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Subelement ZLA
Regulatory Matters
Section ZLA01
Regulations
The Amateur Service may be briefly defined as
  • a private radio service for personal gain and public benefit
  • a public radio service used for public service communications
  • Correct Answer
    a radiocommunication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigation
  • a private radio service intended only for emergency communications
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The organisation responsible for the International Radio Regulations is the
  • European Radiocommunications Office
  • United Nations
  • Correct Answer
    International Telecommunication Union
  • European Telecommunication Standards Institute
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New Zealand's views on international radio regulatory matters are coordinated by the
  • New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART)
  • Correct Answer
    Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
  • International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
  • Prime Minister's Office
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For regulatory purposes the world is divided into regions each with different radio spectrum allocations. New Zealand is in
  • Region 1
  • Region 2
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    Region 3
  • Region 4
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The prime document for the administration of the Amateur Service in New Zealand is the
  • Correct Answer
    New Zealand Radiocommunications Regulations
  • Broadcasting Act
  • Radio Amateur's Handbook
  • minutes of the International Telecommunication Union meetings
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The administration of the Amateur Service in New Zealand is by
  • Correct Answer
    Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment Radio Spectrum Management Group
  • the Area Code administrators of New Zealand Post
  • the Radio Communications Division of the Ministry of Police
  • your local council public relations section
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An Amateur Station is a station
  • in the public radio service
  • using radiocommunications for a commercial purpose
  • using equipment for training new radiocommunications operators
  • Correct Answer
    in the Amateur Service
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A General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency can be inspected by an authorised officer from the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
  • Correct Answer
    at any time
  • on any business day
  • before 9 p.m.
  • only on public holidays
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The fundamental regulations controlling the Amateur Service are to be found in
  • Correct Answer
    the International Radio Regulations from the ITU
  • the Radio Amateur's Handbook
  • the NZART Callbook
  • on the packet radio bulletin-board
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You must have a General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency to
  • transmit on public-service frequencies
  • retransmit shortwave broadcasts
  • repair radio equipment
  • Correct Answer
    transmit in bands allocated to the Amateur Service
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A New Zealand General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency allows you to operate
  • anywhere in the world
  • Correct Answer
    anywhere in New Zealand and in any other country that recognises the Certificate
  • within 50 km of your home station location
  • only at your home address
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With a General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency you may operate transmitters in your station
  • one at a time
  • one at a time, except for emergency communications
  • Correct Answer
    any number at one time
  • any number, so long as they are transmitting on different bands
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You must keep the following document at your amateur station
  • Correct Answer
    your General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency
  • a copy of the Rules and Regulations for the Amateur Service
  • a copy of the Radio Amateur's Handbook for instant reference
  • a chart showing the amateur radio bands
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An Amateur Station is one which is
  • Correct Answer
    operated by the holder of a General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency on the amateur radio bands
  • owned and operated by a person who is not engaged professionally in radio communications
  • used exclusively to provide two-way communication in connection with activities of amateur sporting organisations
  • used primarily for emergency communications during floods, earthquakes and similar disasters.
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If the qualified operator of an amateur radio station is absent overseas, the home station may be used by
  • any member of the immediate family to maintain contact with only the qualified operator
  • Correct Answer
    any person with an appropriate General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency
  • the immediate family to communicate with any amateur radio operator
  • the immediate family if a separate callsign for mobile use has been obtained by the absent operator
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All amateur stations, regardless of the mode of transmission used, must be equipped with
  • Correct Answer
    a reliable means for determining the operating radio frequency
  • a dummy antenna
  • an overmodulation indicating device
  • a dc power meter
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An amateur station may transmit unidentified signals
  • when making a brief test not intended for reception by anyone else
  • when conducted on a clear frequency when no interference will be caused
  • when the meaning of transmitted information must be obscured to preserve secrecy
  • Correct Answer
    never, such transmissions are not permitted
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You may operate your amateur radio station somewhere in New Zealand for short periods away from the location entered in the administration's database
  • only during times of emergency
  • only after giving proper notice to the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
  • during an approved emergency practice
  • Correct Answer
    whenever you want to
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Before operating an amateur station in a motor vehicle, you must
  • give the Land Transport Authority the vehicle's licence plate number
  • inform the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
  • Correct Answer
    hold a current General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency
  • obtain an additional callsign
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An applicant for a New Zealand General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency must first qualify by meeting the appropriate examination requirements. Application may then be made by
  • anyone except a representative of a foreign government
  • Correct Answer
    only a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand
  • anyone except an employee of the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
  • anyone
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An amateur radio operator must have current New Zealand postal and email addresses so the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
  • has a record of the location of each amateur station
  • can refund overpaid fees
  • can publish a callsign directory
  • Correct Answer
    can send mail to the operator
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If you transmit from another amateur's station, the person responsible for its proper operation is
  • both of you
  • the other amateur (the station�s owner)
  • Correct Answer
    you, the operator
  • the station owner, unless the station records show that you were the operator at the time
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Your responsibility as a station operator is that you must
  • allow another amateur to operate your station upon request
  • be present whenever the station is operated
  • Correct Answer
    be responsible for the proper operation of the station in accordance with the Radiocommunications Regulations
  • notify the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment if another amateur acts as the operator
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An amateur station must have a qualified operator
  • only when training another amateur
  • whenever the station receiver is operated
  • Correct Answer
    whenever the station is used for transmitting
  • when transmitting and receiving
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A log-book for recording stations worked
  • is compulsory for every amateur radio operator
  • Correct Answer
    is recommended for all amateur radio operators
  • must list all messages sent
  • must record time in UTC
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Unqualified persons in your family cannot transmit using your amateur station if they are alone with your equipment because they must
  • not use your equipment without your permission
  • Correct Answer
    hold a General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency before they are allowed to be operators
  • first know how to use the right abbreviations and Q signals
  • first know the right frequencies and emissions for transmitting
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Amateur radio repeater equipment and frequencies in New Zealand are co-ordinated by
  • the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
  • NZART branches in the main cities
  • repeater trustees
  • Correct Answer
    the NZART Frequency Management and Technical Advisory Group.
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A qualified operator of an amateur radio station may permit anyone to
  • operate the station under direct supervision
  • send business traffic to any other station.
  • Correct Answer
    pass brief comments of a personal nature provided no fees or other considerations are requested or accepted
  • use the station for Morse sending practice
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The minimum age for a person to hold a General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency is
  • 12 years
  • 16 years
  • 21 years
  • Correct Answer
    there is no age limit
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Which of the following operating arrangements allows a NZ citizen holding a General Amateur Operator�s Certificate of Competency and a call-sign to operate in many European countries
  • Correct Answer
    CEPT agreement
  • IARP agreement
  • ITU reciprocal license
  • All of these choices are correct
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The age when an amateur radio operator is required to surrender the General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency is
  • 65 years
  • 70 years
  • 75 years
  • Correct Answer
    there is no age limit
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Peak envelope power (PEP) output is the
  • Correct Answer
    average power output at the crest of the modulating cycle
  • total power contained in each sideband
  • carrier power output
  • transmitter power output on key-up condition
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The maximum power output permitted from an amateur station is
  • that needed to overcome interference from other stations
  • 30 watt PEP
  • Correct Answer
    specified in the amateur radio General User Radio Licence
  • 1000 watt mean power or 2000 watt PEP
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The transmitter power output for amateur stations at all times is
  • 25 watt PEP minimum output
  • that needed to overcome interference from other stations
  • 1000 watt PEP maximum
  • Correct Answer
    the minimum power necessary to communicate and within the terms of the amateur radio GURL
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You identify your amateur station by transmitting your
  • "handle"
  • Correct Answer
    callsign
  • first name and your location
  • full name
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This callsign could be allocated to an amateur radio operator in New Zealand
  • ZK-CKF
  • ZLC5
  • Correct Answer
    ZL2HF
  • ZMX4432
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The callsign of a New Zealand amateur radio station
  • Correct Answer
    is listed in the administration's database
  • can be any sequence of characters made-up by the operator
  • can never be changed
  • is changed annually
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These letters are generally used for the first letters in New Zealand amateur radio callsigns
  • ZS
  • Correct Answer
    ZL
  • VK
  • LZ
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The figures normally used in New Zealand amateur radio callsigns are
  • any two-digit number, 45 through 99
  • any two-digit number, 22 through 44
  • a single digit, 5 through 9
  • Correct Answer
    a single digit, 1 through 4
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Before re-issuing, a relinquished callsign is normally kept for
  • Correct Answer
    1 year
  • 2 years
  • 0 years
  • 5 years
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A General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency authorises the use of
  • all amateur radio transmitting and receiving apparatus
  • a TV receiver
  • Correct Answer
    amateur radio transmitting apparatus only
  • marine mobile equipment
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General Amateur Operator Certificates of Competency and callsigns are issued pursuant to the Regulations by the
  • New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART)
  • Correct Answer
    Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment Approved Radio Examiners
  • Department of Internal Affairs
  • Prime Minister's Office
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To replace a written copy of your General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency you should
  • Apply to an Approved Radio Examiner to re-sit the examination
  • Download an application form from the Department of Internal Affairs website
  • Download an application form from the Ministry's website (or have an Approved Radio Examiner do this for you)
  • Correct Answer
    Download and print one from the official database (or have an Approved Radio Examiner do this for you)
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A General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency holder must advise permanent changes to postal and email addresses and update the official database records within
  • Correct Answer
    One Calendar month
  • 7 days
  • 10 days
  • one year
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A General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency
  • expires after 6 months
  • Correct Answer
    contains the unique callsign(s) to be used by that operator
  • is transferable
  • permits the transmission of radio waves
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A General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency is normally issued for
  • 1 year
  • 5 years
  • 10 years
  • Correct Answer
    life
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A licence that provides for a given class of radio transmitter to be used without requiring a licence in the owner�s own name is known as
  • a repeater licence
  • Correct Answer
    a general user radio licence
  • a beacon licence
  • a reciprocal licence
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The holder of a General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency may permit anyone to
  • use an amateur radio station to communicate with other radio amateurs
  • Correct Answer
    pass brief messages of a personal nature provided no fees or other consideration are requested or accepted
  • operate the amateur station under the supervision and in the presence of a qualified operator
  • take part in communications only if prior written permission is received from the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
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International communications on behalf of third parties may be transmitted by an amateur station only if
  • prior remuneration has been received
  • Correct Answer
    such communications have been authorised by the countries concerned
  • the communication is transmitted in secret code
  • English is used to identify the station at the end of each transmission
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The term "amateur third party communications" refers to
  • a simultaneous communication between three operators
  • the transmission of commercial or secret messages
  • Correct Answer
    messages to or on behalf of non-licensed people or organisations
  • none of the above
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The Morse code signal SOS is sent by a station
  • with an urgent message
  • Correct Answer
    in grave and imminent danger and requiring immediate assistance
  • making a report about a shipping hazard
  • sending important weather information
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If you hear distress traffic and are unable to render assistance, you should
  • Correct Answer
    maintain watch until you are certain that assistance is forthcoming
  • enter the details in the log book and take no further action
  • take no action
  • tell all other stations to cease transmitting
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The transmission of messages in a secret code by the operator of an amateur station is
  • permitted when communications are transmitted on behalf of a government agency
  • permitted when communications are transmitted on behalf of third parties
  • permitted during amateur radio contests
  • Correct Answer
    not permitted except for control signals by the licensees of remote beacon or repeater stations
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Messages from an amateur station in one of the following are expressly forbidden
  • ASCII
  • International No. 2 code
  • Baudot code
  • Correct Answer
    secret cipher
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The term "harmful interference" means
  • Correct Answer
    interference which obstructs or repeatedly interrupts radiocommunication services
  • an antenna system which accidentally falls on to a neighbour's property
  • a receiver with the audio volume unacceptably loud
  • interference caused by a station of a secondary service
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When interference to the reception of radiocommunications is caused by the operation of an amateur station, the station operator
  • Correct Answer
    must immediately comply with any action required by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment to prevent the interference
  • may continue to operate with steps taken to reduce the interference when the station operator can afford it
  • may continue to operate without restrictions
  • is not obligated to take any action
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An amateur radio operator may knowingly interfere with another radio communication or signal
  • when the operator of another station is acting in an illegal manner
  • when another station begins transmitting on a frequency you already occupy
  • Correct Answer
    never
  • when the interference is unavoidable because of crowded band conditions
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After qualifying and gaining a General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency you are permitted to
  • operate on any frequency in the entire radio spectrum
  • Correct Answer
    first operate for three months on amateur radio bands below 5 MHz and bands above 25 MHz to log fifty or more contacts
  • ignore published bandplans
  • make frequent tune-up transmissions at 10 MHz
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Morse code is permitted for use by
  • only operators who have passed a Morse code test
  • those stations with computers to decode it
  • Correct Answer
    any amateur radio operator
  • only those stations equipped for headphone reception
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As a New Zealand amateur radio operator you may communicate with
  • only amateur stations within New Zealand
  • only stations running more than 500w PEP output
  • only stations using the same transmission mode
  • Correct Answer
    other amateur stations world-wide
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As a New Zealand amateur radio operator you
  • must regularly operate using dry batteries
  • should use shortened antennas
  • Correct Answer
    may train for and support disaster relief activities
  • must always have solar-powered equipment in reserve
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Your General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency permits you to
  • work citizen band stations
  • Correct Answer
    establish and operate an earth station in the amateur satellite service
  • service commercial radio equipment over 1 kW output
  • re-wire fixed household electrical supply mains
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You hear a station using the callsign �VK3XYZ stroke ZL� on your local VHF repeater. This is
  • a callsign not authorised for use in New Zealand
  • a confused illegal operator
  • Correct Answer
    the station of an overseas visitor
  • probably an unlicensed person using stolen equipment
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The abbreviation �HF� refers to the radio spectrum between
  • 2 MHz and 10 MHz
  • Correct Answer
    3 MHz and 30 MHz
  • 20 MHz and 200 MHz
  • 30 MHz and 300 MHz
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Bandplans showing the transmission modes for New Zealand amateur radio bands are developed and published for the mutual respect and advantage of all operators
  • Correct Answer
    to ensure that your operations do not impose problems on other operators and that their operations do not impact on you
  • to keep experimental developments contained
  • to reduce the number of modes in any one band
  • to keep overseas stations separate from local stations
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The abbreviation �VHF� refers to the radio spectrum between
  • 2 MHz and 10 MHz
  • 3 MHz and 30 MHz
  • Correct Answer
    30 MHz and 300 MHz
  • 200 MHz and 2000 MHz
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An amateur radio operator must be able to
  • converse in the languages shown on the Certificate of Competency
  • read Morse code at 12 words-per-minute
  • monitor standard frequency transmissions
  • Correct Answer
    verify that transmissions are within an authorised frequency band
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An amateur station may be closed down at any time by
  • a demand from an irate neighbour experiencing television interference
  • Correct Answer
    a demand from an authorised official of the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
  • an official from your local council
  • anyone until your aerials are made less unsightly
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A General Amateur Operator Certificate of Competency
  • can never be revoked
  • gives a waiver over copyright
  • Correct Answer
    does not confer on its holder a monopoly on the use of any frequency or band
  • can be readily transferred
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A person in distress
  • must use correct communication procedures
  • Correct Answer
    may use any means available to attract attention
  • must give position with a grid reference
  • must use allocated safety frequencies
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