Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician

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T4A11

1. Where should the negative return connection of a mobile transceiver's power cable be connected?

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T5D11

2. What is the voltage across a 10-ohm resistor if a current of 1 ampere flows through it?

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T2C09

3. Are amateur station control operators ever permitted to operate outside the frequency privileges of their license class?

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T3C01

4. Why are direct (not via a repeater) UHF signals rarely heard from stations outside your local coverage area?

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T1C02

5. Who may select a desired call sign under the vanity call sign rules?

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T8C05

6. What is a grid locator?

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T5A08

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

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T5C01

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

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T0B13

9. What is the purpose of a safety wire through a turnbuckle used to tension guy lines?

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T1E04

10. What determines the transmitting privileges of an amateur station?

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T1D03

11. When is it permissible to transmit messages encoded to hide their meaning?

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T2B13

12. Where may SSB phone be used in amateur bands above 50 MHz?

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T1A01

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

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T2A02

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

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T8B05

15. What is a satellite beacon?

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T8D02

16. What does the term "APRS" mean?

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T1F08

17. What is meant by the term Third Party Communications?

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T7C01

18. What is the primary purpose of a dummy load?

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T3A10

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

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T7D11

20. Which of the following precautions should be taken when measuring circuit resistance with an ohmmeter?

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T1B04

21. Which amateur band are you using when your station is transmitting on 146.52 MHz?

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T9B07

22. Which of the following is true of PL-259 type coax connectors?

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T6A06

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

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T3B03

24. What are the two components of a radio wave?

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T6C05

25. What is component 4 in figure T1?

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T7B10

26. What might be a problem if you receive a report that your audio signal through the repeater is distorted or unintelligible?

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T8A05

27. Which of the following types of emission has the narrowest bandwidth?

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T9A10

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

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T6D07

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

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T7A06

30. What device converts the RF input and output of a transceiver to another band?

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T4B02

31. Which of the following can be used to enter the operating frequency on a modern transceiver?

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T5B09

32. 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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T0A05

33. Why is it unwise to install a 20-ampere fuse in the place of a 5-ampere fuse?

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T0C01

34. What type of radiation are VHF and UHF radio signals?

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T6B10

35. Which of the following could be the primary gain-producing component in an RF power amplifier?