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  1. General Licensing Class FCC Rules Lake Area Radio Klub Spring 2012

  2. Amateur Radio General ClassElement 3 Course Presentation ELEMENT 3 SUB-ELEMENTS (Groupings) 1 -Your Passing CSCE 2 -Your New General Bands 3 - FCC Rules 4 - Be a VE 5 - Voice Operations 6 - CW Lives 7 - Digital Operating 8 - In An Emergency 9 - Skywave Excitement 2

  3. Amateur Radio General ClassElement 3 Course Presentation ELEMENT 3 SUB-ELEMENTS (Groupings) 10 - Your HF Transmitter 11 - Your Receiver 12 - Oscillators & Components 13 - Electrical Principles 14 - Circuits 15 - Good Grounds 16 - HF Antennas 17 - Coax Cable 18 - RF & Electrical Safety 3

  4. FCC Rules • Many amateurs keep a log, even though the FCC does not require it, to help with a reply if the FCC requests information on who was control operator of your station at a given date and time. (G2D08)

  5. FCC Rules • The following information is traditionally contained in a station log:(G2D09) • Date and time of contact • Band and/or frequency of the contact • Call sign of station contacted and the signal report given [All of these choices are correct] • The Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC is made up of volunteer amateurs. (G2D01) • Formally enlisted to monitor the airwaves • Report violations and band intrusions to local: • FCC Compliance • Information Bureau office

  6. FCC Rules • Encouraging amateur regulation and compliance with the rules are objectives of the Amateur Auxiliary. (G2D02) • Direction finding used to locate stations violating FCC rules with “hidden transmitter hunts” are of help to the Amateur Auxiliary. (G2D03) Use of directional antennas can track down almost any signal on the air.

  7. FCC Rules • The FCC requires an amateur station to be operated in conformance with good engineering and good amateur practice in all respects not specifically covered by the Part 97 rules (G1B11) • The FCC determines “good engineering and good amateur practice” as applied to the operation of an amateur station in all respects not covered by the Part 97 rules (G1B12) • When choosing a transmitter frequency in compliance with good amateur practice:(G1B08) • Review FCC Part 97 Rules regarding permitted frequencies and emissions. • Follow generally accepted band plans agreed to by the Amateur Radio community. • Before transmitting, listen to avoid interfering with ongoing communication. All of these choices are correct

  8. FCC Rules • Music may be transmitted by an amateur station ONLY when it is an incidental part of a manned space craft retransmission(G1B05) • An amateur station is permitted to transmit secret codes to control a space station. (G1B06) Wasn’t this in the Tech license?

  9. FCC Rules • Abbreviations or procedural signals in the Amateur Service may be used if they do not obscure the meaning of a message. (G1B07) • An amateur station may transmit communications in which the licensee or control operator has a pecuniary (monetary) interest only when other amateurs are being notified of the sale of apparatus normally used in an amateur station and such activity is not done on a regular basis (G1B09) • It is permissible to communicate with amateur stations in countries outside the areas administered by the Federal Communications Commission, when the contact is with amateurs in any country except those whose administrations have notified the ITU that they object to such communications(G2D05) • If a third party’s amateur license had ever been revoked, it would disqualify that third party from participating in stating a message over an amateur station. (G1E01) Remember this from the Tech? Remember this from the Tech? Boy this is getting easier. Another one from the Tech ! ! !

  10. FCC Rules • Only messages relating to Amateur Radio or remarks of a personal character, or messages relating to emergencies or disaster relief may be transmitted by an amateur station for a third party in another country.(G1E05) • Third party traffic is prohibited with every foreign country, unless there is a third party agreement in effect with that country, except for messages directly involving emergencies or disaster relief communications.(G1E07) • For a non-licensed person to communicate with a foreign Amateur Radio station from a US amateur station at which a licensed control operator is present, the foreign amateur station must be in a country with which the United States has a third party agreement. (G1E08) Wow ! ! ! More from the Tech license, not so tough is it?

  11. Element 3 General Class Question Pool FCC Rules Valid July 1, 2011 Through June 30, 2015

  12. G2D08 Why do many amateurs keep a log even though the FCC doesn't require it? The ITU requires a log of all international contacts The ITU requires a log of all international third party traffic The log provides evidence of operation needed to renew a license without retest To help with a reply if the FCC requests information

  13. G2D09 What information is traditionally contained in a station log? Date and time of contact Band and/or frequency of the contact Call sign of station contacted and the signal report given All of these choices are correct

  14. G2D01 What is the Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC? Amateur volunteers who are formally enlisted to monitor the airwaves for rules violations Amateur volunteers who conduct amateur licensing examinations Amateur volunteers who conduct frequency coordination for amateur VHF repeaters Amateur volunteers who use their station equipment to help civil defense organizations in times of emergency

  15. G2D02 What are the objectives of the Amateur Auxiliary? To conduct efficient and orderly amateur licensing examinations To encourage amateur self-regulation and compliance with the rules To coordinate repeaters for efficient and orderly spectrum usage To provide emergency and public safety communications

  16. G2D03 What skills learned during “hidden transmitter hunts” are of help to the Amateur Auxiliary? Identification of out of band operation Direction-finding skills used to locate stations violating FCC Rules Identification of different call signs Hunters have an opportunity to transmit on non-amateur frequencies

  17. G1B11 How does the FCC require an amateur station to be operated in all respects not covered by the Part 97 rules? In conformance with the rules of the IARU In conformance with amateur radio custom In conformance with good engineering and good amateur practice All of these answers are correct 17

  18. G1B12 Who or what determines “good engineering and good amateur practice” as applied to the operation of an amateur station in all respects not covered by the Part 97 rules? The FCC The Control Operator The IEEE The ITU 18

  19. G1B08 When choosing a transmitting frequency, what should you do to comply with good amateur practice? Review FCC Part 97 Rules regarding permitted frequencies and emissions. Follow generally accepted band plans agreed to by the Amateur Radio community Before transmitting, listen to avoid interfering with ongoing communications. All of these choices are correct. 19

  20. G1B05 When may music be transmitted by an amateur station? At any time, as long as it produces no spurious emissions When it is unintentionally transmitted from the background at the transmitter When it is transmitted on frequencies above 1215 MHz When it is an incidental part of a space shuttle or ISS retransmission 20

  21. G1B06 When is an amateur station permitted to transmit secret codes? During a declared communications emergency To control a space station Only when the information is of a routine, personal nature Only with Special Temporary Authorization from the FCC 21

  22. G1B07 What are the restrictions on the use of abbreviations or procedural signals in the amateur service? Only "Q" codes are permitted They may be used if they do not obscure the meaning of a message They are not permitted Only "10-codes" are permitted 22

  23. G1B09 When may an amateur station transmit communications in which the licensee or control operator has a pecuniary (monetary) interest? Only when other amateurs are being notified of the sale of apparatus normally used in an amateur station and such activity is not done on a regular basis Only when there is no other means of communications readily available When other amateurs are being notified of the dale of any item with a monetary value of less than $200 and such activity is not done on a regular basis Never 23

  24. G2D05 When is it permissible to communicate with amateur stations in countries outside the areas administered by the Federal Communications Commission? Only when the foreign country has a formal third party agreement filed with the FCC. When the contact is with amateurs in any country except those whose administrations have notified the ITU that they object to such communications. When the contact is with amateurs in any country as long as the communications is conducted in English. Only when the foreign country is a member of the International Amateur Radio Union.

  25. G1E01 Which of the following would disqualify a third party from participating in stating a message over an amateur station? The third party is a person previously licensed in the amateur service whose license had been revoked The third party is not a U.S. citizen The third party is a licensed amateur The third party is speaking in a language other than English, French, or Spanish 25

  26. G1E05 What types of messages for a third party in another country may be transmitted by an amateur station? Any message, as long as the amateur operator is not paid Only messages for other licensed amateurs Only messages relating to amateur radio or remarks of a personal character, or messages relating to emergencies or disaster relief Any messages, as long as the text of the message is recorded in the station log 26

  27. G1E07 With which foreign countries is third party traffic prohibited, except for messages directly involving emergency or disaster relief communications? Countries in ITU Region 2 Countries in ITU Region 1 Every foreign country, unless there is a third party agreement in effect with that country Any country which is not a member of the Internal Amateur Radio Union (IARU) 27

  28. G1E08 Which of the following is a requirement for a non-licensed person to communicate with a foreign Amateur Radio station from a station with an FCC-granted license at which a licensed control operator is present? A. Information must be exchanged in English The foreign amateur station must be in a country with which the United States has a third party agreement The control operator must have at least a General class license All of these answers are correct 28