General
Emergency Operation

CW Operation
AM Operation
SSB Operation
Repeater Operation
Basic Qualification Question Bank for Amateur Radio Operator Certificate Examinations 12 June, 2014

Station operation

General

(D)

B-001-010-002 When may you deliberately interfere with another station's communications?
A Only if the station is operating illegally
B Only if the station begins transmitting on a frequency you are using
C You may expect, and cause, deliberate interference because it can't be helped during crowded band conditions
D Never

(A)
B-001-010-003 If the regulations say that the amateur service is a secondary user of a frequency band, and another service is a primary user, what does this mean?
A Amateurs are allowed to use the frequency band only if they do not cause interference to primary users
B Nothing special: all users of a frequency band have equal rights to operate
C Amateurs are only allowed to use the frequency band during emergencies
D Amateurs must increase transmitter power to overcome any interference caused by primary users

(B)
B-001-010-004 What rule applies if two amateurs want to use the same frequency?
A Station operators in ITU Regions 1 and 3 must yield the frequency to stations in ITU Region 2
B Both station operators have an equal right to operate on the frequency
C The station operator with a lesser qualification must yield the frequency to an operator of higher qualification
D The station operator with a lower power output must yield the frequency to the station with a higher power output

(A)
B-001-013-002 How often must an amateur station be identified?
A At least every thirty minutes, and at the beginning and at the end of a contact
B At the beginning of a contact and at least every thirty minutes after that
C At least once during each transmission
D At the beginning and end of each transmission

(C)
B-001-013-003 What do you transmit to identify your amateur station?
A Your first name and your location
B Your full name
C Your call sign
D Your "handle"

(A)
B-001-013-004 What identification, if any, is required when two amateur stations begin communications?
A Each station must transmit its own call sign
B No identification is required
C Both stations must transmit both call signs
D One of the stations must give both stations' call signs

(A)
B-001-013-005 What identification, if any, is required when two amateur stations end communications?
A Each station must transmit its own call sign
B No identification is required
C One of the stations must transmit both stations' call signs
D Both stations must transmit both call signs

(C)
B-001-013-006 What is the longest period of time an amateur station can transmit, without identifying by call sign?
A 15 minutes
B 10 minutes
C 30 minutes
D 20 minutes

(D)
B-001-013-007 When may an amateur transmit unidentified communications?
A Only for brief tests not meant as messages
B Only if it does not interfere with others
C Only for two-way or third-party communications
D Never, except to control a model craft

(D)
B-001-013-008 What language may you use when identifying your station?
A Any language being used for a contact
B Any language being used for a contact, providing Canada has a third-party communications agreement with that country
C Any language of a country which is a member of the International Telecommunication Union
D English or French

(A)
B-001-013-009 The call sign of an amateur station must be transmitted:
A at the beginning and at the end of each exchange of communications and at intervals not greater than 30 minutes
B at intervals not greater than three minutes when using voice communications
C at intervals not greater than ten minutes when using Morse code
D when requested to do so by the station being called

(A)
B-001-013-010 The call sign of an amateur station must be sent:
A at the beginning and end of each exchange of communications, and at least every 30 minutes, while in communications
B every minute
C every 15 minutes
D once after initial contact

(B)
B-001-018-002 An unmodulated carrier may be transmitted only:
A in frequency bands below 30 MHz
B for brief tests on frequencies below 30 MHz
C if the output to the final RF amplifier is kept under 5W
D when transmitting SSB


(B)

B-002-003-009 Which sideband is commonly used for 20-metre phone operation?
A Double
B Upper
C Lower
D FM

(D)
B-002-003-010 Which sideband is commonly used on 3755 kHz for phone operation?
A FM
B Double
C Upper
D Lower

(B)
B-002-003-011 What is the best method to tell if a band is "open" for communication with a particular distant location?
A Look at the propagation forecasts in an amateur radio magazine
B Listen for signals from that area from an amateur beacon station or a foreign broadcast or television station on a nearby frequency
C Ask others on your local 2 metre FM repeater
D Telephone an experienced local amateur

(D)
B-002-004-001 What should you do before you transmit on any frequency?
A Check your antenna for resonance at the selected frequency
B Make sure the SWR on your antenna transmission line is high enough
C Listen to make sure that someone will be able to hear you
D Listen to make sure others are not using the frequency

(D)
B-002-004-002 If you contact another station and your signal is extremely strong and perfectly readable, what adjustment should you make to your transmitter?
A Turn on your speech processor
B Reduce your SWR
C Continue with your contact, making no changes
D Turn down your power output to the minimum necessary

(A)
B-002-004-003 What is one way to shorten transmitter tune-up time on the air to cut down on interference?
A Tune the transmitter into a dummy load
B Use a long wire antenna
C Tune up on 40 metres first, then switch to the desired band
D Use twin lead instead of coaxial cable transmission lines

(C)
B-002-004-004 How can on-the-air interference be minimized during a lengthy transmitter testing or tuning procedure?
A Use a non-resonant antenna
B Use a resonant antenna that requires no loading-up procedure
C Use a dummy load
D Choose an unoccupied frequency

(B)
B-002-004-005 Why would you use a dummy load?
A To reduce output power
B To test or adjust your transceiver without causing interference
C To give comparative signal reports
D It is faster to tune

(A)
B-002-004-006 If you are the net control station of a daily HF net, what should you do if the frequency on which you normally meet is in use just before the net begins?
A Call and ask occupants to relinquish the frequency for the scheduled net operations, but if they are not agreeable, conduct the net on a frequency 3 to 5 kHz away from the regular net frequency
B Reduce your output power and start the net as usual
C Increase your power output so that net participants will be able to hear you over the existing activity
D Cancel the net for that day

(B)
B-002-004-007 If a net is about to begin on a frequency which you and another station are using, what should you do?
A Turn off your radio
B As a courtesy to the net, move to a different frequency
C Increase your power output to ensure that all net participants can hear you
D Transmit as long as possible on the frequency so that no other stations may use it

(D)
B-002-004-008 If propagation changes during your contact and you notice increasing interference from other activity on the same frequency, what should you do?
A Tell the interfering stations to change frequency, since you were there first
B Report the interference to your local Amateur Auxiliary Coordinator
C Increase the output power of your transmitter to overcome the interference
D Move your contact to another frequency

(D)
B-002-004-010 What is a band plan?
A A plan of operating schedules within an amateur band published by Industry Canada
B A plan devised by a club to best use a frequency band during a contest
C A guideline for deviating from amateur frequency band allocations
D A guideline for using different operating modes within an amateur band

(D)
B-002-004-011 Before transmitting, the first thing you should do is:
A ask if the frequency is occupied
B make an announcement on the frequency indicating that you intend to make a call
C decrease your receiver's volume
D listen carefully so as not to interrupt communications already in progress

(A)
B-002-005-004 What is the meaning of the procedural signal "CQ"?
A Calling any station
B Call on the quarter hour
C An antenna is being tested
D Only the station "CQ" should answer

(A)
B-002-005-007 What is meant by the term "DX"?
A Distant station
B Calling any station
C Go ahead
D Best regards

(D)
B-003-001-001 A low pass filter in an HF station is most effective when connected:
A as close as possible to the antenna tuner output
B as close as possible to the antenna
C midway between the transceiver and antenna
D as close as possible to the transceiver output

(C)
B-003-001-002 A low pass filter in an HF station is most effective when connected:
A as close as possible to the antenna tuner output
B as close as possible to the linear amplifier input
C as close as possible to the linear amplifier output
D as close as possible to the antenna

(A)
B-003-001-003 In designing an HF station, which component would you use to reduce the effects of harmonic radiation?
A Low pass filter
B Dummy load
C Antenna switch
D SWR bridge

(A)
B-003-001-004 Which component in an HF station is the most useful for determining the effectiveness of the antenna system?
A SWR bridge
B Antenna switch
C Linear amplifier
D Dummy load

(B)
B-003-001-005 Of the components in an HF station, which component would normally be connected closest to the antenna, antenna tuner and dummy load?
A SWR bridge
B Antenna switch
C Transceiver
D Low pass filter

(A)
B-003-001-006 Of the components in an HF station, which component would be used to match impedances between the transceiver and antenna?
A Antenna tuner
B Antenna switch
C Dummy load
D SWR bridge

(C)
B-003-001-007 In an HF station, which component is temporarily connected in the tuning process or for adjustments to the transmitter?
A Low pass filter
B Antenna tuner
C Dummy load
D SWR bridge

(C)
B-003-001-008 In an HF station, the antenna tuner is usually used for matching the transceiver with:
A mono-band Yagi type antennas
B tri-band Yagi antennas
C most antennas when operating below 14 MHz
D most antennas when operating above 14 MHz

(D)
B-003-001-009 In an HF Station, the antenna tuner is commonly used:
A with most antennas when operating above 14 MHz
B to tune into dummy loads
C to tune low pass filters
D with most antennas when operating below 14 MHz

(B)
B-003-014-001 What do many amateurs use to help form good Morse code characters?
A A DTMF keypad
B An electronic keyer
C A key-operated on/off switch
D A notch filter

(C)
B-003-014-002 Where would you connect a microphone for voice operation?
A To an antenna switch
B To an antenna
C To a transceiver
D To a power supply

(D)
B-003-014-003 What would you connect to a transceiver for voice operation?
A A receiver audio filter
B A terminal-voice controller
C A splatter filter
D A microphone

(D)
B-003-014-004 Why might a dummy antenna get warm when in use?
A Because it absorbs static electricity
B Because it stores radio waves
C Because it stores electric current
D Because it changes RF energy into heat

(D)
B-003-014-005 What is the circuit called which causes a transmitter to automatically transmit when an operator speaks into its microphone?
A VXO
B VCO
C VFO
D VOX

Emergency Operation

(D)
B-001-003-002 If an amateur pretends there is an emergency and transmits the word "MAYDAY," what is this called?
A A traditional greeting in May
B An emergency test transmission
C Nothing special: "MAYDAY" has no meaning in an emergency
D False or deceptive signals

(A)
B-001-003-003 A person found guilty of transmitting a false or fraudulent distress signal, or interfering with, or obstructing any radio communication, without lawful cause, may be liable, on summary conviction, to a penalty of:
A a fine, not exceeding $5 000, or a prison term of one year, or both
B a fine of $10 000
C a prison term of two years
D a fine of $1 000

(C)
B-001-011-002 During relief operations in the days following a disaster, when may an amateur use his equipment to communicate on frequencies outside amateur bands?
A When messages are destined to agencies without amateur radio support
B When normal communication systems are overloaded, damaged or disrupted
C Never
D When relaying messages on behalf of government agencies

(C)
B-001-011-003 If you hear an unanswered distress signal on a amateur band where you do not have privileges to communicate:
A you may offer assistance after contacting Industry Canada for permission to do so
B you may not offer assistance
C you should offer assistance
D you may offer assistance using international Morse code only

(A)
B-001-011-004 In the amateur radio service, it is permissible to broadcast:
A radio communications required for the immediate safety of life of individuals or the immediate protection of property
B music
C commercially recorded material
D programming that originates from a broadcast undertaking

(A)

B-001-011-005 An amateur radio station in distress may:
A any means of radio communication
B only use radio communication bands for which the operator is qualified to use
C use any means of radio communication, but only on internationally recognized emergency channels
D only Morse code communications on internationally recognized emergency channels

(C)

B-001-011-006 During a disaster, when may an amateur station make transmissions necessary to meet essential communication needs and assist relief operations?
A When normal communication systems are working but are not convenient
B Only when the local emergency net is activated
C When normal communication systems are overloaded, damaged or disrupted
D Never: only official emergency stations may transmit in a disaster

(C)
B-001-011-007 During an emergency, what power output limitations must be observed by a station in distress?
A 1500 watts PEP
B 200 watts PEP
C There are no limitations for a station in distress
D 1000 watts PEP during daylight hours, reduced to 200 watts PEP during the night

(A)
B-001-011-008 During a disaster:
A most communications are handled by nets using predetermined frequencies in amateur bands. Operators not directly involved with disaster communications are requested to avoid making unnecessary transmissions on or near frequencies being used for disaster communications
B use only frequencies in the 80 metre band
C use only frequencies in the 40 metre band
D use any United Nations approved frequency

(A)
B-001-011-009 Messages from recognized public service agencies may be handled by amateur radio stations:
A during peace time and civil emergencies and exercises
B using Morse code only
C when Industry Canada has issued a special authorization
D only on the 7 and 14 MHz bands

(B)
B-002-008-001 When may you use your amateur station to transmit an "SOS" or "MAYDAY"?
A Only in case of a severe weather watch
B In a life-threatening distress situation
C Never
D Only at specific times(at 15 and 30 minutes after the hour)

(B)
B-002-008-002 If you are in contact with another station and you hear an emergency call for help on your frequency, what should you do?
A Call your local police station and inform them of the emergency call
B Immediately stop your contact and acknowledge the emergency call
C Tell the calling station that the frequency is in use
D Direct the calling station to the nearest emergency net frequency

(B)
B-002-008-003 What is the proper distress call to use when operating phone?
A Say "HELP" several times
B Say "MAYDAY" several times
C Say "SOS" several times
D Say "EMERGENCY" several times

(C)
B-002-008-004 What is the proper distress call to use when operating CW?
A QRRR
B MAYDAY
C SOS
D CQD

(C) What is the proper way to interrupt a repeater conversation to signal a distress call?
A Say "SOS," then your call sign
B Say "HELP" as many times as it takes to get someone to answer
C Break-in immediately following the transmission of the active party and state your situation and call sign
D Say "EMERGENCY" three times

(D)
B-002-008-006 Why is it a good idea to have a way to operate your amateur station without using commercial AC power lines?
A So you will comply with rules
B So you may operate in contests where AC power is not allowed
C So you may use your station while mobile
D So you may provide communications in an emergency

(B)
B-002-008-007 What is the most important accessory to have for a hand-held radio in an emergency?
A A microphone headset for hands-free operation
B Several sets of charged batteries
C An extra antenna
D A portable amplifier

(D)
B-002-008-008 Which type of antenna would be a good choice as part of a portable HF amateur station that could be set up in case of an emergency?
A A parabolic dish
B A three-element Yagi
C A three-element quad
D A dipole

(B)
B-002-008-009 If you are communicating with another amateur station and hear a station in distress break in, what should you do?
A Immediately cease all transmissions because stations in distress have emergency rights to the frequency
B Acknowledge the station in distress and determine its location and what assistance may be needed
C Continue your communication because you were on frequency first
D Change to a different frequency so the station in distress may have a clear channel to call for assistance

(A)
B-002-008-010 In order of priority, a distress message comes before:
A an emergency message
B no other messages
C a government priority message
D a safety message

(C)
B-002-008-011 If you hear distress traffic and are unable to render direct assistance you should:
A take no action
B tell all other stations to cease transmitting
C contact authorities and then maintain watch until you are certain that assistance will be forthcoming
D enter the details in the log book and take no further action

CW Operation

(C)

B-002-005-001 What is the correct way to call "CQ" when using Morse code?
A Send the letters "CQ" ten times, followed by "DE", followed by your call sign sent once
B Send the letters "CQ" over and over
C Send the letters "CQ" three times, followed by "DE", followed by your call sign sent three times
D Send the letters "CQ" three times, followed by "DE", followed by your call sign sent once

(B)
B-002-005-002 How should you answer a routine Morse code "CQ" call?
A Send your call sign followed by your name, station location and a signal report
B Send the other station's call sign twice, followed by "DE", followed by your call sign twice
C Send your call sign four times
D Send the other station's call sign once, followed by "DE", followed by your call sign four times

(B)
B-002-005-003 At what speed should a Morse code "CQ" call be transmitted?
A At the highest speed at which you can control the keyer
B At any speed which you can reliably receive
C At any speed below 5 w.p.m.
D At the highest speed your keyer will operate

(A)
B-002-005-005 What is the meaning of the procedural signal "DE"?
A From
B Received all correctly
C Calling any station
D Directional Emissions

(A)
B-002-005-006 What is the meaning of the procedural signal "K"?
A Any station please reply
B End of message
C Called station only transmit
D All received correctly

(D)
B-002-005-008 What is the meaning of the term "73"?
A Long distance
B Love and kisses
C Go ahead
D Best regards

(A)
B-002-005-009 Which of the following describes full break-in telegraphy ( QSK )?
A Incoming signals are received between transmitted Morse code dots and dashes
B Automatic keyers are used to send Morse code instead of hand keys
C An operator must activate a manual send/receive switch before and after every transmission
D Breaking stations send the Morse code prosign "BK"
(A)
B-002-005-010 When selecting a CW transmitting frequency, what minimum frequency separation from a contact in progress should you allow to minimize interference?
A 150 to 500 Hz
B 5 to 50 Hz
C 1 to 3 kHz
D 3 to 6 kHz

(D)
B-002-005-011 Good Morse telegraphy operators:
A always give stations a good readability report 
B save time by leaving out spaces between words
C tune the transmitter using the operating antenna
D listen to the frequency to make sure that it is not in use before transmitting

(D)
B-002-006-001 What are "RST" signal reports?
A A short way to describe transmitter power
B A short way to describe sunspot activity
C A short way to describe ionospheric conditions
D A short way to describe signal reception

(A)
B-002-007-001 What is the meaning of the Q signal "QRS"?
A Send more slowly
B Interference from static
C Send "RST" report
D Radio station location is:

(B)
B-002-007-002 What is one meaning of the Q signal "QTH"?
A Time here is
B My location is
C Stop sending
D My name is

(A)
B-002-007-003 What is the proper Q signal to use to see if a frequency is in use before transmitting on CW?
A QRL?
B QRV?
C QRU?
D QRZ?

(A)
B-002-007-004 What is one meaning of the Q signal "QSY"?
A Change frequency
B Use more power
C Send faster
D Send more slowly

(A)
B-002-007-005 What is the meaning of the Q signal "QSB"?
A Your signal is fading
B I am busy
C I have no message
D A contact is confirmed

(C)
B-002-007-006 What is the proper Q signal to ask who is calling you on CW?
A QRL?
B QRT?
C QRZ?
D QSL?

(A)
B-002-007-007 The signal "QRM" signifies:
A I am being interfered with
B I am troubled by static y
C our signals are fading
D is my transmission being interfered with

(B)
B-002-007-008  The signal "QRN" means:
A I am being interfered with
B I am troubled by static
C I am busy
D are you troubled by static

(C)
B-002-007-009 The "Q signal" indicating that you want the other station to send slower is:
A QRL
B QRN
C QRS
D QRM

(A)
B-002-007-010 Who is calling me is denoted by the "Q signal":
A QRZ?
B QRK?
C QRP?
D QRM?

(C)
B-002-007-011 The "Q signal" which signifies "I will call you again" is:
A QRS
B QRT
C QRX
D QRZ

AM Operation

(A)
B-001-019-001 When operating on frequencies below 148 MHz:
A the frequency stability must be comparable to crystal control
B the bandwidth for any emission must not exceed 3 kHz
C the frequency stability of the transmitter must be at least two parts per million over a period of one hour
D an overmodulation indicator must be used

(D)

B-001-019-002 A reliable means to prevent or indicate overmodulation must be employed at an amateur station if:
A DC input power to the anode or collector circuit of the final RF stage is in excess of 250 watts
B radiotelegraphy is used
C persons other than the holder of the authorization use the station
D radiotelephony is used

(D)
B-001-019-003 An amateur station using radiotelephony must install a device for indicating or preventing:
A resonance
B antenna power
C plate voltage
D overmodulation

(B)
B-001-019-004 The maximum percentage of modulation permitted in the use of radiotelephony by an amateur station is:
A 90 percent
B 100 percent
C 75 percent
D 50 percent

(C)
B-001-019-005 All amateur stations, regardless of the mode of transmission used, must be equipped with:
A an overmodulation indicating device
B a dummy antenna
C a reliable means of determining the operating radio frequency
D a DC power meter

(A)
B-001-019-006 The maximum percentage of modulation permitted in the use of radiotelephony by an amateur station is:
A 100 percent
B 90 percent
C 75 percent
D 50 percent

SSB Operation

(B)

B-002-003-001 What is the correct way to call "CQ" when using voice?
A Say "CQ" at least ten times, followed by "this is," followed by your call sign spoken once
B Say "CQ" three times, followed by "this is," followed by your call sign spoken three times
C Say "CQ" once, followed by "this is," followed by your call sign spoken three times
D Say "CQ" at least five times, followed by "this is," followed by your call sign spoken once

(B)
B-002-003-002 How should you answer a voice CQ call?
A Say the other station's call sign at least ten times, followed by "this is," then your call sign at least twice
B Say the other station's call sign once, followed by "this is," then your call sign given phonetically
C Say the other station's call sign at least five times phonetically, followed by "this is," then your call sign twice
D Say the other station's call sign at least three times, followed by "this is," and your call sign at least five times phonetically

(A)
B-002-004-009 When selecting a single-sideband phone transmitting frequency, what minimum frequency separation from a contact in progress should you allow(between suppressed carriers) to minimize interference?
A Approximately 3 kHz
B 150 to 500 Hz
C Approximately 6 kHz
D Approximately 10 kHz

Repeater Operation

(A)
B-001-018-001 What kind of amateur station automatically re-transmits the signals of other stations?
A Repeater station
B Space station control and telemetry link
C Remote-control station
D Beacon station

(B)
B-001-018-003 Radiotelephone signals in a frequency band below ____ MHz cannot be automatically retransmitted, unless these signals are received from a station operated by a person qualified to transmit on frequencies below the above frequency:
A 144 MHz
B 29.5 MHz
C 29.7 MHz
D 50 MHz

(D)
B-001-018-004 Which of the following statements is not correct? Radiotelephone signals may be retransmitted:
A in the 29.5-29.7 MHz band, when received in a VHF band, from a station operated by a person with only Basic Qualification
B in the 50-54 MHz frequency band, when received from a station operated by a person with only Basic Qualification
C in the 144-148 MHz frequency band, when received from a station operated by a person with only Basic Qualification
D in the 21 MHz band, when received in a VHF band, from a station operated by a person with only Basic Qualification

(A)
B-002-001-001 What is a good way to make contact on a repeater?
A Say the call sign of the station you want to contact, then your call sign
B Say the other operator's name, then your call sign three times
C Say, "Breaker, breaker,"
D Say the call sign of the station you want to contact three times

(C)
B-002-001-002 What is the main purpose of a repeater?
A To retransmit weather information during severe storm warnings
B To make local information available 24 hours a day
C To increase the range of portable and mobile stations
D To link amateur stations with the telephone system

(C)
B-002-001-003 What is frequency coordination on VHF and UHF bands?
A The selection of simplex frequencies by individual operators
B A part of the planning prior to a contest
C A process which seeks to carefully assign frequencies so as to minimize interference with neighbouring repeaters
D A band plan detailing modes and frequency segments within a band

(C)
B-002-001-004 What is the purpose of a repeater time-out timer?
A It logs repeater transmit time to predict when a repeater will fail
B It tells how long someone has been using a repeater
C It interrupts lengthy transmissions without pauses
D It lets a repeater have a rest period after heavy use

(A)
B-002-001-005 What is a CTCSS tone?
A A sub-audible tone that activates a receiver audio output when present
B A tone used by repeaters to mark the end of a transmission
C A special signal used for telemetry between amateur space stations and Earth stations
D A special signal used for radio control of model craft

(B)
B-002-001-006 How do you call another station on a repeater if you know the station's call sign?
A Wait for the station to call "CQ", then answer it
B Say the station's call sign, then identify your own station
C Say "break, break 79," then say the station's call sign
D Say "CQ" three times, then say the station's call sign

(C)
B-002-001-007 Why should you pause briefly between transmissions when using a repeater?
A To reach for pencil and paper for third-party communications
B To dial up the repeater's autopatch
C To listen for anyone else wanting to use the repeater
D To check the SWR of the repeater

(C)
B-002-001-008 Why should you keep transmissions short when using a repeater?
A To give any listening non-hams a chance to respond
B To see if the receiving station operator is still awake
C A long transmission may prevent someone with an emergency from using the repeater
D To keep long-distance charges down

(B)
B-002-001-009 What is the proper way to join into a conversation on a repeater?
A Turn on an amplifier and override whoever is talking
B Say your call sign during a break between transmissions
C Wait for the end of a transmission and start calling the desired party
D Shout, "break, break!" to show that you're eager to join the conversation

(A)
What is the accepted way to ask someone their location when using a repeater?
A Where are you?
B What is your 20?
C Locations are not normally told by radio
D What is your 12?

(D)
FM repeater operation on the 2 metre band uses one frequency for transmission and one for reception. The difference in frequency between the transmit and receive frequency is normally:
A 800 kHz
B 1 000 kHz
C 400 kHz
D 600 kHz

(B)
B-002-003-003 What is simplex operation?
A Transmitting one-way communications
B Transmitting and receiving on the same frequency
C Transmitting and receiving over a wide area
D Transmitting on one frequency and receiving on another

(D)
B-002-003-004 When should you consider using simplex operation instead of a repeater?
A When the most reliable communications are needed
B When an emergency telephone call is needed
C When you are traveling and need some local information
D When signals are reliable between communicating parties without using a repeater

(B)
B-002-003-005 Why should local amateur communications use VHF and UHF frequencies instead of HF frequencies?
A Because signals are stronger on VHF and UHF frequencies
B To minimize interference on HF bands capable of long-distance communication
C Because greater output power is permitted on VHF and UHF
D Because HF transmissions are not propagated locally

(C)
B-002-003-006 Why should we be careful in choosing a simplex frequency when operating VHF or UHF FM?
A Implanted medical devices share the same spectrum
B Some frequencies are designated for narrow band FM and others for wideband FM
C You may inadvertently choose a channel that is the input to a local repeater
D Interference may be caused to unlicensed devices operating in the same band

(D)
B-002-003-007 If you are talking to a station using a repeater, how would you find out if you could communicate using simplex instead?
A See if a third station can clearly receive both of you
B See if you can clearly receive a more distant repeater
C See if you can clearly receive the station on a lower frequency band
D See if you can clearly receive the station on the repeater's input frequency

(C)
B-002-003-008 If you are operating simplex on a repeater frequency, why would it be good amateur practice to change to another frequency?
A There are more repeater operators than simplex operators
B Changing the repeater's frequency requires the authorization of Industry Canada
C Changing the repeater's frequency is not practical
D The repeater's output power may ruin your station's receiver

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