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E1A01 (B) [97.301(b)] What exclusive frequency privileges in the 80-meter band are authorized to Amateur Extra Class control operators?

B. 3500-3525 kHz

E1A02 (C) [97.301(b)] What exclusive frequency privileges in the 75-meter band are authorized to Amateur Extra class control operators?

C. 3750-3775 kHz

E1A03 (A) [97.301(b)] What exclusive frequency privileges in the 40-meter band are authorized to Amateur Extra class control operators?

A. 7000-7025 kHz

E1A04 (D) [97.301(b)] What exclusive frequency privileges in the 20-meter band are authorized to Amateur Extra Class control operators?

D. 14.000-14.025 MHz and 14.150-14.175 MHz

E1A05 (C) [97.301(b)] What exclusive frequency privileges in the 15-meter band are authorized to Amateur Extra Class control operators?

C. 21.000-21.025 MHz and 21.200-21.225 MHz

E1A06 (A) [97.301(b)] Which frequency bands contain at least one segment authorized to only control operators holding an Amateur Extra Class operator license?

A. 80, 75, 40, 20 and 15 meters

E1A07 (B) [97.301(b)] Within the 20-meter band, what is the amount of spectrum authorized to only control operators holding an Amateur Extra Class operator license?

B. 50 kHz

E1A08 (A) [97.301(b)] Which frequency bands contain two segments authorized to only control operators holding an Amateur Extra Class operator license, CEPT radio-amateur Class 1 license or Class 1 IARP?

A. 80/75, 20 and 15 meters

E1A09 (D) [97.307(c)] What must an amateur station licensee do if a spurious emission from the station causes harmful interference to the reception of another radio station?

D. Eliminate or reduce the interference

E1A12 (A) [97.307(e)] What is the maximum mean power permitted to any spurious emission from a transmitter or external RF power amplifier transmitting at a mean power greater than 25 watts on an amateur service VHF band?

A. 60 dB below the mean power of the fundamental emission

E1A13 (A) [97.307(e)] What is the maximum mean power permitted for any spurious emission from a transmitter having a mean power of 25 W or less on an amateur service VHF band?

A. The lesser of 25 microwatts or 40 dB below the mean power of the fundamental emission

E1A14 (B) [97.219(b), (d)] If a packet bulletin board station in a message forwarding system inadvertently forwards a message that is in violation of FCC rules, who is accountable for the rules violation?

B. The control operator of the originating station and conditionally the first forwarding station

E1A15 (A) [97.219(c)] If your packet bulletin board station inadvertently forwards a communication that violates FCC rules, what is the first action you should take?

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

E1A16 (A) [97.303] For each ITU Region, how is each frequency band allocated internationally to the amateur service designated?

A. Primary service or secondary service

E1A17 (D) [97.27] Why might the FCC modify an amateur station license?

D. To promote the public interest, convenience and necessity

E1A18 (A) [97.303(d)] What are the sharing requirements for an amateur station transmitting in the 30-meter band?

A. It must not cause harmful interference to stations in the fixed service authorized by other nations

E1A19 (A) [97.11(a)] If an amateur station is installed on board a ship and is separate from the ship radio installation, what condition must be met before the station may transmit?

A. Its operation must be approved by the master of the ship

E1A20 (A) [97.3(a)(45)] What is the definition of the term telemetry?

A. A one-way transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument

E1A21 (D) [97.3(a)(43)] What is the definition of the term telecommand?

D. A one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a device at a distance

E1A22 (D) [97.211(b)] When may an amateur station transmit special codes intended to obscure the meaning of messages?

D. When sending telecommand messages to a station in space operation

E1B01 (A) [97.13(a)] Which of the following factors might restrict the physical location of an amateur station apparatus or antenna structure?

A. The land may have environmental importance; or it is significant in American history, architecture or culture

E1B02 (A) [97.13(b)] Outside of what distance from an FCC monitoring facility may an amateur station be located without concern for protecting the facility from harmful interference?

A. 1 mile

E1B03 (C) [97.13(a)] What must be done before an amateur station is placed within an officially designated wilderness area or wildlife preserve, or an area listed in the National Register of Historical Places?

C. An Environmental Assessment must be submitted to the FCC

E1B04 (D) [97.121(a )] If an amateur station causes interference to the reception of a domestic broadcast station with a receiver of good engineering design, on what frequencies may the operation of the amateur station be restricted?

D. On the frequency or frequencies used when the interference occurs

E1B05 (C) [97.113(c)] When may an amateur operator accept compensation for serving as the control operator of an amateur station used in a classroom?

C. Only when the amateur operator is paid as an incident of a teaching position during periods of time when the station is used by that teacher as a part of classroom instruction at an educational institution

E1B06 (B) [97.113(c)] Who may accept compensation for serving as a control operator in a classroom at an educational institution?

B. Only an amateur operator accepting such pay as an incident of a teaching position during times when the station is used by that teacher as a part of classroom instruction

E1B07 (B)[97.15(a)If an amateur antenna structure is located in a valley or canyon, what height restrictions apply?

B. The structure must be no higher than 200 feet above the ground level at its site

E1B08 (D) [97.15b] What limits must local authorities observe when legislating height and dimension restrictions for an amateur station antenna structure?

D. Such regulation must reasonably accommodate amateur service communications and must constitute the minimum practicable regulation to accomplish the state or local authorities legitimate purpose

E1B09 (A) [97.15a] If you are installing an amateur radio station antenna at a site within 5 miles from a public use airport, what additional rules apply?

A. You must evaluate the height of your antenna based on the FCC Part 17 regulations

E1B10 (D) [97.3a38] What is meant by a remotely controlled station?

D. A station controlled indirectly through a control link

E1B11 (A) [97.109(d), 201(d), 97.203(d), 97.205(d)] Which of the following amateur stations may not be operated under automatic control?

A. Remote control of model aircraft

E1B12 (A) [97.3(a)(6), 97.109(d)] What is meant by automatic control of a station?

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

E1B13 (B) [97.3(a)(6), 97.109(d)] How do the control operator responsibilities of a station under automatic control differ from one under local control?

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

E1B14 (C) [97.3(a)(38)] What is a control link?

C. The means of control between a control point and a remotely controlled station

E1B15 (D) [97.3(a)(38)] What is the term for apparatus to effect remote control between the control point and a remotely controlled station?

D. A control link

E1C01 (A) [97.5(c),(d), (e), 97.107] What is an FCC authorization for alien reciprocal operation?

A. An FCC authorization to the holder of an amateur license issued by certain foreign governments to operate an amateur station in the US

E1C02 (B) [97.107] Who is authorized for alien reciprocal operation in places where the FCC regulates the amateur service?

B. Any non-US citizen holding an amateur service license issued by their government with which the US has a reciprocal operating arrangement

E1C03 (C) [97.107] What are the frequency privileges authorized for alien reciprocal operation?

C. Those authorized to the alien by his country of citizenship, but not to exceed those authorized to Amateur Extra Class operators

E1C04 (D) [97.119(g)] What indicator must a Canadian amateur station include with the assigned call sign in the station identification announcement when operating in the US?

D. The letter-numeral indicating the station location after the Canadian call sign and the closest city and state once during the communication

E1C05 (A) [97.107] When may a US citizen holding a foreign amateur service license be authorized for alien reciprocal operation in places where the FCC regulates the amateur service?

A. Never; US citizens are not eligible for alien reciprocal operation

E1C06 (A) [97.107] Which of the following would disqualify a foreign amateur operator from being authorized for alien reciprocal operation in places where the FCC regulates the amateur service?

A. Not being a citizen of the country that issued the amateur service license

E1C07 (B) [97.107(a)] What special document is required before a Canadian citizen holding a Canadian amateur service license may reciprocal operate in the US?

B. No special document is required

E1C08 (C) [97.107(b)] What operating privileges does a properly licensed alien amateur have in the US, if the US and the alien amateur's home country have a multilateral or bilateral reciprocal operating agreement?

C. Those authorized by their home license, not to exceed the operating privileges of an Amateur Extra Class operator license

E1C09 (D) [97.5(c)] From which locations may a licensed alien amateur operator be the control operator of an amateur station?

D. Any location where the amateur service is regulated by the FCC

E1C10 (A) [97.5(d)] Which of the following operating arrangements allow an FCC licensed US citizen to operate in many European countries and alien amateurs from many European countries to operate in the US?

A. CEPT agreement

E1C11 (B) [97.5(e)] Which of the following multilateral or bilateral operating arrangements allow an FCC licensed US citizen and many Central and South American amateur operators to operate in each other's countries?

B. IARP agreement

E1C12 (D) [97.119(g)] What additional station identification, in addition to his or her own call sign, does an alien operator supply when operating in the US under an FCC authorization for alien reciprocal operation?

D. The letter-numeral indicating the station location in the US included before their call and the closest city and state given once during the communication

E1D01 (B) [97.3(a)(37)] What is the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)?

B. A radio service using amateur stations for civil defense communications during periods of local, regional, or national civil emergencies

E1D02 (A) [97.3(a)(37)] What is the purpose of RACES?

A. To provide civil-defense communications during emergencies

E1D03 (C) [97.407(a)] With what organization must an amateur station be registered before participating in RACES?

C. A civil defense organization

E1D04 (C) [97.407(a)] Which amateur stations may be operated in RACES?

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

E1D05 (A) [97.407(b)] What frequencies are authorized normally to an amateur station participating in RACES?

A. All amateur service frequencies otherwise authorized to the control operator

E1D06 (B) [97.407(b)] What are the frequencies authorized to an amateur station participating in RACES during a period when the President's War Emergency Powers are in force?

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

E1D07 (D) [97.407(b)] What frequencies are normally available for RACES operation?

D. All frequencies authorized to the amateur service

E1D08 (A) [97.407(b)] What type of emergency can cause limits to be placed on the frequencies available for RACES operation?

A. An emergency during which the President's War Emergency Powers are invoked

E1D09 (C) [97.407(a)] Who may be the control operator of a RACES station?

C. Anyone who holds an FCC-issued amateur operator license and is certified by a civil defense organization

E1D10 (B) [97.407(c), (d)] With which stations may amateur stations participating in RACES communicate?

B. Amateur stations participating in RACES and specific other stations authorized by the responsible civil defense official

E1D11 (C) [97.407(e)] What communications are permissible in RACES?

C. National defense or immediate safety of people and property and communications authorized by the area civil defense organization

E1E01 (C) [97.3(a)(3)] What is the amateur-satellite service?

C. A service using amateur stations on satellites for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations

E1E02 (A) [97.3(a)(40)] What is a space station in the amateur-satellite service?

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

E1E03 (A) [97.3(a)(44)] What is a telecommand station in the amateur-satellite service?

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

E1E04 (A) [97.3(a)(16)] What is an earth station in the amateur-satellite service?

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

E1E05 (D) [97.207] Which of the following types of communications may space stations transmit?

D. All of these choices are correct

E1E06 (D) [97.207 (a)] Which amateur stations are eligible to operate as a space station?

D. Any FCC-licensed amateur station

E1E07 (A) [97.207(b)] What special provision must a space station incorporate in order to comply with space station requirements?

A. The space station must be capable of effecting a cessation of transmissions by telecommand whenever so ordered by the FCC

E1E08 (D) [97.207(g)(1)] When must the licensee of a space station give the FCC International Bureau the first written pre-space notification?

D. No less than 27 months prior to initiating space station transmissions

E1E09 (A) [97.207] Which amateur service HF bands have frequencies authorized to space stations?

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

E1E10 (A) [97.207] Which VHF amateur service bands have frequencies available for space stations?

A. 2 meters

E1E11 (A) [97.207] Which amateur service UHF bands have frequencies available for a space station?

A. 70 cm, 23 cm, 13 cm

E1E12 (B) [97.211 (a)] Which amateur stations are eligible to be telecommand stations?

B. Any amateur station so designated by the space station licensee

E1E13 (A) [97.211 (b)] What unique privilege is afforded a telecommand station?

A. A telecommand station may transmit command messages to the space station using codes intended to obscure their meaning

E1E14 (C) [97.207 (f)] What is the term for space-to-Earth transmissions used to communicate the results of measurements made by a space station?

C. Telemetry

E1E15 (D) [97.209 (a)] Which amateur stations are eligible to operate as Earth stations?

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

E1F01 (D) [97.507 (a), (b), (c),97.523] Who may prepare an Element 4 amateur operator license examination?

D. An Extra class VE or a qualified supplier who selects questions from the appropriate VEC question pool

E1F02 (C) [97.507(b)] Where are the questions listed that must be used in all written US amateur license examinations?

C. In the VEC-maintained question pool

E1F03 (A) [97.523] Who is responsible for maintaining the question pools from which all amateur license examination questions must be taken?

A. All of the VECs

E1F04 (C) [97.507(a)(1)] Who must select from the VEC question pool the set of questions that are administered in an Element 3 examination?

C. A VE holding an FCC-issued Amateur Extra or Advanced Class operator license grant

E1F06 (C) [97.503(a)] What is the purpose of an amateur operator telegraphy examination?

C. It proves that the examinee has the ability to send correctly by hand and to receive correctly by ear texts in the International Morse Code

E1F07 (A) [97.503(b)] What is the purpose of an Element 4 examination?

A. It proves the examinee has the qualifications necessary to perform properly the duties of an Amateur Extra Class operator

E1F08 (C) [97.521] What is a Volunteer-Examiner Coordinator?

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

E1F09 (B) [97.3(a)(48)] What is an accredited Volunteer Examiner?

B. An amateur operator who is approved by a VEC to administer amateur operator license examinations

E1F10 (A) [97.509(a)] What is a VE Team?

A. A group of at least three VEs who administer examinations for an amateur operator license

E1F11 (C) [97.509(b)(4)] Which persons seeking to be VEs cannot be accredited?

C. Persons who have ever had an amateur operator or amateur station license suspended or revoked

E1F12 (D) [97.509(b)(1), 97.525] What is the VE accreditation process?

D. Each VEC ensures that its Volunteer Examiner applicants meet FCC requirements to serve as VEs

E1F13 (A) [97.509(c)] Where must the VE team be stationed while administering an examination?

A. All administering VEs must be present and observing the examinees throughout the entire examination

E1F14 (C) [97.509(c)] Who is responsible for the proper conduct and necessary supervision during an amateur operator license examination session?

C. The administering VEs

E1F15 (B) [97.509(c)] What should a VE do if a candidate fails to comply with the examiner's instructions during an amateur operator license examination?

B. Immediately terminate the candidate's examination

E1F16 (A) [97.509(k)] What special procedures must a VE team follow for an examinee with a physical disability?

A. A special procedure that accommodates the disability

E1F17 (A) [97.509(d)] To which of the following examinees may a VE not administer an examination?

A. The VE's close relatives as listed in the FCC rules

E1F18 (A) [97.509(e)] What may be the penalty for a VE who fraudulently administers or certifies an examination?

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

E1F19 (C) [97.509(h)] What must the VE team do with your test papers when you have finished this examination?

C. The VE team must collect and grade them immediately

E1F20 (D) [97.519(b)] What action must the coordinating VEC complete within 10 days of collecting the information from an examination session?

D. All of these choices are correct

E1F21 (D) [97.509(i)] What must the VE team do if an examinee scores a passing grade on all examination elements needed for an upgrade or new license?

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

E1F22 (A) [97.509(j)] What must the VE team do if the examinee does not score a passing grade on the examination?

A. Return the application document to the examinee and inform the examinee of the grade

E1F23 (A) [97.519(d)(3)] What are the consequences of failing to appear for readministration of an examination when so directed by the FCC?

A. The licensee's license will be cancelled and a new license will be issued that is consistent with examination elements not invalidated

E1F24 (A) [97.527] What are the types of out-of-pocket expenses for which the FCC rules authorize a VE and VEC to accept reimbursement?

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

E1F25 (A) [97.509(e), 97.527] How much reimbursement may the VE team and VEC accept for preparing, processing, administering and coordinating an examination?

A. Actual out-of-pocket expenses

E1F26 (C) [97.505(a)(6)] What amateur operator license examination credit must be given for a valid Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE)?

C. Each element the CSCE indicates the examinee passed within the previous 365 days

E1F27 (C) [97.301(e)] For what period of time does a Technician class licensee, who has just been issued a CSCE for having passed a 5 WPM Morse code examination, have authority to operate on the Novice/Technician HF subbands?

C. Indefinitely, so long as the Technician license remains valid

E1F28 (A) [97.505(a)(6)] What period of time does a Technician class licensee, who has just been issued a CSCE for having passed a 5 WPM Morse code examination, have in order to use this credit toward a license upgrade?

A. 365 days from the examination date as indicated on the CSCE

E1G01 (B) [97.315(c)] What does it mean if an external RF amplifier is listed on the FCC database as certificated for use in the amateur service?

B. That particular RF amplifier model may be marketed for use in the amateur service

E1G02 (B)[97.317(a)(3)] Which of the following is one of the standards that must be met by an external RF power amplifier if it is to qualify for a grant of Certification?

B. It must satisfy the spurious emission standards when driven with at least 50W mean RF power (unless a higher drive level is specified)

E1G03 (A) [97.315(b)(5)] Under what condition may an equipment dealer sell an external RF power amplifier capable of operation below 144 MHz if it has not been granted FCC certification?

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

E1G04 (A) [97.3(a)(32)] Which of the following geographic descriptions approximately describes Line A?

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

E1G05 (D) [97.303(f)(1)] Amateur stations may not transmit in which frequency segment if they are located north of Line A?

D. 420-430 MHz

E1G06 (C) [97.3 (a)(32)] What is the National Radio Quiet Zone?

C. An Area in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia surrounding the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

E1G07 (A) [97.203(e)] What type of automatically controlled amateur station must not be established in the National Radio Quiet Zone before the licensee gives written notification to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory?

A. Beacon station

E1G08 (D) [97.113(a)(2)] When may the control operator of a repeater accept payment for providing communication services to another party?

D. Under no circumstances

E1G09 (D) [97.113(a)(3)] When may an amateur station send a message to a business?

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

E1G10 (A) [97.113] Which of the following types of amateur operator-to-amateur operator communication are prohibited?

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

E1G11 (C) [97.3(c)(8)] What is the term for emissions using bandwidth-expansion modulation?

C. Spread spectrum

E1G12 (D) [97.311(a)] FCC-licensed amateur stations may use spread spectrum (SS) emissions to communicate under which of the following conditions?

D. All of these choices are correct

E1G13 (C) [97.311(d)] Under any circumstance, what is the maximum transmitter power for an amateur station transmitting emission type SS communications?

C. 100 W

E1G14 (D) [97.109(c)] What of the following is a use for an auxiliary station?

D. All of these choices are correct