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Amateur Radio Technician Class Practice Test

This is the Technician Class Amateur Radio Practice Exam.

In order to pass the exam, you need at least 74%, or 28 out of 35 questions answered correctly.  You can take this practice test as much as you like.

If you run into any problems, or notice anything broken, wrong information, typos, etc. please let me know via the contact form.

Good Luck!

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Question 1 of 35

1. Which of the following frequencies has the lowest value for Maximum Permissible Exposure limit?

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Question 2 of 35

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

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Question 3 of 35

3. What is the proper abbreviation for megahertz?

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

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Question 5 of 35

5. Who must designate the station control operator? [97.103(b)]

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6. How is a computer's sound card used when conducting digital communications?

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Question 7 of 35

7. Which frequency is within the 6 meter amateur band?

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Question 8 of 35

8. In the United States, what is connected to the green wire in a three-wire electrical AC plug?

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Question 9 of 35

9. When using a directional antenna, how might your station be able to access a distant repeater if buildings or obstructions are blocking the direct line of sight path?

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Question 10 of 35

10. Which of the following is a way to reduce or eliminate interference from an amateur transmitter to a nearby telephone?

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Question 11 of 35

11. What is FT8?

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Question 12 of 35

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

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Question 13 of 35

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

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Question 14 of 35

14. Which of the following is required when making on-the-air test transmissions?

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Question 15 of 35

15. What is the approximate velocity of a radio wave as it travels through free space?

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Question 16 of 35

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

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Question 17 of 35

17. Which of the following are inputs to a satellite tracking program?

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Question 18 of 35

18. Which of the following instruments can be used to determine if an antenna is resonant at the desired operating frequency?

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Question 19 of 35

19. What is another way to specify a radio signal frequency of 1,500,000 hertz?

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Question 20 of 35

20. What causes tropospheric ducting?

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Question 21 of 35

21. Figure T3

What is component 3 in figure T3?

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22. Which instrument would you use to measure electric potential or electromotive force?

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Question 23 of 35

23. Which sideband is normally used for 10 meter HF, VHF, and UHF single-sideband communications?

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Question 24 of 35

24. What is the grace period following the expiration of an amateur license within which the license may be renewed? [97.21(a)(b)]

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Question 25 of 35

25. In which of the following circumstances may the control operator of an amateur station receive compensation for operating that station? [97.113(a)(3)(iii)]

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Question 26 of 35

26. Which of the following applies when two stations transmitting on the same frequency interfere with each other?

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Question 27 of 35

27. When should members of a tower work team wear a hard hat and safety glasses?

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Question 28 of 35

28. What does the abbreviation LED stand for?

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Question 29 of 35

29. What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a "beacon"?

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Question 30 of 35

30. What is a disadvantage of the "rubber duck" antenna supplied with most handheld radio transceivers when compared to a full-sized quarter-wave antenna?

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Question 31 of 35

31. When using tactical identifiers such as "Race Headquarters" during a community service net operation, how often must your station transmit the station's FCC-assigned call sign? [97.119 (a)]

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Question 32 of 35

32. What device increases the low-power output from a handheld transceiver?

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Question 33 of 35

33. What type of electrical component consists of two or more conductive surfaces separated by an insulator?

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Question 34 of 35

34. What is the impedance of most coaxial cables used in amateur radio installations?

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Question 35 of 35

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

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