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Subelement T1
FCC Rules, descriptions and definitions for the Amateur Radio Service, operator and station license responsibilities
Section T1A
Amateur Radio Service: purpose and permissible use of the Amateur Radio Service; operator/primary station license grant; where FCC rules are codified; basis and purpose of FCC rules; meanings of basic terms used in FCC rules; interference; spectrum management
Which of the following is a purpose of the Amateur Radio Service as stated in the FCC rules and regulations?
  • Providing personal radio communications for as many citizens as possible
  • Providing communications for international non-profit organizations
  • Advancing skills in the technical and communication phases of the radio art
  • All of these choices are correct

Providing personal communications and those for international non-profits are not in Part 97, but advancing skills are.

If it were for as many citizens as possible, why bother with a test? Family Radio Service is available without a test - it doesn't even require a license; but amateur radio does.

If it were just for US Citizens, then a non-US Citizen couldn't get a license, but they can - they just need a US mailing address.

So, you can eliminate those two choices, which leaves you with the final one.

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Which agency regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States?
  • FEMA
  • The ITU
  • The FCC
  • Homeland Security

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates and enforces rules for Amateur Radio. All you can really do on this is memorize that, but this is a pretty fundamental thing to know =]

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Which part of the FCC regulations contains the rules governing the Amateur Radio Service?
  • Part 73
  • Part 95
  • Part 90
  • Part 97

If you have trouble memorizing '97', look at the other questions on your test. There are several that have Part 97 as part of the question. For example, "What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a space station?" You may have one of these questions on the test and can use it to answer this one. Or one way to remember this question is that it is closest to 100.

Just remember ninety-seven NS = Nerd Socks

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Which of the following meets the FCC definition of harmful interference?
  • Radio transmissions that annoy users of a repeater
  • Unwanted radio transmissions that cause costly harm to radio station apparatus
  • That which seriously degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a radio communication service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations
  • Static from lightning storms

Harmful interference is exactly what it sounds like; any time you are using a radio and cause problems with another radio that is operating in a legal and correct manner, you are causing harmful interference.

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Which of the following is a purpose of the Amateur Radio Service rules and regulations as defined by the FCC?
  • Enhancing international goodwill
  • Providing inexpensive communication for local emergency organizations
  • Training of operators in military radio operating procedures
  • All of these choices are correct

Just memorize the Part 97 purposes for the Amateur Radio Service. You'll remember "Enhancing international goodwill" as one of the choices.

Amateur radio is not meant to provide inexpensive communications - there's nothing in Part 97 about that.

Amateur radio operators evolve efficient radio operating procedures - they might sound like military radio procedures because of the ITU Phonetic Alphabet, often used to clarify messages. But that's not the purpose of Amateur Radio.

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Which of the following services are protected from interference by amateur signals under all circumstances?
  • Citizens Radio Service
  • Broadcast Service
  • Land Mobile Radio Service
  • Radionavigation Service

Radionavigation is a critical service - losing navigation services in the middle of navigating could be fatal. Think about which of these is most critical - that's the right choice.

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What is the FCC Part 97 definition of telemetry?
  • An information bulletin issued by the FCC
  • A one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a device at a distance
  • A one-way transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument
  • An information bulletin from a VEC

"tele" means remote, and "metry", from the same root as "metric", indictates "measurement." So, if a remote device sends measurements, such as temperature, it is transmitting telemetry data.

Thus, telemetry is essentially "Remote Measurement."

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Which of the following entities recommends transmit/receive channels and other parameters for auxiliary and repeater stations?
  • Frequency Spectrum Manager
  • Frequency Coordinator
  • FCC Regional Field Office
  • International Telecommunications Union

Frequency Coordinators are regular amateur radio operators who are selected by repeater operators to coordinate the use of the radio frequencies for a given geographical area. This is important to keep repeaters from interfering with each other and to ensure that enough frequencies remain usable for simplex operation.

Some people may think that any frequencies can be used for simplex operation, but if you are uninformed as to the band plan selected by the Frequency Coordinator in your area, you may find yourself operating on or close to the input frequency of a repeater, thus causing harmful interference to others in the area. Click here for more information.

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Who selects a Frequency Coordinator?
  • The FCC Office of Spectrum Management and Coordination Policy
  • The local chapter of the Office of National Council of Independent Frequency Coordinators
  • Amateur operators in a local or regional area whose stations are eligible to be auxiliary or repeater stations
  • FCC Regional Field Office

Frequency Coordinators are regular amateur radio operators who are selected by repeater operators to coordinate the use of the radio frequencies for a given geographical area. This is important to keep repeaters from interfering with each other and to ensure that enough frequencies remain usable for simplex operation.

Some people may think that any frequencies can be used for simplex operation, but if you are uninformed as to the band plan selected by the Frequency Coordinator in your area, you may find yourself operating on or close to the input frequency of a repeater, thus causing harmful interference to others in the area. Click here for more information.

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What is the FCC Part 97 definition of an amateur station?
  • A station in the Amateur Radio Service consisting of the apparatus necessary for carrying on radio communications
  • A building where Amateur Radio receivers, transmitters, and RF power amplifiers are installed
  • Any radio station operated by a non-professional
  • Any radio station for hobby use

Part 97 defines an Amateur Station as: (5) Amateur station. A station in an amateur radio service consisting of the apparatus necessary for carrying on radio communications.

A station may be mobile, fixed, or handheld, and the definition makes no description of the person operating the equipment. In other words, no matter where the radio is being used from (Vehicle, House, Handheld) the Radio is the station.

Don't let the upper case letters used in the term "Amateur Radio Service" distract you.

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When is willful interference to other amateur radio stations permitted?
  • Only if the station being interfered with is expressing extreme religious or political views
  • At no time
  • Only during a contest
  • At any time, amateurs are not protected from willful interference

To quote FCC rules Part 97 section 101,

(d) No amateur operator shall willfully or maliciously interfere with or cause interference to any radio communication or signal.

This FCC statement applies to radio communications, regardless of content, frequency, event, or time boundaries; therefore, the answer is At no time.

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Which of the following is a permissible use of the Amateur Radio Service?
  • Broadcasting music and videos to friends
  • Providing a way for amateur radio operators to earn additional income by using their stations to pass messages
  • Providing low-cost communications for start-up businesses
  • Allowing a person to conduct radio experiments and to communicate with other licensed hams around the world

By process of elimination:

"Broadcasting" is prohibited for Amateur Radio.

You can't charge for passing messages.

There's nothing in Part 97 about Amateur Radio existing to provide cheap communications for anyone, let alone a business, start-up or not!

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What is the FCC Part 97 definition of telecommand?
  • An instruction bulletin issued by the FCC
  • A one-way radio transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument
  • A one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a device at a distance
  • An instruction from a VEC

The prefix "tele" means remote. Examples of telecommand would be sending a radio command to a radio controlled aircraft or even remote control of a repeater.

You could think of telecommand as another word for "remote control"

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What must you do if you are operating on the 23 cm band and learn that you are interfering with a radiolocation station outside the United States?
  • Stop operating or take steps to eliminate the harmful interference
  • Nothing, because this band is allocated exclusively to the amateur service
  • Establish contact with the radiolocation station and ask them to change frequency
  • Change to CW mode, because this would not likely cause interference

Radiolocation Services are protected from interference by amateur signals under all circumstances.

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