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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 is required when making on-the-air test transmissions?

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Question 2 of 35

2. Why is duty cycle one of the factors used to determine safe RF radiation exposure levels?

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Question 3 of 35

3. When, under normal circumstances, may a Technician class licensee be the control operator of a station operating in an exclusive Amateur Extra class operator segment of the amateur bands? [97.301]

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Question 4 of 35

4. What is the primary purpose of a dummy load?

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Question 5 of 35

5. For which license classes are new licenses currently available from the FCC? [97.9(a), 97.17(a)]

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Question 6 of 35

6. What mode of transmission is used for satellite beacons?

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Question 7 of 35

7. What is the proper location for an external SWR meter?

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Question 8 of 35

8. Which Q signal indicates that you are changing frequency?

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Question 9 of 35

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What is the resistance of a circuit that draws 4 amperes from a 12-volt source?

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Question 10 of 35

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

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Question 11 of 35

11. What frequency range is referred to as HF?

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Question 12 of 35

12. What operating activity involves contacting as many stations as possible during a specified period?

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Question 13 of 35

13. What is proof of possession of an FCC-issued operator/primary license grant? [97.7]

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Question 14 of 35

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

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Question 15 of 35

15. Which of the following is a use for the scanning function of an FM transceiver?

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Question 16 of 35

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

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Question 17 of 35

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

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Question 18 of 35

18. What can cause erratic changes in SWR readings?

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Question 19 of 35

19. Under which of the following circumstances may an amateur radio station make one-way transmissions? [97.113(b),97.111(b)]

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Question 20 of 35

20. Which of the following can reduce overload to a VHF transceiver from a nearby FM broadcast station?

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Question 21 of 35

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

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Question 22 of 35

22. What is the term that describes a device's ability to amplify a signal?

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Question 23 of 35

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

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Question 24 of 35

24. What is the name of a device that combines several semiconductors and other components into one package?

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Question 25 of 35

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

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Question 26 of 35

26. Which type of voice mode is most often used for long-distance (weak signal) contacts on the VHF and UHF bands?

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Question 27 of 35

27. Which of the following frequencies is equal to 28,400 kHz?

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Question 28 of 35

28. In which type of circuit is current the same through all components?

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Question 29 of 35

29. Which of the following is a likely cause of irregular fading of signals received by ionospheric reflection?

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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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Question 31 of 35

31. What is the ability to store energy in a magnetic field called?

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Question 32 of 35

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

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Question 33 of 35

33. Why should you not set your transmit frequency to be exactly at the edge of an amateur band or sub-band? [97.101(a), 97.301(a-e)]

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Question 34 of 35

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

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Question 35 of 35

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

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