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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 does the abbreviation "PSK" mean?

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2. When are you allowed to operate your amateur station in a foreign country? [97.107]

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3. What does the abbreviation FET stand for?

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Question 4 of 35

4. What is the approximate length, in inches, of a quarter-wavelength vertical antenna for 146 MHz?

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5. What is the advantage of having multiple receive bandwidth choices on a multimode transceiver?

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

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7. What property of radio waves is often used to identify the different frequency bands?

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

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Question 9 of 35

9. Which of the following devices or circuits changes an alternating current into a varying direct current signal?

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Question 10 of 35

10. What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a "space station"?

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11. What is the electrical difference between RG-58 and RG-8 coaxial cable?

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12. Which of the following is a common repeater frequency offset in the 2 meter band?

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Question 13 of 35

13. What is meant by the term "Third Party Communications"? [97.3(a)(47)]

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Question 14 of 35

14. What can happen if the antennas at opposite ends of a VHF or UHF line of sight radio link are not using the same polarization?

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15. What is the amount of change, measured in decibels (dB), of a power increase from 20 watts to 200 watts?

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Question 16 of 35

16. What should you do if something in a neighbor's home is causing harmful interference to your amateur station?

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Question 17 of 35

17. What is the formula used to calculate electrical power in a DC circuit?

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18. Who may be the control operator of a station communicating through an amateur satellite or space station? [97.301, 97.207(c)]

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Question 19 of 35

19. What mode is responsible for allowing over-the-horizon VHF and UHF communications to ranges of approximately 300 miles on a regular basis?

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20. What is the current through a 24-ohm resistor connected across 240 volts?

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

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22. Under which of the following circumstances are amateur stations authorized to transmit signals related to broadcasting, program production, or news gathering, assuming no other means is available? [97.113(5)(b)]

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Question 23 of 35

23. Except for some specific restrictions, what is the maximum peak envelope power output for Technician class operators using frequencies above 30 MHz? [97.313(b)]

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Question 24 of 35

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

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Question 25 of 35

25. Which of the following might damage a multimeter?

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Question 26 of 35

26. Electrical current is measured in which of the following units?

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Question 27 of 35

27. What electrical component is used to connect or disconnect electrical circuits?

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Question 28 of 35

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

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29. What must be done before you may use the Echolink system to communicate using a repeater?

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

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31. What is a "talk group" on a DMR digital repeater?

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Question 32 of 35

32. What can happen if a lead-acid storage battery is charged or discharged too quickly?

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Question 33 of 35

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

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Question 34 of 35

34. Which of the following describes combining speech with an RF carrier signal?

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Question 35 of 35

35. T6C01 (C)
What is the name of an electrical wiring diagram that uses standard component symbols?

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