Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician

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T7C01

1. What is the primary purpose of a dummy load?

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T1B10

2. Which of the following HF bands have frequencies available to the Technician class operator for RTTY and data transmissions?

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T5D06

3. What is the resistance of a circuit that draws 4 amperes from a 12-volt source?

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T6C07

4. What is component 8 in figure T2?

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T9A09

5. What is the approximate length, in inches, of a half-wavelength 6 meter dipole antenna?

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T1C07

6. What may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed to provide and maintain a correct mailing address with the FCC?

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T6A01

7. What electrical component opposes the flow of current in a DC circuit?

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T8C04

8. Which of the following is good procedure when contacting another station in a radio contest?

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T7D09

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

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T3C04

10. 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?

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T6D01

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

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T0A07

12. Which of these precautions should be taken when installing devices for lightning protection in a coaxial cable feed line?

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T1E02

13. Who may be the control operator of a station communicating through an amateur satellite or space station?

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T1A06

14. What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a beacon?

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T3B02

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

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T2C04

16. What do RACES and ARES have in common?

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T4B03

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

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T4A04

18. Which computer sound card port is connected to a transceiver's headphone or speaker output for operating digital modes?

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T9B05

19. In general, what happens as the frequency of a signal passing through coaxial cable is increased?

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T7B03

20. Which of the following can cause radio frequency interference?

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T3A04

21. 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?

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T5C14

22. What is the proper abbreviation for megahertz?

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T0B06

23. What is the minimum safe distance from a power line to allow when installing an antenna?

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T0C13

24. If the averaging time for exposure is 6 minutes, how much power density is permitted if the signal is present for 3 minutes and absent for 3 minutes rather than being present for the entire 6 minutes?

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T7A07

25. What is meant by "PTT"?

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T8B08

26. What is meant by the statement that a satellite is operating in mode U/V?

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T1D02

27. Under which of the following circumstances may an amateur radio station make one-way transmissions?

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T5A14

28. In which type of circuit is voltage the same across all components?

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T2A08

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

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T5B13

30. If a frequency display shows a reading of 2425 MHz, what frequency is that in GHz?

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T1F11

31. Which of the following is a requirement for the issuance of a club station license grant?

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T6B06

32. How is the cathode lead of a semiconductor diode often marked on the package?

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T8A03

33. Which type of voice mode is most often used for long-distance (weak signal) contacts on the VHF and UHF bands?

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T8D06

34. What does the abbreviation "PSK" mean?

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T2B07

35. How can you join a digital repeater's "talk group"?