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  1. 1-1A1 What is a requirement of all marine transmitting apparatus used aboard United States vessels?
    A. Only equipment that has been certified by the FCC for Part 80 operations is authorized.
    B. Certification is required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
    C. Programming of all maritime channels must be performed by a licensed Marine Radio Operator.
    D. Equipment must be type-accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard for maritime mobile use.
    A. Only equipment that has been certified by the FCC for Part 80 operations is authorized.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. 1-1A2 What transmitting equipment is authorized for use by a station in the maritime services?
    A. Transmitters that have been certified by the manufacturer for maritime use.
    B. Unless specifically excepted, only transmitters certified by the Federal Communications Commission for Part 80 operations.
    C. Equipment that has been inspected and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.
    D. Transceivers and transmitters that meet all ITU specifications for use in maritime mobile service.
    B. Unless specifically excepted, only transmitters certified by the Federal Communications Commission for Part 80 operations.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. 1-1A3 Small passenger vessels that sail 20 to 150 nautical miles from the nearest land must have what additional equipment?
    A. MF-HF SSB Transceiver.
    B. Aircraft Transceiver with 121.5 MHz.
    C. Inmarsat-B terminal.
    D. Inmarsat-C terminal.
    A. MF-HF SSB Transceiver.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. 1-1A4 What equipment is programmed to initiate transmission of distress alerts and calls to individual stations?
    A. NAVTEX.
    B. GPS.
    C. DSC controller.
    D. Scanning Watch Receiver.
    C. DSC controller.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. 1-1A5 What is the minimum transmitter power level required by the FCC for a medium-frequency transmitter aboard a compulsorily fitted vessel?
    A. The power predictably needed to communicate with the nearest public coast station operating on 2182 kHz.
    B. At least 100 watts, single-sideband, suppressed-carrier power.
    C. At least 60 watts PEP.
    D. At least 25 watts delivered into 50 ohms effective resistance when operated with a primary voltage of 13.6 volts DC.
    C. At least 60 watts PEP.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. 1-1A6 Shipboard transmitters using F3E emission (FM voice) may not exceed what carrier power?
    A. 250 watts.
    B. 25 watts.
    C. 500 watts.
    D. 100 watts.
    B. 25 watts.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. 1-2A1 Which commercial radio operator license is required to operate a fixed-tuned ship RADAR station with external controls?
    A. Either a First or Second Class Radiotelegraph certificate or a General Radiotelephone Operator License.
    B. A radio operator certificate containing a Ship RADAR Endorsement.
    C. A Marine Radio Operator Permit or higher.
    D. No radio operator authorization is required.
    D. No radio operator authorization is required.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. 1-2A2 When is a Marine Radio Operator Permit or higher license required for aircraft communications?
    A. When operating on frequencies below 30 MHz allocated exclusively to aeronautical mobile services.
    B. When operating on frequencies above 30 MHz allocated exclusively to aeronautical mobile services.
    C. When operating on frequencies below 30 MHz not allocated exclusively to aeronautical mobile services.
    D. When operating on frequencies above 30 MHz not assigned for international use.
    C. When operating on frequencies below 30 MHz not allocated exclusively to aeronautical mobile services.
  9. 1-2A3 Which of the following persons are ineligible to be issued a commercial radio operator license?
    A. U.S. Military radio operators who are still on active duty.
    B. Foreign maritime radio operators unless they are certified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
    C. Individuals who are unable to send and receive correctly by telephone spoken messages in English.
    D. Handicapped persons with uncorrected disabilities which affect their ability to perform all duties required of commercial radio operators.
    C. Individuals who are unable to send and receive correctly by telephone spoken messages in English.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. 1-2A4 What are the radio operator requirements of a passenger ship equipped with a GMDSS installation?
    A. The operator must hold a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit or higher-class license.
    B. The operator must hold a General Radiotelephone Operator License or higher-class license.
    C. Two operators on board must hold a GMDSS Radio Operator License or a Restricted GMDSS Radio Operator License, depending on the ship’s operating areas.
    D. The operator must hold a Marine Radio Operator Permit or higher-class license.
    C. Two operators on board must hold a GMDSS Radio Operator License or a Restricted GMDSS Radio Operator License, depending on the ship’s operating areas.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. 1-2A5 What is the minimum radio operator requirement for ships subject to the Great Lakes Radio Agreement?
    A. Third Class Radiotelegraph Operator’s Certificate.
    B. Marine Radio Operator Permit.
    C. General Radiotelephone Operator License.
    D. Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
    B. Marine Radio Operator Permit.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. 1-2A6 What is a requirement of every commercial operator on duty and in charge of a transmitting system?
    A. A copy of the operator’s license must be supplied to the radio station’s supervisor as evidence of technical qualification.
    B. The original license or a photocopy must be posted or in the operator’s personal possession and available for inspection.
    C. A copy of the Proof-of-Passing Certificate (PPC) must be in the station’s records.
    D. The FCC Form 605 certifying the operator’s qualifications must be readily available at the transmitting system site.
    B. The original license or a photocopy must be posted or in the operator’s personal possession and available for inspection.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. 1-3A1 Radio watches for compulsory radiotelephone stations will include the following:
    A. 121.5 MHz continuous watch at sea.
    B. VHF channel 22a continuous watch at sea.
    C. VHF channel 16 continuous watch.
    D. 500 kHz.
    C. VHF channel 16 continuous watch.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. 1-3A2 All compulsory equipped cargo ships (except those operating under GMDSS regulations or in a VTS) while being navigated outside of a harbor or port, shall keep a continuous radiotelephone watch on:
    A. 2182 kHz and Ch-16.
    B. Ch-16.
    C. 2182 kHz.
    D. Cargo ships are exempt from radio watch regulations.
    A. 2182 kHz and Ch-16.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. 1-3A3 What channel must all compulsory, non-GMDSS vessels monitor at all times in the open sea?
    A. Channel 16.
    B. Channel 6.
    C. Channel 8.
    D. Channel 70.
    A. Channel 16.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. 1-3A4 When a watch is required on 2182 kHz, at how many minutes past the hour must a 3 minute silent period be observed?
    A. 05, 35.
    B. 15, 45.
    C. 10, 40.
    D. 00, 30.
    D. 00, 30.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. 1-3A5 Which is true concerning a required watch on VHF Ch-16?
    A. It is compulsory at all times while at sea until further notice, unless the vessel is in a VTS system.
    B. When a vessel is in an A1 sea area and subject to the Bridge-to-Bridge act and in a VTS system, a watch is not required on Ch-16, provided the vessel monitors both Ch-13 and VTS channel.
    C. It is always compulsory in sea areas A2, A3 and A4.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above.
  18. 1-3A6 What are the mandatory DSC watchkeeping bands/channels?
    A. 8 MHz HF DSC, 1 other HF DSC, 2 MHz MF DSC and VHF Ch-70.
    B. VHF Ch-70, 2 MHz MF DSC, 6 MHz DSC and 1 other HF DSC.
    C. 2 MHz MF DSC, 8 MHz DSC, VHF Ch-16 and 1 other HF DSC.
    D. None of the above.
    A. 8 MHz HF DSC, 1 other HF DSC, 2 MHz MF DSC and VHF Ch-70.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. 1-4A1 Who is required to make entries in a required service or maintenance log?
    A. The operator responsible for the station operation or maintenance.
    B. The licensed operator or a person whom he or she designates.
    C. The technician who actually makes the adjustments to the equipment.
    D. Any commercial radio operator holding at least a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
    A. The operator responsible for the station operation or maintenance.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. 1-4A2 Who is responsible for the proper maintenance of station logs?
    A. The station licensee and the radio operator in charge of the station.
    B. The commercially-licensed radio operator in charge of the station.
    C. The ship’s master and the station licensee.
    D. The station licensee.
    A. The station licensee and the radio operator in charge of the station.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. 1-4A3 Where must ship station logs be kept during a voyage?
    A. At the principal radiotelephone operating position.
    B. They must be secured in the vessel’s strongbox for safekeeping.
    C. All logs are turned over to the ship’s master when the radio operator goes off duty.
    D. In the personal custody of the licensed commercial radio operator.
    A. At the principal radiotelephone operating position.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. 1-4A4 What is the proper procedure for making a correction in the station log?
    A. The original person making the entry must strike out the error, initial the correction and indicate the date of the correction.
    B. The ship’s master must be notified, approve and initial all changes to the station log.
    C. Rewrite the new entry in its entirety directly below the incorrect notation and initial the change.
    D. The mistake may be erased and the correction made and initialized only by the radio operator making the original error.
    A. The original person making the entry must strike out the error, initial the correction and indicate the date of the correction.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. 1-4A5 How long should station logs be retained when there are entries relating to distress or disaster situations?
    A. Until authorized by the Commission in writing to destroy them.
    B. For a period of three years from the last date of entry, unless notified by the FCC.
    C. Indefinitely, or until destruction is specifically authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
    D. For a period of one year from the last date of entry.
    B. For a period of three years from the last date of entry, unless notified by the FCC.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. 1-4A6 How long should station logs be retained when there are no entries relating to distress or disaster situations?
    A. Until authorized by the Commission in writing to destroy them.
    B. For a period of three years from the last date of entry, unless notified by the FCC.
    C. Indefinitely, or until destruction is specifically authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
    D. For a period of two years from the last date of entry.
    D. For a period of two years from the last date of entry.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. 1-5A1 Radiotelephone stations required to keep logs of their transmissions must include:
    A. Station, date and time.
    B. Station call signs with which communication took place.
    C. All of these.
    D. Name of operator on duty.
    C. All of these.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. 1-5A2 Which of the following is true?
    A. EPIRB tests are normally logged monthly.
    B. Radiotelephone tests are normally logged weekly.
    C. Battery test must be logged daily.
    D. None of the above.
    A. EPIRB tests are normally logged monthly.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. 1-5A3 Where should the GMDSS radio log be kept on board ship?
    A. Sea cabin.
    B. Anywhere on board the vessel.
    C. Captain’s office.
    D. At the GMDSS operating position.
    D. At the GMDSS operating position.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. 1-5A4 Which of the following statements is true?
    A. Key letters or abbreviations may be used in GMDSS Radio Logbooks if their meaning is noted in the log.
    B. Key letters or abbreviations may not be used in GMDSS Radio Logbooks under any circumstances.
    C. All Urgency communications must be entered in the logbook.
    D. None of the above.
    A. Key letters or abbreviations may be used in GMDSS Radio Logbooks if their meaning is noted in the log.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. 1-5A5 Which of the following logkeeping statements is true?
    A. Both a) and c)
    B. Routine daily MF-HF and Inmarsat-C transmissions do not have to be logged.
    C. Entries relating to pre-voyage, pre-departure and daily tests are required.
    D. A summary of all required Distress communications heard and Urgency communications affecting the station’s own ship. Also, all Safety communications (other than VHF) affecting the station’s own ship must be logged.
    A. Both a) and c)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  30. 1-5A6 Which of the following statements concerning log entries is false?
    A. The radio operator must log on and off watch.
    B. All required equipment tests must be logged.
    C. The vessels daily position must be entered in the log.
    D. All Safety communications received on VHF must be logged.
    D. All Safety communications received on VHF must be logged.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  31. 1-6A1 What regulations govern the use and operation of FCC-licensed ship stations in international waters?
    A. Part 80 of the FCC Rules plus the international Radio Regulations and agreements to which the United States is a party.
    B. Those of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Maritime Mobile Service, Washington, DC 20554.
    C. The Maritime Mobile Directives of the International Telecommunication Union.
    D. The regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Radio Officers Union.
    A. Part 80 of the FCC Rules plus the international Radio Regulations and agreements to which the United States is a party.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. 1-6A2 When may the operator of a ship radio station allow an unlicensed person to speak over the transmitter?
    A. At no time. Only commercially-licensed radio operators may modulate the transmitting apparatus.
    B. When the station power does not exceed 200 watts peak envelope power.
    C. During the hours that the radio officer is normally off duty.
    D. When under the supervision of the licensed operator.
    D. When under the supervision of the licensed operator.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. 1-6A3 Where do you make an application for inspection of a ship GMDSS radio station?
    A. To the Engineer-in-Charge of the FCC District Office nearest the proposed place of inspection.
    B. To the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554.
    C. To an FCC-licensed technician holding a GMDSS Radio Maintainer’s License.
    D. To a Commercial Operator Licensing Examination Manager (COLE Manager).
    A. To the Engineer-in-Charge of the FCC District Office nearest the proposed place of inspection.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  34. 1-6A4 Who has ultimate control of service at a ship’s radio station?
    A. A holder of a First Class Radiotelegraph Certificate with a six months’ service endorsement.
    B. The Radio Officer-in-Charge authorized by the captain of the vessel.
    C. The master of the ship.
    D. An appointed licensed radio operator who agrees to comply with all Radio Regulations in force.
    C. The master of the ship.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. 1-6A5 Where must the principal radiotelephone operating position be installed in a ship station?
    A. In the room or an adjoining room from which the ship is normally steered while at sea.
    B. At the principal radio operating position of the vessel.
    C. In the chart room, master’s quarters or wheel house.
    D. At the level of the main wheel house or at least one deck above the ship’s main deck.
    A. In the room or an adjoining room from which the ship is normally steered while at sea.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. 1-6A6 By international agreement, which ships must carry radio equipment for the safety of life at sea?
    A. Cargo ships of more than 100 gross tons and passenger vessels on international deep-sea voyages.
    B. All cargo ships of more than 100 gross tons.
    C. All ships traveling more than 100 miles out to sea.
    D. Cargo ships of more than 300 gross tons and vessels carrying more than 12 passengers.
    D. Cargo ships of more than 300 gross tons and vessels carrying more than 12 passengers.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. 1-7B1 What traffic management service is operated by the U.S. Coast Guard in certain designated water areas to prevent ship collisions, groundings and environmental harm?
    A. Water Safety Management Bureau (WSMB).
    B. Interdepartmental Harbor and Port Patrol (IHPP).
    C. Vessel Traffic Service (VTS).
    D. Ship Movement and Safety Agency (SMSA).
    C. Vessel Traffic Service (VTS).
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. 1-7B2 What is a bridge-to-bridge station?
    A. A VHF radio station located on a ship’s navigational bridge or main control station that is used only for navigational communications.
    B. An internal communications system linking the wheel house with the ship’s primary radio operating position and other integral ship control points.
    C. A portable ship station necessary to eliminate frequent application to operate a ship station on board different vessels.
    D. An inland waterways and coastal radio station serving ship stations operating within the United States.
    A. A VHF radio station located on a ship’s navigational bridge or main control station that is used only for navigational communications.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  39. 1-7B3 When may a bridge-to-bridge transmission be more than 1 watt?
    A. When broadcasting a distress message and rounding a bend in a river or traveling in a blind spot.
    B. When calling the Coast Guard.
    C. When rounding a bend in a river or traveling in a blind spot.
    D. When broadcasting a distress message.
    A. When broadcasting a distress message and rounding a bend in a river or traveling in a blind spot.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. 1-7B4 When is it legal to transmit high power on Channel 13?
    A. During an emergency.
    B. All of these.
    C. In a blind situation such as rounding a bend in a river.
    D. Failure of vessel being called to respond.
    B. All of these.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. 1-7B5 A ship station using VHF bridge-to-bridge Channel 13:
    A. May be identified by the name of the ship in lieu of call sign.
    B. May be identified by call sign and country of origin.
    C. Does not need to identify itself within 100 miles from shore.
    D. Must be identified by call sign and name of vessel.
    A. May be identified by the name of the ship in lieu of call sign.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  42. 1-7B6 The primary purpose of bridge-to-bridge communications is:
    A. Navigational communications.
    B. Transmission of Captain's orders from the bridge.
    C. Search and rescue emergency calls only.
    D. All short-range transmission aboard ship.
    A. Navigational communications.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  43. 1-8B1 What is the best way for a radio operator to minimize or prevent interference to other stations?
    A. Reducing power to a level that will not affect other on-frequency communications.
    B. By changing frequency when notified that a radiocommunication causes interference.
    C. Determine that a frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before transmitting.
    D. By using an omni-directional antenna pointed away from other stations.
    C. Determine that a frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before transmitting.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  44. 1-8B2 Under what circumstances may a coast station using telephony transmit a general call to a group of vessels?
    A. When the vessels are located in international waters beyond 12 miles.
    B. When identical traffic is destined for multiple mobile stations within range.
    C. Under no circumstances.
    D. When announcing or preceding the transmission of Distress, Urgency, Safety or other important messages.
    D. When announcing or preceding the transmission of Distress, Urgency, Safety or other important messages.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  45. 1-8B3 Who determines when a ship station may transmit routine traffic destined for a coast or government station in the maritime mobile service?
    A. Shipboard radio officers may transmit traffic when it will not interfere with ongoing radiocommunications.
    B. The precedence of conventional radiocommunications is determined by FCC and international regulation.
    C. Ship stations must comply with instructions given by the coast or government station.
    D. The order and time of transmission and permissible type of message traffic is decided by the licensed on-duty operator.
    C. Ship stations must comply with instructions given by the coast or government station.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  46. 1-8B4 What is required of a ship station which has established initial contact with another station on 2182 kHz or Ch-16?
    A. Radiated power must be minimized so as not to interfere with other stations needing to use the channel.
    B. The stations must check the radio channel for Distress, Urgency and Safety calls at least once every ten minutes.
    C. The stations must change to an authorized working frequency for the transmission of messages.
    D. To expedite safety communications, the vessels must observe radio silence for two out of every fifteen minutes.
    C. The stations must change to an authorized working frequency for the transmission of messages.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  47. 1-8B5 How does a coast station notify a ship that it has a message for the ship?
    A. By making a directed transmission on 2182 kHz or 156.800 MHz.
    B. By establishing communications using the eight-digit maritime mobile service identification.
    C. The coast station may transmit, at intervals, lists of call signs in alphabetical order for which they have traffic.
    D. The coast station changes to the vessel’s known working frequency.
    C. The coast station may transmit, at intervals, lists of call signs in alphabetical order for which they have traffic.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  48. 1-8B6 What is the priority of communications?
    A. Distress, Safety, radio direction-finding, search and rescue.
    B. Radio direction-finding, Distress and Safety.
    C. Safety, Distress, Urgency and radio direction-finding.
    D. Distress, Urgency and Safety.
    D. Distress, Urgency and Safety.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  49. 1-9B1 Under what circumstances may a ship or aircraft station interfere with a public coast station?
    A. Under no circumstances during on-going radiocommunications.
    B. In cases of distress.
    C. During periods of government priority traffic handling.
    D. When it is necessary to transmit a message concerning the safety of navigation or important meteorological warnings.
    B. In cases of distress.
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  50. 1-9B2 Ordinarily, how often would a station using a telephony emission identify?
    A. At 15-minute intervals, unless public correspondence is in progress.
    B. At least every 10 minutes.
    C. At the beginning and end of each transmission and at 15-minute intervals.
    D. At 20-minute intervals.
    C. At the beginning and end of each transmission and at 15-minute intervals.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  51. 1-9B3 When using a SSB station on 2182 kHz or VHF-FM on channel 16:
    A. If contact is not made, you must wait at least 2 minutes before repeating the call.
    B. Preliminary call must not exceed 30 seconds.
    C. Once contact is established, you must switch to a working frequency.
    D. All of these.
    D. All of these.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  52. 1-9B4 What should a station operator do before making a transmission?
    A. Check transmitting equipment to be certain it is properly calibrated.
    B. Transmit a general notification that the operator wishes to utilize the channel.
    C. Ask if the frequency is in use.
    D. Except for the transmission of distress calls, determine that the frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before transmitting.
    D. Except for the transmission of distress calls, determine that the frequency is not in use by monitoring the frequency before transmitting.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  53. 1-9B5 On what frequency should a ship station normally call a coast station when using a radiotelephony emission?
    A. Calls should be initiated on the appropriate ship-to-shore working frequency of the coast station.
    B. On 2182 kHz or Ch-16 at any time.
    C. On any calling frequency internationally approved for use within ITU Region 2.
    D. On a vacant radio channel determined by the licensed radio officer.
    A. Calls should be initiated on the appropriate ship-to-shore working frequency of the coast station.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  54. 1-9B6 In the International Phonetic Alphabet, the letters E, M, and S are represented by the words:
    A. Echo, Mike, Sierra
    B. Equator, Mike, Sonar.
    C. Echo, Michigan, Sonar.
    D. Element, Mister, Scooter
    A. Echo, Mike, Sierra
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  55. 1-10B1 What information must be included in a Distress message?
    A. Name of vessel.
    B. Location.
    C. Type of distress and specifics of help requested.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above.
  56. 1-10B2 What are the highest priority communications from ships at sea?
    A. Authorized government communications for which priority right has been claimed.
    B. Distress calls are highest and then communications preceded by Urgency and then Safety signals.
    C. All critical message traffic authorized by the ship’s master.
    D. Navigation and meteorological warnings.
    B. Distress calls are highest and then communications preceded by Urgency and then Safety signals.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  57. 1-10B3 What is a Distress communication?
    A. An official radio communication notification of approaching navigational or meteorological hazards.
    B. An internationally recognized communication indicating that the sender is threatened by grave and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance.
    C. Radio communications which, if delayed, will adversely affect the safety of life or property.
    D. Communications indicating that the calling station has a very urgent message concerning safety.
    B. An internationally recognized communication indicating that the sender is threatened by grave and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  58. 1-10B4 What is the order of priority of radiotelephone communications in the maritime services?
    A. Government precedence, messages concerning safety of life and protection of property, and traffic concerning grave and imminent danger.
    B. Alarm and health and welfare communications.
    C. Distress calls and signals, followed by communications preceded by Urgency and Safety signals and all other communications.
    D. Navigation hazards, meteorological warnings, priority traffic.
    C. Distress calls and signals, followed by communications preceded by Urgency and Safety signals and all other communications.
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  59. 1-10B5 The radiotelephone Distress call and message consists of:
    A. MAYDAY spoken three times, followed by the name of the vessel and the call sign in phonetics spoken three times.
    B. Particulars of its position, latitude and longitude, and other information which might facilitate rescue, such as length, color and type of vessel, and number of persons on board.
    C. Nature of distress and kind of assistance required.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above.
  60. 1-10B6 What is Distress traffic?
    A. In radiotelephony, the speaking of the word, “Mayday.”
    B. Internationally recognized communications relating to important situations.
    C. Health and welfare messages concerning property and the safety of a vessel.
    D. All messages relative to the immediate assistance required by a ship, aircraft or other vehicle threatened by grave or imminent danger, such as life and safety of persons on board, or man overboard.
    D. All messages relative to the immediate assistance required by a ship, aircraft or other vehicle threatened by grave or imminent danger, such as life and safety of persons on board, or man overboard.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  61. 1-11B1 What is a typical Urgency transmission?
    A. Health and welfare traffic which impacts the protection of on-board personnel.
    B. A request for medical assistance that does not rise to the level of a Distress or a critical weather transmission higher than Safety.
    C. A radio Distress transmission affecting the security of humans or property.
    D. A communications alert that important personal messages must be transmitted.
    B. A request for medical assistance that does not rise to the level of a Distress or a critical weather transmission higher than Safety.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  62. 1-11B2 What is the internationally recognized Urgency signal?
    A. The words “PAN PAN” spoken three times before the Urgency call.
    B. Three oral repetitions of the word “Safety” sent before the call.
    C. The letters “TTT” transmitted three times by radiotelegraphy.
    D. The pronouncement of the word “Mayday.”
    A. The words “PAN PAN” spoken three times before the Urgency call.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  63. 1-11B3 What is a Safety transmission?
    A. A communications transmission which indicates that a station is preparing to transmit an important navigation or weather warning.
    B. Health and welfare traffic concerning the protection of human life.
    C. A radiotelephony warning preceded by the words “PAN PAN.”
    D. A voice call proceeded by the words “Safety Alert.”
    A. A communications transmission which indicates that a station is preparing to transmit an important navigation or weather warning.
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  64. 1-11B4 The Urgency signal concerning the safety of a ship, aircraft or person shall be sent only on the authority of:
    A. Either Master of ship or person responsible for mobile station.
    B. Master of ship.
    C. Person responsible for mobile station.
    D. An FCC-licensed operator.
    A. Either Master of ship or person responsible for mobile station.
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  65. 1-11B5 The Urgency signal has lower priority than:
    A. Ship-to-ship routine calls.
    B. Safety.
    C. Distress.
    D. Security.
    C. Distress.
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  66. 1-11B6 What safety signal call word is spoken three times, followed by the station call letters spoken three times, to announce a storm warning, danger to navigation, or special aid to navigation?
    A. SAFETY.
    B. SECURITE.
    C. PAN PAN.
    D. MAYDAY.
    B. SECURITE.
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  67. 1-12B1 What is the fundamental concept of the GMDSS?
    A. It is intended to provide compulsory vessels with a collision avoidance system when they are operating in waters that are also occupied by non-compulsory vessels.
    B. It is intended to automate and improve existing digital selective calling procedures and techniques.
    C. It is intended to automate and improve emergency communications in the maritime industry.
    D. It is intended to provide more effective but lower cost commercial communications.
    C. It is intended to automate and improve emergency communications in the maritime industry.
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  68. 1-12B2 The primary purpose of the GMDSS is to:
    A. Automate and improve emergency communications for the world’s shipping industry.
    B. Provide effective and inexpensive communications.
    C. Allow more effective control of SAR situations by vessels.
    D. Provide additional shipboard systems for more effective company communications.
    A. Automate and improve emergency communications for the world’s shipping industry.
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  69. 1-12B3 What is the basic concept of GMDSS?
    A. Search and rescue authorities ashore can be alerted to a Distress situation.
    B. Shoreside authorities and vessels can assist in a coordinated SAR operation with minimum delay.
    C. Shipping in the immediate vicinity of a ship in Distress will be rapidly alerted.
    D. All of these.
    D. All of these.
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  70. 1-12B4 GMDSS is primarily a system based on?
    A. Distress, Urgency and Safety communications carried out by the use of narrow-band direct printing telegraphy.
    B. The linking of search and rescue authorities ashore with shipping in the immediate vicinity of a ship in Distress or in need of assistance.
    C. Ship-to-ship Distress communications using MF or HF radiotelephony.
    D. VHF digital selective calling from ship to shore.
    B. The linking of search and rescue authorities ashore with shipping in the immediate vicinity of a ship in Distress or in need of assistance.
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  71. 1-12B5 What is the responsibility of vessels under GMDSS?
    A. Every ship is able to perform those communications functions that are essential for the Safety of the ship itself and of other ships.
    B. Vessels over 300 gross tons may be required to render assistance if such assistance does not adversely affect their port schedule.
    C. Only that vessel, regardless of size, closest to a vessel in Distress, is required to render assistance.
    D. Vessels operating under GMDSS, outside of areas effectively serviced by shoreside authorities, operating in sea areas A2, and A4 may be required to render assistance in Distress situations.
    A. Every ship is able to perform those communications functions that are essential for the Safety of the ship itself and of other ships.
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  72. 1-12B6 GMDSS is required for which of the following?
    A. All vessels capable of international voyages.
    B. SOLAS Convention ships of 300 gross tonnage or more.
    C. Coastal vessels of less than 300 gross tons.
    D. Vessels operating outside of the range of VHF coastal radio stations.
    B. SOLAS Convention ships of 300 gross tonnage or more.
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  73. 1-13C1 What is the purpose of the INT-USA control settings on a VHF?
    A. To change certain International Duplex channel assignments to simplex in the U.S. for VTS and other purposes.
    B. To change to NOAA weather channels and receive weather broadcasts while in the U.S.
    C. To change all VHF channels from Duplex to Simplex while in U.S. waters.
    D. To change all VTS frequencies to Duplex so all vessels can receive maneuvering orders.
    A. To change certain International Duplex channel assignments to simplex in the U.S. for VTS and other purposes.
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  74. 1-13C2 VHF ship station transmitters must have the capability of reducing carrier power to:
    A. 10 watts.
    B. 25 watts.
    C. 50 watts.
    D. 1 watt.
    D. 1 watt.
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  75. 1-13C3 The Dual Watch (DW) function is used to:
    A. Sequentially monitoring all VHF channels.
    B. Listen on any selected channel while periodically monitoring Ch-16.
    C. Listen to Ch-70 at the same time while monitoring Ch-16.
    D. Sequentially monitor 4 different channels.
    B. Listen on any selected channel while periodically monitoring Ch-16.
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  76. 1-13C4 Which of the following statements best describes the correct setting for manual adjustment of the squelch control?
    A. Always adjust squelch control to its maximum level.
    B. Adjust squelch control to the minimum level necessary to barely suppress any background noise.
    C. Always adjust squelch control to its minimum level.
    D. Adjust squelch control to approximately twice the minimum level necessary to barely suppress any background noise.
    B. Adjust squelch control to the minimum level necessary to barely suppress any background noise.
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  77. 1-13C5 The “Scan” function is used to:
    A. Scan Ch-16 for Distress calls.
    B. Monitor Ch-16 continuously and switching to either Ch-70 or Ch-13 every 5 seconds.
    C. Sequentially scan all or selected channels.
    D. Scan Ch-70 for Distress alerts.
    C. Sequentially scan all or selected channels.
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  78. 1-13C6 Why must all VHF Distress, Urgency and Safety communications (as well as VTS traffic calls) be performed in Simplex operating mode?
    A. To minimize interference from vessels engaged in routine communications.
    B. To enable an RCC or Coast station to only hear communications from the vessel actually in distress.
    C. To allow an RCC or Coast station to determine which transmissions are from other vessels and which transmissions are from the vessel actually in distress.
    D. To ensure that vessels not directly participating in the communications can hear both sides of the radio exchange.
    D. To ensure that vessels not directly participating in the communications can hear both sides of the radio exchange.
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  79. 1-14C1 What channel must VHF-FM-equipped vessels monitor at all times when the vessel is at sea?
    A. Channel 1A.
    B. Channel 5A.
    C. Channel 8.
    D. Channel 16.
    D. Channel 16.
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  80. 1-14C2 What is the aircraft frequency and emission used for distress communications?
    A. 243.000 MHz - F3E.
    B. 121.500 MHz - F3E.
    C. 121.500 MHz - A3E.
    D. 156.525 MHz - F1B.
    C. 121.500 MHz - A3E.
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  81. 1-14C3 Which VHF channel is used only for digital selective calling?
    A. Channel 70.
    B. Channel 16.
    C. Channel 6.
    D. Channel 22A.
    A. Channel 70.
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  82. 1-14C4 Which channel is utilized for the required bridge-to-bridge watch?
    A. VHF-FM on Ch-13 in most areas of the continental United States.
    B. DSC on Ch-70.
    C. VHF-FM on Ch-16.
    D. The vessel’s VHF working frequency.
    A. VHF-FM on Ch-13 in most areas of the continental United States.
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  83. 1-14C5 Which channel would most likely be used for routine ship-to-ship voice traffic?
    A. Ch-22A.
    B. Ch-70.
    C. Ch-08.
    D. Ch-16.
    C. Ch-08.
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  84. 1-14C6 What channel would you use to place a call to a shore telephone?
    A. Ch-06.
    B. Ch-70.
    C. Ch-28.
    D. Ch-16.
    C. Ch-28.
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  85. 1-15C1 Which modes could be selected to receive vessel traffic lists from high seas shore stations?
    A. SSB and FEC.
    B. ARQ and FEC.
    C. AM and VHF-FM.
    D. VHF-FM and SSB.
    A. SSB and FEC.
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  86. 1-15C2 Why must all MF-HF Distress, Urgency and Safety communications take place solely on the 6 assigned frequencies and in the simplex operating mode?
    A. To enable an RCC or Coast station to only hear communications from the vessel actually in distress.
    B. For non-GMDSS ships, to maximize the chances for other vessels to receive those communications.
    C. Answers a) and c) are both correct.
    D. For GMDSS or DSC-equipped ships, to maximize the chances for other vessels to receive those communications following the transmission of a DSC call of the correct priority.
    C. Answers a) and c) are both correct.
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  87. 1-15C3 To set-up the MF/HF transceiver for a voice call to a coast station, the operator must:
    A. Select J3E mode for proper SITOR operations.
    B. Select J3E mode for proper voice operations.
    C. Select F1B/J2B modes or J3E mode, depending on whether FEC or ARQ is preferred.
    D. Select F1B mode or J2B mode, depending on the equipment manufacturer.
    B. Select J3E mode for proper voice operations.
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  88. 1-15C4 MF/HF transceiver power levels should be set:
    A. To the lowest level necessary for effective communications.
    B. Both a) and c) are correct.
    C. To the level necessary to maximize the propagation radius.
    D. To the highest level possible so as to ensure other stations cannot “break-in” on the channel during use.
    A. To the lowest level necessary for effective communications.
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  89. 1-15C5 To set-up the MF/HF transceiver for a TELEX call to a coast station, the operator must:
    A. Select F1B mode or J2B mode, depending on the equipment manufacturer.
    B. Select J3E mode for proper SITOR operations.
    C. Select F1B/J2B modes or J3E mode, depending on whether ARQ or FEC is preferred.
    D. None of the above.
    A. Select F1B mode or J2B mode, depending on the equipment manufacturer.
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  90. 1-15C6 What is the purpose of the Receiver Incremental Tuning (RIT) or “Clarifier” control?
    A. It acts as a “fine-tune” control on the transmitted frequency.
    B. It acts as a “fine-tune” control on the receive frequency.
    C. It acts as a “fine-tune” control on both the receive and transmitted frequencies.
    D. None of the above.
    B. It acts as a “fine-tune” control on the receive frequency.
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  91. 1-16C1 On what frequency would a vessel normally call another ship station when using a radiotelephony emission?
    A. On 2182 kHz or Ch-16, unless the station knows that the called vessel maintains a simultaneous watch on another intership working frequency.
    B. On the vessel’s unique working radio channel assigned by the Federal Communications Commission.
    C. Only on 2182 kHz in ITU Region 2.
    D. On the appropriate calling channel of the ship station at 15 minutes past the hour.
    A. On 2182 kHz or Ch-16, unless the station knows that the called vessel maintains a simultaneous watch on another intership working frequency.
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  92. 1-16C2 What is the MF radiotelephony calling and Distress frequency?
    A. Ch-22 VHF.
    B. Ch-06 VHF.
    C. 2182 kHz.
    D. 2670 kHz.
    C. 2182 kHz.
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  93. 1-16C3 For general communications purposes, paired frequencies are:
    A. Normally used between ship stations.
    B. Normally used with public coast stations.
    C. Normally used between private coast and ship stations.
    D. Normally used with private coast stations.
    B. Normally used with public coast stations.
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  94. 1-16C4 What emission must be used when operating on the MF distress and calling voice frequency?
    A. F3E – Frequency modulation telephony.
    B. A1A – On-off keying without modulation by an audio frequency.
    C. A3E – Amplitude modulation telephony, double sideband.
    D. J3E – Single sideband telephony.
    D. J3E – Single sideband telephony.
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  95. 1-16C5 Which of the following defines high frequency “ITU Channel 1212”?
    A. Ch-1216 in the MF band.
    B. The 12th channel in the 12 MHz band.
    C. This would indicate the 1st channel in the 12 MHz band.
    D. Ch-12 in the 16 MHz band.
    B. The 12th channel in the 12 MHz band.
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  96. 1-16C6 For general communications purposes, simplex frequencies are:
    A. Both a) and c) are correct.
    B. Normally used with public coast stations.
    C. Normally used between ship stations and private coast stations.
    D. Normally used between ship stations.
    A. Both a) and c) are correct.
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  97. 1-17C1 What is the proper procedure for testing a radiotelephone installation?
    A. Short tests must be confined to a single frequency and must never be conducted in port.
    B. A dummy antenna must be used to insure the test will not interfere with ongoing communications.
    C. Permission for the voice test must be requested and received from the nearest public coast station.
    D. Transmit the station’s call sign, followed by the word “test” on the frequency being used for the test.
    D. Transmit the station’s call sign, followed by the word “test” on the frequency being used for the test.
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  98. 1-17C2 When testing is conducted on 2182 kHz or Ch-16, testing should not continue for more than ______ in any 5-minute period.
    A. 10 seconds.
    B. 1 minute.
    C. 2 minutes.
    D. 30 seconds.
    A. 10 seconds.
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  99. 1-17C3 Under GMDSS, a compulsory VHF-DSC radiotelephone installation must be tested at what minimum intervals at sea?
    A. Monthly.
    B. Annually, by a representative of the FCC.
    C. Weekly.
    D. Daily.
    D. Daily.
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  100. 1-17C4 The best way to test the MF-HF NBDP system is?
    A. Make a radiotelephone call to a coast station.
    B. Initiate an FEC call to demonstrate that the transmitter and antenna are working.
    C. Initiate an ARQ call to a Coast Station and wait for the automatic exchange of answerbacks.
    D. Initiate an ARQ call to demonstrate that the transmitter and antenna are working.
    C. Initiate an ARQ call to a Coast Station and wait for the automatic exchange of answerbacks.
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  101. 1-17C5 The best way to test the Inmarsat-C terminal is?
    A. Compose and send a brief message to your own Inmarsat-C terminal.
    B. Send a message to another ship terminal.
    C. Send a message to a shore terminal and wait for confirmation.
    D. If the “Send” light flashes, proper operation has been confirmed.
    A. Compose and send a brief message to your own Inmarsat-C terminal.
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  102. 1-17C6 When may you test a radiotelephone transmitter on the air?
    A. After reducing transmitter power to 1 watt.
    B. At any time (except during silent periods) as necessary to assure proper operation.
    C. Only when authorized by the Commission.
    D. Between midnight and 6:00 AM local time.
    B. At any time (except during silent periods) as necessary to assure proper operation.
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  103. 1-18C1 Under normal circumstances, what do you do if the transmitter aboard your ship is operating off-frequency, overmodulating or distorting?
    A. Make a notation in station operating log.
    B. Reduce to low power.
    C. Reduce audio volume level.
    D. Stop transmitting.
    D. Stop transmitting.
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  104. 1-18C2 Which would be an indication of proper operation of a SSB transmitter rated at 60 watt PEP output?
    A. In SITOR communications, the power meter can be seen fluctuating regularly from zero to the 60 watt relative output reading.
    B. A steady indication of transmitted energy on an RF Power meter with no fluctuations when speaking into the microphone.
    C. In SSB (J3E) mode, speaking into the microphone causes power meter to fluctuate slightly around the 60 watt reading.
    D. In SSB (J3E) voice mode, with the transmitter keyed but without speaking into the microphone, power output is indicated.
    A. In SITOR communications, the power meter can be seen fluctuating regularly from zero to the 60 watt relative output reading.
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  105. 1-18C3 If a ship radio transmitter signal becomes distorted:
    A. Use minimum modulation.
    B. Reduce audio amplitude.
    C. Cease operations.
    D. Reduce transmitter power.
    C. Cease operations.
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  106. 1-18C4 What would be an indication of a malfunction on a GMDSS station with a 24 VDC battery system?
    A. After testing the station on battery power, the ammeter reading indicates a high rate of charge that then declines.
    B. After testing the station on battery power, a voltmeter reading of 30 volts for brief period followed by a steady 26 volt reading.
    C. A constant 30 volt reading on the GMDSS console voltmeter.
    D. None of the above.
    C. A constant 30 volt reading on the GMDSS console voltmeter.
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  107. 1-18C5 Your antenna tuner becomes totally inoperative. What would you do to obtain operation on both the 8 MHz and 22 MHz frequency bands?
    A. Bypass the antenna tuner and shorten the whip to 15 ft.
    B. It is impossible to obtain operation on 2 different HF bands, without an operating antenna tuner.
    C. Bypass the antenna tuner. Use a straight whip or wire antenna approximately 30 ft long.
    D. Without an operating antenna tuner, transmission is impossible.
    C. Bypass the antenna tuner. Use a straight whip or wire antenna approximately 30 ft long.
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  108. 1-18C6 Which of the following conditions would be a symptom of malfunction in a 2182 kHz radiotelephone system that must be reported to the Master, then logged appropriately.
    A. When testing a radiotelephone alarm on 2182 kHz into an artificial antenna, the Distress frequency watch receiver becomes unmuted, an improper testing procedure.
    B. No indication of power output when speaking into the microphone.
    C. Much higher noise level observed during daytime operation.
    D. Failure to contact a shore station 600 nautical miles distant during daytime operation.
    B. No indication of power output when speaking into the microphone.
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  109. 1-19D1 What are the antenna requirements of a VHF telephony coast, maritime utility or ship station?
    A. The horizontally-polarized antenna must be positioned so as not to cause excessive interference to other stations.
    B. The antenna must be capable of being energized by an output in excess of 100 watts.
    C. The antenna array must be type-accepted for 30-200 MHz operation by the FCC.
    D. The shore or on-board antenna must be vertically polarized.
    D. The shore or on-board antenna must be vertically polarized.
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  110. 1-19D2 What is the antenna requirement of a radiotelephone installation aboard a passenger vessel?
    A. An emergency reserve antenna system must be provided for communications on 156.800 MHz.
    B. The antenna must be vertically polarized and as non-directional and efficient as is practicable for the transmission and reception of ground waves over seawater.
    C. All antennas must be tested and the operational results logged at least once during each voyage.
    D. The antenna must be located a minimum of 15 meters from the radiotelegraph antenna.
    B. The antenna must be vertically polarized and as non-directional and efficient as is practicable for the transmission and reception of ground waves over seawater.
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  111. 1-19D3 What is the most common type of antenna for GMDSS VHF?
    A. Horizontally polarized circular antenna.
    B. Long wire antenna.
    C. Both of the above.
    D. None of the above.
    D. None of the above.
  112. 1-19D4 What is the purpose of the antenna tuner?
    A. It physically alters the length of the antenna to match the frequency in use.
    B. It makes the antenna look like a half-wave antenna at the frequency in use.
    C. It alters the electrical characteristics of the antenna to match the frequency in use.
    D. None of the above.
    C. It alters the electrical characteristics of the antenna to match the frequency in use.
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  113. 1-19D5 What advantage does a vertical whip have over a long wire?
    A. It radiates a strong signal vertically.
    B. It radiates equally well in all directions.
    C. It radiates more signal fore and aft.
    D. None of the above.
    B. It radiates equally well in all directions.
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  114. 1-19D6 A vertical whip antenna has a radiation pattern best described by?
    A. An ellipse.
    B. A circle.
    C. A cardioid.
    D. A figure eight.
    B. A circle.
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  115. 1-20D1 For a small passenger vessel inspection, reserve power batteries must be tested:
    A. At intervals not exceeding every 3 months.
    B. Before any new voyage
    C. At intervals not exceeding every 6 months
    D. At intervals not exceeding 12 months, or during the inspection.
    D. At intervals not exceeding 12 months, or during the inspection.
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  116. 1-20D2 What are the characteristics of the Reserve Source of Energy under GMDSS?
    A. Must be independent of the ship’s electrical system when the RSE is needed to supply power to the GMDSS equipment.
    B. Cannot be independent of the propelling power of the ship.
    C. Must be incorporated into the ship’s electrical system.
    D. Supplies independent HF and MF installations at the same time.
    A. Must be independent of the ship’s electrical system when the RSE is needed to supply power to the GMDSS equipment.
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  117. 1-20D3 Which of the following terms is defined as a back-up power source that provides power to radio installations for the purpose of conducting Distress and Safety communications when the vessel’s main and emergency generators cannot?
    A. Emergency Back-up Generator.
    B. Reserve Source of Diesel Power.
    C. Reserve Source of Energy.
    D. Emergency Diesel Generator.
    C. Reserve Source of Energy.
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  118. 1-20D4 In the event of failure of the main and emergency sources of electrical power, what is the term for the source required to supply the GMDSS console with power for conducting distress and other radio communications?
    A. Ship’s standby generator
    B. Ship’s emergency diesel generator.
    C. Reserve source of energy.
    D. Emergency power.
    C. Reserve source of energy.
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  119. 1-20D5 What is the requirement for emergency and reserve power in GMDSS radio installations?
    A. An emergency power source for radio communications is not required if a vessel has proper reserve power (batteries).
    B. A reserve power source is not required for radio communications.
    C. Only one of the above is required if a vessel is equipped with a second 406 EPIRB as a backup means of sending a distress alert.
    D. All newly constructed ships under GMDSS must have both emergency and reserve power sources for radio communications.
    D. All newly constructed ships under GMDSS must have both emergency and reserve power sources for radio communications.
  120. 1-20D6 What is the meaning of “Reserve Source of Energy”?
    A. None of these.
    B. High caloric value items for lifeboat, per SOLAS regulations.
    C. Diesel fuel stored for the purpose of operating the powered survival craft for a period equal to or exceeding the U.S.C.G. and SOLAS requirements.
    D. The supply of electrical energy sufficient to operate the radio installations for the purpose of conducting Distress and Safety communications in the event of failure of the ship’s main and emergency sources of electrical power.
    D. The supply of electrical energy sufficient to operate the radio installations for the purpose of conducting Distress and Safety communications in the event of failure of the ship’s main and emergency sources of electrical power.
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  121. 1-21D1 What is an EPIRB?
    A. An alerting device notifying mariners of imminent danger.
    B. A satellite-based maritime distress and safety alerting system.
    C. A high-efficiency audio amplifier.
    D. A battery-operated emergency position-indicating radio beacon that floats free of a sinking ship.
    D. A battery-operated emergency position-indicating radio beacon that floats free of a sinking ship.
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  122. 1-21D2 When are EPIRB batteries changed?
    A. After emergency use or within the month and year replacement date printed on the EPIRB.
    B. Whenever voltage drops to less than 20% of full charge.
    C. After emergency use; every 12 months when not used.
    D. After emergency use; after battery life expires.
    A. After emergency use or within the month and year replacement date printed on the EPIRB.
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  123. 1-21D3 If a ship sinks, what device is designed to float free of the mother ship, is turned on automatically and transmits a distress signal?
    A. Bridge-to-bridge transmitter on 2182 kHz.
    B. EPIRB on 2182 kHz and 405.025 kHz.
    C. Auto alarm keyer on any frequency.
    D. An emergency position indicating radio beacon.
    D. An emergency position indicating radio beacon.
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  124. 1-21D4 How do you cancel a false EPIRB distress alert?
    A. Transmit a broadcast message to “all stations” canceling the distress message.
    B. Notify the Coast Guard or rescue coordination center at once.
    C. Make a radiotelephony “distress cancellation” transmission on 2182 kHz.
    D. Transmit a DSC distress alert cancellation.
    B. Notify the Coast Guard or rescue coordination center at once.
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  125. 1-21D5 What is the COSPAS-SARSAT system?
    A. A broadband military satellite communications network.
    B. A global satellite communications system for users in the maritime, land and aeronautical mobile services.
    C. A Wide Area Geostationary Satellite program (WAGS).
    D. An international satellite-based search and rescue system.
    D. An international satellite-based search and rescue system.
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  126. 1-21D6 What is an advantage of a 406 MHz satellite EPIRB?
    A. It is compatible with the COSPAS-SARSAT Satellites and Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) regulations.
    B. Provides a fast, accurate method for the Coast Guard to locating and rescuing persons in distress.
    C. Includes a digitally encoded message containing the ship’s identity and nationality.
    D. All of the above.
  127. 1-22D1 In which frequency band does a search and rescue transponder operate?
    A. S-band.
    B. 3 GHz.
    C. 9 GHz.
    D. 406 MHz.
    C. 9 GHz.
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  128. 1-22D2 How should the signal from a Search And Rescue Radar Transponder appear on a RADAR display?
    A. A series of dashes.
    B. A series of spirals all originating from the range and bearing of the SART.
    C. A series of twenty dashes.
    D. A series of 12 equally spaced dots.
    D. A series of 12 equally spaced dots.
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  129. 1-22D3 What is the purpose of the SART’s audible tone alarm?
    A. It informs survivors that a nearby vessel is signaling on DSC.
    B. It informs survivors that assistance may be nearby.
    C. It informs survivors when the SART switches to the “standby” mode.
    D. It informs survivors when the battery’s charge condition has weakened.
    B. It informs survivors that assistance may be nearby.
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  130. 1-22D4 Which statement is true regarding the SART?
    A. This is a performance monitor attached to at least one X-band navigational RADAR system.
    B. This is a 9 GHz transponder capable of being received by another vessel’s S-band navigational RADAR system.
    C. This is a 9 GHz transponder capable of being received by vessel’s X-band navigational RADAR system.
    D. This is a performance monitor attached to at least one S-band navigational RADAR system.
    C. This is a 9 GHz transponder capable of being received by vessel’s X-band navigational RADAR system.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  131. 1-22D5 At what point does a SART begin transmitting?
    A. If it has been placed in the “on” position, it will begin transmitting immediately upon detecting that it is in water.
    B. It immediately begins radiating when placed in the “on” position.
    C. It must be manually activated.
    D. If it has been placed in the “on” position, it will respond when it has been interrogated by a 9-GHz RADAR signal.
    D. If it has been placed in the “on” position, it will respond when it has been interrogated by a 9-GHz RADAR signal.
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  132. 1-22D6 How can a SART’s effective range be maximized?
    A. If possible, the SART should be mounted horizontally so that its signal matches that of the searching RADAR signal.
    B. The SART should be placed in water immediately upon activation.
    C. Switch the SART into the “high” power position.
    D. The SART should be held as high as possible.
    D. The SART should be held as high as possible.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  133. 1-23D1 Which statement is NOT true regarding the requirements of survival craft portable two-way VHF radiotelephone equipment?
    A. Watertight to a depth of 1 meter for 5 minutes.
    B. Effective radiated power should be a minimum of 0.25 watts.
    C. The antenna is fixed and non-removable.
    D. Operates simplex on Ch-70 and at least one other channel.
    D. Operates simplex on Ch-70 and at least one other channel.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  134. 1-23D2 Which statement is NOT true regarding the requirements of survival craft portable two-way VHF radiotelephone equipment?
    A. Operation on Ch-13.
    B. Operation on Ch-16.
    C. Effective radiated power should be a minimum of 0.25 Watts.
    D. Simplex voice communications only.
    A. Operation on Ch-13.
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  135. 1-23D3 With what other stations may portable survival craft transceivers communicate?
    A. Communication is permitted between survival craft.
    B. Communication is permitted between survival craft and ship.
    C. Communication is permitted between survival craft and rescue unit.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above.
  136. 1-23D4 Equipment for radiotelephony use in survival craft stations under GMDSS must have what capability?
    A. Operation on Ch-16.
    B. Operation on 121.5 MHz.
    C. Any one of these.
    D. Operation on 457.525 MHz.
    A. Operation on Ch-16.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  137. 1-23D5 Equipment for radiotelephony use in survival craft stations under GMDSS must have what characteristic(s)?
    A. Operation on Ch-16.
    B. All of these.
    C. Permanently-affixed antenna.
    D. Watertight.
    B. All of these.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  138. 1-23D6 What is the minimum power of the SCT
    A. Five watts.
    B. One watt.
    C. ¼ watt.
    D. None of the above.
    B. One watt.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  139. 1-24D1 NAVTEX broadcasts are sent:
    A. In categories of messages indicated by a single letter or identifier.
    B. On request of maritime mobile stations.
    C. Regularly, after the radiotelephone silent periods.
    D. Immediately following traffic lists.
    A. In categories of messages indicated by a single letter or identifier.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  140. 1-24D2 MSI can be obtained by one (or more) of the following:
    A. NAVTEX.
    B. SafetyNET.
    C. HF NBDP.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above.
  141. 1-24D3 Which of the following is the primary frequency that is used exclusively for NAVTEX broadcasts internationally?
    A. VHF channel 16 when the vessel is sailing in Sea Area A1, and 2187.5 kHz when in Sea Area A2.
    B. 518 kHz.
    C. 4209.5 kHz.
    D. 2187.5 kHz.
    B. 518 kHz.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  142. 1-24D4 What means are used to prevent the reception of unwanted broadcasts by vessels utilizing the NAVTEX system?
    A. Coordinating reception with published broadcast schedules.
    B. Programming the receiver to reject unwanted broadcasts.
    C. Automatic receiver de-sensitization during night hours.
    D. Operating the receiver only during daytime hours.
    B. Programming the receiver to reject unwanted broadcasts.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  143. 1-24D5 When do NAVTEX broadcasts typically achieve maximum transmitting range?
    A. Post sunrise.
    B. Sunset.
    C. Middle of the night.
    D. Local noontime.
    C. Middle of the night.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  144. 1-24D6 What is the transmitting range of most NAVTEX stations?
    A. Typically upwards of 1000 nautical miles (1800 km) during the daytime.
    B. Typically 200-400 nautical miles (360-720 km).
    C. It is limited to line-of-sight or about 30 nautical miles (54 km).
    D. Typically 50-100 nautical miles (90-180 km) from shore.
    B. Typically 200-400 nautical miles (360-720 km).
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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