Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G3C01

1. Which of the following ionospheric layers is closest to the surface of the Earth?

G7C10

2. How is Digital Signal Processor filtering accomplished?

G1A04

3. Which of the following amateur bands is restricted to communication on only specific channels, rather than frequency ranges?

G7B01

4. Complex digital circuitry can often be replaced by what type of integrated circuit?

G3B05

5. What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF) and above the Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF) when they are sent into the ionosphere?

G8B09

6. Why is it good to match receiver bandwidth to the bandwidth of the operating mode?

G9D09

7. Which of the following is an application for a Beverage antenna?

G7A08

8. Which of the following is an advantage of a switch-mode power supply as compared to a linear power supply?

G0A07

9. What effect does transmitter duty cycle have when evaluating RF exposure?

G5B13

10. What is the output PEP of an unmodulated carrier if an average reading wattmeter connected to the transmitter output indicates 1060 watts?

G1C04

11. Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on the 14 MHz band?

G9A04

12. What is the reason for the occurrence of reflected power at the point where a feed line connects to an antenna?

G4C03

13. What sound is heard from an audio device or telephone if there is interference from a nearby single-sideband phone transmitter?

G9C13

14. Approximately how long is each side of a quad antenna driven element?

G2B03

15. If propagation changes during your contact and you notice increasing interference from other activity on the same frequency, what should you do?

G4B16

16. What signals are used to conduct a two-tone test?

G2D02

17. Which of the following are objectives of the Amateur Auxiliary?

G1B12

18. Who or what determines "good engineering and good amateur practice" as applied to the operation of an amateur station in all respects not covered by the Part 97 rules?

G3A05

19. What is the solar-flux index?

G4A11

20. Which of the following is a use for the IF shift control on a receiver?

G6C07

21. What is one disadvantage of an incandescent indicator compared to an LED?

G6B08

22. Why must the cases of some large power transistors be insulated from ground?

G1D09

23. How long is a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) valid for exam element credit?

G5A11

24. Which of the following describes one method of impedance matching between two AC circuits?

G2A03

25. Which of the following is most commonly used for SSB voice communications in the VHF and UHF bands?

G5C02

26. Which part of a transformer is normally connected to the incoming source of energy?

G4E02

27. What is the purpose of a "corona ball" on a HF mobile antenna?

G6A13

28. What is an effect of inter-turn capacitance in an inductor?

G8A01

29. What is the name of the process that changes the envelope of an RF wave to carry information?

G1E02

30. When may a 10 meter repeater retransmit the 2 meter signal from a station having a Technician Class control operator?

G2C10

31. What does the Q signal "QRQ" mean?

G2E07

32. What does the abbreviation "RTTY" stand for?

G0B16

33. When might a lead acid storage battery give off explosive hydrogen gas?

G4D10

34. How close to the lower edge of the 40 meter General Class phone segment should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide LSB?

G9B08

35. How does the feed-point impedance of a 1/2 wave dipole change as the feed-point location is moved from the center toward the ends?