# Exam Prep Jepperdee Technician- 2014

Exam-prep Jepperdee:
2014 Tech Edition
…a game to help prepare contestants and
audience for the entry-level ham exam
produced by Bob Raffaele, W2XM
This game is to be played in the PowerPoint “slide
show” mode. Operation of the game is almost intuitive,
and you can make up your own rules. Each numeric point
value on either game board is a hyperlink which reveals a
question. Advancing the game one slide past the question
(by clicking the screen) displays the answer. “Done” on the
answer slide returns you to the game board. “SFJ”
(clickable) stands for “semi-final jepperdee” and “FJ” (also
clickable) means “final jepperdee;” clicking anywhere on
the screen reveals the final- or semi-final-jepperdee
question. There is one daily double on each board; click on
either “daily or “double.”
For most fun, appropriate hardware (lights, pushbuttons, sounder, lockout circuitry) should be used. A
diagram is available from the author.
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Signals
Electrical
Basics
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Propagation
Ham
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SFJ
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
QSOing
Licensing
Operating
Other Hams Regulations Regulations
Chapter 0
Safety
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FJ
How does the
wavelength of a
to its frequency?
T3B05
.
The wavelength
gets shorter as the
frequency
increases.
done
T5B05
What number of
watts equals 500
mW?
.
0.5 watts
done
T5C06
What does the
abbreviation “RF”
refer to?
.
signals of all
types
done
Which type of voice
mode is most often
used for long-distance
(weak signal) contacts
on the VHF and UHF
bands?
T8A03
.
SSB
done
What determines the amount
of deviation of an
FM (as opposed to
PM) signal?
T2B05
.
The amplitude of
the modulating
signal
done
What is the
purpose of a
fuse in an
electrical circuit?
T0A04
.
To interrupt
power in case of
done
T6B10
What are the
three electrodes
of a PNP or NPN
transistor?
.
Emitter, base, and
collector
done
What is the electrical term for the
electromotive force
(EMF) that causes
electron flow?
T5A05
.
Voltage
done
What is the
formula used to
calculate electrical
power in a DC
circuit?
T5C08
.
Power (P) equals
voltage (E) multiplied
by current (I)
or
P=EI
done
What is the
current flowing
through a 100-ohm
resistor connected
across 200 volts?
T5D08
.
2 amperes
done
What term
describes the fluttering
sound from mobile stations that are moving
while transmitting?
T3A06
.
Picket fencing
done
What generally
happens as the
frequency of a signal
going through coaxial
cable is increased?
T9B05
.
The loss increases.
done
Where should an
in-line SWR meter be
connected to
monitor the SWR of
the antenna system?
T4A05
.
In series with the
feed line, between
the transmitter and
antenna
done
What instrument
other than an SWR
meter could you use
to determine if a feed
line and antenna are
properly matched?
T7C08
.
Directional
wattmeter
done
What is the
approx. amount of
change (in dB) of a
power decrease from
12 watts to 3 watts?
T5B10
.
-6 dB
done
T5A06
How much voltage
does a mobile
transceiver usually
require?
.
done
What type of
muting is controlled
by the absence of an
RF signal?
T2B03
.
Carrier squelch
done
Where must a
filter be installed to
reduce harmonic
emissions from your
station?
T4A04
.
Between the
transmitter and the
antenna
done
What device
increases the lowpower output from
a handheld
transceiver?
T7A10
.
An RF power
amplifier
done
T8D07
What is PSK31?
.
A low-rate data
transmission
mode
done
What is the
FCC Part 97
definition of
telemetry?
T1A07
.
A 1-way xmission of
measurements to
somewhere remote
from the measuring
instrument
done
What Q signal
indicates that you
are receiving
interference from
other stations?
T2B10
.
QRM
done
What is the
Emergency
Service (ARES)?
T2C12
.
Hams who’ve voluntarily registered their
qual. and equip. for
communications duty
in the public svc.
done
What causes spin
referring to satellite
signals?
T8B09
.
Rotation of the
satellite and its
antennas
done
What type of
transmission is
indicated by the
term NTSC?
T8D04
.
An analog fast
scan color TV
signal
done
T1A09 [97.3(a)(22)]
Who selects a
Frequency
Coordinator?
.
Amateur operators
in a local or regional
area whose stations
could be auxiliary or
repeater stationsdone
has expired and is still
within the allowable
grace period, may you
operate a transmitter
on the ham bands?
T1C11 [97.21(b)]
.
No, transmitting isn’t
allowed until the FCC
database shows that
renewed
done
What is a band
plan, beyond the
privileges
established by FCC?
T2A10
A voluntary guideline
for using different
modes or activities
within an amateur
band
done
Which 23-cm
frequency is authorized to Tech licensees?
T1B06
[97.301(a)]
146.52, 2315, 1296,
or 3390 MHz?
.
1296 MHz
done
Which
Tech bands above
30 MHz have
mode-restricted
sub-bands?
T1B10 [97.301(e), 97.305(c)]
.
The 6 meter, 2
meter, and 1.25
meter bands
done
T1D04 [97.113(a)(4), 97.113(c)]
What is the only time
that an amateur
station is authorized
to transmit music?
.
When incidental to
an authorized
retransmission of
manned spacecraft
communications
done
When using a
tactical identifier such
as “Race HQ,” how
often must you
transmit the station’s
FCC-assigned call sign?
T1F02 [97.119 (a)]
.
At the end of each
communication
and every ten
minutes during a
communication
done
What must an
operator do when
making on-air xmsns
to test equipment or
antennas?
T2A06
.
Properly identify
the transmitting
station
done
When the
control op is not the
is responsible for the
proper operation of
the station?
T1E07 [97.103(a)]
.
The control
operator and the
equally responsible
done
When is an
amateur station
required to
transmit its
assigned call sign?
T1F03 [97.119(a)]
.
At least every 10
minutes during a
communication and
at the end of a
communication
done
T0A09
What kind of hazard
is presented by a
conventional 12-volt
storage battery?
.
Explosive gas can
collect if not properly
vented
done
T0B08
What is considered
to be a proper
grounding method
for a tower?
.
Separate eight-foot
long ground rods for
each tower leg,
bonded to the tower
and each other
done
Under what
circumstances is it
safe to climb a
tower without a
helper or observer?
T0B03
.
Never
done
T0C05
Why do exposure
limits vary with
frequency?
.
The human body
absorbs more RF
energy at some
frequencies than at
others
done
Why is duty cycle
one of the factors
used to determine
exposure levels?
T0C10
.
It affects the
average exposure
of people to
done
Semi-final
Jepperdee
Topic: propagation
.
What mode allows
over-the-horizon V/UHF
communications to
ranges of approximately
300 miles?
T3C06
.
Tropospheric scatter
to game 2 board
Final Jepperdee
Topic: Licensing
regulations
.
How many
persons must be
members of a club for
the FCC to issue a club
T1F12 [97.5(b)(2)]
.
At least 4
.
Pardon us while
we compute
scores.
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