Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician (EXPIRED)

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T6C04

1. What is component 3 in figure T1?

T9A11

2. What is meant by the gain of an antenna?

T0B11

3. Which of the following establishes grounding requirements for an amateur radio tower or antenna?

T3B09

4. What are the frequency limits of the UHF spectrum?

T1B08

5. What do the FCC rules mean when an amateur frequency band is said to be available on a secondary basis?

T1F10

6. Who is accountable should a repeater inadvertently retransmit communications that violate the FCC rules?

T2B02

7. What is the term used to describe the use of a sub-audible tone transmitted with normal voice audio to open the squelch of a receiver?

T1A04

8. Which of the following meets the FCC definition of harmful interference?

T7C08

9. What instrument other than an SWR meter could you use to determine if a feedline and antenna are properly matched?

T3C03

10. What is a characteristic of VHF signals received via auroral reflection?

T1E11

11. Who does the FCC presume to be the control operator of an amateur station, unless documentation to the contrary is in the station records?

T8D01

12. Which of the following is an example of a digital communications method?

T0A04

13. What is the purpose of a fuse in an electrical circuit?

T3A05

14. When using a directional antenna, how might your station be able to access a distant repeater if buildings or obstructions are blocking the direct line of sight path?

T6A10

15. What is the nominal voltage of a fully charged nickel-cadmium cell?

T2C08

16. What is usually considered to be the most important job of an amateur operator when handling emergency traffic messages?

T7B06

17. What should you do first if someone tells you that your station's transmissions are interfering with their radio or TV reception?

T1D08

18. When may the control operator of an amateur station receive compensation for operating the station?

T7D10

19. What is probably happening when an ohmmeter, connected across a circuit, initially indicates a low resistance and then shows increasing resistance with time?

T7A09

20. Which of the following devices is most useful for VHF weak-signal communication?

T6B01

21. What class of electronic components is capable of using a voltage or current signal to control current flow?

T5B04

22. How many volts are equal to one microvolt?

T8A04

23. Which type of modulation is most commonly used for VHF and UHF voice repeaters?

T0C11

24. What is meant by "duty cycle" when referring to RF exposure?

T2A02

25. What is the national calling frequency for FM simplex operations in the 70 cm band?

T4A08

26. Which type of conductor is best to use for RF grounding?

T5D02

27. What formula is used to calculate voltage in a circuit?

T5C07

28. What is a usual name for electromagnetic waves that travel through space?

T1C11

29. If your license has expired and is still within the allowable grace period, may you continue to operate a transmitter on amateur service frequencies?

T9B09

30. What might cause erratic changes in SWR readings?

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T6D10

31. What is the function of component 2 in Figure T1?

T4B06

32. Which of the following controls could be used if the voice pitch of a single-sideband signal seems too high or low?

T8B11

33. What is a commonly used method of sending signals to and from a digital satellite?

T8C06

34. For what purpose is a temporary "1 by 1" format (letter-number-letter) call sign assigned?

T5A09

35. What is the name for a current that reverses direction on a regular basis?