# 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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1. What mode of transmission is used for satellite beacons?

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2. What is the approximate amount of change, measured in decibels (dB), of a power increase from 5 watts to 10 watts?

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

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4. How much power is being used in a circuit when the applied voltage is 12 volts DC and the current is 2.5 amperes?

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5. What type of circuit controls the amount of voltage from a power supply?

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

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7. 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 8 of 35

8. 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 9 of 35

9. What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a "space station"?

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10. 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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11. What is the name of a circuit that generates a signal at a specific frequency?

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12. Which of the following battery types is not rechargeable?

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13. T3C02 (C)
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14. What is a Part 15 device?

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Question 15 of 35

15. Which of the following is an acceptable method to determine that your station complies with FCC RF exposure regulations?

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16. What is the purpose of a safety wire through a turnbuckle used to tension guy lines?

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17. How is the cathode lead of a semiconductor diode often marked on the package?

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

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19. What is the impedance of most coaxial cables used in amateur radio installations?

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21. What frequency range is referred to as HF?

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22. What do the symbols on an electrical schematic represent?

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Question 23 of 35

23. When is an amateur station required to transmit its assigned call sign? [97.119(a)]

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Question 24 of 35

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

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Question 25 of 35

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

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Question 26 of 35

26. 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 27 of 35

27. What happens to current at the junction of two components in parallel?

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Question 28 of 35

28. What is the approximate maximum bandwidth required to transmit a CW signal?

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Question 29 of 35

29. Why do most solid-state amateur radio transmitters reduce output power as SWR increases?

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30. 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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31. Which term describes the rate at which electrical energy is used?

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32. Which of the following conductors provides the lowest impedance to RF signals?

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33. Which of the following is true of remote control operation? [97.109(c)]

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Question 34 of 35

34. What is a good way to guard against electrical shock at your station?

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Question 35 of 35

35. What do RACES and ARES have in common?

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