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Subelement G1
Commission's Rules
Section G1E
Control categories; repeater regulations; third-party rules; ITU regions; automatically controlled digital station
Which of the following would disqualify a third party from participating in stating a message over an amateur station?
  • Correct Answer
    The third party's amateur license has been revoked and not reinstated
  • The third party is not a U.S. citizen
  • The third party is a licensed amateur
  • The third party is speaking in a language other than English

(A). The FCC does not want those who have abused the Amateur Radio system enough to where their amateur license has been revoked to have an opportunity to use the system. Do not allow such individuals to make third party communications from your station.

Refer to FCC Part: [97.115(b)(2)]

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When may a 10-meter repeater retransmit the 2-meter signal from a station that has a Technician class control operator?
  • Under no circumstances
  • Only if the station on 10-meters is operating under a Special Temporary Authorization allowing such retransmission
  • Only during an FCC-declared general state of communications emergency
  • Correct Answer
    Only if the 10-meter repeater control operator holds at least a General class license

Although Technician class operators may operate SSB within the range 28.3MHz and 28.5MHz, the FCC prohibits repeater operation on this segment. The permissible segments for operating a repeater on the 10 meter radio band are only open to operators with a General Class license or above. However, a 2 meter signal from a Technician class operator may be RE-transmitted by a General Class operator using a 10 meter repeater. In this case both operators hold the frequency band privileges for the band on which they are transmitting.

Refer to FCC Part: [97.205(a) and 97.205(b)]

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What is required to conduct communications with a digital station operating under automatic control outside the automatic control band segments?
  • Correct Answer
    The station initiating the contact must be under local or remote control
  • The interrogating transmission must be made by another automatically controlled station
  • No third-party traffic may be transmitted
  • The control operator of the interrogating station must hold an Amateur Extra Class license

An automatically controlled digital station means a station that is unattended, and which transmits in data modes (RTTY, etc) on frequencies that are allocated for data emissions.

The interrogating station must be under local or remote control. In other words, it cannot be interrogated by another automatically controlled station.

Third-party traffic is perfectly acceptable, provided that it follows the rules for third-party messages.

There is no restriction as to what license class the control operator of the interrogating station can have.

Refer to FCC Part: 97.221

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Which of the following conditions require a licensed Amateur Radio operator to take specific steps to avoid harmful interference to other users or facilities?
  • When operating within one mile of an FCC Monitoring Station
  • When using a band where the Amateur Service is secondary
  • When a station is transmitting spread spectrum emissions
  • Correct Answer
    All these choices are correct

(D). Amateur Radio operators should ALWAYS take steps to avoid causing interference. All of the choices listed above are cases where special steps must be taken to make sure that the station is not causing harmful interference.

Refer to FCC Part: [97.13(b), 97.311(b), 97.303]

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What types of messages for a third party in another country may be transmitted by an amateur station?
  • Any message, as long as the amateur operator is not paid
  • Only messages for other licensed amateurs
  • Correct Answer
    Only messages relating to Amateur Radio or remarks of a personal character, or messages relating to emergencies or disaster relief
  • Any messages, as long as the text of the message is recorded in the station log

(C). Third parties in another country should use communication means to which their country allows them. The FCC does let U.S Amateur radio operators convey such third party communications only if they relate to Amateur radio, are remarks of a personal character, or messages relating to emergencies or disaster relief.

Refer to FCC Part: [97.115(a)(2), 97.117]

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The frequency allocations of which ITU region apply to radio amateurs operating in North and South America?
  • Region 4
  • Region 3
  • Correct Answer
    Region 2
  • Region 1

There are 3 ITU regions (so Region 4 is out)

Region 1: Europe, Africa, the former USSR, Mongolia, and the Middle East west of the Persian Gulf, including Iraq.

Region 2: The Americas including Greenland and some Pacific Islands

Region 3: the parts of Asia not formerly part of the USSR and most of Oceania

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITU_Region

Silly memonic: North and South America are TWO continents

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In what part of the 13-centimeter band may an amateur station communicate with non-licensed Wi-Fi stations?
  • Anywhere in the band
  • Channels 1 through 4
  • Channels 42 through 45
  • Correct Answer
    No part

Amateur stations (with very few exceptions) can not communicate with non amateur stations. If you intend to operate a Wi-Fi network using Amateur Radio rules, you must follow all of them including rules on whom and what (no encryption).

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What is the maximum PEP output allowed for spread spectrum transmissions?
  • 100 milliwatts
  • Correct Answer
    10 watts
  • 100 watts
  • 1500 watts

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 standards) is spread spectrum, so the 47 CFR 97.313(J) limit of 10 watts on a spread spectrum emission applies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spread_spectrum

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Under what circumstances are messages that are sent via digital modes exempt from Part 97 third-party rules that apply to other modes of communication?
  • Correct Answer
    Under no circumstances
  • When messages are encrypted
  • When messages are not encrypted
  • When under automatic control

Part 97.115 Third Party Communications-

(a) An amateur station may transmit messages for a third party to:

(1) Any station within the jurisdiction of the United States.

(2) Any station within the jurisdiction of any foreign government when transmitting emergency or disaster relief communications and any station within the jurisdiction of any foreign government whose administration has made arrangements with the United States to allow amateur stations to be used for transmitting international communications on behalf of third parties. No station shall transmit messages for a third party to any station within the jurisdiction of any foreign government whose administration has not made such an arrangement. This prohibition does not apply to a message for any third party who is eligible to be a control operator of the station.

(b) The third party may participate in stating the message where:

(1) The control operator is present at the control point and is continuously monitoring and supervising the third party's participation; and

(2) The third party is not a prior amateur service licensee whose license was revoked or not renewed after hearing and re-licensing has not taken place; suspended for less than the balance of the license term and the suspension is still in effect; suspended for the balance of the license term and re-licensing has not taken place; or surrendered for cancellation following notice of revocation, suspension or monetary forfeiture proceedings. The third party may not be the subject of a cease and desist order which relates to amateur service operation and which is still in effect.

(c) No station may transmit third party communications while being automatically controlled except a station transmitting a RTTY or data emission.

This says the standard rule is that third party messages are allowed as long as the control operator is present. It says in section (c) that this rule is different while the station is being automatically controlled.

It seems the correct answer is actually "Under no circumstances"

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Why should an amateur operator normally avoid transmitting on 14.100, 18.110, 21.150, 24. 930 and 28.200 MHz?
  • Correct Answer
    A system of propagation beacon stations operates on those frequencies
  • A system of automatic digital stations operates on those frequencies
  • These frequencies are set aside for emergency operations
  • These frequencies are set aside for bulletins from the FCC

Beacon stations are located around the world and are a great resource for testing your own propagation and band conditions. So avoid transmitting so you do not interfere with the beacon system.

While there are many beacons out there, the specific global beacon system referenced in this question belongs to the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and is well-accepted by all regions, all operators:

https://www.iaru.org/on-the-air/beacons/

Additional beacons operate just above 28.200 MHz and normally are coordinated by regional IARU Beacon Coordinators. Except for short-term experiments such as observation of the effects of solar eclipses the IARU does not support the operation of amateur beacons below 14 MHz because of congestion in these bands.

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