Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician (EXPIRED)

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T3C10

1. What is the radio horizon?

T7C01

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

T5B09

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

T3B08

4. What are the frequency limits of the VHF spectrum?

T8C02

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

T1C08

6. What is the normal term for an FCC-issued primary station/operator license grant?

T8B08

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

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T6C07

8. What is component 8 in figure T2?

T2C06

9. Which of the following is common practice during net operations to get the immediate attention of the net control station when reporting an emergency?

T8A09

10. What is the approximate bandwidth of a VHF repeater FM phone signal?

T9A01

11. What is a beam antenna?

T2A10

12. What is a band plan, beyond the privileges established by the FCC?

T6B06

13. How is a semiconductor diode's cathode lead usually identified?

T4A04

14. Where must a filter be installed to reduce harmonic emissions?

T1E08

15. What type of control is being used for a repeater when the control operator is not present at a control point?

T2B08

16. What is the proper course of action if your station's transmission unintentionally interferes with another station?

T5D12

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

T0A08

18. What is one way to recharge a 12-volt lead-acid station battery if the commercial power is out?

T5C04

19. What is the basic unit of inductance?

T8D02

20. What does the term APRS mean?

T9B07

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

T1B03

22. Which frequency is within the 6 meter band?

T1F02

23. When using tactical identifiers, how often must your station transmit the station's FCC-assigned call sign?

T7B06

24. What should you do first if someone tells you that your station's transmissions are interfering with their radio or TV reception?

T7D11

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

T7A11

26. Which of the following circuits demodulates FM signals?

T6A10

27. What is the nominal voltage of a fully charged nickel-cadmium cell?

T1A09

28. Who selects a Frequency Coordinator?

T3A07

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

T1D10

30. What is the meaning of the term broadcasting in the FCC rules for the amateur services?

T4B04

31. What is a way to enable quick access to a favorite frequency on your transceiver?

T5A06

32. How much voltage does a mobile transceiver usually require?

T0C04

33. What factors affect the RF exposure of people near an amateur station antenna?

T6D08

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

T0B10

35. Which of the following is true concerning grounding conductors used for lightning protection?