EARS quiz 2010 - The Escondido Amateur Radio Society

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EARS Quiz Night 2010
By Steve Venner (W6TAN)
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Welcome to the EARS quiz night !!!
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A mixture of questions: historical, theoretical,
operational, geographical, factual, …
Some multiple choice – others straight answers.
Some easy, some tricky, some to trick you!
But all in fun.
35 questions – in about 30-45 minutes.
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
First steps…
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Form a team.
Choose your team captain.
Choose your team name.
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Before we begin – A few ‘rules’:
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No shouting out the answers.
No asking questions once the quiz has started.
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Points for bonus questions
No web-browsing with cell phones / PDAs etc.
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Read / listen to the question.
Answer the question as asked.
Turn off cell phones – please!!!
Any questions ???
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Are you ready ???
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 1:
What does the acronym PARC stand for in the following URL
(WEB address)?
http://www.parc.com
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 2:
If the US has the ARRL, the UK has the RSGB and Finland has the
SRAL…
Which country is associated with the ORARI?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Iran
Indonesia
Iraq
Iceland
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 3:
3-in-one:
1. What is this component ?
2. What is its value ?
3. What is its tolerance ?
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 4:
Who were the first people to observe and record the
presence of sun-spots ?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Sumerians
Incas
Octogenarians
Chinese
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 5:
A type of oscillator, using a hybrid of design techniques of both
Armstrong & Colpitts types exists, and has been dubbed the ‘Armpitt’
oscillator.
a)
b)
True
False
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=
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 6:
The land area of which DXCC entities border on, or touch, the
geographic North Pole?
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
Canada - VE, entity code 001
European Russia – UA, entity code 054
Asiatic Russia – UA, entity code 015
Greenland – OX, entity code 237
All of the above
None.
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Question 7:
The late Rajiv Gandhi (7th Prime Minister of India) owned the call-sign
VU2RG. His widow is Sonia Gandhi… What is her call-sign?
a)
b)
c)
d)
VU2SON
VU2SG
VU2EAM
VU2RG
Bonus questions:
1. Where was she born?
2. Who currently owns VU2RG?
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Question 8:
In the following circuit,
what is the total
resistance between
points A & B?
Bonus question:
If 5 Volts DC is applied
to the circuit, what is
the current flowing
through R3?
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Question 9:
The original Q codes were created, circa 1909, by the British
government for maritime use. What query did QRG represent?
a)
b)
c)
d)
What is your true bearing
Where are you bound for
What line do you belong to
What ship or coast station is that
Bonus question:
As used in ham radio - QRG is now a query about what operating
parameter ?
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Question 10:
From the Technician class question pool:
Under what conditions are amateur stations allowed to communicate
with stations operating in other radio services?
a)
b)
c)
d)
When other radio services make contact with amateur stations.
When authorized by the FCC.
When communicating with stations in the Family Radio Service.
When commercial broadcast stations are off the air.
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 11:
This is the binary representation of a ‘famous’ call sign in ASCII.
01110111
00110110
What is the call sign?
01010100
01100001
01001110
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Question 12:
The following discrete circuit is equivalent to which logic gate:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
2-input AND gate
2-input NAND gate
2-input OR gate
2-input NOR gate
2-input Exclusive NOR gate
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 13:
In contesting, what technique of operating does the term 'S&P' refer
to?
a) Tuning a band looking for QSO's.
b) Finding a frequency and holding it as long as possible
c) Changing the antennas (Switch & Polarity) - vert to horiz
d) None of the above
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Question 14:
What DXCC entity separates Kure Island (KH7K) from Hawaii (KH6)?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Midway Atoll
Pearl & Hermes Atoll
Lisianski Island
Laysan Island
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Question 15:
In what year, was the first telegraph message sent?
a)
b)
c)
d)
1842
1844
1848
1852
Bonus question:
Who sent it?
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Question 16:
This famed Soviet explorer held the call-sign: RAEM.
What was his name?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Kris Krenkel
Ernst Krenkel
Boris Zemlya
Vladimir Spitzenberg
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Question 17:
If four capacitors are connected in parallel, two of which are 10µF,
and two are 1µF, what is the total capacitance ?
a)
b)
c)
d)
455pF
455nF
11uF
22uF
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 18:
If you insert a simple SWR meter in your coaxial feed line, and it
indicates an SWR of 4:1, the SWR meter is indicating your antenna
efficiency. ..
a) True
b) False
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Question 19:
From the General class question pool:
What is the maximum transmitting power a General class licensee
may use when operating between 7025 and 7125 kHz?
a)
b)
c)
d)
200 watts PEP output
1500 watts PEP output
1000 watts PEP output
2000 watts PEP output
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 20:
Which satellite monitors the Sun from a
stationary position between the Earth &
Sun?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Ulysses
ECHO
Cassini
SOHO
Bonus question:
What is the name of that stationary position?
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Question 21:
In the circuit on the right, what is
the approximate power dissipated
in R2, given that the hfe of T1 is
100.
a)
b)
c)
d)
22.0µW
113.6µw
1.1mW
2.2mA
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Question 22:
Which DXCC entity extends the furthest North?
a)
b)
c)
d)
JX
JW
TF
KL7
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Question 23:
What is/was required to qualify for the Elser-Mathes Cup?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Be at the very top of the DXCC Honor Roll
Set a new CW receiving speed record
Have made the first trans-Pacific amateur 2-way QSO
Have the first amateur 2-way QSO between the Earth and Mars
Bonus question:
How many times has it been awarded?
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Question 24:
What are the outputs Q1, Q2 & Q3 on the logic circuit below, given
that the inputs are A=1, B=0, C=1 & D=0?
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
Q1=0, Q2=0, Q3=0
Q1=0, Q2=0, Q3=1
Q1=0, Q2=1, Q3=0
Q1=0, Q2=1, Q3=1
Q1=1, Q2=0, Q3=0
Q1=1, Q2=0, Q3=1
Q1=1, Q2=1, Q3=0
Q1=1, Q2=1, Q3=1
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 25:
The informal ‘Q’ code QLF refers to what type of signal deficiency?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Splatter
Chirp
Poor CW style
Hum or Buzz
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Question 26:
What is the approximate resonant
frequency (fc) of the tuned circuit:
a)
b)
c)
d)
159KHz
1.59MHz
15.9MHz
159MHZ
Bonus question:
Given that the circuit has a Q of 100,
what is the -3db bandwidth.
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 27:
From the Extra class question pool:
How is Forward Error Correction implemented?
a) By the receiving station repeating each block of three data
characters.
b) By transmitting a special algorithm to the receiving station along
with the data characters.
c) By transmitting extra data that may be used to detect and correct
transmission errors.
d) By varying the frequency shift of the transmitted signal according
to a predefined algorithm.
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 28:
On June 27th 2009, PI9CAM at the Dwingeloo radio telescope in the
Netherlands made a successful EME contact to Australia on 23cm.
What was the minimum power used during the contact?
a)
b)
c)
d)
30 µWatts
3 mWatts
3 Watts
3 KWatts
Bonus question:
The gain of the 23cm antenna
was 46.2dBd, what was the ERP?
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Question 29:
What is the name of the Op-Amp
circuit?
a)
b)
c)
d)
A non-inverting amplifier
An inverting Amplifier
A voltage follower
A unity gain buffer amplifier
Bonus question:
If RA is 1KΩ, and RB is 10KΩ – What is the output voltage if the input
voltage is 1V?
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
Question 30:
The Echophone line of radios was produced by which manufacturer?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Eicho
Hallicrafters
Gonset
Hammerlund
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Question 31:
Who wrote a play, with a title which contains 2 of the names in the
International Phonetic Alphabet?
a.
b.
c.
d.
William Shakespeare.
Neal Simon.
Oscar Wilde.
Robert Frost.
Bonus questions:
1. Name the play.
2. Name the British rock-band who had a song with the same name.
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Question 32:
Which Pacific Island is
home to 3 DXCC
entities?
Bonus question:
List the 3 entities (1
point for each)
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Question 33:
How long must we wait for a Sunspot to reappear after disappearing
around the limb of the Sun?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
88 minutes
2 days
13.5 days
27 days
11 Years
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Question 34:
In bygone days, all Soviet hams would ask you to QSL to:
a.
b.
c.
d.
The Kremlin
The Politburo
Box 88, Moscow
Siberia
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Question 35:
The organizational meeting of EARS was held on March 12, 1973, in
Room 60 of the Escondido High School.
Who was the first club president?
Bonus question:
What was his/her call-sign?
EARS Quiz Night - 2010
The end… almost!
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