Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician (EXPIRED)

T8D07

1. What is PSK31?

T8B06

2. What can be used to determine the time period during which an amateur satellite or space station can be accessed?

T9A08

3. What is the approximate length, in inches, of a quarter-wavelength vertical antenna for 146 MHz?

T8C05

4. What is a grid locator?

T7D10

5. What is probably happening when an ohmmeter, connected across a circuit, initially indicates a low resistance and then shows increasing resistance with time?

T8A04

6. Which type of modulation is most commonly used for VHF and UHF voice repeaters?

T6C12

7. What do the symbols on an electrical circuit schematic diagram represent?

T2C04

8. What do RACES and ARES have in common?

T1B02

9. North American amateur stations are located in which ITU region?

T5A04

10. What is the name for a current that flows only in one direction?

T4A03

11. Which is a good reason to use a regulated power supply for communications equipment?

T1C11

12. If your license has expired and is still within the allowable grace period, may you continue to operate a transmitter on amateur service frequencies?

T1E01

13. When must an amateur station have a control operator?

T2B07

14. What should you do if you receive a report that your station's transmissions are causing splatter or interference on nearby frequencies?

T5D07

15. What is the current flow in a circuit with an applied voltage of 120 volts and a resistance of 80 ohms?

T3B05

16. How does the wavelength of a radio wave relate to its frequency?

T0C07

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

T1F11

18. To which foreign stations do the FCC rules authorize the transmission of non-emergency third party communications?

T9B08

19. Why should coax connectors exposed to the weather be sealed against water intrusion?

T6A01

20. What electrical component is used to oppose the flow of current in a DC circuit?

T1D02

21. On which of the following occasions may an FCC-licensed amateur station exchange messages with a U.S. military station?

T5C04

22. What is the basic unit of inductance?

T3C02

23. Which of the following might be happening when VHF signals are being received from long distances?

T4B02

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

T5B07

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

T7A06

26. What device takes the output of a low-powered 28 MHz SSB exciter and produces a 222 MHz output signal?

T1A08

27. Which of the following entities recommends transmit/receive channels and other parameters for auxiliary and repeater stations?

T2A08

28. What is the meaning of the procedural signal "CQ"?

T3A06

29. What term is commonly used to describe the rapid fluttering sound sometimes heard from mobile stations that are moving while transmitting?

T6D08

30. Which of the following is used together with an inductor to make a tuned circuit?

T7C07

31. What happens to power lost in a feedline?

T0A11

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

T7B09

33. What could be happening if another operator reports a variable high-pitched whine on the audio from your mobile transmitter?

T0B03

34. Under what circumstances is it safe to climb a tower without a helper or observer?

T6B08

35. What does the abbreviation "FET" stand for?