Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician (EXPIRED)

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T8A04

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

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T3C09

2. What is generally the best time for long-distance 10 meter band propagation via the F layer?

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T2A04

3. What is an appropriate way to call another station on a repeater if you know the other station's call sign?

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T3A09

4. Which of the following results from the fact that skip signals refracted from the ionosphere are elliptically polarized?

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T8B09

5. What causes spin fading when referring to satellite signals?

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T1F12

6. How many persons are required to be members of a club for a club station license to be issued by the FCC?

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T5D08

7. What is the current flowing through a 100-ohm resistor connected across 200 volts?

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T6C05

8. What is component 4 in figure T1?

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T6D12

9. Which of the following is a common reason to use shielded wire?

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T9B09

10. What might cause erratic changes in SWR readings?

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T1D09

11. 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?

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T7B09

12. What is a Part 15 device?

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T5C03

13. What is the ability to store energy in a magnetic field called?

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T7C08

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

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T2B12

15. Under what circumstances should you consider communicating via simplex rather than a repeater?

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T1E06

16. Under what type of control do APRS network digipeaters operate?

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T0A08

17. What safety equipment should always be included in home-built equipment that is powered from 120V AC power circuits?

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T1C12

18. Who may select a desired call sign under the vanity call sign rules?

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T2C05

19. Which of the following describes the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)?

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T5B05

20. Which of the following is equivalent to 500 milliwatts?

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T6B11

21. What are the three electrodes of a field effect transistor?

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T4B03

22. What is the purpose of the squelch control on a transceiver?

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T6A06

23. What type of electrical component stores energy in a magnetic field?

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T8D11

24. What is an ARQ transmission system?

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T5A10

25. Which term describes the rate at which electrical energy is used?

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T4A04

26. Where must a filter be installed to reduce harmonic emissions from your station?

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T0B09

27. Why should you avoid attaching an antenna to a utility pole?

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T9A08

28. What is the approximate length, in inches, of a quarter-wavelength vertical antenna for 146 MHz?

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T3B02

29. What property of a radio wave is used to describe its polarization?

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T7A11

30. Where is an RF preamplifier installed?

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T7D07

31. Which of the following measurements are commonly made using a multimeter?

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T1B02

32. Why are the frequency assignments for some U.S. Territories different from those in the 50 U.S. States?

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T1A09

33. Who selects a Frequency Coordinator?

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T8C10

34. How do you select a specific IRLP node when using a portable transceiver?

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T0C09

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