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Amateur Radio & DX
"A few questions that might peak your interest in the Amateur (HAM) radio hobby."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What do the Amateur Radio Stations NA1SS and RS0ISS have in common?
They made the first contact between Russian and the United States
They are located at the geographic North and South poles, respectively.
They are both owned by Steven Spielberg
They are both located on the International Space Station
Which of the following musicians is NOT or was NOT an Amateur Radio (HAM) Operator?
What is Yuri Gagarin, Amateur Callsign: UA1LO, famous for?
He was the first cosmonaut and the first human in space.
He is the back-up singer for the band U-2.
He was a pilot shot down while flying a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union.
He was the first Amateur Radio Operator in the Soviet Union.
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.
Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.
Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications.
Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance international goodwill.
What is Dr. Owen K. Garriott (Amateur Callsign: W5LFL) famous for?
He lost his life while monitoring Mount St. Helens during its eruption.
He was the first Amateur Operator (HAM) to operate from space.
He used Amateur Radio (HAM) to organize disaster relief following the Earthquake in Haiti.
He made the first trans-pacific contact using Amateur (HAM) radio.
Which of the following would generally be considered a QRP power level?
What is required to become an Amateur (HAM) radio operator in the United States?
All three of these
Have a degree in Electronics Engineering
Pass an FCC license test, which covers "basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory"
Be at least 18 years old
Due to possible conflict-of-interest, politicians and journalists are NOT allowed to be Amateur Radio (HAM) operators.
True - Neither politicians or journalists may be issued an Amateur Radio License.
False - Journalists and Politicians may be issued an Amateur Radio License.
False - Politicians may not be issued an Amateur Radio License
False - Journalists may not be issued an Amateur Radio License
Among the ranks of Amateur Radio (HAM) enthusiasts, are many royals. Which of the following is NOT (or was NOT) a Ham?
King Juan Carlos of Spain
King Hussein of Jordan
Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia
Queen Elizabeth II of England
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
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Compiled Jun 28 12