Georgia ARES Basic Emergency Communications
(Developed by Gwinnett County ARES
using the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education
The Basic Emergency Communications Test can be used to
fulfill the educational requirements for some ARES
organizations in Georgia and for the Georgia ARES State ID.
To begin, fill in the information below including your name,
callsign and email address. The name, callsign and email
addess of your local county's Emergency Coordinator must be
correctly entered for the results of your test to be valid.
80% of the questions must be answered correctly to receive a
Please choose the correct answer by selecting the most
correct response. When completed, click the Submit button at
the bottom. Your test will be graded and the results will be
email to you, a copy to the Emergency Coordinator you choose
below, and the Section Emergency Coordinator for Georgia.
Local webmasters should follow the instructions at
Web Master Info
for directions to embed a link on your local web site.
You must enter the Emergency Coordinator's
information for the same county as the ARES County
Affiliation. You may only enter one county for your ARES
affiliation. Check DC/EC list at
Georgia ARES Web Site
for your EC's Name and Email Address.
1. Processing written messages formally via Amateur Radio from one station to
another is generally known as what?
2. Unless your transmission is longer than ten minutes, you are required to
identify how often?
3. In Emergency Communications it is important to do which of the following?
4. A management tool designed to assist anyone who has the responsibility for
the successful outcome of an incident is which of the following?
5. What are the primary goals of the National Traffic System?
6. What is the correct pronunciation for the number 2064?
7. When are you permitted to reveal the existence or contents of a message
passed from a served agency to the intended recipient?
8. During an event, if the authorities request you to move, what should you do?
9. What is the single quality in a person volunteering to provide their services
as an Emergency Communications volunteer which makes the strongest initial
impression on served agency officials?
10. Who is the person charged with control of the information flow on the
frequency used by a controlled net?
11. Which of the following is necessary when passing traffic on behalf of a
12. If your served agency is unable to provide workman's compensation insurance,
you may do which of the following?
13. What is the best way to ensure good relations with the public service agency
14. What is the best way to verify the origin and timing of a message?
15. What is the standard ITU phonetic for the letter Q?
16. Who should make all statements to the media about an event?
17. What is the standard ITU phonetic for the letter U?
18. Why is Public Service Communications different from Emergency
19. Which of the following transmissions best exhibits the characteristics of
good Emergency Communications?
20. Why may the phone company not be able to operate during emergencies?
21. The reason Amateur Radio doesn’t experience the disruptions suffered by the
telephone system is because?
22. What are the basics of emergency communications?
23. What is your number one priority when responding to an actual emergency?
24. In the ICS model for operations, an ICS Logistics net corresponds to an
25. What should you have available when responding to an emergency?