Ham Technician License Practice Quiz

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T0A06: What is a good way to guard against electrical shock at your station?

Use three-wire cords and plugs for all AC powered equipment
Connect all AC powered station equipment to a common safety ground
Use a circuit protected by a ground-fault interrupter
All of these choices are correct

T0B03: Under what circumstances is it safe to climb a tower without a helper or observer?

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

T0C06: Which of the following is an acceptable method to determine that your station complies with FCC RF exposure regulations?

By calculation based on FCC OET Bulletin 65
By calculation based on computer modeling
By measurement of field strength using calibrated equipment
All of these choices are correct

T1A06: What is the FCC Part 97 definition of telecommand?

An instruction bulletin issued by the FCC
A one-way radio transmission of measurements at a distance from the measuring instrument
A one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions of a device at a distance
An instruction from a VEC

T1B03: Which frequency is within the 6 meter band?

49.00 MHz
52.525 MHz
28.50 MHz
222.15 MHz

T1C08: What is the normal term for an FCC-issued primary station/operator license grant?

Five years
Ten years
Twenty years

T1D04: What is the only time an amateur station is authorized to transmit music?

When incidental to an authorized retransmission of manned spacecraft communications
When the music produces no spurious emissions
When the purpose is to interfere with an illegal transmission
When the music is transmitted above 1280 MHz

T1E05: What is an amateur station control point?

The location of the station's transmitting antenna
The location of the station transmitting apparatus
The location at which the control operator function is performed
The mailing address of the station licensee

T1F02: When using tactical identifiers, how often must your station transmit the station's FCC-assigned call sign?

Never, the tactical call is sufficient
Once during every hour
Every ten minutes
At the end of every communication

T2A03: What is a common repeater frequency offset in the 70 cm band?

Plus or minus 5 MHz
Plus or minus 600 kHz
Minus 600 kHz
Plus 600 kHz

T2B11: What is the "Q" signal used to indicate that you are changing frequency?


T2C10: What is the preamble in a formal traffic message?

The first paragraph of the message text
The message number
The priority handling indicator for the message
The information needed to track the message as it passes through the amateur radio traffic handling system

T3A05: When using a directional antenna, how might your station be able to access a distant repeater if buildings or obstructions are blocking the direct line of sight path?

Change from vertical to horizontal polarization
Try to find a path that reflects signals to the repeater
Try the long path
Increase the antenna SWR

T3B08: What are the frequency limits of the VHF spectrum?

30 to 300 kHz
30 to 300 MHz
300 to 3000 kHz
300 to 3000 MHz

T3C01: Why are "direct" (not via a repeater) UHF signals rarely heard from stations outside your local coverage area?

They are too weak to go very far
FCC regulations prohibit them from going more than 50 miles
UHF signals are usually not reflected by the ionosphere
They collide with trees and shrubbery and fade out

T4A11: Where should a mobile transceiver's power negative connection be made?

At the battery or engine block ground strap
At the antenna mount
To any metal part of the vehicle
Through the transceiver's mounting bracket

T4B01: What may happen if a transmitter is operated with the microphone gain set too high?

The output power might be too high
The output signal might become distorted
The frequency might vary
The SWR might increase

T5A06: How much voltage does a mobile transceiver usually require?

About 12 volts
About 30 volts
About 120 volts
About 240 volts

T5B05: Which of the following is equivalent to 500 milliwatts?

0.02 watts
0.5 watts
5 watts
50 watts

T5C01: What is the ability to store energy in an electric field called?


T5D12: What is the voltage across a 10-ohm resistor if a current of 2 amperes flows through it?

8 volts
0.2 volts
12 volts
20 volts

T6A03: What electrical parameter is controlled by a potentiometer?

Field strength

T6B02: What electronic component allows current to flow in only one direction?

Driven Element

T6C03: What is component 2 in figure T1?

Indicator lamp

T6D06: What component is commonly used to change 120V AC house current to a lower AC voltage for other uses?

Variable capacitor

T7A07: If figure T5 represents a transceiver in which block 1 is the transmitter portion and block 3 is the receiver portion, what is the function of block 2?

A balanced modulator
A transmit-receive switch
A power amplifier
A high-pass filter

T7B06: What should you do first if someone tells you that your station's transmissions are interfering with their radio or TV reception?

Make sure that your station is functioning properly and that it does not cause interference to your own television
Immediately turn off your transmitter and contact the nearest FCC office for assistance
Tell them that your license gives you the right to transmit and nothing can be done to reduce the interference
Continue operating normally because your equipment cannot possibly cause any interference

T7C06: What does an SWR reading of 4:1 mean?

An antenna loss of 4 dB
A good impedance match
An antenna gain of 4
An impedance mismatch

T7D11: Which of the following precautions should be taken when measuring circuit resistance with an ohmmeter?

Ensure that the applied voltages are correct
Ensure that the circuit is not powered
Ensure that the circuit is grounded
Ensure that the circuit is operating at the correct frequency

T8A02: What type of modulation is most commonly used for VHF packet radio transmissions?

Spread Spectrum

T8B10: What do the initials LEO tell you about an amateur satellite?

The satellite battery is in Low Energy Operation mode
The satellite is performing a Lunar Ejection Orbit maneuver
The satellite is in a Low Earth Orbit
The satellite uses Light Emitting Optics

T8C03: What popular operating activity involves contacting as many stations as possible during a specified period of time?

Net operations
Public service events
Simulated emergency exercises

T8D05: Which of the following emission modes may be used by a Technician Class operator between 219 and 220 MHz?

Spread spectrum
SSB voice
Fast-scan television

T9A11: What is meant by the gain of an antenna?

The additional power that is added to the transmitter power
The additional power that is lost in the antenna when transmitting on a higher frequency
The increase in signal strength in a specified direction when compared to a reference antenna
The increase in impedance on receive or transmit compared to a reference antenna

T9B09: What might cause erratic changes in SWR readings?

The transmitter is being modulated
A loose connection in an antenna or a feedline
The transmitter is being over-modulated
Interference from other stations is distorting your signal