Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician (EXPIRED)

T8C05

1. What is a grid locator?

T1E11

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

T5B06

3. If an ammeter calibrated in amperes is used to measure a 3000-milliampere current, what reading would it show?

T1D04

4. What is the only time an amateur station is authorized to transmit music?

T3C02

5. Which of the following might be happening when VHF signals are being received from long distances?

T3A01

6. What should you do if another operator reports that your station's 2 meter signals were strong just a moment ago, but now they are weak or distorted?

T0B07

7. Which of the following is an important safety rule to remember when using a crank-up tower?

T5D03

8. What formula is used to calculate resistance in a circuit?

T2B11

9. What is the "Q" signal used to indicate that you are changing frequency?

T7D09

10. What is the characteristic appearance of a "cold" solder joint?

T1A08

11. Which of the following entities recommends transmit/receive channels and other parameters for auxiliary and repeater stations?

T9B06

12. Which of the following connectors is most suitable for frequencies above 400 MHz?

T4B01

13. What may happen if a transmitter is operated with the microphone gain set too high?

T7B01

14. What can you do if you are told your FM handheld or mobile transceiver is over deviating?

T5A11

15. What is the basic unit of electromotive force?

T6D09

16. What is the name of a device that combines several semiconductors and other components into one package?

T6A05

17. What type of electrical component consists of two or more conductive surfaces separated by an insulator?

T1F05

18. What method of call sign identification is required for a station transmitting phone signals?

T7C03

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

T1C08

20. What is the normal term for an FCC-issued primary station/operator license grant?

T8A03

21. Which type of voice modulation is most often used for long-distance or weak signal contacts on the VHF and UHF bands?

T0A05

22. Why is it unwise to install a 20-ampere fuse in the place of a 5-ampere fuse?

T2A03

23. What is a common repeater frequency offset in the 70 cm band?

T0C03

24. What is the maximum power level that an amateur radio station may use at VHF frequencies before an RF exposure evaluation is required?

T6B06

25. How is a semiconductor diode's cathode lead usually identified?

T3B01

26. What is the name for the distance a radio wave travels during one complete cycle?

T4A10

27. What is the source of a high-pitched whine that varies with engine speed in a mobile transceiver's receive audio?

T2C06

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

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T7A05

29. What is the function of block 1 if figure T4 is a simple CW transmitter?

T8D08

30. Which of the following may be included in packet transmissions?

T9A11

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

Figure

T6C03

32. What is component 2 in figure T1?

T5C04

33. What is the basic unit of inductance?

T8B05

34. What is a satellite beacon?

T1B10

35. Which of the bands available to Technician Class operators have mode-restricted sub-bands?