Ham Technician License Practice Quiz

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T0A08: What is one way to recharge a 12-volt lead-acid station battery if the commercial power is out?

Cool the battery in ice for several hours
Add acid to the battery
Connect the battery to a car's battery and run the engine
All of these choices are correct

T0B05: What is the purpose of a gin pole?

To temporarily replace guy wires
To be used in place of a safety harness
To lift tower sections or antennas
To provide a temporary ground

T0C02: Which of the following frequencies has the lowest Maximum Permissible Exposure limit?

3.5 MHz
50 MHz
440 MHz
1296 MHz

T1A03: Which part of the FCC rules contains the rules and regulations governing the Amateur Radio Service?

Part 73
Part 95
Part 90
Part 97

T1B03: Which frequency is within the 6 meter band?

49.00 MHz
52.525 MHz
28.50 MHz
222.15 MHz

T1C09: What is the grace period following the expiration of an amateur license within which the license may be renewed?

Two years
Three years
Five years
Ten years

T1D08: When may the control operator of an amateur station receive compensation for operating the station?

When engaging in communications on behalf of their employer
When the communication is incidental to classroom instruction at an educational institution
When re-broadcasting weather alerts during a RACES net
When notifying other amateur operators of the availability for sale or trade of apparatus

T1E06: Under which of the following types of control is it permissible for the control operator to be at a location other than the control point?

Local control
Automatic control
Remote control
Indirect control

T1F10: Who is accountable should a repeater inadvertently retransmit communications that violate the FCC rules?

The control operator of the originating station
The control operator of the repeater
The owner of the repeater
Both the originating station and the repeater owner

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

T2B04: Which of the following common problems might cause you to be able to hear but not access a repeater even when transmitting with the proper offset?

The repeater receiver requires audio tone burst for access
The repeater receiver requires a CTCSS tone for access
The repeater receiver may require a DCS tone sequence for access
All of these choices are correct

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

T3A03: What antenna polarization is normally used for long-distance weak-signal CW and SSB contacts using the VHF and UHF bands?

Right-hand circular
Left-hand circular

T3B09: What are the frequency limits of the UHF spectrum?

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

T3C03: What is a characteristic of VHF signals received via auroral reflection?

Signals from distances of 10,000 or more miles are common
The signals exhibit rapid fluctuations of strength and often sound distorted
These types of signals occur only during winter nighttime hours
These types of signals are generally strongest when your antenna is aimed to the south (for stations in the Northern Hemisphere)

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

T4B04: What is a way to enable quick access to a favorite frequency on your transceiver?

Enable the CTCSS tones
Store the frequency in a memory channel
Disable the CTCSS tones
Use the scan mode to select the desired frequency

T5A11: What is the basic unit of electromotive force?

The volt
The watt
The ampere
The ohm

T5B07: If a frequency readout calibrated in megahertz shows a reading of 3.525 MHz, what would it show if it were calibrated in kilohertz?

0.003525 kHz
35.25 kHz
3525 kHz
3,525,000 kHz

T5C02: What is the basic unit of capacitance?

The farad
The ohm
The volt
The henry

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

T6C09: What is component 4 in figure T2?

Variable inductor
Double-pole switch

T6D01: Which of the following devices or circuits changes an alternating current into a varying direct current signal?


T7A10: What device increases the low-power output from a handheld transceiver?

A voltage divider
An RF power amplifier
An impedance network
A voltage regulator

T7B12: What does the acronym "BER" mean when applied to digital communications systems?

Baud Enhancement Recovery
Baud Error Removal
Bit Error Rate
Bit Exponent Resource

T7C11: What is a disadvantage of "air core" coaxial cable when compared to foam or solid dielectric types?

It has more loss per foot
It cannot be used for VHF or UHF antennas
It requires special techniques to prevent water absorption
It cannot be used at below freezing temperatures

T7D03: How is an ammeter usually connected to a circuit?

In series with the circuit
In parallel with the circuit
In quadrature with the circuit
In phase with the circuit

T8A11: What is the approximate maximum bandwidth required to transmit a CW signal?

2.4 kHz
150 Hz
1000 Hz
15 kHz

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

T8C09: How might you obtain a list of active nodes that use VoIP?

From the FCC Rulebook
From your local emergency coordinator
From a repeater directory
From the local repeater frequency coordinator

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

T9B01: Why is it important to have a low SWR in an antenna system that uses coaxial cable feedline?

To reduce television interference
To allow the efficient transfer of power and reduce losses
To prolong antenna life
All of these choices are correct