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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. How much power is being used in a circuit when the applied voltage is 13.8 volts DC and the current is 10 amperes?

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Question 2 of 35

2. What, if any, are the restrictions concerning transmission of language that may be considered indecent or obscene? [97.113(a)(4)]

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Question 3 of 35

3. Which of the following is a guideline when choosing an operating frequency for calling CQ?

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4. How fast does a radio wave travel through free space?

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5. Electrical power is measured in which of the following units?

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Question 6 of 35

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

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Question 7 of 35

7. What health hazard is presented by electrical current flowing through the body?

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Question 8 of 35

8. What electrical component usually is constructed as a coil of wire?

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Question 9 of 35

9. What does the term "APRS" mean?

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Question 10 of 35

10. In which direction does a half-wave dipole antenna radiate the strongest signal?

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Question 11 of 35

11. What type of tones are used to control repeaters linked by the Internet Relay Linking Project (IRLP) protocol?

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Question 12 of 35

12. What causes spin fading of satellite signals?

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Question 13 of 35

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

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Question 14 of 35

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

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Question 15 of 35

15. What weather condition would decrease range at microwave frequencies?

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Question 16 of 35

16. What component is commonly used to change 120V AC house current to a lower AC voltage for other uses?

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Question 17 of 35

17. What do RACES and ARES have in common?

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Question 18 of 35

18. What is the current in a circuit with an applied voltage of 120 volts and a resistance of 80 ohms?

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Question 19 of 35

19. How can overload of a non-amateur radio or TV receiver by an amateur signal be reduced or eliminated?

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Question 20 of 35

20. What reading on an SWR meter indicates a perfect impedance match between the antenna and the feed line?

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Question 21 of 35

21. Which of the following could be used to remove power line noise or ignition noise?

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Question 22 of 35

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

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Question 23 of 35

23. Which of the following precautions should be taken when measuring circuit resistance with an ohmmeter?

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Question 24 of 35

24. What does the abbreviation LED stand for?

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Question 25 of 35

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

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Question 26 of 35

26. Who may select a desired call sign under the vanity call sign rules? [97.19]

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Question 27 of 35

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

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Question 28 of 35

28. Which of the following is good procedure when contacting another station in a radio contest?

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Question 29 of 35

29. Which of the following types of emission has the narrowest bandwidth?

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Question 30 of 35

30. Which of the following is used to convert a radio signal from one frequency to another?

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Question 31 of 35

31. What is the major function of an antenna tuner (antenna coupler)?

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Question 32 of 35

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

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Question 33 of 35

33. What is the approximate amount of change, measured in decibels (dB), of a power decrease from 12 watts to 3 watts?

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Question 34 of 35

34. When is an amateur station permitted to transmit without a control operator? [97.7(a)]

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Question 35 of 35

35. Figure T3

What is component 3 in figure T3?

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