Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician

T0C07

1. What could happen if a person accidentally touched your antenna while you were transmitting?

T5B12

2. Which of the following frequencies is equal to 28,400 kHz?

T7D03

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

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T6C09

4. What is component 4 in figure T2?

T5A08

5. Which of the following is a good electrical insulator?

T1A11

6. When is willful interference to other amateur radio stations permitted?

T2C12

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

T8A07

8. What is an advantage of single sideband (SSB) over FM for voice transmissions?

T7A03

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

T7B02

10. What would cause a broadcast AM or FM radio to receive an amateur radio transmission unintentionally?

T2A01

11. Which of the following is a common repeater frequency offset in the 2 meter band?

T5D10

12. What is the voltage across a 2-ohm resistor if a current of 0.5 amperes flows through it?

T8C02

13. Which of these items would be useful for a hidden transmitter hunt?

T8B06

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

T9B10

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

T6B09

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

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T6D03

17. What type of switch is represented by component 3 in figure T2?

T0A04

18. What is the purpose of a fuse in an electrical circuit?

T7C10

19. Why should the outer jacket of coaxial cable be resistant to ultraviolet light?

T8D02

20. What does the term "APRS" mean?

T1E05

21. What is an amateur station control point?

T3C02

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

T1C03

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

T9A05

24. How would you change a dipole antenna to make it resonant on a higher frequency?

T4B03

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

T1B12

26. Except for some specific restrictions, what is the maximum peak envelope power output for Technician class operators using frequencies above 30 MHz?

T3A07

27. What type of wave carries radio signals between transmitting and receiving stations?

T0B09

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

T4A07

29. How is a computer's sound card used when conducting digital communications?

T1D01

30. With which countries are FCC-licensed amateur radio stations prohibited from exchanging communications?

T6A01

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

T3B09

32. What are the frequency limits of the UHF spectrum?

T2B05

33. What might be the problem if a repeater user says your transmissions are breaking up on voice peaks?

T5C01

34. What is the ability to store energy in an electric field called?

T1F03

35. When is an amateur station required to transmit its assigned call sign?