Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G2A01

1. Which sideband is most commonly used for voice communications on frequencies of 14 MHz or higher?

G5A11

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

G1C03

3. What is the maximum bandwidth permitted by FCC rules for Amateur Radio stations when transmitting on USB frequencies in the 60 meter band?

G2D01

4. What is the Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC?

G1A11

5. Which of the following frequencies is available to a control operator holding a General Class license?

G9C04

6. Which statement about a three-element; single-band Yagi antenna is true?

G8A05

7. What type of modulation varies the instantaneous power level of the RF signal?

G1D05

8. Which of the following is sufficient for you to be an administering VE for a Technician Class operator license examination?

G0A03

9. How can you determine that your station complies with FCC RF exposure regulations?

G6B10

10. Which element of a triode vacuum tube is used to regulate the flow of electrons between cathode and plate?

G1B06

11. When is an amateur station permitted to transmit secret codes?

G2B10

12. When may the FCC restrict normal frequency operations of amateur stations participating in RACES?

G6A13

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

G3B08

14. What does MUF stand for?

G4E02

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

G4D08

16. What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz LSB signal when the displayed carrier frequency is set to 7.178 MHz?

G2E13

17. In the PACTOR protocol, what is meant by an NAK response to a transmitted packet?

G5B09

18. What is the RMS voltage of a sine wave with a value of 17 volts peak?

G3A01

19. What is the sunspot number?

G2C04

20. What does it mean when a CW operator sends "CL" at the end of a transmission?

G4A10

21. What is the purpose of an electronic keyer?

G3C11

22. Which of the following antenna types will be most effective for skip communications on 40 meters during the day?

G9A12

23. What would be the SWR if you feed a vertical antenna that has a 25-ohm feed-point impedance with 50-ohm coaxial cable?

G9D09

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

G8B01

25. What receiver stage combines a 14.250 MHz input signal with a 13.795 MHz oscillator signal to produce a 455 kHz intermediate frequency (IF) signal?

G4B03

26. Which of the following is the best instrument to use when checking the keying waveform of a CW transmitter?

G0B15

27. Which of the following is true of an emergency generator installation?

G7B02

28. Which of the following is an advantage of using the binary system when processing digital signals?

G9B03

29. What happens to the feed-point impedance of a ground-plane antenna when its radials are changed from horizontal to downward-sloping?

G6C05

30. What is meant when memory is characterized as "non-volatile"?

G7C05

31. Which of the following is an advantage of a transceiver controlled by a direct digital synthesizer (DDS)?

G4C10

32. What could be a symptom of a ground loop somewhere in your station?

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G7A10

33. Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents a Zener diode?

G1E09

34. What language must you use when identifying your station if you are using a language other than English in making a contact using phone emission?

G5C08

35. What is the equivalent capacitance of two 5000 picofarad capacitors and one 750 picofarad capacitor connected in parallel?