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US Amateur Radio - Technician (Element 2, 2022-2026) Practice Test

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1. - T0A12

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

AEnsure that the voltmeter is set to the correct frequency
BEnsure that the voltmeter and leads are rated for use at the voltages to be measured
CEnsure that the circuit is grounded through the voltmeter
DEnsure that the voltmeter has very low impedance

2. - T0B03

Under what circumstances is it safe to climb a tower without a helper or observer?

BWhen no electrical work is being performed
CWhen the work being done is not more than 20 feet above the ground
DWhen no mechanical work is being performed

3. - T0C07

What hazard is created by touching an antenna during a transmission?

ARF burn to skin
CAll these choices are correct
DRadiation poisoning

4. - T1A03

What do the FCC rules state regarding the use of a phonetic alphabet for station identification in the Amateur Radio Service?

AAll these choices are correct
BIt is required when in contact with foreign stations
CIt is required when transmitting emergency messages
DIt is encouraged

5. - T1B05

How may amateurs use the 219 to 220 MHz segment of 1.25 meter band?

AFast-scan television only
BFixed digital message forwarding systems only
CSpread spectrum only
DEmergency traffic only

6. - T1C11

If your license has expired and is still within the allowable grace period, may you continue to transmit on the amateur radio bands?

AYes, for up to two years
BYes, as soon as you apply for renewal
CNo, you must wait until the license has been renewed
DYes, for up to one year

7. - T1D02

Under which of the following circumstances are one-way transmissions by an amateur station prohibited?

AIn all circumstances
BInternational Morse Code Practice
DTelecommand or transmissions of telemetry

8. - T1E05

What is an amateur station’s control point?

AThe mailing address of the station licensee
BThe location at which the control operator function is performed
CThe location of the station’s transmitting apparatus
DThe location of the station’s transmitting antenna

9. - T1F06

Which of the following self-assigned indicators are acceptable when using a phone transmission?

AKL7CC slant W3
BKL7CC slash W3
CKL7CC stroke W3
DAll these choices are correct

10. - T2A10

What is a band plan, beyond the privileges established by the FCC?

AA voluntary guideline for using different modes or activities within an amateur band
BA list of operating schedules
CA plan devised by a club to indicate frequency band usage
DA list of available net frequencies

11. - T2B05

What would cause your FM transmission audio to be distorted on voice peaks?

AYour transmit power is too high
BYou need to talk louder
CYou are talking too loudly
DYour repeater offset is inverted

12. - T2C06

What is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)?

AA training program that provides licensing courses for those interested in obtaining an amateur license to use during emergencies
BA training program that certifies amateur operators for membership in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
CA group of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service
DA group of licensed amateurs who are members of the military and who voluntarily agreed to provide message handling services in the case of an emergency

13. - T3A08

What is a likely cause of irregular fading of signals propagated by the ionosphere?

AIntermodulation distortion
BFrequency shift due to Faraday rotation
CInterference from thunderstorms
DRandom combining of signals arriving via different paths

14. - T3B09

What frequency range is referred to as UHF?

A300 to 3000 kHz
B30 to 300 MHz
C30 to 300 kHz
D300 to 3000 MHz

15. - T3C10

Which of the following bands may provide long-distance communications via the ionosphere’s F region during the peak of the sunspot cycle?

A70 centimeters and 1.25 meters
BAll these choices are correct
C6 and 10 meters
D23 centimeters

16. - T4A07

Which of the following connections is made between a computer and a transceiver to use computer software when operating digital modes?

AComputer “line in” to transceiver push-to-talk
BComputer “line out” to transceiver speaker connector
CComputer “line out” to transceiver push-to-talk
DComputer “line in” to transceiver speaker connector

17. - T4B03

How is squelch adjusted so that a weak FM signal can be heard?

ATurn up the audio level until it overcomes the squelch threshold
BTurn on the anti-squelch function
CEnable squelch enhancement
DSet the squelch threshold so that receiver output audio is on all the time

18. - T5A09

Which of the following describes alternating current?

ACurrent that alternates between positive and negative directions
BAll these answers are correct
CCurrent that alternates between a positive direction and zero
DCurrent that alternates between a negative direction and zero

19. - T5B12

Which is equal to 28400 kHz?

A28.400 MHz
B284.00 MHz
C2.800 MHz
D28.400 kHz

20. - T5C01

What describes the ability to store energy in an electric field?


21. - T5D04

What is the resistance of a circuit in which a current of 3 amperes flows when connected to 90 volts?

A93 ohms
B30 ohms
C270 ohms
D3 ohms

22. - T6A01

What electrical component opposes the flow of current in a DC circuit?


23. - T6B11

What is the term that describes a device's ability to amplify a signal?

BForward resistance
COn resistance
DForward voltage drop

24. - T6C01

What is the name of an electrical wiring diagram that uses standard component symbols?

AFlow chart
BConnector pinout
DBill of materials

25. - T6D10

What is the function of component 2 in figure T-1?

AGive off light when current flows through it
BControl the flow of current
CSupply electrical energy
DConvert electrical energy into radio waves

26. - T7A03

Which of the following is used to convert a signal from one frequency to another?

DPhase splitter

27. - T7B01

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

ATalk louder into the microphone
BTalk farther away from the microphone
CChange to a higher power level
DLet the transceiver cool off

28. - T7C05

Why do most solid-state transmitters reduce output power as SWR increases beyond a certain level?

ATo comply with FCC rules on spectral purity
BTo protect the output amplifier transistors
CTo lower the SWR on the transmission line
DBecause power supplies cannot supply enough current at high SWR

29. - T7D09

What is the characteristic appearance of a cold tin-lead solder joint?

AExcessive solder
BA rough or lumpy surface
CA bright or shiny surface
DDark black spots

30. - T8A09

What is the approximate bandwidth of a VHF repeater FM voice signal?

AAbout 150 kHz
BLess than 500 Hz
CBetween 50 and 125 kHz
DBetween 10 and 15 kHz

31. - T8B08

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

AThe satellite uplink is in the 15 meter band and the downlink is in the 10 meter band
BThe satellite operates using ultraviolet frequencies
CThe satellite frequencies are usually variable
DThe satellite uplink is in the 70 centimeter band and the downlink is in the 2 meter band

32. - T8C08

What is the Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP)?

AA technique for measuring signal strength of an amateur transmitter via the internet
BA system for informing amateurs in real time of the frequency of active DX stations
CA technique to connect amateur radio systems, such as repeaters, via the internet using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
DA system for providing access to websites via amateur radio

33. - T8D03

What kind of data can be transmitted by APRS?

AWeather data
BText messages
CGPS position data
DAll these choices are correct

34. - T9A11

What is antenna gain?

AThe increase in signal strength in a specified direction compared to a reference antenna
BThe increase in impedance on receive or transmit compared to a reference antenna
CThe additional power that is required in the antenna when transmitting on a higher frequency
DThe additional power that is added to the transmitter power

35. - T9B06

Which of the following RF connector types is most suitable for frequencies above 400 MHz?

BUHF (PL-259/SO-239)
CType N

Figure T-1