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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 are the frequency limits of the UHF spectrum?

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Question 2 of 35

2. What type of electrical component consists of two or more conductive surfaces separated by an insulator?

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Question 3 of 35

3. What type of radiation are VHF and UHF radio signals?

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4. Which of the following connectors is most suitable for frequencies above 400 MHz?

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Question 5 of 35

5. Which of the following could you use to cure distorted audio caused by RF current on the shield of a microphone cable?

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Question 6 of 35

6. What are the names of the two electrodes of a diode?

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Question 7 of 35

7. Which of the following VHF/UHF frequencies ranges are limited to CW only? [97.305(a), (c)]

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Question 8 of 35

8. Why are direct (not via a repeater) UHF signals rarely heard from stations outside your local coverage area?

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Question 9 of 35

9. What does the term "traffic" refer to in net operation?

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Question 10 of 35

10. Who must designate the station control operator? [97.103(b)]

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Question 11 of 35

11. What happens to power lost in a feed line?

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Question 12 of 35

12. 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 13 of 35

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

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Question 14 of 35

14. What is an advantage of using a properly mounted 5/8 wavelength antenna for VHF or UHF mobile service?

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Question 15 of 35

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

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Question 16 of 35

16. What might be a problem if you receive a report that your audio signal through the repeater is distorted or unintelligible?

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Question 17 of 35

17. How soon after passing the examination for your first amateur radio license may you operate a transmitter on an Amateur Radio Service frequency? [97.5a]

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Question 18 of 35

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

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Question 19 of 35

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

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Question 20 of 35

20. Which of the following describes combining speech with an RF carrier signal?

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Question 21 of 35

21. What does the term "RIT" mean?

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Question 22 of 35

22. Which of the following is true when installing grounding conductors used for lightning protection?

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Question 23 of 35

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

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Question 24 of 35

24. What formula is used to calculate resistance in a circuit?

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Question 25 of 35

25. What should be done to all external ground rods or earth connections?

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Question 26 of 35

26. Figure T2

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

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Question 27 of 35

27. 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 28 of 35

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

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Question 29 of 35

29. How much voltage does a mobile transceiver typically require?

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Question 30 of 35

30. Which of the following precautions should be taken when measuring high voltages with a voltmeter?

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Question 31 of 35

31. What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a "beacon"?

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Question 32 of 35

32. If an ammeter calibrated in amperes is used to measure a 3000-milliampere current, what reading would it show?

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Question 33 of 35

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

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Question 34 of 35

34. Which of the following is a digital communications mode?

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Question 35 of 35

35. Which of the following could be the reason you are unable to access a repeater whose output you can hear?

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