I’ve never been happy with the study material available for the General Class License. I didn’t find the material made logical sense. It seemed pointless to me to study three wrong answers while studying the one correct answer that most material has out there. This book is an attempt to correct this problem. Most study material I found was based around gaming the system through memorization, and while this is necessary for some answers I wanted to truly learn what I was reading.
The online quiz material you can find is great, once you have mastered the knowledge in the question pool. But to use it as a study aid wastes precious time. Therefore I’ve created this General Class License Mastery book.
This material will help you study for the General Class amateur radio license. Once you pass the test you are on your way to mastering the hobby.
Included in this material is the: questions, re-written statements, and the audio companion
T1A – Amateur Radio Service: purpose and permissible use of the Amateur Radio Service; operator/primary station license grant; where FCC rules are codified; basis and purpose of FCC rules; meanings of basic terms used in FCC rules; interference; spectrum management
Advancing skills in the technical and communication phases of the radio art is a purpose of the Amateur Radio Service as stated in the FCC rules and regulations
The FCC is the agency that regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States
Part 97 of the FCC regulations contains the rules governing the Amateur Radio Service
That which seriously degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly interrupts a radio communication service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations meets the FCC definition of harmful interference
T1A05 [97.1 (e)]
Enhancing international goodwill is a purpose of the Amateur Radio Service rules and regulations as defined by the FCC
T1A06 [97.101 (d), 97.303 (o)(2)]
Radio Navigation Service are protected from interference by amateur signals under all circumstances
The FCC Part 97 definition of telemetry is a one-way transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument
Frequency Coordinators recommend transmit/receive channels and other parameters for auxiliary and repeater stations
Amateur operators in a local or regional area whose stations are eligible to be auxiliary or repeater stations select a Frequency Coordinator
The FCC Part 97 definition of an amateur station is a station in the Amateur Radio Service consisting of the apparatus necessary for carrying on radio communications
T1A11 [97.101 (d)]
At no time is willful interference to other amateur radio stations permitted
Allowing a person to conduct radio experiments and to communicate with other licensed hams around the world is a permissible use of the Amateur Radio Service
FCC Part 97 defines telecommand as a one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a device at a distance
If you are operating on the 23 cm band and learn that you are interfering with a radio location station outside the United States you must stop operating or take steps to eliminate the harmful interference