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General Licensing Class FCC Rules Brookhaven National Laboratory Amateur Radio Club
2 Amateur Radio General Class Element 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
3 Amateur Radio General Class Element 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
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)
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 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) FCC Rules Use of directional antennas can track down almost any signal on the air.
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. FCC Rules All of these choices are correct
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) FCC Rules Wasn’t this in the Tech license?
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) FCC Rules Remember this from the Tech? Remember this from the Tech? Boy this is getting easier. Another one from the Tech ! ! !
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) FCC Rules Wow ! ! ! More from the Tech license, not so tough is it?