Ham Radio Classes

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? _____________



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.

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