Ham Radio Classes

Your first assignment is to read pages 1-18 of your book, and answer the questions below.

Remember to use the Email list if you have any questions, your instructors are here to help you. Do not need to send your answers to the email list, bring them with you to the class.

 

GETTING INTO HAM RADIO (book pgs. 1–4)

1. How many hams worldwide? ________________________________

2. How many hams in the USA? _______________________________

3. How many questions on your upcoming Technician Class test? ________

4. How many bands will your new handheld radio have? _______________

5. What does ATV stand for? _________________________________

6. Ham radio is a hobby and __________________________________.

7. American Radio Relay League website: _________________________

 

TECHNICIAN CLASS PRIVILEGES (book pgs. 5-18)

1. Frequency range for HF? __________________________________

2. Frequency range for VHF? _________________________________

3. Frequency range for UHF? _________________________________

4. You have voice privileges on this worldwide HF worldwide band._______

5. Six meters, work the moon? _________________ MHz

6. Two meters, the most popular band __________________ MHz

7. How many meters is the 222 MHz band? _______________________

8. The 70 cm band is very popular! ____________________ MHz

9. What two bands in a dual band hand held? __________________

10. CW – only privileges on these three bands? ________________

11. Do this when you receive your call letters: Get on the ___________ !

This assignment is to read pages 19-43 and answer the questions below.

If you have any questions, we are here to help! Just reply to the list so we can help you. Do not send your answers to the email list, bring them with you to the class.

 

A LITTLE HAM HISTORY (book pgs. 19-24)

1. Ham radio has been around for ___________years.

2. First ham license issued around ____________.

3. What requirement has been totally eliminated from the ham radio test? _____________

4. When did the FCC restructure the Amateur service? ___________

5.  When did self-testing ham exams begin? _________________

6. How many grades of ham radio licenses? _________________

7. How many examiners to give you the Element 2 exam? ________

8. Can you jump over the entry level Tech test and go direct to the General Class test?____

 

GETTING READY FOR THE EXAM (book pgs. 25–30)

1.  How many test questions for Technician? ____________

2. How many questions in the total Technician Question pool? _________

3. May the test wording be changed or modified? ____________

4. Passing score? ______________%

5. How many questions could you miss and still pass? _____________

6. You receive this paper when you pass? ____________________

7. The questions on the CDs and in the book have been ___________

 for faster and smarter learning.

8. What color are key words to study before the test? ____________

9. Got a question?  Call Gordo at this number: ____________________

 

HAM RADIO AND CALLSIGNS (book pgs. 31–43)

1. Minimum age for a ham radio license? ______________

2. Who regulates and enforces the ham service? ____________

3. Licenses are issued for _________________years.

4. Grace period for an expired license? ___________________

5. Give your call sign every _________________minutes.

6.  Phonetic alphabet for H I ?______________________

7. Which language to identify your call sign? _________________

8. Which ITU region are we in? _____________________

9. May we send third party traffic to Haiti? __________________

10. Country call sign prefix for United Kingdom? __________________

11. Does the US have reciprocal operating agreements with The Netherlands? ___________

This assignment is to read pages 69-98 and answer the questions below.

If you have any questions, we are here to help! Just reply to the list so we can help you. Do not send your answers to the email list, bring them with you to the class.

 

GOING ON THE AIR (book pgs. 69–78)

1. Speak into your radio’s ___________________.

2.  Listen to radio audio on this _____________________.

3. Which circuit silences background white noise? ______________

4. Transmitting on the same frequency is called __________________.

5. We use duplex when transmitting when transmitting through a ____________.

6. When you test over the air, always give this. ________________

7. What does CQ mean? ___________________________

8. Interference from another station on frequency is called by which Q code? ____________

9. This Q code means change frequency. ________________________

10. Someone asks “What is your QTH?” _________________________

11. Your friend is going QRT.  This means ________________________

12. The locator system based on 1 degree latitude by 2 degrees longitude? _______________

13. UHF signals on 440 MHz sometimes take a ________________ off nearby buildings.

 

REPEATERS (book pgs. 79–85)

1. Repeaters transmit on their output and listen on their ___________.

2. What is the term to describe transmitting on a repeater channel? ________plex.

3. What is the usual repeater offset for the 2 meter band? _________

4. What is the usual repeater offset for the 70 cm band? ___________

5. Most repeaters also require CTCSS.  What’s this? ______________

6. What else do you need to program in your handheld to access a local repeater? ________

7. Who maintains these free repeaters? _______________________

 

EMERGENCY (book pgs. 86-92)

1. Which communications have the highest priority? _____________

2. What does RACES stand for? ____________________________

3. What does ARES stand for? _____________________________

4. What does the term “check” mean? _________________________

5. What words do we use to indicate an emergency on the 2 meter band? ______________

6. What words to indicate an emergency on the 10 meter worldwide band? ____________

7. What Morse Code characters are sent in an emergency? _____________

 

WEAK SIGNAL PROPAGATION (book pgs. 93-98)

1. What do we call radio signals that travel through space? __________

2. Use “Knife-edge” propagation to transmit over ________________.

3. A warm air inversion creates this type of propagation. ______________________

4. Catch a falling star and try this? _______________________

5. How many layers of the Ionosphere during the day? ___________

6. What layer disappears at night? _________________________

7. When can you get 10 meter propagation? Day or night? ___________

8. Skip is not reflections, but rather, __________________________

9. Signals that hug the Earth are called __________________waves.

This assignment is to read pages 44-68 and answer the questions below.

If you have any questions, we are here to help! Just reply to the list so we can help you. Do not send your answers to the email list, bring them with you to the class.

 

CONTROL (book pgs. 44–48)

1. Every transmitting station needs a _________________operator.

2. What type of control when using a handheld radio? ____________

3. Mountaintop repeaters normally operate _____________control.

4. May a Technician control op transmit on General Class frequencies? ________________

5. When may a control operator be “on the clock” while transmitting? _______________

 

MIND THE RULES (book pgs. 49–52)

1.  What part of the Rules covers ham radio? __________________

2. Prohibited transmissions? ________________________

3. How much power should you transmit? ______________________

4. May intentional SECRET code be transmitted over ham radio? ______

5. Normally, music is ____________________?

6. When may the FCC inspect your station? ____________________

7. What might result if the FCC can’t reach you by mail? _______________________________

 

TECHNICIAN CLASS FREQUENCIES (book pgs. 54-62)

1. What two letters stand for a radio emission? _____________

2. Radio waves are considered __________________.

3. Velocity of radio waves through free space? ________________

4. Unit of radio frequency? ___________________________

5. The abbreviation kHz stands for _______________________.

6. Frequency bands are usually called out in a ________________.

7. Frequency and wavelength are inversely proportional.  What is that magic number? ____

8.   52  megahertz is located in which meter band? ____________

9. 28.4 MHz is located in which meter band? ___________________

10.  146.52 MHz is located on which meter band? _____________________

11. 223.5 MHz is located on which meter band?____________________

12.   432 MHz is located on which meter band? ____________________

13. To go from METERS to MEGAHERTZ, or MEGAHERTZ to METERS the magic division number is ____________________.

14. 28.5 MHz is how many kilohertz? ________________________

15.  Ten meter worldwide voice privileges extend from 28.________ to 28.________MHz.

 

YOUR FIRST RADIO (book pgs. 63-68)

1. Get your radio pre_________________ by your local ham dealer or club.

2. Store favorite frequencies in your radio’s ____________________.

3. Don’t use a rubber duck inside your _______________________.

4. What type of modulation do we use for 2 meters and the 440 MHz band? ________

5. In noisy environments, hook this in to your handheld. _____________

6. What is the advantage of SSB over FM when working satellites? _________________

7. What device takes output on one band and produces output on another band? _________

8. The www for ham equipment reviews? ____________________

This assignment is to read pages 99-125 and answer the questions below.

If you have any questions, we are here to help! Just reply to the list so we can help you. Do not send your answers to the email list, bring them with you to the class.

 

OUTER SPACE COMMS (book pgs. 99-104)

1. How many miles above the Earth to qualify as a space station? ______

2. What does LEO stand for? _______________________

3. Signals that contain information about an on board satellite computer? _______________

4. What causes satellite signals to fade in and out? ________________

5. Compensate for this shift when the satellite is approaching. _______

6. In the V/U mode, what band do you transmit on? _____________

7. How much power should you use when transmitting to a satellite? __________

8. AMSAT’s website to join them? ________________________

 

DIGITAL (book pgs. 105-111)

1. Is Morse Code a digital mode? ____________________

2.  The device connected between your transceiver and computer? ____________

3. What portion of your computer might decode digital signals? ______________

4. What does “BER” stand for? _____________________

5. A __________ ham station connects other ham stations into the internet? 

6. What does VoIP stand for? _______________________________

7. What do IRLP and Echolink have in common? ___________________

8. Another name for fast scan television? _______________________

 

MULTIMODE RADIOS (book pgs. 112–119)

1. To operate satellite SSB, which emission mode? _________________

2. What emission has the narrowest bandwidth? __________________

3. We find a product detector in what type of radio receiver? _______

4. How wide is the SSB voice signal? _________________________

5. What does RIT stand for? ______________________________

6. The ability of a receiver to hear signals close together? __________

7. How wide is fast scan television? ___________________________

 

INTERFERENCE (book pgs. 120–125)

1. On 10 meters, if your mic gain is too high, it could create this. __________________

2. On 2 meters, speaking too softly will create under-____________.

3. A whistle on your handheld tied in to your car’s 12 volts is likely from ______________

4. What type of filter would you use to minimize harmonic emissions on your high frequency transmitter? _________________________-

5. When your neighbor spots that new antenna, tell them it is ______________

6. What snap on device may minimize interference on audio equipment? ______________

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