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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. What are the FCC rules regarding the use of a phonetic alphabet for station identification in the Amateur Radio Service? [97.119(b)(2)]

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2. Where should the negative return connection of a mobile transceiver's power cable be connected?

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3. Which term describes the ability of a receiver to detect the presence of a signal?

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4. Which of the following is equal to 500 milliwatts?

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5. What is a satellite beacon?

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6. What is meant by "repeater offset?"

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Question 7 of 35

7. If the averaging time for exposure is 6 minutes, how much power density is permitted if the signal is present for 3 minutes and absent for 3 minutes rather than being present for the entire 6 minutes?

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8. Which of the following describes a linked repeater network?

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Question 9 of 35

9. Figure T2

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Question 10 of 35

10. What is the proper abbreviation for megahertz?

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11. Which of the following is a characteristic of good traffic handling?

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12. Which of the following is an example of automatic control? [97.3(a)(6), 97.205(d)]

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Question 13 of 35

13. 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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14. What is considered to be a proper grounding method for a tower?

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15. In which type of circuit is voltage the same across all components?

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16. What does the abbreviation FET stand for?

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17. What are the frequency limits of the UHF spectrum?

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18. What kind of hazard might exist in a power supply when it is turned off and disconnected?

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Question 19 of 35

19. On which HF bands does a Technician class operator have phone privileges? [97.301(e), 97.305]

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20. What type of antennas are the quad, Yagi, and dish?

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21. Which of the following is a valid call sign for a Technician class amateur radio station?

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

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23. Which of the following is a form of amplitude modulation?

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24. When must the station licensee make the station and its records available for FCC inspection? [97.103(c)]

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Question 25 of 35

25. When is it permissible to transmit messages encoded to hide their meaning? [97.211(b), 97.215(b), 97.114(a)(4)]

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Question 26 of 35

26. What happens to current at the junction of two components in series?

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Question 27 of 35

27. What is a relay?

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Question 28 of 35

28. How is access to some IRLP nodes accomplished?

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29. What does an SWR reading of 4:1 indicate?

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Question 30 of 35

30. Which of the following precautions should be taken when measuring high voltages with a voltmeter?

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31. What electrical component stores energy in an electric field?

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Question 32 of 35

32. Which of the following can cause radio frequency interference?

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Question 33 of 35

33. Which of the following may be included in packet transmissions?

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Question 34 of 35

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

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Question 35 of 35

35. What is generally the best time for long-distance 10 meter band propagation via the F layer?

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