Georgia ARES Basic Emergency Communications

(Developed by Gwinnett County ARES using the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education Program EC001)

General Examination

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 passing grade.

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. 

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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.

Your Name   Callsign  
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ARES County Affiliation
Your Emergency Coordinator's Name   Callsign  
Emergency Coordinator's 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 served agency?

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 professionals?

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 Communications?

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 ARES:

25. What should you have available when responding to an emergency?


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