Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician (EXPIRED)

T8D10

1. Which of the following can be used to transmit CW in the amateur bands?

T9B04

2. What does an antenna tuner do?

T8B09

3. What causes "spin fading" when referring to satellite signals?

T6A10

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

T1F13

5. When must the station licensee make the station and its records available for FCC inspection?

T2C09

6. When may an amateur station use any means of radio communications at its disposal for essential communications in connection with immediate safety of human life and protection of property?

T2B06

7. What happens when the deviation of an FM transmitter is increased?

T5D05

8. What is the resistance in a circuit for which the applied voltage is 12 volts and the current flow is 1.5 amperes?

T3B02

9. What term describes the number of times per second that an alternating current reverses direction?

T0C07

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

T0A05

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

T7B07

12. Which of the following may be useful in correcting a radio frequency interference problem?

T5B07

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

T6B08

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

T1B02

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

T2A10

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

T7C09

17. Which of the following is the most common cause for failure of coaxial cables?

T5A03

18. What is the name for the flow of electrons in an electric circuit?

T4B02

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

T8A02

20. What type of modulation is most commonly used for VHF packet radio transmissions?

T5C03

21. What is the ability to store energy in a magnetic field called?

T1D01

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

T3C07

23. What band is best suited to communicating via meteor scatter?

T6C12

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

T6D04

25. Which of the following can be used to display signal strength on a numeric scale?

T9A11

26. What is meant by the gain of an antenna?

T1E01

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

T1A04

28. Which of the following meets the FCC definition of harmful interference?

T1C03

29. What types of international communications are permitted by an FCC-licensed amateur station?

T4A08

30. Which type of conductor is best to use for RF grounding?

T3A10

31. What may occur if VHF or UHF data signals propagate over multiple paths?

T8C11

32. What name is given to an amateur radio station that is used to connect other amateur stations to the Internet?

T0B02

33. What is a good precaution to observe before climbing an antenna tower?

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T7A07

34. If figure T5 represents a transceiver in which block 1 is the transmitter portion and block 3 is the receiver portion, what is the function of block 2?

T7D09

35. What is the characteristic appearance of a "cold" solder joint?