1-Third party written message traffic is:
Short written messages between
people who are not ham radio operators.
An order for tractor parts from a
farm equipment dealer.
c) Dog team arrival and departure
times at a race checkpoint.
d) Asking net control to send another
case of drinking water to your checkpoint.
2- Press (Media News reports) traffic is normally allowed on amateur circuits.
3- If you engage in third party traffic work, you should be
a) Accepting originated traffic
correctly from the sender.
Using proper form in transmitting
the traffic on radio circuits.
Making legible, accurate copy when
receiving and ensuring prompt delivery as required.
All of the above are correct.
4- Standard message format is used because it helps messages flow in an
orderly manner from origination to destination.
5- ARL Numbered Text messages are used to:
a) Avoid using CW to handle traffic.
Order spare parts from a supplier.
c) Conceal the meaning of a message.
d) Reduce commonly used texts to fewer words and shorten transmission time.
e) All the above.
6- Which of the following statements are true regarding emergency
a) It is extremely rare, occurring
only in extreme life-threatening situations.
b) The precedence
"EMERGENCY" is always spelled out in full, when sending and copying
the message preamble.
c) It is always
handled before message traffic with any other
d) a, b and c above.
7- List the four parts of a written third party message.
8- Why does a message carry a number?
a) It’s nice to do it that way
It helps trace and service a
message if necessary
c) It makes your monthly station
activity report look good
d) It tells how many messages you
handled this month
e)All the above
9- List the four types of precedence used for amateur message
10- What is the "HX" code in the message preamble used for?
a) It adds to the word count in the
b) It tells you where the message
It gives operators instructions for relaying or handling the delivery of a message.
d) It confirms the check.
11- What is the "Station of Origin" of the message?
a)The place where the message
b)A ham station that relayed the
c) The call sign of the first amateur
station to put the message on a circuit.
d) The destination station for the
12- What is the check of a message?
a) The count of figures in the
b) The count of words or groups in the text part of the message.
c) The results of a spell-check on
d) You ask the station you are
receiving from to repeat.
13- The "Place of Origin" in a message preamble is always the
same place as the originating station's location.
14- What time zone is proper for recording the “filing time” of a
a) Local time.
b)Eastern Standard Time.
c) UTC or "Universal Time"
also known as "ZULU" time.
d)The time shown on your station
15- Both the time filed and date filed are required on every message.
16- Every message originated should have the date on it?
17- The "ADDRESS" part of messages should contain what four items?
18- State one reason a complete address is very important on formal
19- Why might you want to contact the sender of a message at some time
after the message has been sent?
20- What is the generally accepted limit on words for the text of a radio
message? And why?
21- When copying an incoming message how many words usually go on each
line in the text?
d)- Doesn't matter
22- How does copying a certain number of words to a line help you with
a)You can read the message more
b)You can count the number of lines
plus words of a partial line and get the check quickly.
c)It fills up the message blank
d)It doesn't help at all.
23- You copy a message down, and notice that the number of words in the
text is different than the "check" number in the preamble. What do
a) Acknowledge the message as
b) Tell the sending operator "QSL"
when on SSB.
c) Ask the sending operator to verify
the check because your word count does not agree, and resolve the discrepancy
before continuing on.
d) Change the check numbers and
deliver the message because you are sure you got it right.
24- What is the "signature" of the message for?
a) It tells you what state the
message came from.
b) It adds to the word count of the
c) It tells the recipient who sent
d) The signature is not important.
25- If you are sending a message to another operator on
SSB, what should
you be careful to do?
a) Read the message rapidly so as to
get done quickly.
b)Use your own version of cute
phonetics for unusual words.
c)Dictate slowly, enunciate each word clearly, underline each word on your copy as you speak it to allow the receiving
operator to copy accurately and avoid missing or duplicating words.
d) Ask the receiving operator if he
26- If you have to resort to that old reliable mode, CW,
to send your message
What is most important in your transmission?
a)Send the message at 40 wpm to get
it over with quickly.
b)Increase your transmitter power.
c) Use a straight key.
d)Send at a speed the receiving
operator can accurately copy.
27- You have a string of messages to send to another operator. How do you
indicate on SSB that you have more after the first one?
b)Say "QTC 5".
c)Don't say anything.
d)Click your mike several times.
28- You have finished sending a string of messages on
CW. How do you tell
the distant operator you have no more to send?
a) Send the words "no
b) Send the signal "N"
c) Wish the operator a good day.
d) Send “NNNN”.
29- Net control sends you and another station off net frequency to pass
traffic. The other station has traffic for you. Which station calls the other?
a) The station with the
send calls the station receiving.
b)Both stations go to the assigned
frequency and call "CQ"
c)The station to receive calls the
station with the traffic on hand.
d) You use "split" and call
the other station before he calls you.
30- How do you properly acknowledge receipt of a message on
a) Say "I got it all OK".
b) Say "QSL"
c) Say "Roger".
d) Give your call sign.
31- On CW, how do you tell the distant operator that you are ready
to copy his traffic?
c) Send "dit-dit"
d) Send "RST
599 Ready To Receive"
32- What important information should you put on your copy of a message
a) Your initials.
b) Your call sign.
c) The time received, station
received from and frequency or net name.
d) The the distant operator’s name.
33- You receive a message on a late-night net for someone in your local
area. The message is fairly routine, and not of an urgent nature. How would
you go about delivering it?
a) Phone the addressee immediately,
get them out of bed and read it to them right away.
b) Type the message on a formal
message blank or neatly on a half sheet of paper, put it in a stamped envelope
and drop it in the mail.
c) FAX your "working copy"
to them on their fax machine.
d) Wait until the following day
during a reasonable hour then attempt to deliver by phone. If
unsuccessful, type it on a message blank and mail it as in "b"
above, or hand carry it to the recipient.
34- What do you do if you cannot deliver a message you have received for
some good reason (bad address, unknown, deceased, etc)?
a) Throw the message away, it doesn't
b) File the message as undelivered.
c) Send a "service message"
to the originating station stating why the message could not be delivered, and
ask for further instructions.
d) Both b and c above.
35 - You have no printed message blanks available, and you are working at or near a disaster shelter or evacuation center. Some people want to send messages out to their
families to let them know they are okay. There is a radio operator working a traffic net available. How do you help these people?
a) Ignore them, you can't do
anything to help.
b) Find some plain blank paper
(school tablets, typing paper, etc) and cut it into half sheets, then have
them write their messages. Help them put the message in proper form and limit
the word count to 25 or less.
c) Refer them to the Red Cross
officials running the shelter.
d) Charge them a quarter each to take
down their messages for sending.
36 - In the scenario above, you elect to help the people write their
messages. What things are important to get written down on the half sheet of
a) Who the message goes to (a name).
b) Where the message should be sent
(complete address, zip code, and telephone number if known).
c)What the person wants to say (25
words or less).
d)Who is sending the message ( a
person's signature, and a local contact number or address, location, etc. for
e) All of the above.
37- What should the radio operator do with a formal message once it has
a)Write down the time sent, station
call sign sent to, and frequency.
b)Throw the message away.
c) File the message as
"sent" and retain the original or a copy of it.
d)Give it back to the sender as a
e)a and c above.
38 - What can you do to make sure your message handling skills are up to
a) Get on a traffic net and actually
handle some formal written traffic as often as possible.
b)Practice copying messages on the
air when others are engaged in passing traffic.
c)Bring written traffic to a CW net, and send it to hone your CW skills. (So you can do it on
CW if you need to...it is fun)
d)none of the above.
e) a, b and c above.
39 - The filing time in the message preamble (when
a) The time the message is
b) The time the message is filed
after it has been sent.
c) The time the message is written by
d) The time the contacts of your key
40 - Where can you find material about amateur message handling?
a)The ARRL Web pages on the Internet.
b The public library.
c)The post office.
d) Joe's Bar downtown.
BONUS QUESTION -
this question, if you’re not an “old timer”, you may need to ask one.)
a CW operator begins his transmission to you with the signal "HR
MSG", what does this mean?
a) "Here is a message".
b) Get your pencil and a message
blank ready, you need to copy this.
c) You can listen to the
transmission and write it down later.
d) Health Routine message is about
to be sent you can't read CW so you don't care.
Did you learn anything from this quiz?
IS IT OK IF WE POST YOUR CALL SIGN AND SCORE?
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AGAIN FOR THE RECORD.
the faint hearted)
© 2003 Lake Trump
25 Dec 2012