Ham Technician License Practice Quiz

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T0A11: Which of the following is good practice when installing ground wires on a tower for lightning protection?

Put a loop in the ground connection to prevent water damage to the ground system
Make sure that all bends in the ground wires are clean, right angle bends
Ensure that connections are short and direct
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

T0C10: Why is duty cycle one of the factors used to determine safe RF radiation exposure levels?

It affects the average exposure of people to radiation
It affects the peak exposure of people to radiation
It takes into account the antenna feedline loss
It takes into account the thermal effects of the final amplifier

T1A02: What agency regulates and enforces the rules for the Amateur Radio Service in the United States?

Homeland Security

T1B05: Which 70 cm frequency is authorized to a Technician Class license holder operating in ITU Region 2?

53.350 MHz
146.520 MHz
443.350 MHz
222.520 MHz

T1C05: What must you do if you are operating on the 23 cm band and learn that you are interfering with a radiolocation station outside the United States?

Stop operating or take steps to eliminate the harmful interference
Nothing, because this band is allocated exclusively to the amateur service
Establish contact with the radiolocation station and ask them to change frequency
Change to CW mode, because this would not likely cause interference

T1D07: When is an amateur station authorized to automatically retransmit the radio signals of other amateur stations?

When the signals are from an auxiliary, beacon, or Earth station
When the signals are from an auxiliary, repeater, or space station
When the signals are from a beacon, repeater, or space station
When the signals are from an Earth, repeater, or space station

T1E02: Who is eligible to be the control operator of an amateur station?

Only a person holding an amateur service license from any country that belongs to the United Nations
Only a citizen of the United States
Only a person over the age of 18
Only a person for whom an amateur operator/primary station license grant appears in the FCC database or who is authorized for alien reciprocal operation

T1F12: How many persons are required to be members of a club for a club station license to be issued by the FCC?

At least 5
At least 4
A trustee and 2 officers
At least 2

T2A01: What is the most common repeater frequency offset in the 2 meter band?

plus 500 kHz
plus or minus 600 kHz
minus 500 kHz
Only plus 600 kHz

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


T2C05: What is the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service?

An emergency radio service organized by amateur operators
A radio service using amateur stations for emergency management or civil defense communications
A radio service organized to provide communications at civic events
A radio service organized by amateur operators to assist non-military persons

T3A06: What term is commonly used to describe the rapid fluttering sound sometimes heard from mobile stations that are moving while transmitting?

Picket fencing
Frequency shifting

T3B06: What is the formula for converting frequency to wavelength in meters?

Wavelength in meters equals frequency in hertz multiplied by 300
Wavelength in meters equals frequency in hertz divided by 300
Wavelength in meters equals frequency in megahertz divided by 300
Wavelength in meters equals 300 divided by frequency in megahertz

T3C07: What band is best suited to communicating via meteor scatter?

10 meters
6 meters
2 meters
70 cm

T4A01: Which of the following is true concerning the microphone connectors on amateur transceivers?

All transceivers use the same microphone connector type
Some connectors include push-to-talk and voltages for powering the microphone
All transceivers using the same connector type are wired identically
Un-keyed connectors allow any microphone to be connected

T4B06: Which of the following controls could be used if the voice pitch of a single-sideband signal seems too high or low?

The AGC or limiter
The bandwidth selection
The tone squelch
The receiver RIT or clarifier

T5A07: Which of the following is a good electrical conductor?


T5B04: How many volts are equal to one microvolt?

One one-millionth of a volt
One million volts
One thousand kilovolts
One one-thousandth of a volt

T5C08: What is the formula used to calculate electrical power in a DC circuit?

Power (P) equals voltage (E) multiplied by current (I)
Power (P) equals voltage (E) divided by current (I)
Power (P) equals voltage (E) minus current (I)
Power (P) equals voltage (E) plus current (I)

T5D09: What is the current flowing through a 24-ohm resistor connected across 240 volts?

24,000 amperes
0.1 amperes
10 amperes
216 amperes

T6A11: Which battery type is not rechargeable?


T6B07: What does the abbreviation "LED" stand for?

Low Emission Diode
Light Emitting Diode
Liquid Emission Detector
Long Echo Delay

T6C11: What is component 4 in figure T3?

Dummy load

T6D04: Which of the following can be used to display signal strength on a numeric scale?


T7A04: What circuit is pictured in Figure T7, if block 1 is a frequency discriminator?

A double-conversion receiver
A regenerative receiver
A superheterodyne receiver
An FM receiver

T7B03: Which of the following may be a cause of radio frequency interference?

Fundamental overload
Spurious emissions
All of these choices are correct

T7C03: What, in general terms, is standing wave ratio (SWR)?

A measure of how well a load is matched to a transmission line
The ratio of high to low impedance in a feedline
The transmitter efficiency ratio
An indication of the quality of your station's ground connection

T7D07: Which of the following measurements are commonly made using a multimeter?

SWR and RF power
Signal strength and noise
Impedance and reactance
Voltage and resistance

T8A06: Which sideband is normally used for 10 meter HF, VHF and UHF single-sideband communications?

Upper sideband
Lower sideband
Suppressed sideband
Inverted sideband

T8B06: What can be used to determine the time period during which an amateur satellite or space station can be accessed?

A GPS receiver
A field strength meter
A telescope
A satellite tracking program

T8C04: Which of the following is good procedure when contacting another station in a radio contest?

Be sure to sign only the last two letters of your call if there is a pileup calling the station
Work the station twice to be sure that you are in his log
Send only the minimum information needed for proper identification and the contest exchange
All of these choices are correct

T8D09: What code is used when sending CW in the amateur bands?

International Morse

T9A04: What is a disadvantage of the "rubber duck" antenna supplied with most handheld radio transceivers?

It does not transmit or receive as effectively as a full-sized antenna
It transmits a circularly polarized signal
If the rubber end cap is lost it will unravel very quickly
All of these choices are correct

T9B06: Which of the following connectors is most suitable for frequencies above 400 MHz?

A UHF (PL-259/SO-239) connector
A Type N connector
An RS-213 connector
A DB-23 connector