ELEMENT 4B

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                             Question Pool
                       ELEMENT 4B - EXTRA CLASS
                            as released by
                        Question Pool Committee
                        National Conference of 
                 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators, Inc.
                           December 1, 1995

SUBELEMENT E1 - COMMISSION'S RULES [8 exam questions - 8 groups]
E1A  Operating Standards: Additional Privileges for Extra class amateurs;
Message forwarding; Emission standards Frequency sharing between ITU
Regions; FCC modification of station license; 30-meter band sharing;
Stations aboard ships or aircraft; Telemetry; Telecommand of an amateur
station; Authorized telecommand transmissions; Definitions: Image; Pulse;
Test

E1A01 (B) [97.301b]
What exclusive frequency privileges in the 80-meter band are authorized
to Extra class control operators?
A.  3525-3775 kHz
B.  3500-3525 kHz
C.  3700-3750 kHz
D.  3500-3550 kHz

E1A02 (C) [97.301b]
What exclusive frequency privileges in the 75-meter band are authorized
to Extra class control operators?
A.  3775-3800 kHz
B.  3800-3850 kHz
C.  3750-3775 kHz
D.  3800-3825 kHz

E1A03 (A) [97.301b]
What exclusive frequency privileges in the 40-meter band are authorized
to Extra class control operators?
A.  7000-7025 kHz
B.  7000-7050 kHz
C.  7025-7050 kHz
D.  7100-7150 kHz

E1A04 (D) [97.301b]
What exclusive frequency privileges in the 20-meter band are authorized
to Extra class control operators?
A.  14.100-14.175 MHz and 14.150-14.175 MHz
B.  14.000-14.125 MHz and 14.250-14.300 MHz
C.  14.025-14.050 MHz and 14.100-14.150 MHz
D.  14.000-14.025 MHz and 14.150-14.175 MHz

E1A05 (C) [97.301b]
What exclusive frequency privileges in the 15-meter band are authorized
to Extra class control operators?
A.  21.000-21.200 MHz and 21.250-21.270 MHz
B.  21.050-21.100 MHz and 21.150-21.175 MHz
C.  21.000-21.025 MHz and 21.200-21.225 MHz
D.  21.000-21.025 MHz and 21.250-21.275 MHz

E1A06 (B) [97.219b&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?
A.  The control operator of the packet bulletin board station
B.  The control operator of the originating station and conditionally the
first forwarding station
C.  The control operators of all the stations in the system
D.  The control operators of all the stations in the system not
authenticating the source from which they accept communications

E1A07 (A) [97.219c]
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
B.  Notify the originating station that the communication does not comply
with FCC rules
C.  Notify the nearest FCC Field Engineer's office
D.  Discontinue forwarding all messages

E1A08 (D) [97.307c]
What must an amateur licensee do if a spurious emission from his or her
station causes harmful interference to the reception of another radio
station?
A.  Pay a fine each time it happens
B.  Submit a written explanation to the FCC
C.  Forfeit the station license if it happens more than once
D.  Eliminate or reduce the interference

E1A09 (A) [97.111a2,3,4]
When may an amateur station exchange messages with an FCC-regulated
non-amateur station?
A.  Only during emergencies, RACES operations, Armed Forces Day
Communications Tests or when the FCC authorizes such communications
B.  Under no circumstances
C.  Only during emergencies
D.  Only during Public Service events, REACT operations, Field Day or
when the FCC authorizes such communications

E1A10 (B) [97.303e] 
What type of amateur stations are permitted to operate in the 219-220-MHz
band?
A.  Any type
B.  Only those participating in point-to-point fixed digital message
forwarding systems
C.  Only those licensed to Extra class operators
D.  Only those using an effective radiated power of 25 watts PEP or less
for digital communications

E1A11 (D) [97.27]
Why might the FCC modify an amateur station license?
A.  To relieve crowding in certain bands
B.  To better prepare for a time of national emergency
C.  To enforce a radio quiet zone within one mile of an airport
D.  To promote the public interest, convenience and necessity

E1A12 (A) [97.11a]
If an amateur station is installed on board a ship or aircraft and is
separate from the main radio installation, what condition must be met
before the station is operated?
A.  Its operation must be approved by the master of the ship or the pilot
in command of the aircraft
B.  Its antenna must be separate from the main ship or aircraft antennas,
transmitting only when the main radios are not in use
C.  It must have a power supply that is completely independent of the
main ship or aircraft power supply
D.  Its operator must have an FCC Marine or Aircraft endorsement on his
or her amateur license

E1A13 (B) [97.11]
What type of FCC-issued license or permit is required to transmit amateur
communications from a vessel registered in the US while in international
waters?
A.  Any amateur license with an FCC Marine or Aircraft endorsement
B.  Any amateur license or reciprocal permit for alien amateur licensee
C.  Any General class or higher license
D.  An Extra class license

E1A14 (D) [97.211b]
When may a station use special codes intended to obscure the meaning of
messages?
A.  Never under any circumstances
B.  When a Special Temporary Authority has been obtained from the FCC
C.  When an Extra class operator is controlling the station
D.  When sending telecommand messages to a station in space operation

E1B  Station Restrictions: Restrictions on station locations; Restricted
operation; Teacher as control operator; Station antenna structures

E1B01 (A) [97.13a]
Which of the following factors might restrict the physical location of an
amateur operator's station equipment or antenna structure?
A.  The land may have environmental importance; or it is significant in
American history, architecture or culture
B.  The location's political or societal importance
C.  The location's geographical or horticultural importance
D.  The location's international importance, requiring consultation with
one or more foreign governments before installation

E1B02 (A) [97.13b]
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
B.  3 miles
C.  10 miles
D.  30 miles

E1B03 (C) [97.13a]
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?
A.  A proposal must be submitted to the National Park Service
B.  A letter of intent must be filed with the National Audubon Society
C.  An Environmental Assessment must be submitted to the FCC
D.  A form FSD-15 must be submitted to the Department of the Interior
E1B04 (A) [97.121a]
If an amateur station interferes with the reception of broadcast stations
on a well-engineered receiver, during what hours shall the amateur
station NOT be operated on the interfering frequencies?
A.  Daily from 8 PM to 10:30 PM local time and additionally from 10:30 AM
to 1 PM on Sunday
B.  Daily from 6 PM to 12 AM local time and additionally from 8 AM to 5
PM on Sunday
C.  Daily for any continuous span of at least 2.5 hours and for at least
5 continuous hours on Sunday
D.  Daily for any continuous span of at least 6 hours and for at least 9
continuous hours on Sunday

E1B05 (D) [97.121a]
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?
A.  On the frequency used by the domestic broadcast station
B.  On all frequencies below 30 MHz
C.  On all frequencies above 30 MHz
D.  On the interfering amateur frequency or frequencies

E1B06 (C) [97.113c]
When may a paid professional teacher be the control operator of an
amateur station used in the teacher's classroom?
A.  Only when the teacher is not paid during periods of time when an
amateur station is used
B.  Only when the classroom is in a correctional institution
C.  Only when the station is used by that teacher as a part of classroom
instruction at an educational institution
D.  Only when the station is restricted to making contacts with similar
stations at other educational institutions

E1B07 (B) [97.113c]
Who may accept compensation when acting as a control operator in a
classroom?
A.  Any licensed amateur
B.  Only teachers at educational institutions
C.  Only teachers at correctional institutions
D.  Only students at educational or correctional institutions

E1B08 (D) [97.15e]
What limits must state and local authorities observe when legislating
height and dimension restrictions for amateur antenna structures?
A.  FAA regulations specify a minimum height for amateur antenna
structures located near airports
B.  FCC regulations specify a 200 foot minimum height for amateur antenna
structures
C.  State and local restrictions of amateur antenna structures are not
allowed
D.  PRB-1 specifies that authorities must reasonably accommodate the
installation of amateur antenna structures

E1B09 (B) [97.15]
If an amateur antenna structure is located in a valley or canyon, what
height restrictions apply?
A.  The structure must not extend more that 200 feet above average height
of the terrain
B.  The structure must be no higher than 200 feet above ground level at
its site
C.  There are no height restrictions since the structure would not be a
hazard to aircraft in a valley or canyon
D.  The structure must not extend more that 200 feet above the top of the
valley or canyon

E1B10 (B) [97.15]
Other than the general limitations placed on amateur antenna structures,
what special restrictions are placed on amateur repeater, beacon or
auxiliary station antenna structures?
A.  Approval from the FCC is required if the gain of the antenna is
greater than 6 dBi
B.  None
C.  Approval from local authorities must be obtained prior to antenna
installation
D.  Such structures are limited to a height no greater than 20 feet above
average terrain

E1B11 (D) [97.15b&c]
What kind of approval is required before erecting an amateur antenna
located near an airport as defined in the FCC rules?
A.  The FAA and FCC both must approve any type of antenna structure
located near an airport
B.  Approval must be obtained from the airport manager
C.  Approval must be obtained from the local zoning authorities
D.  The FCC must approve an antenna structure that is higher than 20 feet
above any natural or existing man made structure

E1B12 (C) [97.15]
What special restrictions does the FCC impose on amateur antennas mounted
on motor vehicles?
A.  Such antennas may not extend more than 15 feet above the roof of the
vehicle
B.  Complex antennas, such as a Yagi or quad beam, may not be installed
on motor vehicles
C.  None
D.  Such antennas must comply with the recommendations of the vehicle
manufacturer

E1C  Reciprocal Operating: Definition of reciprocal operating permit;
Purpose of reciprocal agreement rules; Alien control operator privileges;
Identification; Application for reciprocal permit; Reciprocal permit
license term

E1C01 (A) [97.5c1, 97.17d1]
What is an FCC reciprocal permit for alien amateur licensee?
A.  An FCC authorization to a holder of an amateur license issued by
certain foreign governments to operate an amateur station in the US
B.  An FCC permit to allow a US licensed amateur to operate in a foreign
nation, except Canada 
C.  An FCC permit allowing a foreign licensed amateur to handle
third-party traffic between the US and the amateur's own nation
D.  An FCC agreement with another country allowing the passing of
third-party traffic between amateurs of the two nations

E1C02 (B) [97.17]
Who is eligible for an FCC reciprocal permit for alien amateur licensee?
A.  Anyone holding a valid amateur license issued by a foreign government
B.  Any non-US citizen holding an amateur license issued by a foreign
government with which the US has a reciprocal operating agreement
C.  Anyone holding a valid amateur license issued by a foreign government
with which the US has a reciprocal operating agreement
D.  Any non-US citizen holding a valid amateur or shortwave listener's
license issued by a foreign government

E1C03 (C) [97.107]
What operator frequency privileges are authorized by an FCC reciprocal
permit for alien amateur licensee?
A.  Those authorized to a holder of the equivalent US amateur license,
unless the FCC specifies otherwise by endorsement on the permit
B.  Those that the holder of the permit would have in their own country
C.  Those authorized to US amateurs that the holder of the permit would
have in their own country, unless the FCC specifies otherwise
D.  Only those frequencies approved by the International Amateur Radio
Union, unless the FCC specifies otherwise

E1C04 (D) [97.119f]
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 reciprocal permit for alien amateur licensee?
A.  No additional identification is required
B.  The grid-square locator closest to his or her present location is
included before the call
C.  The serial number of the permit and the call-letter district number
of the station location is included before the call
D.  The letter-numeral indicating the station location in the US is
included before their own call and closest city and state

E1C05 (A) [97.17d3]
When may a US citizen holding a foreign amateur license obtain an FCC
Reciprocal Operating Permit?
A.  Never; US citizens are not eligible
B.  When the citizen has imported his or her equipment from the foreign
country
C.  When the citizen has never held a US amateur license
D.  When the citizen has no current US amateur license

E1C06 (C) [97.17b,d]
What form would a citizen of a foreign country use to apply for a
reciprocal permit for alien amateur licensee?
A.  FCC Form 610
B.  Department of Immigration Form 610
C.  FCC Form 610-A
D.  FCC Alien Registration Form ARF-1

E1C07 (A) [97.17d]
Which of the following would disqualify a foreign amateur from being
eligible for a US reciprocal permit for alien amateur licensee?
A.  Holding only an amateur license issued by a country but not being a
citizen of that country
B.  Citizenship in their own country but not US citizenship
C.  Holding only an amateur license issued by their own country but
holding no US amateur license
D.  Holding an amateur license issued by their own country granting them
frequency privileges beyond US Extra class privileges

E1C08 (B) [97.5c2]
What special document is required before a Canadian citizen holding a
Canadian amateur license may operate in the US?
A.  All aliens, including Canadians, must obtain a reciprocal permit for
alien amateur licensee
B.  No special document is required
C.  The citizen must have an FCC-issued validation of their Canadian
license
D.  The citizen must have an FCC-issued Certificate of US License Grant
without Examination to operate for a period longer than ten days 

E1C09 (D) [97.17]
What is the minimum age for which a reciprocal permit for alien amateur
licensee may be issued to a foreign amateur?
A.  16 years for Canadian citizens, 18 years for all others
B.  18 years
C.  21 years
D.  There is no minimum age

E1C10 (C) [97.25b]
How long from the date of issue is a reciprocal permit valid?
A.  Thirty days
B.  Ninety days
C.  One year
D.  Ten years

E1C11 (B) [97.17d4]
What happens if a person holding a reciprocal permit for alien amateur
licensee qualifies for, and is granted a US amateur license?
A.  The operator must use the US call sign when operating within their US
license privileges, and the foreign license call sign otherwise
B.  The reciprocal permit becomes void and the operator is restricted to
the privileges of the US license
C.  The operator may use either his/her US or foreign call sign when
operating within the US license privileges
D.  The US amateur license will be voided as soon as the FCC audits their
amateur license database

E1D  Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES): Definition; Purpose;
Station registration; Station license required; Application for new RACES
license; Control operator requirements; Control operator privileges;
Frequencies available; Limitations on use of RACES frequencies; Points of
communication for RACES operation; Permissible communications

E1D01 (B) [97.3a35]
What is RACES?
A.  An amateur network for providing emergency communications during
athletic races
B.  The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
C.  The Radio Amateur Corps for Engineering Services
D.  An amateur network for providing emergency communications during boat
or aircraft races

E1D02 (A) [97.3a35]
What is the purpose of RACES?
A.  To provide civil-defense communications during emergencies
B.  To provide emergency communications for boat or aircraft races
C.  To provide routine and emergency communications for athletic races
D.  To provide routine and emergency military communications

E1D03 (C) [97.407a]
With what other organization must an amateur station be registered before
RACES registration is permitted?
A.  The Amateur Radio Emergency Service
B.  The US Department of Defense
C.  A civil defense organization
D.  The FCC Field Operations Bureau

E1D04 (C) [97.407a]
Which amateur stations may be operated in RACES?
A.  Only Extra class amateur stations
B.  Any licensed amateur station (except a station licensed to a Novice)
C.  Any licensed amateur station certified by the responsible civil
defense organization
D.  Any licensed amateur station (except a station licensed to a Novice)
certified by the responsible civil defense organization

E1D05 (D) [97.21a1]
Application for modification of a RACES license must be made on what FCC
form, and sent to what FCC office?
A.  Form 610, sent to Washington, DC
B.  Form 610, sent to Gettysburg, PA
C.  Form 610-A, sent to Washington, DC
D.  Form 610-B, sent to Gettysburg, PA

E1D06 (D) [97.407a]
Who may be the control operator of a RACES station?
A.  Anyone who holds an FCC-issued amateur license other than Novice
B.  Only an Extra class licensee
C.  Anyone who holds an FCC-issued amateur license other than Novice and
is certified by a civil defense organization
D.  Anyone who holds an FCC-issued amateur license and is certified by a
civil defense organization

E1D07 (A) [97.407b]
What additional operator privileges are granted to an Extra class
operator registered with RACES?
A.  None
B.  CW operations on 5167.5 kHz
C.  Unattended HF packet-radio station operations
D.  237-MHz civil defense band operations

E1D08 (D) [97.407b]
What frequencies are normally available for RACES operation?
A.  Only those frequencies authorized to civil defense organizations
B.  Only those frequencies authorized to emergency military
communications
C.  Only the top 25 kHz of each amateur frequency band
D.  All frequencies available to the amateur service

E1D09 (A) [97.407b]
What type of emergency can cause limits to be placed on the frequencies
available for RACES operation?
A.  An emergency in which the President invokes the War Emergency Powers
under the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934
B.  An emergency in only one state in the US would limit RACES operations
to a single HF frequency band
C.  An emergency confined to a 25-mile area would limit RACES operations
to a single VHF band
D.  An emergency involving no immediate danger of loss of life

E1D10 (B) [97.407c,d]
With what stations may amateur RACES stations communicate?
A.  Any RACES stations and any amateur stations except stations licensed
to Novices
B.  Any RACES stations and certain other stations authorized by the
responsible civil defense official
C.  Any amateur station or a station in the Disaster Communications
Service
D.  Any amateur station and any military emergency station

E1D11 (C) [97.407e]
What are permissible communications in RACES?
A.  Any type of communications when there is no emergency
B.  Any Amateur Radio Emergency Service communications
C.  National defense or immediate safety of people and property and
communications authorized by the area civil defense organization
D.  National defense and security or immediate safety of people and
property communications authorized by the President

E1E  Amateur Satellite Service (ASAT): Definition; Purpose; Station
license required (space station); Frequencies available; Telecommand
operation: Definition; Eligibility; Telecommand station (definition);
Space Telecommand station; Special provisions; Telemetry: Definition;
Special provisions; Space station: Definition; Eligibility; Special
provisions; Authorized frequencies (space station); Notification
requirements; Earth operation: Definition; Eligibility {97.209(a)};
Authorized frequencies (Earth station)

E1E01 (C) [97.3a3]
What is the Amateur Satellite Service?
A.  A radio navigation service using stations on earth satellites for the
same purposes as those of the amateur service
B.  A radio communication service using stations on earth satellites for
weather information gathering
C.  A radio communication service using stations on earth satellites for
the same purpose as those of the amateur service
D.  A radio location service using stations on earth satellites for
amateur radar experimentation

E1E02 (A) [97.207]
Which HF amateur bands have frequencies available for space operation?
A.  Only 40 m, 20 m, 17 m, 15 m, 12 m and 10 m
B.  Only 40 m, 30 m, 20 m, 15 m and 10 m
C.  Only 40 m, 30 m, 20 m, 15 m, 12 m and 10 m
D.  All HF bands, but only in the Extra class segments

E1E03 (A) [97.207c1]
Which amateur bands are available for space operation?
A.  Only 17 m, 15 m, 12 m, 10 m, 6 mm, 4 mm, 2 mm and 1 mm and certain
frequency segments
B.  Only 17 m, 15 m, 12 m and 10 m
C.  Only 17 m, 15 m, 2 m, 1.25 m, 6 mm, 4 mm, 2 mm and 1 mm
D.  All amateur bands from 17 m and above

E1E04 (B) [97.3a42]
What type of amateur station operation transmits communications used to
initiate, modify or terminate the functions of a space station?
A.  Space operation
B.  Telecommand operation
C.  Earth operation
D.  Control operation

E1E05 (D) [97.211a]
Which amateur stations are eligible to be telecommand stations?
A.  Any except those of Novice licensees
B.  Only those of Extra class licensees
C.  Only a station operated by the space station licensee
D.  Any station designated by the space station licensee

E1E06 (C) [97.207f]
What term does the FCC use for space-to-earth transmissions used to
communicate the results of measurements made by a space station?
A.  Data transmission
B.  Frame check sequence
C.  Telemetry
D.  Telecommand

E1E07 (B) [97.3a38]
What is the term used to describe the operation of an amateur station
that is more than 50 km above the earth's surface?
A.  EME station operation
B.  Space station operation
C.  Downlink station operation
D.  Ionospheric station operation

E1E08 (D) [97.207a]
Which amateur stations are eligible for space operation?
A.  Any except those of Novice licensees
B.  Only those of General, Advanced or Extra class licensees
C.  Only those of Extra class licensees
D.  Any amateur station

E1E09 (D) [97.207g]
Before initiating space station transmissions, by when must the
licensee of the station give the FCC prior written pre-space
notification?
A.  Before 3 months and before 72 hours
B.  Before 6 months and before 3 months
C.  Before 12 months and before 3 months
D.  Before 27 months and before 5 months

E1E10 (C) [97.207h]
After space station transmissions are initiated, by when must the
licensee of the station give the FCC written in-space notification?
A.  Within 24 hours
B.  Within 72 hours
C.  Within 7 days
D.  Within 30 days

E1E11 (D) [97.207i]
After space station transmissions are terminated, by when must the
licensee of the station normally give the FCC written post-space
notification?
A.  No later than 48 hours
B.  No later than 72 hours
C.  No later than 7 days
D.  No later than 3 months

E1E12 (B) [97.3a15]
What term describes an amateur station located on or within 50 km of
earth's surface intended for communications with space stations?
A.  Telecommand station
B.  Earth station
C.  Telemetry station
D.  Auxiliary station

E1F  Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs): Definition; VEC
qualifications; VEC agreement; Scheduling examinations;  Coordinating
VEs; Conflict of interest; Reimbursement for expenses {97.527};
Accrediting VEs; Question pools

E1F01 (C) [97.521]
What is a Volunteer Examiner Coordinator?
A.  A person who has volunteered to administer amateur license
examinations
B.  A person who has volunteered to prepare amateur license examinations
C.  An organization that has entered into an agreement with the FCC to
coordinate amateur license examinations given by Volunteer Examiners
D.  An organization that has entered into an agreement with the FCC to
coordinate the preparation of amateur license examinations
      
E1F02 (A) [97.519, .521, .523]
Which of the following is NOT among the functions of a VEC?
A.  Prepare and administer amateur operator license examinations, grade
examinee's answers and inform examinees of their pass/fail results
B.  Collect FCC Forms 610 documents and test results from the
administering VEs
C.  Assure that all desiring an amateur operator license examination are
registered without regard to race, sex, religion or national origin
D.  Cooperate in maintaining a pool of questions for each written amateur
examination element
     
E1F03 (B) [97.521]
Which of the following is NOT among the qualifying requirements to be a
VEC?
A.  Be an organization that exists for the purpose of furthering the
amateur service
B.  Be engaged in the manufacture and/or sale of amateur station
equipment or amateur license preparation materials
C.  Agree to coordinate examinations for all classes of amateur operator
licenses
D.  Agree to administer amateur operator license examinations in
accordance with FCC Rules throughout at least one call-letter district
      
E1F04 (D) [97.521e]
Under what circumstances may an organization engaged in the manufacture
of equipment used in connection with amateur station transmissions be a
VEC?
A.  Under no circumstances
B.  If the organization's amateur-related sales are small in comparison
to its overall sales
C.  If the organization is manufacturing very specialized amateur
equipment
D.  Only upon FCC approval that preventive measures have been taken to
preclude any possible conflict of interest
      
E1F05 (D) [97.521e]
Under what circumstances may an organization engaged in the preparation
or distribution of any publication used in preparation for obtaining an
amateur operator license be a VEC?
A.  Under no circumstances
B.  Only if the organization's amateur-related sales are small in
comparison to its overall sales
C.  Only if the organization is selling its amateur-related publications
at cost to examinees
D.  Only upon FCC approval that preventive measures have been taken to
preclude any possible conflict of interest
    
E1F06 (B) [97.519a]
What organization coordinates the preparing and administration of amateur
license examinations?
A.  The FCC
B.  A VEC
C.  A group of three or more volunteers
D.  A local radio club

E1F07 (D) [97.509b5]
Under what circumstance may an employee of a company engaged in the
manufacture of amateur transmitting equipment become a VE?
A.  Any person may become a VE regardless of their employment
B.  Only if the person receives special permission from their employer
C.  Only if the person receives special permission from their accrediting
VEC
D.  Only if the person does not normally communicate with the
manufacturing department

E1F08 (A) [97.527a]
Who may reimburse VEs and VECs for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in
preparing, processing or administering amateur license examinations?
A.  The examinees
B.  The FCC
C.  The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators
D.  The US Department of the Treasury

E1F09 (A) [97.525a4]
Under what circumstances may a VEC refuse to accredit a person as a
Volunteer Examiner?
A.  If the VEC determines that questions of the person's integrity or
honesty could compromise amateur license examinations
B.  If the VEC determines that the person is a Volunteer Examiner for
another VEC
C.  If the prospective VE is not a member of a club actively engaged in
the preparation and administration of amateur license examinations
D.  If the prospective VE is a citizen of a foreign country

E1F10 (B) [97.527f]
What action must a VEC take against a VE who accepts reimbursement and
fails to provide the annual expense certification?
A.  Suspend the VE's accreditation for 1 year
B.  Disaccredit the VE
C.  Request that the FCC suspend the VE's amateur license
D.  Suspend the VE's accreditation for 6 months

E1F11 (C) [97.523]
Where are the questions listed that must be used in all written US
amateur license examinations?
A.  In the instructions each VEC gives to their VEs
B.  In an FCC-maintained question pool
C.  In the VEC-maintained question pool
D.  In the appropriate FCC Report and Order

E1G  Volunteer Examiners (VEs): Definition; Requirements; Accreditation;
Reimbursement for expenses; VE conduct; Preparing an examination

E1G01 (B) [97.525]
What is an accredited VE?
A.  An amateur operator who is approved by three or more fellow VEs to
administer amateur license examinations
B.  An amateur operator who is approved by a VEC to administer amateur
operator license examinations
C.  An amateur operator who administers amateur license examinations for
a fee
D.  An amateur operator who is approved by an FCC staff member to
administer amateur license examinations

E1G02 (D) [97.509b1, 97.525]
What is the VE accreditation process?
A.  General and higher class licensees are automatically allowed to
conduct amateur license examinations once their license is granted
B.  The FCC tests volunteers who wish to conduct amateur license
examinations
C.  A prospective VE requests permission from three or more already
accredited VEs to administer amateur license examinations
D.  Each VEC ensures its Volunteer Examiner applicants meet FCC
requirements to serve as VEs

E1G03 (A) [97.509b]
What are the minimum requirements for an amateur licensee to receive VE
accreditation?
A.  A General class license; 18 years old; no conflict of interest; never
had an amateur license suspended or revoked
B.  An Advanced class license; 16 years old; no conflict of interest
C.  An Extra class license; 18 years old; never had an amateur license
suspended or revoked
D.  A General class license; 16 years old; no conflict of interest; never
had an amateur license suspended or revoked

E1G04 (C) [97.509b4]
Which persons seeking to be VEs cannot be accredited?
A.  Persons holding less than an Advanced class license
B.  Persons less than 21 years of age
C.  Persons who have ever had their amateur licenses suspended or revoked
D.  Persons who are employees of the federal government

E1G05 (A) [97.527c]
What type of expense records must be maintained by a VE who accepts
reimbursement?
A.  All out-of-pocket expenses and reimbursements from each examination
session
B.  All out-of-pocket expenses only
C.  Reimbursements from examiners only
D.  FCC reimbursements only

E1G06 (C) [97.527d]
If reimbursement for an examination session is accepted by a VE, for what
period of time must the VE maintain records of out-of-pocket expenses and
reimbursements?
A.  1 year
B.  2 years
C.  3 years
D.  4 years

E1G07 (B) [97.527e]
If reimbursement for an examination session is accepted by a VE, by what
date following the year for which the reimbursement was accepted must a
VE forward an expense certification to the VEC?
A.  December 15
B.  January 15
C.  April 15
D.  October 15

E1G08 (A) [97.527a]
For what type of services may a VE be reimbursed for out-of-pocket
expenses?
A.  Preparing, processing or administering amateur license
examinations
B.  Teaching and administering amateur license study courses
C.  None; a VE cannot be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses
D.  Purchasing and distributing amateur license preparation materials

E1G09 (A) [97.509e, 97.527b]
How much money beyond reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses may a
person accept for serving as a VE?
A.  None
B.  Up to the national minimum hourly wage times the number of hours
spent serving as a VE
C.  Up to the maximum fee per applicant set by the FCC each year
D.  As much as applicants are willing to donate

E1G10 (B) [97.507a, b, c]
Who may prepare an Element 3(A) amateur operator license examination?
A.  A VEC that selects questions from the appropriate FCC bulletin
B.  A General, Advanced, or Extra class VE or a qualified supplier that
selects questions from the appropriate VEC question pool
C.  An Extra class VE who selects questions from the appropriate FCC
bulletin
D.  The FCC, which selects questions from the appropriate VEC question
pool

E1G11 (C) [97.507a, b, c]
Who may prepare an Element 3(B) amateur operator license examination?
A.  An Extra class VE who selects questions from the appropriate FCC
bulletin
B.  A VEC that selects questions from the appropriate FCC bulletin
C.  An Advanced or Extra class VE or a qualified supplier that selects
questions from the appropriate VEC question pool
D.  The, FCC which selects questions from the appropriate VEC question
pool

E1G12 (D) [97.507a, b, c]
Who may prepare an Element 4(A) or 4(B) amateur operator license
examination?
A.  The FCC, which selects questions from the appropriate VEC question
pool
B.  A VEC that selects questions from the appropriate FCC bulletin
C.  An Extra class VE that selects questions from the appropriate FCC
bulletin
D.  An Extra class VE or a qualified supplier who selects questions from
the appropriate VEC question pool

E1G13 (D) [97.509a]
Who determines where and when examinations for amateur operator licenses
are to be administered?
A.  The FCC
B.  The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators
C.  The applicants
D.  The administering Volunteer Examiners

E1H  Examinations: Examination elements; Definition of code and written
elements; Preparation responsibility; Examination requirements;
Examination credit; Examination procedure; Examination administration;
Temporary operating authority

E1H01 (C) [97.505a6]
What amateur operator license examination credit must be given for a
valid Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE)?
A.  Only the written elements the CSCE indicates the examinee passed
B.  Only the telegraphy elements the CSCE indicates the examinee passed
C.  Each element the CSCE indicates the examinee passed
D.  No credit

E1H02 (A) [97.509c]
Where must Volunteer Examiners be while they are conducting an amateur
license examination?
A.  They must all be present and observing the candidate(s) throughout
the entire examination
B.  They must all leave the room after handing out the exams to allow the
candidate(s) to concentrate on the exam material
C.  They may be anywhere as long as at least one VE is present and is
observing the candidate(s) throughout the entire examination 
D.  They may be anywhere as long as they are listed as having
participated in the examination

E1H03 (C) [97.509c]
Who is responsible for the proper conduct and necessary supervision
during an amateur operator license examination session?
A.  The VEC coordinating the session
B.  The FCC
C.  The administering Volunteer Examiners
D.  The Volunteer Examiner in charge of the session

E1H04 (B) [97.509c]
What should a VE do if a candidate fails to comply with the examiner's
instructions during an amateur operator license examination?
A.  Warn the candidate that continued failure to comply will result in
termination of the examination
B.  Immediately terminate the candidate's examination
C.  Allow the candidate to complete the examination, but invalidate the
results
D.  Immediately terminate everyone's examination and close the session

E1H05 (C) [97.509h]
What must be done with the test papers of each element completed by the
candidates(s) at an amateur operator license examination?
A.  They must be collected and graded by the administering VEs within 10
days of the examination
B.  They must be collected and sent to the coordinating VEC for grading
within 10 days of the examination
C.  They must be collected and graded immediately by the administering
VEs
D.  They must be collected and sent to the FCC for grading within 10 days
of the examination

E1H06 (A) [97.509j]
What must the VEs do if an examinee for an amateur operator license does
not score a passing grade on all examination elements needed for an
upgrade?
A.  Return the application document to the examinee and inform the
examinee of the grade(s)
B.  Return the application document to the examinee and inform the
examinee which questions were incorrectly answered
C.  Simply inform the examinee of the failure(s)
D.  Inform the examinee which questions were incorrectly answered and
show how the questions should have been answered

E1H07 (D) [97.509i]
What must the VEs do if an examinee for an amateur operator license
scores a passing grade on all examination elements needed for an upgrade?
A.  Return the application document to the examinee and inform the
examinee of the percentage of questions answered correctly
B.  Simply inform the examinee of the upgrade
C.  Issue the examinee the upgraded license
D.  Certify the qualification for the new license on the examinee's
application document

E1H08 (A) [97.509m]
What must the VEs do if one or more examinees upgrade at an amateur
operator license examination session?
A.  Submit the applications and test papers from upgrading examinees to
the coordinating VEC within 10 days of the session
B.  Submit the applications and test papers from upgrading examinees to
the FCC within 10 days of the session
C.  Submit all applications and a copy of all CSCEs given at the session
to the FCC within 30 days of the session
D.  Submit all applications and test papers from the session to the
coordinating VEC within 30 days of the session

E1H09 (B) [97.509b3i]
What minimum credentials must a person have to administer an examination
for a Novice, Technician, or Technician Plus class license?
A.  Any class of amateur operator license the coordinating VEC designates
as an examiner
B.  A General, Advanced or Extra class amateur operator license and VEC
accreditation
C.  A General, Advanced or Extra class amateur operator license and FCC
accreditation
D.  A General, Advanced or Extra class amateur operator license

E1H10 (D) [97.509b3ii]
What minimum credentials must a person have to administer an examination
for a General, Advanced or Extra class operator license?
A.  Any class of amateur operator license the coordinating VEC designates
as an examiner
B.  An Extra class amateur operator license
C.  FCC accreditation and an Extra class amateur operator license
D.  VEC accreditation and an Extra class amateur operator license

E1H11 (A) 
What document allows an amateur who has passed an examination for, but
has not yet received an FCC grant of, a higher class license to operate
using the privileges of the new license?
A.  A Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) issued
by the VE Team that administered the examination
B.  An FCC Form 610 certified for the higher class license by the VE Team
that administered the examination
C.  The list of upgrading applicants sent to the VEC coordinating the
examination by the administering VE Team
D.  The list of upgrading applicants sent to the FCC from the VEC
coordinating the examination

E1H12 (B) [97.119e4]
How must an Advanced class amateur holding a Certificate of Successful
Completion of Examination (CSCE) for an Extra class license identify his
or her station when using Extra class license privileges?
A.  An identifier code of "Extra" must be used as a prefix to the
amateur's call sign
B.  An identifier code of "AE" must be used as a suffix to the amateur's
call sign
C.  The phrase "operating temporary Extra" must be added as a suffix to
the amateur's call sign
D.  The identifier code of "E" must be added as a prefix to the amateur's
call sign
SUBELEMENT E2 - OPERATING PROCEDURES [4 exam questions - 4 groups]

E2A  Amateur Satellites: Orbital mechanics; Frequencies available for
satellite operation; Satellite hardware; Operating through amateur
satellites

E2A01 (C) 
What is the direction of an ascending pass for an amateur satellite?
A.  From west to east
B.  From east to west
C.  From south to north
D.  From north to south

E2A02 (A) 
What is the direction of a descending pass for an amateur satellite?
A.  From north to south
B.  From west to east
C.  From east to west
D.  From south to north

E2A03 (C) 
What is the period of an amateur satellite?
A.  The point of maximum height of a satellite's orbit
B.  The point of minimum height of a satellite's orbit
C.  The amount of time it takes for a satellite to complete one orbit
D.  The time it takes a satellite to travel from perigee to apogee

E2A04 (D) 
What are the receiving and retransmitting frequency bands used for Mode
A in amateur satellite operations?
A.  Satellite receiving on 10 meters and retransmitting on 2 meters
B.  Satellite receiving on 70 centimeters and retransmitting on 2 meters
C.  Satellite receiving on 70 centimeters and retransmitting on 10 meters
D.  Satellite receiving on 2 meters and retransmitting on 10 meters

E2A05 (B) 
What are the receiving and retransmitting frequency bands used for Mode
B in amateur satellite operations?
A.  Satellite receiving on 10 meters and retransmitting on 2 meters
B.  Satellite receiving on 70 centimeters and retransmitting on 2 meters
C.  Satellite receiving on 70 centimeters and retransmitting on 10 meters
D.  Satellite receiving on 2 meters and retransmitting on 10 meters

E2A06 (C) 
What are the receiving and retransmitting frequency bands used for Mode
J in amateur satellite operations?
A.  Satellite receiving on 70 centimeters and retransmitting on 2 meters
B.  Satellite receiving on 2 meters and retransmitting on 10 meters
C.  Satellite receiving on 2 meters and retransmitting on 70 centimeters
D.  Satellite receiving on 70 centimeters and transmitting on 10 meters

E2A07 (D) 
What are the receiving and retransmitting frequency bands used for Mode
L in amateur satellite operations?
A.  Satellite receiving on 70 centimeters and retransmitting on 10 meters
B.  Satellite receiving on 10 meters and retransmitting on 70 centimeters
C.  Satellite receiving on 70 centimeters and retransmitting on 23
centimeters 
D.  Satellite receiving on 23 centimeters and retransmitting on 70
centimeters 

E2A08 (B) 
What is a linear transponder?
A.  A repeater that passes only linear or CW signals
B.  A device that receives and retransmits signals of any mode in a
certain passband
C.  An amplifier that varies its output linearly in response to input
signals
D.  A device which responds to satellite telecommands and is used to
activate a linear sequence of events

E2A09 (D) 
What is the name of the effect which causes the downlink frequency of a
satellite to vary by several kHz during a low-earth orbit because the
distance between the satellite and ground station is changing?
A.  The Kepler effect
B.  The Bernoulli effect
C.  The Einstein effect
D.  The Doppler effect

E2A10 (A) 
Why does the received signal from a Phase 3 amateur satellite exhibit a
fairly rapid pulsed fading effect?
A.  Because the satellite is rotating
B.  Because of ionospheric absorption
C.  Because of the satellite's low orbital altitude
D.  Because of the Doppler effect

E2A11 (B) 
What type of antenna can be used to minimize the effects of spin
modulation and Faraday rotation?
A.  A nonpolarized antenna
B.  A circularly polarized antenna
C.  An isotropic antenna
D.  A log-periodic dipole array

E2B  Television: Fast scan television (FSTV) standards; Slow scan
television (SSTV) standards

E2B01 (A) 
How many times per second is a new frame transmitted in a fast-scan
television system?
A.  30
B.  60
C.  90
D.  120

E2B02 (C) 
How many horizontal lines make up a fast-scan television frame?
A.  30
B.  60
C.  525
D.  1050

E2B03 (D) 
How is the interlace scanning pattern generated in a fast-scan television
system?
A.  By scanning the field from top to bottom
B.  By scanning the field from bottom to top
C.  By scanning from left to right in one field and right to left in
the next
D.  By scanning odd numbered lines in one field and even numbered ones in
the next

E2B04 (B) 
What is blanking in a video signal?
A.  Synchronization of the horizontal and vertical sync pulses
B.  Turning off the scanning beam while it is traveling from right to
left and from bottom to top
C.  Turning off the scanning beam at the conclusion of a transmission
D.  Transmitting a black and white test pattern

E2B05 (A) 
What is the standard video voltage level between the sync tip and the
whitest white at TV camera outputs and modulator inputs?
A.  1 volt peak-to-peak
B.  120 IEEE units
C.  12 volts DC
D.  5 volts RMS

E2B06