do not submit a log
  2. Interference to other amateurs is unavoidable and therefore acceptable
  3. It is mandatory to transmit the call sign of the station being worked as part of every transmission to that station
  4. Every contest requires a signal report in the exchange


Which of the following best describes the term self-spotting in regards to HF contest operating?

  1. The generally prohibited practice of posting one's own call sign and frequency on a spotting network
  2. The acceptable practice of manually posting the call signs of stations on a spotting network
  3. A manual technique for rapidly zero beating or tuning to a station's frequency before calling that station
  4. An automatic method for rapidly zero beating or tuning to a station's frequency before calling that station


From which of the following bands is amateur radio contesting generally excluded?

  1. 30 m
  2. 6 m
  3. 2 m
  4. 33 cm


What type of transmission is most often used for a ham radio mesh network?

  1. Spread spectrum in the 2.4 GHz band
  2. Multiple Frequency Shift Keying in the 10 GHz band
  3. Store and forward on the 440 MHz band
  4. Frequency division multiplex in the 24 GHz band


What is the function of a DX QSL Manager?

  1. To allocate frequencies for DXpeditions
  2. To handle the receiving and sending of confirmation cards for a DX station
  3. To run a net to allow many stations to contact a rare DX station
  4. To relay calls to and from a DX station


During a VHF/UHF contest, in which band segment would you expect to find the highest level of activity?

  1. At the top of each band, usually in a segment reserved for contests
  2. In the middle of each band, usually on the national calling frequency
  3. In the weak signal segment of the band, with most of the activity near the calling frequency
  4. In the middle of the band, usually 25 kHz above the national calling frequency


What is the Cabrillo format?

  1. A standard for submission of electronic contest logs
  2. A method of exchanging information during a contest QSO
  3. The most common set of contest rules
  4. The rules of order for meetings between contest sponsors


Which of the following contacts may be confirmed through the U.S. QSL bureau system?

  1. Special event contacts between stations in the U.S.
  2. Contacts between a U.S. station and a non-U.S. station
  3. Repeater contacts between U.S. club members
  4. Contacts using tactical call signs


What type of equipment is commonly used to implement a ham radio mesh network?

  1. A 2 meter VHF transceiver with a 1200 baud modem
  2. An optical cable connection between the USB ports of 2 separate computers
  3. A standard wireless router running custom software
  4. A 440 MHz transceiver with a 9600 baud modem


Why might a DX station state that they are listening on another frequency?

  1. Because the DX station may be transmitting on a frequency that is prohibited to some responding stations
  2. To separate the calling stations from the DX station
  3. To improve operating efficiency by reducing interference
  4. All of these choices are correct


How should you generally identify your station when attempting to contact a DX station during a contest or in a pileup?

  1. Send your full call sign once or twice
  2. Send only the last two letters of your call sign until you make contact
  3. Send your full call sign and grid square
  4. Send the call sign of the DX station three times, the words "this is", then your call sign three times


What might help to restore contact when DX signals become too weak to copy across an entire HF band a few hours after sunset?

  1. Switch to a higher frequency HF band
  2. Switch to a lower frequency HF band
  3. Wait 90 minutes or so for the signal degradation to pass
  4. Wait 24 hours before attempting another communication on the band


What indicator is required to be used by U.S.-licensed operators when operating a station via remote control where the transmitter is located in the U.S.?

  1. / followed by the USPS two letter abbreviation for the state in which the remote station is located
  2. /R# where # is the district of the remote station
  3. The ARRL section of the remote station
  4. No additional indicator is required