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Technician Licensing Class. Your First Radio. Lake Area Radio Klub Spring 2012. Amateur Radio Technician Class Element 2 Course Presentation. ELEMENT 2 SUB-ELEMENTS (Groupings) About Ham Radio Call Signs Control Mind the Rules Tech Frequencies Your First Radio Going On The Air!

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Technician licensing class
Technician Licensing Class

Your First Radio

Lake Area Radio Klub

Spring 2012


Amateur radio technician class element 2 course presentation
Amateur Radio Technician ClassElement 2 Course Presentation

ELEMENT 2 SUB-ELEMENTS (Groupings)

About Ham Radio

Call Signs

Control

Mind the Rules

Tech Frequencies

Your First Radio

Going On The Air!

Repeaters

Emergency!

Weak Signal Propagation

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Amateur radio technician class element 2 course presentation1
Amateur Radio Technician ClassElement 2 Course Presentation

ELEMENT 2 SUB-ELEMENTS (Groupings)

Talk to Outer Space!

Your Computer Goes Ham Digital!

Multi-Mode Radio Excitement

Run Some Interference Protection

Electrons – Go With the Flow!

It’s the Law, per Mr. Ohm!

Go Picture These!

Antennas

Feed Me with Some Good Coax!

Safety First!

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Your first radio
Your First Radio

T4B4 Quick access to a favorite frequency on your transceiver can be done by storing the frequency in a memory channel.

T9A4 A disadvantage of the "rubber duck" antenna supplied with most handheld radio transceivers is that it does not transmit or receive as effectively as a full-sized antenna.

With a transceiver (HT) like one of these, you can hold your ham station in the palm of your hand.

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Your first radio1
Your First Radio

T9A7 A good reason not to use a "rubber duck" antenna inside your car is that signals can be significantly weaker than when it is outside of the vehicle.

T7A10 An RF power amplifier increases the low-power output from a handheld transceiver.

Modern dual- and tri-band handheld transceivers like these have amazing built-in capabilities that make ham radio easy, fun, and portable

VHF/UHF Power Amplifier

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Your first radio2
Your First Radio

T8A4 FM is the type of modulation most commonly used for VHF and UHF voice repeaters.

T8A9 The approximate bandwidth of a VHF repeater FM phone signal is between 5 and 15 kHz.

T8A2 FM is the type of modulation most commonly used for VHF packet radio transmissions.

T4A1 Concerning the microphone connectors on amateur transceivers, some connectors include push-to-talk and voltages for powering the microphone.

VHF/UHF Transceiver

Push to talk button

Connector

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Your first radio3
Your First Radio

T4A2 A set of headphones could be used in place of a regular speaker to help you copy signals in a noisy area.

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Your first radio4
Your First Radio

T4A3 Preventing voltage fluctuations from reaching sensitive circuits is a good reason to use a regulated power supply for communications equipment.

MFJ-4125 [email protected]

Jetstream JTPS30M Regulated Power Supply

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Your first radio5
Your First Radio

T8A3 SSB is the type of voice modulation most often used for long-distance or weak signal contacts on the VHF and UHF bands.

T8A7 The primary advantage of single sideband over FM for voice transmissions is that SSB signals have narrower bandwidth.

SSB uses less bandwidth than FM signals.

T8A6 The sideband normally used for 10 meter HF, VHF and UHF single-sideband communications is upper sideband.

Upper sideband is always used on VHF & UHF

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Your first radio6
Your First Radio

T7A6 A transverter is a device that takes the output of a low-powered 28 MHz SSB exciter and produces a 222 MHz output signal.

Multi-mode radio

Transverter

10 GHz Dish

WB6NOA using a 10 GHz transverter that down converts the received signal to 144 MHz into his weak-signal, multi-mode radio.

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Element 2 technician class question pool

Element 2 Technician Class Question Pool

Element 2 Technician Class Question Pool

Your First Radio

Valid July 1, 2010

Through

June 30, 2014


T4b04 what is a way to enable quick access to a favorite frequency on your transceiver
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


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


T9a07 what is a good reason not to use a rubber duck antenna inside your car
T9A07 What is a good reason not to use a "rubber duck" antenna inside your car?

  • Signals can be significantly weaker than when it is outside of the vehicle

  • It might cause your radio to overheat

  • The SWR might decrease, decreasing the signal strength

  • All of these choices are correct


T7a10 what device increases the low power output from a handheld transceiver
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


T8a04 which type of modulation is most commonly used for vhf and uhf voice repeaters
T8A04 Which type of modulation is most commonly used for VHF and UHF voice repeaters?

  • AM

  • SSB

  • PSK

  • FM


T8a09 what is the approximate bandwidth of a vhf repeater fm phone signal
T8A09 What is the approximate bandwidth of a VHF repeater FM phone signal?

  • Less than 500 Hz

  • About 150 kHz

  • Between 5 and 15 kHz

  • Between 50 and 125 kHz


T8a02 what type of modulation is most commonly used for vhf packet radio transmissions
T8A02 What type of modulation is most commonly used for VHF packet radio transmissions?

  • FM

  • SSB

  • AM

  • Spread Spectrum


T4a01 which of the following is true concerning the microphone connectors on amateur transceivers
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


T4a02 what could be used in place of a regular speaker to help you copy signals in a noisy area
T4A02 What could be used in place of a regular speaker to help you copy signals in a noisy area?

  • A video display

  • A low pass filter

  • A set of headphones

  • A boom microphone


T4a03 which is a good reason to use a regulated power supply for communications equipment
T4A03 Which is a good reason to use a regulated power supply for communications equipment?

  • It prevents voltage fluctuations from reaching sensitive circuits

  • A regulated power supply has FCC approval

  • A fuse or circuit breaker regulates the power

  • Power consumption is independent of load


T8A03 Which type of voice modulation is most often used for long-distance or weak signal contacts on the VHF and UHF bands?

  • FM

  • AM

  • SSB

  • PM


T8a07 what is the primary advantage of single sideband over fm for voice transmissions
T8A07 What is the primary advantage of single sideband over FM for voice transmissions?

  • SSB signals are easier to tune

  • SSB signals are less susceptible to interference

  • SSB signals have narrower bandwidth

  • All of these choices are correct


T8a06 which sideband is normally used for 10 meter hf vhf and uhf single sideband communications
T8A06 Which sideband is normally used for 10 meter HF, VHF and UHF single-sideband communications?

  • Upper sideband

  • Lower sideband

  • Suppressed sideband

  • Inverted sideband


T7A06 What device takes the output of a low- powered 28 MHz SSB exciter and produces a 222 MHz output signal?

  • High-pass filter

  • Low-pass filter

  • Transverter

  • Phase converter


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