The Technician test has 35 randomly chosen questions from a pool of 396 questions.
The T1 section of the Technician test contains information on FCC Rules, descriptions and definitions for the amateur radio service, operator and station license responsibilities.
T1AEditThe T1A section covers Amateur Radio services; purpose of the amateur service, amateur-satellite service, operator/primary station license grant, where FCC rules are codified, basis and purpose of FCC rules, meanings of basic terms used in FCC rules.
T1BEditThe T1B section covers Authorized frequencies; frequency allocations, ITU regions, emission type, restricted sub-bands, spectrum sharing, transmissions near band edges.
T1CEditThe T1C section covers operator classes and station call signs; operator classes, sequential, special event, and vanity call sign systems, international communications, reciprocal operation, station license licensee, places where the amateur service is regulated by the FCC, name and address on ULS, license term, renewal, grace period.
T1DEditThe T1D section covers authorized and prohibited transmissions.
T1EEditThe T1E section covers control operator and control types; control operator required, eligibility, designation of control operator, privileges and duties, control point, local, automatic and remote control, location of control operator.
T1FEditThe T1F section covers station identification and operation standards; special operations for repeaters and auxiliary stations, third party communications, club stations, station security, FCC inspection.
The T2 section of the Technician test contains information on operating Procedures
T2AEditThe T2A section covers Station operation; choosing an operating frequency, calling another station, test transmissions, use of minimum power, frequency use, band plans.
T2BEditThe T2B section covers VHF/UHF operating practices; SSB phone, FM repeater, simplex, frequency offsets, splits and shifts, CTCSS, DTMF, tone squelch, carrier squelch, phonetics.
T2CEditThe T2C section covers public service; emergency and non-emergency operations, message traffic handling.
The T3 section of the Technician test contains information on radio wave characteristics, radio and electromagnetic properties, propagation modes.
T3AEditThe T3A section covers radio wave characteristics; how a radio signal travels; distinctions of HF, VHF and UHF; fading, multipath; wavelength vs. penetration; antenna orientation.
T3BEditThe T3B section covers radio and electromagnetic wave properties; the electromagnetic spectrum, wavelength vs. frequency, velocity of electromagnetic waves.
T3CEditThe T3C section covers Propagation modes; line of sight, sporadic E, meteor, aurora scatter, tropospheric ducting, F layer skip, radio horizon.
The T4 section of the Technician test contains information on amateur radio practices and station setup.
T4AEditThe T4A section covers station setup; microphone, speaker, headphones, filters, power source, connecting a computer, RF grounding.
T4BEditThe T4B section covers operating controls; tuning, use of filters, squelch, AGC, repeater offset, memory channels.
The T5 section of the Technician test contains information on electrical principles, math for electronics, electronic principles, Ohm’s Law.
T5AEditThe T5A section covers electrical principles; current and voltage, conductors and insulators, alternating and direct current.
T5BEditThe T5B section covers math for electronics; decibels, electrical units and the metric system.
T5CEditThe T5C section covers electronic principles; capacitance, inductance, current flow in circuits, alternating current, definition of RF, power calculations.
T5DEditThe T5D section covers Ohm's Law.
The T6 section of the Technician test contains information on electrical components, semiconductors, circuit diagrams, component functions.
T6AEditThe T6A section covers electrical components; fixed and variable resistors, capacitors, and inductors; fuses, switches, batteries.
T6BEditThe T6B section covers semiconductors; basic principles of diodes and transistors.
T6CEditThe T6C section covers circuit diagrams; schematic symbols.
T6DEditThe T6D section covers component functions.
The T7 section of the Technician test contains information on station equipment, common transmitter and receiver problems, antenna measurements and troubleshooting, basic repair and testing.
T7AEditThe T7A section covers station radios; receivers, transmitters, transceivers.
T7BEditThe T7B section covers common transmitter and receiver problems; symptoms of overload and overdrive, distortion, interference, over and under modulation, RF feedback, off frequency signals; fading and noise; problems with digital communications interfaces.
T7CEditThe T7C section covers antenna measurements and troubleshooting; measuring SWR, dummy loads, feedline failure modes.
T7DEditThe T7D section covers basic repair and testing; soldering, use of a voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter.
The T8 section of the Technician test contains information on modulation modes, amateur satellite operation, operating activities, non-voice communications.
T8AEditThe T8A section covers modulation modes; bandwidth of various signals.
T8BEditThe T8B section covers amateur satellite operation; Doppler shift, basic orbits, operating protocols.
T8CEditThe T8C section covers operating activities; radio direction finding, radio control, contests, special event stations, basic linking over Internet.
T8DEditThe T8D section covers non-voice communications; image data, digital modes, CW, packet, PSK31.
The T9 section of the Technician test contains information on antennas, feedlines.
T9AEditThe T9A section covers antennas; vertical and horizontal, concept of gain, common portable and mobile antennas, relationships between antenna length and frequency.
T9BEditThe T9B section covers feedlines; types, losses vs. frequency, SWR concepts, matching weather protection, connectors.
The T0 section of the Technician test contains information on AC power circuits, antenna installation, RF hazards.