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

T0B09: Why should you avoid attaching an antenna to a utility pole?

The antenna will not work properly because of induced voltages
The utility company will charge you an extra monthly fee
The antenna could contact high-voltage power wires
All of these choices are correct

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

T1A09: Who selects a Frequency Coordinator?

The FCC Office of Spectrum Management and Coordination Policy
The local chapter of the Office of National Council of Independent Frequency Coordinators
Amateur operators in a local or regional area whose stations are eligible to be auxiliary or repeater stations
FCC Regional Field Office

T1B06: Which 23 cm frequency is authorized to a Technician Class operator license?

2315 MHz
1296 MHz
3390 MHz
146.52 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

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

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

T1F01: What type of identification is being used when identifying a station on the air as 'Race Headquarters'?

Tactical call
Self-assigned designator
Broadcast station

T2A05: What should you transmit when responding to a call of CQ?

CQ followed by the other station's call sign
Your call sign followed by the other station's call sign
The other station's call sign followed by your call sign
A signal report followed by your call sign

T2B05: What determines the amount of deviation of an FM signal?

Both the frequency and amplitude of the modulating signal
The frequency of the modulating signal
The amplitude of the modulating signal
The relative phase of the modulating signal and the carrier

T2C09: When may an amateur station use any means of radio communications at its disposal for essential communications in connection with immediate safety of human life and protection of property?

Only when FEMA authorizes it by declaring an emergency
When normal communications systems are not available
Only when RACES authorizes it by declaring an emergency
Only when authorized by the local MARS program director

T3A01: What should you do if another operator reports that your station's 2 meter signals were strong just a moment ago, but now they are weak or distorted?

Change the batteries in your radio to a different type
Turn on the CTCSS tone
Ask the other operator to adjust his squelch control
Try moving a few feet, as random reflections may be causing multi-path distortion

T3B04: How fast does a radio wave travel through free space?

At the speed of light
At the speed of sound
Its speed is inversely proportional to its wavelength
Its speed increases as the frequency increases

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

10 meters
6 meters
2 meters
70 cm

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

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?


T5D07: What is the current flow in a circuit with an applied voltage of 120 volts and a resistance of 80 ohms?

9600 amperes
200 amperes
0.667 amperes
1.5 amperes

T6A08: What electrical component is used to connect or disconnect electrical circuits?

Zener Diode
Variable resistor

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

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

T6C02: What is component 1 in figure T1?


T6D11: Which of the following is a common use of coaxial cable?

Carry dc power from a vehicle battery to a mobile radio
Carry RF signals between a radio and antenna
Secure masts, tubing, and other cylindrical objects on towers
Connect data signals from a TNC to a computer

T7A09: Which of the following devices is most useful for VHF weak-signal communication?

A quarter-wave vertical antenna
A multi-mode VHF transceiver
An omni-directional antenna
A mobile VHF FM transceiver

T7B09: What could be happening if another operator reports a variable high-pitched whine on the audio from your mobile transmitter?

Your microphone is picking up noise from an open window
You have the volume on your receiver set too high
You need to adjust your squelch control
Noise on the vehicle's electrical system is being transmitted along with your speech audio

T7C08: What instrument other than an SWR meter could you use to determine if a feedline and antenna are properly matched?

Iambic pentameter
Directional wattmeter

T7D05: What instrument is used to measure resistance?

An oscilloscope
A spectrum analyzer
A noise bridge
An ohmmeter

T8A01: Which of the following is a form of amplitude modulation?

Packet radio
Single sideband
Phase shift keying

T8B11: What is a commonly used method of sending signals to and from a digital satellite?

FM Packet

T8C06: For what purpose is a temporary "1 by 1" format (letter-number-letter) call sign assigned?

To designate an experimental station
To honor a deceased relative who was a radio amateur
For operations in conjunction with an activity of special significance to the amateur community
All of these choices are correct

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

International Morse

T9A03: Which of the following describes a simple dipole mounted so the conductor is parallel to the Earth's surface?

A ground wave antenna
A horizontally polarized antenna
A rhombic antenna
A vertically polarized antenna

T9B03: Why is coaxial cable used more often than any other feedline for amateur radio antenna systems?

It is easy to use and requires few special installation considerations
It has less loss than any other type of feedline
It can handle more power than any other type of feedline
It is less expensive than any other types of feedline