Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician (EXPIRED)

T3C04

1. Which of the following propagation types is most commonly associated with occasional strong over-the-horizon signals on the 10, 6, and 2 meter bands?

T8B05

2. What is a satellite beacon?

T1A06

3. What is the FCC Part 97 definition of telecommand?

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T6C03

4. What is component 2 in figure T1?

T5B11

5. What is the approximate amount of change, measured in decibels (dB), of a power increase from 20 watts to 200 watts?

T5C07

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

T9A11

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

T0B03

8. Under what circumstances is it safe to climb a tower without a helper or observer?

T3A03

9. What antenna polarization is normally used for long-distance weak-signal CW and SSB contacts using the VHF and UHF bands?

T5A08

10. Which of the following is a good electrical insulator?

T8A07

11. What is the primary advantage of single sideband over FM for voice transmissions?

T8D06

12. What does the abbreviation PSK mean?

T3B11

13. What is the approximate velocity of a radio wave as it travels through free space?

T0C09

14. How can you make sure your station stays in compliance with RF safety regulations?

T1B07

15. What amateur band are you using if you are transmitting on 223.50 MHz?

T7C03

16. What, in general terms, is standing wave ratio (SWR)?

T6D01

17. Which of the following devices or circuits changes an alternating current into a varying direct current signal?

T4A01

18. Which of the following is true concerning the microphone connectors on amateur transceivers?

T1D09

19. Under which of the following circumstances are amateur stations authorized to transmit signals related to broadcasting, program production, or news gathering, assuming no other means is available?

T5D09

20. What is the current flowing through a 24-ohm resistor connected across 240 volts?

T1F08

21. When may a Technician Class licensee be the control operator of a station operating in an exclusive Extra Class operator segment of the amateur bands?

T7A11

22. Which of the following circuits demodulates FM signals?

T6A04

23. What electrical component stores energy in an electric field?

T1E09

24. What type of control is being used when transmitting using a handheld radio?

T0A07

25. Which of these precautions should be taken when installing devices for lightning protection in a coaxial cable feedline?

T2B07

26. What should you do if you receive a report that your station's transmissions are causing splatter or interference on nearby frequencies?

T2A08

27. What is the meaning of the procedural signal "CQ"?

T7D04

28. Which instrument is used to measure electric current?

T4B11

29. Which of the following describes the common meaning of the term repeater offset?

T8C11

30. What name is given to an amateur radio station that is used to connect other amateur stations to the Internet?

T9B10

31. What electrical difference exists between the smaller RG-58 and larger RG-8 coaxial cables?

T6B04

32. Which of these components is made of three layers of semiconductor material?

T2C06

33. Which of the following is common practice during net operations to get the immediate attention of the net control station when reporting an emergency?

T7B05

34. What is a logical first step when attempting to cure a radio frequency interference problem in a nearby telephone?

T1C10

35. How soon may you operate a transmitter on an amateur service frequency after you pass the examination required for your first amateur radio license?