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SUBELEMENT T5  –  Station setup and operation - 4 exam questions – 4 groups
 
T5A Station hookup – microphone, speaker, headphones, filters, power source, connecting a computer.
 
What does a microphone connect to in a basic amateur radio station?
 
Which piece of station equipment converts electrical signals to sound waves?
 
What is the term used to describe what happens when a microphone and speaker are too close to each other?
 
What could you use in place of a regular speaker to help you copy signals in a noisy area?A set of headphones
 
What is a good reason for using a regulated power supply for communications equipment?
 
Where must a filter be installed to reduce spurious emissions?
 
What type of filter should be connected to a TV receiver as the first step in trying to prevent RF overload from a nearby 2-meter transmitter?
 
What is connected between the transceiver and computer terminal in a packet radio station?
 
Which of these items is not required for a packet radio station?
 
What can be used to connect a radio with a computer for data transmission?
 

T5B Operating controls.
 
What may happen if a transmitter is operated with the microphone gain set too high?
 
What kind of information may a VHF/UHF transceiver be capable of storing in memory?
 
What is one way to select a frequency on which to operate?
 
What is the purpose of the squelch control on a transceiver?
 
What is a way to enable quick access to a favorite frequency on your transceiver?
 
What might you do to improve the situation if the station you are listening to is hard to copy because of ignition noise interference?
 
What is the purpose of the buttons labeled "up" and "down" on many microphones?
 
What is the purpose of the "shift" control found on many VHF/UHF transceivers?
 
What does RIT mean?
 
What is the purpose of the "step" menu function found on many transceivers?
 
What is the purpose of the "function" or "F" key found on many transceivers?
 
 
T5C Repeaters: repeater and simple operating techniques, offsets, selective squelch, open and closed repeaters, linked repeaters.
 
What is one purpose of a repeater?
 
What is a courtesy tone?
 
Which of the following is the most important information to know before using a repeater?
 
Why should you pause briefly between transmissions when using a repeater?
 
What is the most common input/output frequency offset for repeaters in the 2-meter band?
 
What is the most common input/output frequency offset for repeaters in the 70-centimeter band?
 
What is meant by the terms input and output frequency when referring to repeater operations?
 
What is the meaning of the term simplex operation?
 
What is a reason to use simplex instead of a repeater?
 
How might you find out if you could communicate with a station using simplex instead of a repeater?
 
What is the term for a series of repeaters that can be connected to one another to provide users with a wider coverage?
 
What is the main reason repeaters should be approved by the local frequency coordinator before being installed?
 
Which of the following statements regarding use of repeaters is true?
 
What term is used to describe a repeater when use is restricted to the members of a club or group?
 
 
T5D Recognition and correction of problems, symptoms of overload and overdrive, distortion, over and under modulation, RF feedback, off frequency signals, fading and noise, problems with digital communications links.
 
What is meant by fundamental overload in reference to a receiver?
 
Which of the following is NOT a cause of radio frequency interference?
 
What is the most likely cause of telephone interference from a nearby transmitter?
 
What is a logical first step when attempting to cure a radio frequency interference problem in a nearby telephone?
 
What should you do first if someone tells you that your transmissions are interfering with their TV reception?
 
Which of the following may be useful in correcting a radio frequency interference problem?
 
What is the proper course of action to take when a neighbor reports that your radio signals are interfering with something in his home?
 
What should you do if a "Part 15" device in your neighbor's home is causing harmful interference to your amateur station?
 
What could be happening if another operator tells you he is hearing a variable high-pitched whine on the signals from your mobile transmitter?
 
What may be the problem if another operator reports that your SSB signal is very garbled and breaks up?
 
What might be the problem if you receive a report that your signal through the repeater is distorted or weak?
 
What is one of the reasons to use digital signals instead of analog signals to communicate with another station?