(A). The FCC does not want those who have abused the Amateur Radio system enough to where their amateur license has been revoked to have an opportunity to use the system. Do not allow such individuals to make third party communications from your station.
Refer to FCC Part: [97.115(b)(2)]
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Although Technician class operators may operate SSB within the range 28.3MHz and 28.5MHz, the FCC prohibits repeater operation on this segment. The permissible segments for operating a repeater on the 10 meter radio band are only open to operators with a General Class license or above. However, a 2 meter signal from a Technician class operator may be RE-transmitted by a General Class operator using a 10 meter repeater. In this case both operators hold the frequency band privileges for the band on which they are transmitting.
Refer to FCC Part: [97.205(a) and 97.205(b)]
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An automatically controlled digital station means a station that is unattended, and which transmits in data modes (RTTY, etc) on frequencies that are allocated for data emissions.
The interrogating station must be under local or remote control. In other words, it cannot be interrogated by another automatically controlled station.
Third-party traffic is perfectly acceptable, provided that it follows the rules for third-party messages.
There is no restriction as to what license class the control operator of the interrogating station can have.
Refer to FCC Part: 97.221
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(D). Amateur Radio operators should ALWAYS take steps to avoid causing interference. All of the choices listed above are cases where special steps must be taken to make sure that the station is not causing harmful interference.
Refer to FCC Part: [97.13(b), 97.311(b), 97.303]
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(C). Third parties in another country should use communication means to which their country allows them. The FCC does let U.S Amateur radio operators convey such third party communications only if they relate to Amateur radio, are remarks of a personal character, or messages relating to emergencies or disaster relief.
Refer to FCC Part: [97.115(a)(2), 97.117]
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There are 3 ITU regions (so Region 4 is out)
Region 1: Europe, Africa, the former USSR, Mongolia, and the Middle East west of the Persian Gulf, including Iraq.
Region 2: The Americas including Greenland and some Pacific Islands
Region 3: the parts of Asia not formerly part of the USSR and most of Oceania
Silly memonic: North and South America are TWO continents
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Amateur stations (with very few exceptions) cannot communicate with non amateur stations. If you intend to operate a Wi-Fi network using Amateur Radio rules, you must follow all of them including rules on whom and what (no encryption).
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Part 97.115 Third Party Communications-
(a) An amateur station may transmit messages for a third party to:
(1) Any station within the jurisdiction of the United States.
(2) Any station within the jurisdiction of any foreign government when transmitting emergency or disaster relief communications and any station within the jurisdiction of any foreign government whose administration has made arrangements with the United States to allow amateur stations to be used for transmitting international communications on behalf of third parties. No station shall transmit messages for a third party to any station within the jurisdiction of any foreign government whose administration has not made such an arrangement. This prohibition does not apply to a message for any third party who is eligible to be a control operator of the station.
(b) The third party may participate in stating the message where:
(1) The control operator is present at the control point and is continuously monitoring and supervising the third party's participation; and
(2) The third party is not a prior amateur service licensee whose license was revoked or not renewed after hearing and re-licensing has not taken place; suspended for less than the balance of the license term and the suspension is still in effect; suspended for the balance of the license term and re-licensing has not taken place; or surrendered for cancellation following notice of revocation, suspension or monetary forfeiture proceedings. The third party may not be the subject of a cease and desist order which relates to amateur service operation and which is still in effect.
(c) No station may transmit third party communications while being automatically controlled except a station transmitting a RTTY or data emission.
This says the standard rule is that third party messages are allowed as long as the control operator is present. It says in section (c) that this rule is different while the station is being automatically controlled.
It seems the correct answer is actually "Under no circumstances"
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Beacon stations are located around the world and are a great resource for testing your own propagation and band conditions. So avoid transmitting so you do not interfere with the beacon system.
While there are many beacons out there, the specific global beacon system referenced in this question belongs to the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and is well-accepted by all regions, all operators:
Additional beacons operate just above 28.200 MHz and normally are coordinated by regional IARU Beacon Coordinators. Except for short-term experiments such as observation of the effects of solar eclipses the IARU does not support the operation of amateur beacons below 14 MHz because of congestion in these bands.
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This is a question about Part 97, § 97.221 Automatically controlled digital station. You should at least read Part 97 once. But, in case you don't recall, here's the entire text: (a) This rule section does not apply to an auxiliary station, a beacon station, a repeater station, an earth station, a space station, or a space telecommand station.
(b) A station may be automatically controlled while transmitting a RTTY or data emission on the 6 m or shorter wavelength bands, and on the 28.120-28.189 MHz, 24.925-24.930 MHz, 21.090-21.100 MHz, 18.105-18.110 MHz, 14.0950-14.0995 MHz, 14.1005-14.112 MHz, 10.140-10.150 MHz, 7.100-7.105 MHz, or 3.585-3.600 MHz segments.
(c) Except for channels specified in § 97.303(h), a station may be automatically controlled while transmitting a RTTY or data emission on any other frequency authorized for such emission types provided that:
(1) The station is responding to interrogation by a station under local or remote control; and
(2) No transmission from the automatically controlled station occupies a bandwidth of more than 500 Hz.
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