Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G9D09

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

G8A11

2. What happens to the RF carrier signal when a modulating audio signal is applied to an FM transmitter?

G6A02

3. Which of the following types of capacitors are often used in power supply circuits to filter the rectified AC?

G4B16

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

G3C01

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

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G7A13

6. Which symbol in Figure G7-1 represents a tapped inductor?

G5C02

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

G7B01

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

G7C11

9. What is meant by the term "software defined radio" (SDR)?

G9C04

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

G4D04

11. What does an S meter measure?

G6B04

12. When two or more diodes are connected in parallel to increase current handling capacity, what is the purpose of the resistor connected in series with each diode?

G9B09

13. Which of the following is an advantage of a horizontally polarized as compared to vertically polarized HF antenna?

G6C07

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

G4A12

15. Which of the following is a common use for the dual VFO feature on a transceiver?

G2E03

16. What part of a data packet contains the routing and handling information?

G3A03

17. Approximately how long does it take the increased ultraviolet and X-ray radiation from solar flares to affect radio-wave propagation on the Earth?

G0A03

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

G4C02

19. Which of the following could be a cause of interference covering a wide range of frequencies?

G4E09

20. What is the approximate open-circuit voltage from a modern, well-illuminated photovoltaic cell?

G1C06

21. Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on the 1.8 MHz band?

G1A07

22. Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 75 meter phone band?

G1B02

23. With which of the following conditions must beacon stations comply?

G2A03

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

G3B10

25. What is the approximate maximum distance along the Earth's surface that is normally covered in one hop using the E region?

G2C06

26. What does the term "zero beat" mean in CW operation?

G2D01

27. What is the Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC?

G9A10

28. What standing wave ratio will result from the connection of a 50-ohm feed line to a non-reactive load having a 10-ohm impedance?

G2B09

29. Who may be the control operator of an amateur station transmitting in RACES to assist relief operations during a disaster?

G1D06

30. When must you add the special identifier "AG" after your call sign if you are a Technician Class licensee and have a CSCE for General Class operator privileges, but the FCC has not yet posted your upgrade on its Web site?

G0B05

31. Which of the following conditions will cause a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) to disconnect the 120 or 240 Volt AC line power to a device?

G5B08

32. What is the peak-to-peak voltage of a sine wave that has an RMS voltage of 120 volts?

G5A03

33. Which of the following causes opposition to the flow of alternating current in an inductor?

G8B04

34. What is the name of the stage in a VHF FM transmitter that generates a harmonic of a lower frequency signal to reach the desired operating frequency?

G1E02

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