Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician (Effective July 1)

T5B08

1. How many microfarads are equal to 1,000,000 picofarads?

T6B09

2. What are the names of the two electrodes of a diode?

T8A01

3. Which of the following is a form of amplitude modulation?

T2A11

4. What term describes an amateur station that is transmitting and receiving on the same frequency?

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T6D10

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

T1D03

6. When is it permissible to transmit messages encoded to hide their meaning?

T9B04

7. What is the major function of an antenna tuner (antenna coupler)?

T0A10

8. What can happen if a lead-acid storage battery is charged or discharged too quickly?

T0B12

9. Which of the following is good practice when installing ground wires on a tower for lightning protection?

T5A02

10. Electrical power is measured in which of the following units?

T1F05

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

T5C12

12. What is impedance?

T9A08

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

T3B04

14. How fast does a radio wave travel through free space?

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T6C10

15. What is component 3 in figure T3?

T6A06

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

T1A08

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

T2C12

18. What is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)?

T7B10

19. What might be a problem if you receive a report that your audio signal through the repeater is distorted or unintelligible?

T8B06

20. Which of the following are inputs to a satellite tracking program?

T2B14

21. Which of the following describes a linked repeater network?

T7D03

22. How is a simple ammeter connected to a circuit?

T7A10

23. What device increases the low-power output from a handheld transceiver?

T1C04

24. When are you allowed to operate your amateur station in a foreign country?

T4B02

25. Which of the following can be used to enter the operating frequency on a modern transceiver?

T7C02

26. Which of the following instruments can be used to determine if an antenna is resonant at the desired operating frequency?

T4A01

27. What must be considered to determine the minimum current capacity needed for a transceiver power supply?

T5D12

28. What is the voltage across a 10-ohm resistor if a current of 2 amperes flows through it?

T0C06

29. Which of the following is an acceptable method to determine that your station complies with FCC RF exposure regulations?

T1E05

30. What is an amateur station control point?

T3C10

31. Which of the following bands may provide long distance communications during the peak of the sunspot cycle?

T8D04

32. What type of transmission is indicated by the term "NTSC"?

T1B05

33. What is the limitation for emissions on the frequencies between 219 and 220 MHz?

T3A04

34. What can happen if the antennas at opposite ends of a VHF or UHF line of sight radio link are not using the same polarization?