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Quiz of the Week – LDS Manual: Basics of 2-Way Radio Communications

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These questions are derived from the LDS Preparedness Manual [links to PDF File]. Specifically, the “Basics of 2-Way Radio Communications” section (pages 231-249). You can find the answers to this quiz on my Facebook page. Good luck!

Q1. According to the manual, which of the following is considered the easiest to use:
a) CB
b) GMRS
c) HAM
d) Aviation

Q2. According to the manual, which of the following is considered as having the furthest range:
a) CB
b) GMRS
c) HAM
d) Aviation

Q3. To become licensed as an amateur radio operator, you must pass which element:
a) element 1
b) element 2
c) element 3
d) element 4
e) I thought an element was a car?

Q4. Which of the following is NOT a band usable by HAM radio operators:
a) HF
b) VHF
c) UHF
d) microwave
e) they are all usable bands

Q5. A repeater is something that a HAM radio operator is required to purchase:
a) true
b) false

Q6. Encryption is allowed on HAM bands:
a) true
b) false

3 comments to Quiz of the Week – LDS Manual: Basics of 2-Way Radio Communications

  • Nathan

    A year and half ago I got my HAM radio license. Here in Canada, I have what’s called Basic+. Basically means I am legally allowed to use all the available bands HF/VHF. I have a Yaesu multiband radio and have it hooked up to a battery jumper charger using a multi band antenna.

    I also have a handheld CB radio that can use AA battery packs (I also have it plugged into the battery charger on the cigarette lighter plug).

    Adding to that, I got a USB charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter from the dollar store for charging phones and the like.

    The only thing I haven’t got yet is a 75 watt inverter for the cigarette lighter for charging larger items like my netbook or my eton emergency radio, though Damian doesn’t really like them ;)

    This is my emergency communciations centre and it sits on a plywood shelf above the freezer in the basement. It’s always ready to go for pleasure or emergencies

    Just saying, for funnzies :)

    • Sounds like you’ve got a good setup started there. The only thing I see is that the inverter sounds way too small at 75 watts. I have a simple 400 watt for small things and it works fine but I’m going to upgrade very soon to a larger one such as this: “duracell 813-0807 800 watt dc to ac digital inverter”. Not too expensive and should be able to run my fridge from the car hookup too.

  • Jill

    I had to get out the LDS manual this morning for a few of these questions. Thanks, I do have fun with them.