What is the Volunteer Monitoring Program?
- Amateur volunteers who are formally enlisted to monitor the airwaves for rules violations
- Amateur volunteers who conduct amateur licensing examinations
- Amateur volunteers who conduct frequency coordination for amateur VHF repeaters
- Amateur volunteers who use their station equipment to help civil defense organizations in times of emergency
Which of the following are objectives of the Volunteer Monitoring Program?
- To conduct efficient and orderly amateur licensing examinations
- To encourage amateur radio operators to self-regulate and comply with the rules
- To coordinate repeaters for efficient and orderly spectrum usage
- To provide emergency and public safety communications
What skills learned during hidden transmitter hunts are of help to the Volunteer Monitoring Program?
- Identification of out-of-band operation
- Direction finding used to locate stations violating FCC rules
- Identification of different call signs
- Hunters have an opportunity to transmit on non-amateur frequencies
Which of the following describes an azimuthal projection map?
- A map that shows accurate land masses
- A map that shows true bearings and distances from a particular location
- A map that shows the angle at which an amateur satellite crosses the equator
- A map that shows the number of degrees longitude that an amateur satellite appears to move westward at the equator with each orbit
Which of the following is a good way to indicate on a clear frequency in the HF phone bands that you are looking for a contact with any station?
- Sign your call sign once, followed by the words "listening for a call" - if no answer, change frequency and repeat
- Say "QTC" followed by "this is" and your call sign - if no answer, change frequency and repeat
- Repeat "CQ" a few times, followed by "this is," then your call sign a few times, then pause to listen, repeat as necessary
- Transmit an unmodulated carried for approximately 10 seconds, followed by "this is" and your call sign, and pause to listen - repeat as necessary
How is a directional antenna pointed when making a "long-path" contact with another station?
- Toward the rising sun
- Along the grayline
- 180 degrees from the station's short-path heading
- Toward the north
Which of the following are examples of the NATO Phonetic Alphabet?
- Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog
- Adam, Boy, Charles, David
- America, Boston, Canada, Denmark
- Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta
What is a reason why many amateurs keep a station log?
- The ITU requires a log of all international contacts
- The ITU requires a log of all international third-party traffic
- The log provides evidence of operation needed to renew a license without retest
- To help with a reply if the FCC requests information
Which of the following is required when participating in a contest on HF frequencies?
- Submit a log to the contest sponsor
- Send a QSL card to the stations worked, or QSL via Logbook of The World
- Identify your station per normal FCC regulations
- All these choices are correct
What is QRP operation?
- Remote piloted model control
- Low-power transmit operation
- Transmission using Quick Response Protocol
- Traffic relay procedure net operation
Which of the following is typical of the lower HF frequencies during the summer?
- Poor propagation at any time of day
- World-wide propagation during the daylight hours
- Heavy distortion on signals due to photon absorption
- High levels of atmospheric noise or "static"