Q) What is the FCC Part 97 definition of an amateur station?
A) A station in an Amateur Radio Service consisting of the apparatus necessary for carrying on radio communications.
A good approach to the Part 97 questions on the exam is to simply memorize the answers. It is also helpful to read the FCC Part 97 rules (see our article, Part 97, do I really need to read it?). There is a payback for your effort. Once licensed, you need to know the rules in order to assure that you are following them. As the old saying goes, Ignorantia juris non excusat which is Latin for, "ignorance of the law excuses no one".