Practice Exam

Element 2: Technician (EXPIRED)

T1E01

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

T2A10

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

T1A03

3. Which part of the FCC rules contains the rules and regulations governing the Amateur Radio Service?

T3C11

4. Why do VHF and UHF radio signals usually travel somewhat farther than the visual line of sight distance between two stations?

T1F11

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

T6A11

6. Which battery type is not rechargeable?

T7C08

7. What instrument other than an SWR meter could you use to determine if a feedline and antenna are properly matched?

T5C05

8. What is the unit of frequency?

T6B01

9. What class of electronic components is capable of using a voltage or current signal to control current flow?

T1C06

10. From which of the following may an FCC-licensed amateur station transmit, in addition to places where the FCC regulates communications?

T4B01

11. What may happen if a transmitter is operated with the microphone gain set too high?

T8C03

12. What popular operating activity involves contacting as many stations as possible during a specified period of time?

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T6C03

13. What is component 2 in figure T1?

T8B07

14. With regard to satellite communications, what is Doppler shift?

T2C11

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

T8A08

16. What is the approximate bandwidth of a single sideband voice signal?

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T6D03

17. What type of switch is represented by item 3 in figure T2?

T5A09

18. What is the name for a current that reverses direction on a regular basis?

T4A10

19. What is the source of a high-pitched whine that varies with engine speed in a mobile transceiver's receive audio?

T8D06

20. What does the abbreviation PSK mean?

T3B02

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

T7D04

22. Which instrument is used to measure electric current?

T5B07

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

T9B05

24. What generally happens as the frequency of a signal passing through coaxial cable is increased?

T3A03

25. What antenna polarization is normally used for long-distance weak-signal CW and SSB contacts using the VHF and UHF bands?

T1B04

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

T7B03

27. Which of the following may be a cause of radio frequency interference?

T2B07

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

T1D06

29. Which of the following types of transmissions are prohibited?

T0A13

30. What safety equipment should always be included in home-built equipment that is powered from 120V AC power circuits?

T0C01

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

T5D05

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

T0B05

33. What is the purpose of a gin pole?

T9A10

34. In which direction is the radiation strongest from a half-wave dipole antenna in free space?

T7A09

35. Which of the following devices is most useful for VHF weak-signal communication?