Why answer the the Question of the week?  Maybe you're just trying to see if you can remember the answer from a fuzzy memory of un-used information.  It might be you want to upgrade to Extra Class by passing a 50-question multiple-choice examination.

In addition to some of the more obscure regulations, the questions cover specialized operating practices, advanced electronics theory and radio equipment design. The questions in the "Question of the Week" are usually taken from the pool of questions that make up the Extra Class exam.

The HF bands can be awfully crowded, particularly at the top of the solar cycle. Once one earns HF privileges, one may quickly yearn for more room. The Extra Class license is the answer. Extra Class licensees are authorized to operate on all frequencies allocated to the Amateur Service.

This Weeks Question

What is meant by the term baseband in radio communications?
A. The lowest frequency band that the transmitter or receiver covers
B. The frequency components present in the modulating signal
C. The unmodulated bandwidth of the transmitted signal
D. The basic oscillator frequency in an FM transmitter that is multiplied to increase the deviation and carrier frequency






Last Week's Question

What is the purpose of digital store-and-forward functions on an Amateur Radio satellite?
A. To upload operational software for the transponder
B. To delay download of telemetry between satellites
C. To store digital messages in the satellite for later download by other stations
D. To relay messages between satellites