EARS Quiz Night 2010. By Steve Venner (W6TAN). EARS Quiz Night - 2010. Welcome to the EARS quiz night !!! A mixture of questions: historical, theoretical, operational, geographical, factual, … Some multiple choice – others straight answers. Some easy, some tricky, some to trick you!
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By Steve Venner (W6TAN)
Welcome to the EARS quiz night !!!
35 questions – in about 30-45 minutes.
Before we begin – A few ‘rules’:
Are you ready ???
What does the acronym PARC stand for in the following URL (WEB address)?
If the US has the ARRL, the UK has the RSGB and Finland has the SRAL…
Which country is associated with the ORARI?
What is this component ?
What is its value ?
What is its tolerance ?
Who were the first people to observe and record the presence of sun-spots ?
A type of oscillator, using a hybrid of design techniques of both Armstrong & Colpitts types exists, and has been dubbed the ‘Armpitt’ oscillator.
The land area of which DXCC entities border on, or touch, the geographic North Pole?
Canada - VE, entity code 001
European Russia – UA, entity code 054
Asiatic Russia – UA, entity code 015
Greenland – OX, entity code 237
All of the above
The late Rajiv Gandhi (7th Prime Minister of India) owned the call-sign VU2RG. His widow is Sonia Gandhi… What is her call-sign?
Where was she born?
Who currently owns VU2RG?
In the following circuit, what is the total resistance between points A & B?
If 5 Volts DC is applied to the circuit, what is the current flowing through R3?
The original Q codes were created, circa 1909, by the British government for maritime use. What query did QRG represent?
What is your true bearing
Where are you bound for
What line do you belong to
What ship or coast station is that
As used in ham radio - QRG is now a query about what operating parameter ?
From the Technician class question pool:
Under what conditions are amateur stations allowed to communicate with stations operating in other radio services?
When other radio services make contact with amateur stations.
When authorized by the FCC.
When communicating with stations in the Family Radio Service.
When commercial broadcast stations are off the air.
This is the binary representation of a ‘famous’ call sign in ASCII.
01110111 00110110 01010100 01100001 01001110
What is the call sign?
The following discrete circuit is equivalent to which logic gate:
2-input AND gate
2-input NAND gate
2-input OR gate
2-input NOR gate
2-input Exclusive NOR gate
In contesting, what technique of operating does the term 'S&P' refer to?
Tuning a band looking for QSO's.
Finding a frequency and holding it as long as possible
Changing the antennas (Switch & Polarity) - vert to horiz
None of the above
What DXCC entity separates Kure Island (KH7K) from Hawaii (KH6)?
Pearl & Hermes Atoll
In what year, was the first telegraph message sent?
Who sent it?
This famed Soviet explorer held the call-sign: RAEM.
What was his name?
If four capacitors are connected in parallel, two of which are 10µF, and two are 1µF, what is the total capacitance ?
If you insert a simple SWR meter in your coaxial feed line, and it indicates an SWR of 4:1, the SWR meter is indicating your antenna efficiency...
From the General class question pool:
What is the maximum transmitting power a General class licensee may use when operating between 7025 and 7125 kHz?
200 watts PEP output
1500 watts PEP output
1000 watts PEP output
2000 watts PEP output
Which satellite monitors the Sun from a stationary position between the Earth & Sun?
What is the name of that stationary position?
In the circuit on the right, what is the approximate power dissipated in R2, given that the hfe of T1 is 100.
Which DXCC entity extends the furthest North?
What is/was required to qualify for the Elser-Mathes Cup?
Be at the very top of the DXCC Honor Roll
Set a new CW receiving speed record
Have made the first trans-Pacific amateur 2-way QSO
Have the first amateur 2-way QSO between the Earth and Mars
How many times has it been awarded?
What are the outputs Q1, Q2 & Q3 on the logic circuit below, given that the inputs are A=1, B=0, C=1 & D=0?
Q1=0, Q2=0, Q3=0
Q1=0, Q2=0, Q3=1
Q1=0, Q2=1, Q3=0
Q1=0, Q2=1, Q3=1
Q1=1, Q2=0, Q3=0
Q1=1, Q2=0, Q3=1
Q1=1, Q2=1, Q3=0
Q1=1, Q2=1, Q3=1
The informal ‘Q’ code QLF refers to what type of signal deficiency?
Poor CW style
Hum or Buzz
What is the approximate resonant frequency (fc) of the tuned circuit:
Given that the circuit has a Q of 100, what is the -3db bandwidth.
From the Extra class question pool:
How is Forward Error Correction implemented?
By the receiving station repeating each block of three data characters.
By transmitting a special algorithm to the receiving station along with the data characters.
By transmitting extra data that may be used to detect and correct transmission errors.
By varying the frequency shift of the transmitted signal according to a predefined algorithm.
On June 27th 2009, PI9CAM at the Dwingeloo radio telescope in the Netherlands made a successful EME contact to Australia on 23cm.
What was the minimum power used during the contact?
The gain of the 23cm antenna
was 46.2dBd, what was the ERP?
What is the name of the Op-Amp circuit?
A non-inverting amplifier
An inverting Amplifier
A voltage follower
A unity gain buffer amplifier
If RA is 1KΩ, and RB is 10KΩ – What is the output voltage if the input voltage is 1V?
The Echophone line of radios was produced by which manufacturer?
Who wrote a play, with a title which contains 2 of the names in the International Phonetic Alphabet?
1. Name the play.
2. Name the British rock-band who had a song with the same name.
Which Pacific Island is home to 3 DXCC entities?
List the 3 entities (1 point for each)
How long must we wait for a Sunspot to reappear after disappearing around the limb of the Sun?
In bygone days, all Soviet hams would ask you to QSL to:
Box 88, Moscow
The organizational meeting of EARS was held on March 12, 1973, in Room 60 of the Escondido High School.
Who was the first club president?
What was his/her call-sign?
The end… almost!