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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 true of remote control operation? [97.109(c)]

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Question 2 of 35

2. Which amateur radio stations may make contact with an amateur radio station on the International Space Station (ISS) using 2 meter and 70 cm band frequencies? [97.301, 97.207(c)]

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Question 3 of 35

3. What instrument is used to measure resistance?

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Question 4 of 35

4. What type of amateur station simultaneously retransmits the signal of another amateur station on a different channel or channels? [97.3(a)(40)]

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Question 5 of 35

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

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Question 6 of 35

6. Why should you avoid attaching an antenna to a utility pole?

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Question 7 of 35

7. What is the basic unit of capacitance?

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Question 8 of 35

8. 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 9 of 35

9. What property of a radio wave is used to describe its polarization?

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Question 10 of 35

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

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Question 11 of 35

11. Figure T3

What is component 3 in figure T3?

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Question 12 of 35

12. What is the source of a high-pitched whine that varies with engine speed in a mobile transceiver's receive audio?

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Question 13 of 35

13. What type of electrical component stores energy in a magnetic field?

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Question 14 of 35

14. What is a Part 15 device?

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Question 15 of 35

15. What is a satellite beacon?

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Question 16 of 35

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

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Question 17 of 35

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

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Question 18 of 35

18. How can you make sure your station stays in compliance with RF safety regulations?

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Question 19 of 35

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

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Question 20 of 35

20. What is the Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP)?

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Question 21 of 35

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

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Question 22 of 35

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

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Question 23 of 35

23. Which part of the atmosphere enables the propagation of radio signals around the world?

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Question 24 of 35

24. What is a transceiver?

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Question 25 of 35

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

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Question 26 of 35

26. When may amateur radio operators use their stations to notify other amateurs of the availability of equipment for sale or trade? [97.113(a)(3)(ii)]

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Question 27 of 35

27. Which of the following describes a simple dipole oriented parallel to the Earth's surface?

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Question 28 of 35

28. What might be the problem if a repeater user says your transmissions are breaking up on voice peaks?

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Question 29 of 35

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

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Question 30 of 35

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

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Question 31 of 35

31. What is the grace period following the expiration of an amateur license within which the license may be renewed? [97.21(a)(b)]

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Question 32 of 35

32. T3C02 (C)
Which of the following is an advantage of HF vs VHF and higher frequencies?

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Question 33 of 35

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

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Question 34 of 35

34. What code is used when sending CW in the amateur bands?

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Question 35 of 35

35. What is a relay?

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