Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician

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T9B04

1. What is the major function of an antenna tuner (antenna coupler)?

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T8A11

2. What is the approximate maximum bandwidth required to transmit a CW signal?

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T1C10

3. How soon after passing the examination for your first amateur radio license may you operate a transmitter on an Amateur Radio Service frequency?

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T1E11

4. 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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T7B06

5. Which of the following actions should you take if a neighbor tells you that your station's transmissions are interfering with their radio or TV reception?

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T0C02

6. Which of the following frequencies has the lowest value for Maximum Permissible Exposure limit?

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T5A02

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

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T2C11

8. What is meant by the term "check," in reference to a formal traffic message?

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T7A10

9. What device increases the low-power output from a handheld transceiver?

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T5B09

10. What is the approximate amount of change, measured in decibels (dB), of a power increase from 5 watts to 10 watts?

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T9A06

11. What type of antennas are the quad, Yagi, and dish?

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T6A06

12. What type of electrical component stores energy in a magnetic field?

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T1B10

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

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T8B10

14. What do the initials LEO tell you about an amateur satellite?

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T1F06

15. Which of the following formats of a self-assigned indicator is acceptable when identifying using a phone transmission?

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T6D07

16. Which of the following is commonly used as a visual indicator?

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T4B03

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

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T5C13

18. What is a unit of impedance?

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T6C05

19. What is component 4 in figure T1?

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T3C08

20. What causes tropospheric ducting?

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T7D07

21. Which of the following measurements are commonly made using a multimeter?

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T8C09

22. How might you obtain a list of active nodes that use VoIP?

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T1D01

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

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T2B08

24. Which of the following applies when two stations transmitting on the same frequency interfere with each other?

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T1A06

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

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T7C05

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

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T4A08

27. Which of the following conductors provides the lowest impedance to RF signals?

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T0B06

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

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T3B04

29. How fast does a radio wave travel through free space?

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T5D16

30. What is the voltage across each of two components in parallel with a voltage source?

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T3A04

31. 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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T6B07

32. What does the abbreviation LED stand for?

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T0A03

33. In the United States, what is connected to the green wire in a threewire electrical AC plug?

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T2A02

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

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T8D02

35. What does the term "APRS" mean?