Technician

The FCC Technician Exam (Element 2) consists of 35 questions, you are required to get over 75% (26 out of 35) for a passing grade. There are 10 subelements, T0-T9, and the full exam consists of questions from each subelement (and from each of the topic groups within each subelement). You can use the checkboxes below to include some or all of the subelements in your practice exam. Current Question Pool: 426 Questions, Effective July 1, 2014

T0: Electrical and RF Safety
T1: FCC Rules, station license responsibilities
T2: Control operator duties
T3: Operating practices
T4: Radio and electronic fundamentals
T5: Station setup and operation
T6: Communications modes and methods
T7: Special operations
T8: Emergency and Public Service Communications
T9: Radio waves, propagation, and antennas

Recommended Supporting Materials

The exam prep provided here is great for practicing to pass the exam. That being said, I would also strongly recommend that you strive to understand the broader theory and practical applications that lie behind the questions. This will make answering the exam questions easier in the short term but perhaps more importantly will enable you to get more from the hobby once you are on the air. To that end I’ve listed below a few popular books that might be of help to you. The ARRL Ham Radio License manual gets consistently excellent reviews on Amazon and provides a great introduction to the theory and materials you’ll need to know, plus it introduces the relevant exam questions as you work through the chapters. The Gordon West (W5YI) Technician Manual works a little differently, covering each question with detailed explanations of the possible answers. This has less introductory material and background than the ARRL book so would be a good test prep review book and a good complement to the ARRL manual, however, perhaps not the best single book to get if this is your first introduction to the hobby.