Ham Technician License Practice Quiz

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T0A10: What can happen if a lead-acid storage battery is charged or discharged too quickly?

The battery could overheat and give off flammable gas or explode
The voltage can become reversed
The 'memory effect' will reduce the capacity of the battery
All of these choices are correct

T0B11: Which of the following establishes grounding requirements for an amateur radio tower or antenna?

FCC Part 97 Rules
Local electrical codes
FAA tower lighting regulations
Underwriters Laboratories' recommended practices

T0C03: What is the maximum power level that an amateur radio station may use at VHF frequencies before an RF exposure evaluation is required?

1500 watts PEP transmitter output
1 watt forward power
50 watts PEP at the antenna
50 watts PEP reflected power

T1A07: What is the FCC Part 97 definition of telemetry?

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

T1B04: Which amateur band are you using when your station is transmitting on 146.52 MHz?

2 meter band
20 meter band
14 meter band
6 meter band

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

Five years
Ten years
Twenty years

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

T1E08: What type of control is being used for a repeater when the control operator is not present at a control point?

Local control
Remote control
Automatic control

T1F07: Which of the following restrictions apply when appending a self-assigned call sign indicator?

It must be more than three letters and less than five letters
It must be less than five letters
It must start with the letters AA through AL, K, N, or W and be not less than two characters or more than five characters in length
It must not conflict with any other indicator specified by the FCC rules or with any call sign prefix assigned to another country

T2A04: What is an appropriate way to call another station on a repeater if you know the other station's call sign?

Say "break, break" then say the station's call sign
Say the station's call sign then identify with your call sign
Say "CQ" three times then the other station's call sign
Wait for the station to call "CQ" then answer it

T2B01: What is the term used to describe an amateur station that is transmitting and receiving on the same frequency?

Full duplex communication
Diplex communication
Simplex communication
Half duplex communication

T2C11: What is meant by the term "check" in reference to a formal traffic message?

The check is a count of the number of words or word equivalents in the text portion of the message
The check is the value of a money order attached to the message
The check is a list of stations that have relayed the message
The check is a box on the message form that tells you the message was received

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

T3B05: How does the wavelength of a radio wave relate to its frequency?

The wavelength gets longer as the frequency increases
The wavelength gets shorter as the frequency increases
There is no relationship between wavelength and frequency
The wavelength depends on the bandwidth of the signal

T3C02: Which of the following might be happening when VHF signals are being received from long distances?

Signals are being reflected from outer space
Signals are arriving by sub-surface ducting
Signals are being reflected by lightning storms in your area
Signals are being refracted from a sporadic E layer

T4A08: Which type of conductor is best to use for RF grounding?

Round stranded wire
Round copper-clad steel wire
Twisted-pair cable
Flat strap

T4B02: Which of the following can be used to enter the operating frequency on a modern transceiver?

The keypad or VFO knob
The CTCSS or DTMF encoder
The Automatic Frequency Control
All of these choices are correct

T5A09: What is the name for a current that reverses direction on a regular basis?

Alternating current
Direct current
Circular current
Vertical current

T5B08: How many microfarads are 1,000,000 picofarads?

0.001 microfarads
1 microfarad
1000 microfarads
1,000,000,000 microfarads

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


T5D04: What is the resistance of a circuit in which a current of 3 amperes flows through a resistor connected to 90 volts?

3 ohms
30 ohms
93 ohms
270 ohms

T6A07: What electrical component is usually composed of a coil of wire?


T6B05: Which of the following electronic components can amplify signals?

Variable resistor
Electrolytic capacitor
Multi-cell battery

T6C03: What is component 2 in figure T1?

Indicator lamp

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


T7A08: Which of the following circuits combines a speech signal and an RF carrier?

Beat frequency oscillator
Noise blanker

T7B01: What can you do if you are told your FM handheld or mobile transceiver is over deviating?

Talk louder into the microphone
Let the transceiver cool off
Change to a higher power level
Talk farther away from the microphone

T7C09: Which of the following is the most common cause for failure of coaxial cables?

Moisture contamination
Gamma rays
The velocity factor exceeds 1.0

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

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

Upper sideband
Lower sideband
Suppressed sideband
Inverted sideband

T8B01: Who may be the control operator of a station communicating through an amateur satellite or space station?

Only an Amateur Extra Class operator
A General Class licensee or higher licensee who has a satellite operator certification
Only an Amateur Extra Class operator who is also an AMSAT member
Any amateur whose license privileges allow them to transmit on the satellite uplink frequency

T8C08: What is required in place of on-air station identification when sending signals to a radio control model using amateur frequencies?

Voice identification must be transmitted every 10 minutes
Morse code ID must be sent once per hour
A label indicating the licensee's name, call sign and address must be affixed to the transmitter
A flag must be affixed to the transmitter antenna with the station call sign in 1 inch high letters or larger

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

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

T9B04: What does an antenna tuner do?

It matches the antenna system impedance to the transceiver's output impedance
It helps a receiver automatically tune in weak stations
It allows an antenna to be used on both transmit and receive
It automatically selects the proper antenna for the frequency band being used