The T1 section of the Technician test contains information on FCC Rules, descriptions and definitions for the amateur radio service, operator and station license responsibilities.


The T1A section covers Amateur Radio services; purpose of the amateur service, amateur-satellite 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.
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For whom is the Amateur Radio Service intended?
Persons who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest


What agency regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States?


Which part of the FCC rules contains the rules and regulations governing the Amateur Radio Service?
Part 97


Which of the following meets the FCC definition of harmful interference?
That which seriously degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a radio communication service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations.


What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a space station?
An amateur station located more than 50 km above the Earth's surface.


What is the FCC Part 97 definition of telecommand?
A one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a device at a distance


What is the FCC Part 97 definition of telemetry?
A one-way transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument.


Which of the following entities recommends transmit/receive channels and other parameters for auxiliary and repeater stations?
Frequency Coordinator


Who selects a Frequency Coordinator?
Amateur operators in a local or regional area whose stations are eligible to be auxiliary or repeater stations.


What is the FCC Part 97 definition of an amateur station?
A station in an Amateur Radio Service consisting of the apparatus necessary for carrying on radio communications.


Which of the following stations transmits signals over the air from a remote receive site to a repeater for retransmission?
Auxiliary station


The T1B section covers Authorized frequencies; frequency allocations, ITU regions, emission type, restricted sub-bands, spectrum sharing, transmissions near band edges.
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What is the ITU?
A United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues.


North American amateur stations are located in which ITU region?
Region 2


Which frequency is within the 6 meter band?
52.525 MHz


Which amateur band are you using when your station is transmitting on 146.52 MHz?
2 meter band


Which 70 cm frequency is authorized to a Technician Class license holder operating in ITU Region 2?
443.350 MHz


Which 23 cm frequency is authorized to a Technician Class operator license?
1296 MHz


What amateur band are you using if you are transmitting on 223.50 MHz?
1.25 meter band


What do the FCC rules mean when an amateur frequency band is said to be available on a secondary basis?
Amateurs may not cause harmful interference to primary users


Why should you not set your transmit frequency to be exactly at the edge of an amateur band or sub-band?
To allow for calibration error in the transmitter frequency display
So that modulation sidebands do not extend beyond the band edge
To allow for transmitter frequency drift
All of these choices are correct


Which of the bands available to Technician Class operators have mode-restricted subbands?
The 6 meter, 2 meter, and 1.25 meter bands.


What emission modes are permitted in the mode-restricted sub-bands at 50.0 to 50.1 MHz and 144.0 to 144.1 MHz?
CW only


The T1C section covers operator classes and station call signs; operator classes, sequential, special event, and vanity call sign systems, international communications, reciprocal operation, station license licensee, places where the amateur service is regulated by the FCC, name and address on ULS, license term, renewal, grace period.
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Which type of call sign has a single letter in both the prefix and suffix?
Special event


Which of the following is a valid US amateur radio station call sign?


What types of international communications are permitted by an FCC-licensed amateur station?
Communications incidental to the purposes of the amateur service and remarks of a personal character


When are you allowed to operate your amateur station in a foreign country?
When the foreign country authorizes it


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


From which of the following may an FCC-licensed amateur station transmit, in addition to places where the FCC regulates communications?
From any vessel or craft located in international waters and documented or registered in the United States


What may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed to provide the correct mailing address?
Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license


What is the normal term for an FCC-issued primary station/operator license grant?
Ten years


What is the grace period following the expiration of an amateur license within which the license may be renewed?
Two years


How soon may you operate a transmitter on an amateur service frequency after you pass the examination required for your first amateur radio license?
As soon as your name and call sign appear in the FCC’s ULS database


If your license has expired and is still within the allowable grace period, may you continue to operate a transmitter on amateur service frequencies?
No, transmitting is not allowed until the ULS database shows that the license has been renewed


The T1D section covers authorized and prohibited transmissions.
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With which countries are FCC-licensed amateur stations prohibited from exchanging communications?
Any country whose administration has notified the ITU that it objects to such communications


On which of the following occasions may an FCC-licensed amateur station exchange messages with a U.S. military station?
During an Armed Forces Day Communications Test


When is the transmission of codes or ciphers allowed to hide the meaning of a message transmitted by an amateur station?
Only when transmitting control commands to space stations or radio control craft


What is the only time an amateur station is authorized to transmit music?
When incidental to an authorized retransmission of manned spacecraft communications


When may amateur radio operators use their stations to notify other amateurs of the availability of equipment for sale or trade?
When the equipment is normally used in an amateur station and such activity is not conducted on a regular basis


Which of the following types of transmissions are prohibited?
Transmissions that contain obscene or indecent words or language


When is an amateur station authorized to automatically retransmit the radio signals of other amateur stations?
When the signals are from an auxiliary, repeater, or space station


When may the control operator of an amateur station receive compensation for operating the station?
When the communication is incidental to classroom instruction at an educational institution


Under which of the following circumstances are amateur stations authorized to transmit signals related to broadcasting, program production, or news gathering, assuming no other means is available?
Only where such communications directly relate to the immediate safety of human life or protection of property


What is the meaning of the term broadcasting in the FCC rules for the amateur services?
Transmissions intended for reception by the general public


Which of the following types of communications are permitted in the Amateur Radio Service?
Brief transmissions to make station adjustments


The T1E section covers control operator and control types; control operator required, eligibility, designation of control operator, privileges and duties, control point, local, automatic and remote control, location of control operator.
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When must an amateur station have a control operator?
Only when the station is transmitting


Who is eligible to be the control operator of an amateur station?
Only a person for whom an amateur operator/primary station license grant appears in the FCC database or who is authorized for alien reciprocal operation


Who must designate the station control operator?
The station licensee


What determines the transmitting privileges of an amateur station?
The class of operator license held by the control operator


What is an amateur station control point?
The location at which the control operator function is performed.


Under which of the following types of control is it permissible for the control operator to be at a location other than the control point?
Automatic control


When the control operator is not the station licensee, who is responsible for the proper operation of the station?
The control operator and the station licensee are equally responsible


What type of control is being used for a repeater when the control operator is not present at a control point?
Automatic control


What type of control is being used when transmitting using a handheld radio?
Local control



Who does the FCC presume to be the control operator of an amateur station, unless documentation to the contrary is in the station records?
The station licensee


The T1F section covers station identification and operation standards; special operations for repeaters and auxiliary stations, third party communications, club stations, station security, FCC inspection.
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What type of identification is being used when identifying a station on the air as "Race Headquarters"?
Tactical call


When using tactical identifiers, how often must your station transmit the station’s FCC-assigned call sign?
Every ten minutes


When is an amateur station required to transmit its assigned call sign?
At least every 10 minutes during and at the end of a contact


Which of the following is an acceptable language for use for station identification when operating in a phone sub-band?
The English language


What method of call sign identification is required for a station transmitting phone signals?
Send the call sign using CW or phone emission


Which of the following formats of a self-assigned indicator is acceptable when identifying using a phone transmission?
KL7CC stroke W3
KL7CC slant W3
KL7CC slash W3
All of these choices are correct


Which of the following restrictions apply when appending a self-assigned call sign indicator?
It must not conflict with any other indicator specified by the FCC rules or with any call sign prefix assigned to another country


When may a Technician Class licensee be the control operator of a station operating in an exclusive Extra Class operator segment of the amateur bands?


What type of amateur station simultaneously retransmits the signal of another amateur station on a different channel or channels?
Repeater station


Who is accountable should a repeater inadvertently retransmit communications that violate the FCC rules?
The control operator of the originating station


To which foreign stations do the FCC rules authorize the transmission of nonemergency third party communications?
Any station whose government permits such communications


How many persons are required to be members of a club for a club station license to be issued by the FCC?
At least 4


When must the station licensee make the station and its records available for FCC inspection?
Any time upon request by an FCC representative