This assignment is to read pages 99-118 and answer the questions below.
EMERGENCY! (book pgs. 99-104; CD #2, Track 4)
1. Which communications have the highest priority? _____________
2. What does RACES stand for? ____________________________
3. What does ARES stand for? _____________________________
4. What does the term “check” mean? _________________________
5. What words do we use to indicate an emergency on the 2 meter band? ______________
6. What words to indicate an emergency on the 10 meter worldwide band? ____________
7. What Morse Code characters are sent in an emergency? _____________
8. Do this before transmitting on an emergency net? ____________________
9. When passing emergency traffic, pass the message exactly as?_____________________________________________________________
10. Use this alphabet when spelling unusual words? _____________________
WEAK SIGNAL PROPAGATION (book pgs. 105-112; CD #3, Track 1)
1. What do we call radio signals that travel through space? __________
2. Use “Knife-edge” propagation to transmit over ________________.
3. A warm air inversion creates this type of propagation. ______________________
4. Catch a falling star and try this? _______________________
5. How many layers of the Ionosphere during the day? ___________
6. What layer disappears at night? _________________________

7. When can you get 10 meter propagation? Day or night? ___________

8. Skip is not reflections, but rather, __________________________
9. Signals that hug the Earth are called __________________waves.
10. Does the ionosphere ever effect common 2 meter and 70 cm repeater communications?_______________________________________________
11. The ionosphere will regularly skip frequencies, during the day, on these bands?______________________________________________________
12. Does sunspot activity influence the ionosphere? _____________________
13. “Short skip” signals normally refract off which layer of the ionosphere?__________________________________________
14. Long range skip is refracted by this layer of the ionosphere, at the peak of the solar cycle?______________________________________________
15. Which characteristic of a radio wave describes its polarization?_____________________________________
16. When would the ionosphere affect 2 meter and 70 cm handheld communication?_____________________________________________
TALK TO OUTER SPACE! (book pgs. 113-118; CD #3, Track 2)
1. How many miles above the Earth to qualify as a space station? ______
2. What does LEO stand for? _______________________
3. Signals that contain information about an on board satellite computer? _______________
4. What causes satellite signals to fade in and out? ________________
5. Compensate for this shift when the satellite is approaching. _______
6. In the V/U mode, what band do you transmit on? _____________
7. How much power should you use when transmitting to a satellite? __________
8. AMSAT’s website to join them? ________________________
9. May a Technician Class operator talk with hams aboard the International Space Station?_______________________________________________
10. __________________ elements are input to a satellite tracking program? (starts with K)
11. A satellite will transmit this information on its? ______________________
12. Why are ham satellites slowly rotating in space? _____________________
13. What word describes a satellite’s transmission of internal sensors?____________________________________________________________
14. What word describes how specific hams may control a satellite function?________________________________

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