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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 is the electrical term for the electromotive force (EMF) that causes electron flow?

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Question 2 of 35

2. What is the resistance of a circuit in which a current of 3 amperes flows through a resistor connected to 90 volts?

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Question 3 of 35

3. When do the FCC rules NOT apply to the operation of an amateur station? [97.103(a)]

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4. What is a disadvantage of the "rubber duck" antenna supplied with most handheld radio transceivers when compared to a full-sized quarter-wave antenna?

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5. Which of the following is good practice when installing ground wires on a tower for lightning protection?

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Question 6 of 35

6. What is a transceiver?

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

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Question 8 of 35

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

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Question 9 of 35

9. Which of the following is an example of automatic control? [97.3(a)(6), 97.205(d)]

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

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Question 11 of 35

11. What must be done before you may use the Echolink system to communicate using a repeater?

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Question 12 of 35

12. What class of electronic components uses a voltage or current signal to control current flow?

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Question 13 of 35

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What is component 1 in figure T1?

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Question 14 of 35

14. T3B08 (B)
What are the frequency limits of the VHF spectrum?

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Question 15 of 35

15. What electrical component is used to protect other circuit components from current overloads?

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Question 16 of 35

16. How many amperes are flowing in a circuit when the applied voltage is 12 volts DC and the load is 120 watts?

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Question 17 of 35

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

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Question 18 of 35

18. What reading on an SWR meter indicates a perfect impedance match between the antenna and the feed line?

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Question 19 of 35

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

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20. What band is best suited for communicating via meteor scatter?

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Question 21 of 35

21. What, if any, are the restrictions concerning transmission of language that may be considered indecent or obscene? [97.113(a)(4)]

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

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Question 23 of 35

23. What should you do if something in a neighbor's home is causing harmful interference to your amateur station?

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Question 24 of 35

24. Which of the following types of solder is best for radio and electronic use?

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Question 25 of 35

25. Which of the following entities recommends transmit/receive channels and other parameters for auxiliary and repeater stations? [97.3(a)(22)]

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Question 26 of 35

26. Which of the following actions might amateur operators take to prevent exposure to RF radiation in excess of FCC-supplied limits?

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Question 27 of 35

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

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Question 28 of 35

28. From which of the following locations may an FCC-licensed amateur station transmit? [97.5(a)(2)]

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Question 29 of 35

29. When must the station licensee make the station and its records available for FCC inspection? [97.103(c)]

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Question 30 of 35

30. What is a way to enable quick access to a favorite frequency on your transceiver?

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Question 31 of 35

31. Which of the following is required when making on-the-air test transmissions?

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Question 32 of 35

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

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Question 33 of 35

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

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Question 34 of 35

34. Which of the following applies when two stations transmitting on the same frequency interfere with each other?

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Question 35 of 35

35. Which of the following HF bands have frequencies available to the Technician class operator for RTTY and data transmissions? [97.301(e), 97.305(c)]

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