Topic T2C Quick Review Audio


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

  1. When operating a RACES station
  2. When operating under special FEMA rules
  3. When operating under special ARES rules
  4. Never, FCC rules always apply


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

  1. Nominal Control System
  2. Net Control Station
  3. National Communications Standard
  4. Normal Communications Syntax


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

  1. Send the words by voice and Morse code
  2. Speak very loudly into the microphone
  3. Spell the words using a standard phonetic alphabet
  4. All of these choices are correct


What do RACES and ARES have in common?

  1. They represent the two largest ham clubs in the United States
  2. Both organizations broadcast road and weather information
  3. Neither may handle emergency traffic supporting public service agencies
  4. Both organizations may provide communications during emergencies


What does the term "traffic" refer to in net operation?

  1. Formal messages exchanged by net stations
  2. The number of stations checking in and out of a net
  3. Operation by mobile or portable stations
  4. 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?

  1. Repeat "SOS" three times followed by the call sign of the reporting station
  2. Press the push-to-talk button three times
  3. Begin your transmission by saying "Priority" or "Emergency" followed by your call sign
  4. 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?

  1. Provided that the frequency is quiet, announce the station call sign and location every 5 minutes
  2. Move 5 kHz away from the net's frequency and use high power to ask other hams to keep clear of the net frequency
  3. Remain on frequency without transmitting until asked to do so by the net control station
  4. All of these choices are correct


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

  1. Passing messages exactly as received
  2. Making decisions as to whether messages are worthy of relay or delivery
  3. Ensuring that any newsworthy messages are relayed to the news media
  4. All of these choices are correct


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

  1. No
  2. Yes, but only when part of a FEMA emergency plan
  3. Yes, but only when part of a RACES emergency plan
  4. 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?

  1. The email address of the originating station
  2. The address of the intended recipient
  3. The telephone number of the addressee
  4. The information needed to track the message


What is meant by the term "check," in reference to a formal traffic message?

  1. The number of words or word equivalents in the text portion of the message
  2. The value of a money order attached to the message
  3. A list of stations that have relayed the message
  4. A box on the message form that indicates that the message was received and/or relayed


What is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)?

  1. Licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service
  2. Licensed amateurs who are members of the military and who voluntarily agreed to provide message handling services in the case of an emergency
  3. A training program that provides licensing courses for those interested in obtaining an amateur license to use during emergencies
  4. A training program that certifies amateur operators for membership in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service