October 9, 2013

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T1D04)

Q) What is the only time an amateur station is authorized to transmit music?

A) When incidental to an authorized retransmission of manned spacecraft communications

NJ2X Note:
When operating by phone, be aware of what is going on in the environment around your station since nearby sounds can be picked up by your station's microphone.  Is the TV or broadcast radio on?  If yes, and music is picked up by your microphone then you could inadvertently be transmitting music on the amateur bands in violation of FCC rules.