Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician

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T6B03

1. Which of these components can be used as an electronic switch or amplifier?

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T0A10

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

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T3A04

3. 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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T1A04

4. How many operator/primary station license grants may be held by any one person?

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T9B10

5. What is the electrical difference between RG-58 and RG-8 coaxial cable?

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T3C07

6. What band is best suited for communicating via meteor scatter?

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T7D06

7. Which of the following might damage a multimeter?

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T5B10

8. What is the approximate amount of change, measured in decibels (dB), of a power decrease from 12 watts to 3 watts?

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T1E11

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

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T6A05

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

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T2C04

11. What do RACES and ARES have in common?

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T1D10

12. What is the meaning of the term broadcasting in the FCC rules for the Amateur Radio Service?

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T5D05

13. What is the resistance in a circuit for which the applied voltage is 12 volts and the current flow is 1.5 amperes?

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T4B10

14. Which of the following is an appropriate receive filter bandwidth for minimizing noise and interference for CW reception?

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T6D06

15. What component is commonly used to change 120V AC house current to a lower AC voltage for other uses?

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T8D09

16. What code is used when sending CW in the amateur bands?

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T0B10

17. Which of the following is true when installing grounding conductors used for lightning protection?

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T2A02

18. What is the national calling frequency for FM simplex operations in the 2 meter band?

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T8C10

19. What must be done before you may use the EchoLink system to communicate using a repeater?

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T1C05

20. Which of the following is a valid call sign for a Technician class amateur radio station?

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T2B03

21. If a station is not strong enough to keep a repeater's receiver squelch open, which of the following might allow you to receive the station's signal?

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T4A06

22. Which of the following connections might be used between a voice transceiver and a computer for digital operation?

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T8B06

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

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T0C09

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

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T3B07

25. What property of radio waves is often used to identify the different frequency bands?

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T9A08

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

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T7C03

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

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T8A08

28. What is the approximate bandwidth of a single sideband (SSB) voice signal?

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T5A05

29. What is the electrical term for the electromotive force (EMF) that causes electron flow?

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T7A09

30. What is the function of the SSB/CW-FM switch on a VHF power amplifier?

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T1F10

31. Who is accountable should a repeater inadvertently retransmit communications that violate the FCC rules?

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T6C06

32. What is component 6 in figure T2?

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T7B11

33. What is a symptom of RF feedback in a transmitter or transceiver?

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T5C08

34. What is the formula used to calculate electrical power in a DC circuit?

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T1B08

35. Which of the following is a result of the fact that the Amateur Radio Service is secondary in all or portions of some amateur bands (such as portions of the 70 cm band)?