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

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Question 2 of 35

2. How many microfarads are equal to 1,000,000 picofarads?

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Question 3 of 35

3. Why is it important to have low SWR when using coaxial cable feed line?

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Question 4 of 35

4. Which of the following formats of a self-assigned indicator is acceptable when identifying using a phone transmission? [97.119(c)]

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Question 5 of 35

5. 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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Question 6 of 35

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

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Question 7 of 35

7. With regard to satellite communications, what is Doppler shift?

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Question 8 of 35

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

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Question 9 of 35

9. Figure T2

What is component 4 in figure T2?

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Question 10 of 35

10. What is an appropriate way to call another station on a repeater if you know the other station's call sign?

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Question 11 of 35

11. How many operator/primary station license grants may be held by any one person? [97.5(b)(1)]

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Question 12 of 35

12. What is the proper abbreviation for megahertz?

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Question 13 of 35

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

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Question 14 of 35

14. What frequency range is referred to as HF?

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Question 15 of 35

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

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Question 16 of 35

16. What is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)?

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Question 17 of 35

17. What is the limitation for emissions on the frequencies between 219 and 220 MHz? [97.305(c)]

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Question 18 of 35

18. 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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Question 19 of 35

19. What formula is used to calculate voltage in a circuit?

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Question 20 of 35

20. Which of the following is an example of remote control as defined in Part 97? [97.3(a)(39)]

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Question 21 of 35

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

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Question 22 of 35

22. Which of the following might damage a multimeter?

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Question 23 of 35

23. Which computer sound card port is connected to a transceiver�s headphone or speaker output for operating digital modes?

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Question 24 of 35

24. Which of the following can be used to enter the operating frequency on a modern transceiver?

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Question 25 of 35

25. Which of the following frequencies has the lowest value for Maximum Permissible Exposure limit?

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Question 26 of 35

26. Why should the outer jacket of coaxial cable be resistant to ultraviolet light?

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Question 27 of 35

27. What is an advantage of single sideband (SSB) over FM for voice transmissions?

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Question 28 of 35

28. Figure T2

What type of switch is represented by component 3 in figure T2?

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Question 29 of 35

29. Which of the following battery types is rechargeable?

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Question 30 of 35

30. What can you do if you are told your FM handheld or mobile transceiver is over-deviating?

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Question 31 of 35

31. What is the gain of an antenna?

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Question 32 of 35

32. What is the unit of electromotive force?

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Question 33 of 35

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

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Question 34 of 35

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

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Question 35 of 35

35. When may an amateur station transmit without on-the-air identification? [97.119(a)]

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