Special Sub-Topic: Ham Radio Interest
|What do the Amateur Radio Stations NA1SS and RS0ISS have in common?|
They are both located on the International Space Station. Amateur Callsigns in use on the International Space Station include NA1SS, RS0ISS, RZ3DZR, DP0ISS, and OR4ISS.
|Which of the following musicians is NOT or was NOT an Amateur Radio (HAM) Operator?|
Alice Cooper. Ronnie Milsap holds the callsign WB4KCG, Joe Walsh holds the callsign WB6ACU, and Jim Croce was WN3OQW.
|What is Yuri Gagarin, Amateur Callsign: UA1LO, famous for?
He was the first cosmonaut and the first human in space.. Many Soviet/Russian Cosmonauts and American Astronauts have been Amateur Radio Operators. Yuri Gagarin (UA1LO), a Russian cosmonaut and Hero of the Soviet Union, was the first human in space, his flight taking place on April 21st, 1961.
|Per the United States Federal Communications Commission, the Amateur Radio Service has a fundamental purpose which is expressed in five principles. Which of the following is NOT one of these principles?|
Recognition of the value of Amateur Radio as a Hobby and Social Activity.. The FCC recognizes the value of Amateur Radio: in providing emergency communications, in advancement of the radio art, in advancing skills in both the communication and technical phases of the art, in expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts, and in continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance international goodwill. Amateur Radio is not officially recognized as either a Hobby or Social Activity, but as people with a common interest will, Hams gather together to socialize and exchange technical knowledge in clubs and societies the world over.
|What is Dr. Owen K. Garriott (Amateur Callsign: W5LFL) famous for?|
He was the first Amateur Operator (HAM) to operate from space.. Dr. Owen Garriott (PhD) has flown on Skylab-3, spending 60 days (a record at the time, doubling the previous record) in space in 1973. His next space mission was aboard Spacelab-1 for 10 days in 1983. During this mission (STS-9) Dr. Garriott, an amateur radio operator for over 40 years, was the first astronaut to take a ham radio into space.
Garriott said. "In my spare time only, I managed to hold up an antenna to the window and to talk to amateurs on Earth."
Since that time, Amateur radio has been included on almost every American spaceflight, and is currently in use on the International Space Station.
|Which of the following would generally be considered a QRP power level?|
5 Watts. Many hams use very low power, known as "QRP" and sometime as little as 50 milliwatts (0.05 W), for worldwide communications.
|What is required to become an Amateur (HAM) radio operator in the United States?|
Pass an FCC license test, which covers "basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory". To become a HAM you must pass an FCC license test, which covers "basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. Morse code is not required for this license." (Reference: www.arrl.org) A degree is not required and many children under ten years old have passed the test and become Amateur Radio Operators.
|Due to possible conflict-of-interest, politicians and journalists are NOT allowed to be Amateur Radio (HAM) operators.|
False - Journalists and Politicians may be issued an Amateur Radio License.. Politicians who are or were Hams include former US Senator and Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater (K7UGA) and Former Governor of New York George Pataki (K2ZCZ). Journalists who are or were Hams include Walter Cronkite (KB2GSD) and David French (N4KET).
|Among the ranks of Amateur Radio (HAM) enthusiasts, are many royals. Which of the following is NOT (or was NOT) a Ham?|
Queen Elizabeth II of England. King Hussein held the callsign JY1, Prince Talal held the callsign of SU1VN, and King Juan Calos held the callsign of EA0JC.
|In the U.S., in order to become an Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) one must pass a Morse Code test at how many words per minute (WPM)?
Morse Code is not required to become an Amateur Radio (HAM) operator. In 2007, the FCC dropped the Morse requirement for all license classes. Since then, the number of new U.S. hams has increased dramatically.
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