- What agency regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States?
- The FCC
T1A02 (C) [97.1] What agency regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States? A. FEMA B. The ITU C. The FCC D. Homeland Security
A) isn't correct because the primary purpose of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. B) Isn't correct because the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a branch of the UN, responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies. The ITU also coordinates the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promotes international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world, and assists in the development and coordination of worldwide technical standards. Point is, the ITU is global and the question just asks about the United States. D) isn't correct because the Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting the United States of America and U.S. territories (including Protectorates) from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters.
The FCC is responsible in the US for some areas of homeland security and public safety and the areas that the ITU oversees globally, but the FCC is primarily responsible to regulate and enforce the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States.