The T2 section of the Technician test contains information on operating Procedures


The T2A section covers Station operation; choosing an operating frequency, calling another station, test transmissions, use of minimum power, frequency use, band plans.
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What is the most common repeater frequency offset in the 2 meter band?
plus or minus 600 kHz


What is the national calling frequency for FM simplex operations in the 70 cm band?
446.000 MHz


What is a common repeater frequency offset in the 70 cm band?
Plus or minus 5 MHz


What is an appropriate way to call another station on a repeater if you know the other station's call sign?
Say the station's call sign then identify with your call sign


What should you transmit when responding to a call of CQ?
The other station’s call sign followed by your call sign


What must an amateur operator do when making on-air transmissions to test equipment or antennas?
Properly identify the transmitting station


Which of the following is true when making a test transmission?
Station identification is required at least every ten minutes during the test and at the end


What is the meaning of the procedural signal "CQ"?
Calling any station


What brief statement is often used in place of "CQ" to indicate that you are listening on a repeater?
Say your call sign


What is a band plan, beyond the privileges established by the FCC?
A voluntary guideline for using different modes or activities within an amateur band


What are the FCC rules regarding power levels used in the amateur bands?
An amateur must use the minimum transmitter power necessary to carry out the desired communication


The T2B section covers VHF/UHF operating practices; SSB phone, FM repeater, simplex, frequency offsets, splits and shifts, CTCSS, DTMF, tone squelch, carrier squelch, phonetics.
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What is the term used to describe an amateur station that is transmitting and receiving on the same frequency?
Simplex communication


What is the term used to describe the use of a sub-audible tone transmitted with normal voice audio to open the squelch of a receiver?


Which of the following describes the muting of receiver audio controlled solely by the presence or absence of an RF signal?
Carrier squelch


Which of the following common problems might cause you to be able to hear but not access a repeater even when transmitting with the proper offset?
The repeater receiver requires audio tone burst for access
The repeater receiver requires a CTCSS tone for access
The repeater receiver may require a DCS tone sequence for access
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What determines the amount of deviation of an FM signal?
The amplitude of the modulating signal


What happens when the deviation of an FM transmitter is increased?
Its signal occupies more bandwidth.


What should you do if you receive a report that your station’s transmissions are causing splatter or interference on nearby frequencies?
Check your transmitter for off-frequency operation or spurious emissions


What is the proper course of action if your station’s transmission unintentionally interferes with another station?
Properly identify your transmission and move to a different frequency


Which of the following methods is encouraged by the FCC when identifying your station when using phone?
Use of a phonetic alphabet


What is the "Q" signal used to indicate that you are receiving interference from other stations?


What is the "Q" signal used to indicate that you are changing frequency?


The T2C section covers public service; emergency and non-emergency operations, message traffic handling.
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What set of rules applies to proper operation of your station when using amateur radio at the request of public service officials?
FCC Rules


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What do RACES and ARES have in common?
Both organizations may provide communications during emergencies


What is the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service?
A radio service using amateur stations for emergency management or civil defense communications.


Which of the following is common practice during net operations to get the immediate attention of the net control station when reporting an emergency?
Begin your transmission with “Priority” or “Emergency” followed by your call sign


What should you do to minimize disruptions to an emergency traffic net once you have checked in?
Do not transmit on the net frequency until asked to do so by the net control station


What is usually considered to be the most important job of an amateur operator when handling emergency traffic messages?
Passing messages exactly as written, spoken or as received


When may an amateur station use any means of radio communications at its disposal for essential communications in connection with immediate safety of human life and protection of property?
When normal communications systems are not available


What is the preamble in a formal traffic message?
The information needed to track the message as it passes through the amateur radio traffic handling system


What is meant by the term "check" in reference to a formal traffic message?
The check is a count of the number of words or word equivalents in the text portion of the message