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

T0B10: Which of the following is true concerning grounding conductors used for lightning protection?

Only non-insulated wire must be used
Wires must be carefully routed with precise right-angle bends
Sharp bends must be avoided
Common grounds must be avoided

T0C01: What type of radiation are VHF and UHF radio signals?

Gamma radiation
Ionizing radiation
Alpha radiation
Non-ionizing radiation

T1A10: What is the FCC Part 97 definition of an amateur station?

A station in an Amateur Radio Service consisting of the apparatus necessary for carrying on radio communications
A building where Amateur Radio receivers, transmitters, and RF power amplifiers are installed
Any radio station operated by a non-professional
Any radio station for hobby use

T1B01: What is the ITU?

An agency of the United States Department of Telecommunications Management
A United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues
An independent frequency coordination agency
A department of the FCC

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

T1E01: When must an amateur station have a control operator?

Only when the station is transmitting
Only when the station is being locally controlled
Only when the station is being remotely controlled
Only when the station is being automatically controlled

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

T2A07: Which of the following is true when making a test transmission?

Station identification is not required if the transmission is less than 15 seconds
Station identification is not required if the transmission is less than 1 watt
Station identification is required only if your station can be heard
Station identification is required at least every ten minutes during the test and at the end

T2B08: What is the proper course of action if your station's transmission unintentionally interferes with another station?

Rotate your antenna slightly
Properly identify your transmission and move to a different frequency
Increase power
Change antenna polarization

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

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

T3B11: What is the approximate velocity of a radio wave as it travels through free space?

3000 kilometers per second
300,000,000 meters per second
300,000 miles per hour
186,000 miles per hour

T3C05: What is meant by the term "knife-edge" propagation?

Signals are reflected back toward the originating station at acute angles
Signals are sliced into several discrete beams and arrive via different paths
Signals are partially refracted around solid objects exhibiting sharp edges
Signals propagated close to the band edge exhibiting a sharp cutoff

T4A09: Which would you use to reduce RF current flowing on the shield of an audio cable?

Band-pass filter
Low-pass filter
Ferrite choke

T4B05: Which of the following would reduce ignition interference to a receiver?

Change frequency slightly
Decrease the squelch setting
Turn on the noise blanker
Use the RIT control

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

Alternating current
Direct current
Circular current
Vertical current

T5B09: What is the approximate amount of change, measured in decibels (dB), of a power increase from 5 watts to 10 watts?

2 dB
3 dB
5 dB
10 dB

T5C02: What is the basic unit of capacitance?

The farad
The ohm
The volt
The henry

T5D10: What is the voltage across a 2-ohm resistor if a current of 0.5 amperes flows through it?

1 volt
0.25 volts
2.5 volts
1.5 volts

T6A06: What type of electrical component stores energy in a magnetic field?


T6B11: Which semiconductor component has a gate electrode?

Bipolar transistor
Field effect transistor
Silicon diode
Bridge rectifier

T6C10: What is component 3 in figure T3?

Variable capacitor
Variable inductor

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

T7A05: What is the function of block 1 if figure T4 is a simple CW transmitter?

Reactance modulator
Product detector
Low-pass filter

T7B05: What is a logical first step when attempting to cure a radio frequency interference problem in a nearby telephone?

Install a low-pass filter at the transmitter
Install a high-pass filter at the transmitter
Install an RF filter at the telephone
Improve station grounding

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

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

T8A04: Which type of modulation is most commonly used for VHF and UHF voice repeaters?


T8B02: How much transmitter power should be used on the uplink frequency of an amateur satellite or space station?

The maximum power of your transmitter
The minimum amount of power needed to complete the contact
No more than half the rating of your linear amplifier
Never more than 1 watt

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

T8D06: What does the abbreviation PSK mean?

Pulse Shift Keying
Phase Shift Keying
Packet Short Keying
Phased Slide Keying

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

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