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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, in general terms, is standing wave ratio (SWR)?

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2. Which of the following is accurately represented in electrical schematics?

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3. What should be done when using voice modes to ensure that voice messages containing unusual words are received correctly?

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4. What method of call sign identification is required for a station transmitting phone signals? [97.119(b)(2)]

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5. How might a computer be used as part of an amateur radio station?

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6. Which of the following battery types is rechargeable?

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Question 7 of 35

7. What is a characteristic of VHF signals received via auroral reflection?

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8. What is the approximate length, in inches, of a half-wavelength 6 meter dipole antenna?

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Question 9 of 35

9. Which type of modulation is most commonly used for VHF and UHF voice repeaters?

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Question 10 of 35

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

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

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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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13. Which of these components can be used as an electronic switch or amplifier?

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14. What is the normal term for an FCC-issued primary station/operator amateur radio license grant? [97.25]

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Question 15 of 35

15. What kind of communication is taking place when an amateur station is transmitting and receiving on the same frequency?

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Question 16 of 35

16. What types of amateur stations can automatically retransmit the signals of other amateur stations? [97.113(d)]

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Question 17 of 35

17. What is meant by the statement that a satellite is operating in mode U/V?

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18. Which of the following is an appropriate receive filter bandwidth for minimizing noise and interference for CW reception?

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Question 19 of 35

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

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20. What is the correct way to connect a voltmeter to a circuit?

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21. What factors affect the RF exposure of people near an amateur station antenna?

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22. What is the name for a current that flows only in one direction?

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23. Which of the following is an application of APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System)?

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24. Which of the following displays an electrical quantity as a numeric value?

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Question 25 of 35

25. What is meant by Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as used in amateur radio?

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Question 26 of 35

26. What should be the first step to resolve cable TV interference from your ham radio transmission?

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Question 27 of 35

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

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Question 28 of 35

28. Which of the following describes the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)? [97.3(a)(38), 97.407]

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Question 29 of 35

29. What is the voltage across a 2-ohm resistor if a current of 0.5 amperes flows through it?

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Question 30 of 35

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

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31. What is the most common use of the "reverse split" function of a VHF/UHF transceiver?

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Question 32 of 35

32. How much power is being used in a circuit when the applied voltage is 12 volts DC and the current is 2.5 amperes?

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Question 33 of 35

33. Which of the following is an important safety precaution to observe when putting up an antenna tower?

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Question 34 of 35

34. What should you do if another operator reports that your station�s 2 meter signals were strong just a moment ago, but now they are weak or distorted?

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Question 35 of 35

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

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