E2A01

What is the direction of an ascending pass for an amateur satellite?

  1. From south to north

E2A02

What is the direction of a descending pass for an amateur satellite?

  1. From north to south

E2A03

What is the orbital period of a satellite?

  1. The time it takes for a satellite to complete one revolution around the Earth

E2A04

What is meant by the term “mode” as applied to an amateur radio satellite?

  1. The satellite's uplink and downlink frequency bands

E2A05

What do the letters in a satellite's mode designator specify?

  1. The uplink and downlink frequencies

E2A06

On what band would a satellite receive signals if it were operating in
mode U/V?

  1. 432 MHz

E2A07

Which of the following types of signals can be relayed through a linear transponder?

  1. All these answers are correct

E2A08

What is the primary reason for satellite users to limit their transmit ERP?

  1. Because the satellite transmitter output power is limited

E2A09

What do the terms L band and S band specify with regard to satellite communications?

  1. The 23 centimeter and 13 centimeter bands

E 2A10

Why may the received signal from an amateur satellite exhibit a rapidly repeating fading effect?

  1. Because the satellite is rotating

E2A11

What type of antenna can be used to minimize the effects of spin modulation and Faraday rotation?

  1. A circularly polarized antenna

E2A12

What is one way to predict the location of a satellite at a given time?

  1. By calculations using the Keplerian elements for the specified satellite

E2A13

What type of satellite appears to stay in one position in the sky?

  1. Geosynchronous

E2A14

What happens to a satellite's transmitted signal due to the Doppler Effect?

  1. The signal frequency shifts lower as the satellite passes overhead

 

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