Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician

T1C03

1. What types of international communications is an FCC-licensed amateur radio station permitted to make?

T1A01

2. Which of the following is a purpose of the Amateur Radio Service as stated in the FCC rules and regulations?

T7A03

3. Which of the following is used to convert a radio signal from one frequency to another?

T0A09

4. What should be done to all external ground rods or earth connections?

T6B02

5. What electronic component allows current to flow in only one direction?

T2B14

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

T1B10

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

T2C08

8. Which of the following is a characteristic of good traffic handling?

T9B05

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

T4A10

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

T7C05

11. Why do most solid-state amateur radio transmitters reduce output power as SWR increases?

T5D06

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

T6C01

13. What is the name of an electrical wiring diagram that uses standard component symbols?

T9A10

14. In which direction does a half-wave dipole antenna radiate the strongest signal?

T3C02

15. Which of the following is an advantage of HF vs VHF and higher frequencies?

T8C10

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

T6A08

17. What electrical component is used to connect or disconnect electrical circuits?

T0B12

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

T0C09

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

T3A08

20. Which of the following is a likely cause of irregular fading of signals received by ionospheric reflection?

T6D02

21. What is a relay?

T1D11

22. When may an amateur station transmit without on-the-air identification?

T5C02

23. What is the basic unit of capacitance?

T1E08

24. Which of the following is an example of automatic control?

T7D03

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

T1F02

26. When using tactical identifiers such as "Race Headquarters" during a community service net operation, how often must your station transmit the station's FCC-assigned call sign?

T3B06

27. What is the formula for converting frequency to approximate wavelength in meters?

T2A11

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

T4B13

29. Which of the following is a use for the scanning function of an FM transceiver?

T8D07

30. Which of the following best describes DMR (Digital Mobile Radio)?

T5B07

31. If a frequency display calibrated in megahertz shows a reading of 3.525 MHz, what would it show if it were calibrated in kilohertz?

T7B05

32. How can overload of a non-amateur radio or TV receiver by an amateur signal be reduced or eliminated?

T5A02

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

T8A06

34. Which sideband is normally used for 10 meter HF, VHF, and UHF singlesideband communications?

T8B04

35. What mode of transmission is commonly used by amateur radio satellites?