EARS Quiz Night 2010 By Steve Venner (W6TAN) EARS Quiz Night - 2010 Welcome to the EARS quiz night !!! • • • • 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… • • • Form a team. Choose your team captain. Choose your team name. EARS Quiz Night - 2010 Before we begin – A few ‘rules’: • • No shouting out the answers. No asking questions once the quiz has started. • • • • Points for bonus questions No web-browsing with cell phones / PDAs etc. • • 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 + = 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. EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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? EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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? EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 ? EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 Question 15: In what year, was the first telegraph message sent? a) b) c) d) 1842 1844 1848 1852 Bonus question: Who sent it? EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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? EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 Question 22: Which DXCC entity extends the furthest North? a) b) c) d) JX JW TF KL7 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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? EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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? EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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. EARS Quiz Night - 2010 Question 32: Which Pacific Island is home to 3 DXCC entities? Bonus question: List the 3 entities (1 point for each) EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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 EARS Quiz Night - 2010 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!