Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician

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T5A12

1. What describes the number of times per second that an alternating current makes a complete cycle?

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T8A06

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

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T0B05

3. What is the purpose of a gin pole?

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T4A03

4. Why should wiring between the power source and radio be heavy-gauge wire and kept as short as possible?

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T3A10

5. What may occur if data signals arrive via multiple paths?

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T2C03

6. What should be done when using voice modes to ensure that voice messages containing unusual words are received correctly?

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T6A09

7. What electrical component is used to protect other circuit components from current overloads?

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T3B10

8. What frequency range is referred to as HF?

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T1B10

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

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T2B14

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

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T1E07

11. When the control operator is not the station licensee, who is responsible for the proper operation of the station?

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T0C07

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

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T8D09

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

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T9B02

14. What is the impedance of most coaxial cables used in amateur radio installations?

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T2A09

15. What brief statement indicates that you are listening on a repeater and looking for a contact?

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T0A11

16. What kind of hazard might exist in a power supply when it is turned off and disconnected?

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T7A03

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

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T4B03

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

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T6B09

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

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T1F03

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

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T1C01

21. For which license classes are new licenses currently available from the FCC?

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T5B02

22. What is another way to specify a radio signal frequency of 1,500,000 hertz?

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T5D10

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

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T7C11

24. What is a disadvantage of air core coaxial cable when compared to foam or solid dielectric types?

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T9A01

25. What is a beam antenna?

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T5C05

26. What is the unit of frequency?

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T8B08

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

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T6D04

28. Which of the following displays an electrical quantity as a numeric value?

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T7D12

29. Which of the following precautions should be taken when measuring high voltages with a voltmeter?

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T1A09

30. Who selects a Frequency Coordinator?

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T1D06

31. What, if any, are the restrictions concerning transmission of language that may be considered indecent or obscene?

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T7B04

32. Which of the following is a way to reduce or eliminate interference from an amateur transmitter to a nearby telephone?

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T6C12

33. What do the symbols on an electrical schematic represent?

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T3C08

34. What causes tropospheric ducting?

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T8C06

35. How is access to some IRLP nodes accomplished?