Practice Exam

Element 3: General (EXPIRED)

G1B07

1. What are the restrictions on the use of abbreviations or procedural signals in the Amateur Service?

G4A08

2. What is the correct adjustment for the load or coupling control of a vacuum tube RF power amplifier?

G1C07

3. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmission on the 20 meter band?

G1A05

4. Which of the following frequencies is in the General Class portion of the 40 meter band?

G7B11

5. For which of the following modes is a Class C power stage appropriate for amplifying a modulated signal?

G2A10

6. Which of the following statements is true of SSB VOX operation?

G8B11

7. How does forward error correction allow the receiver to correct errors in received data packets?

G4E04

8. Why is it best NOT to draw the DC power for a 100-watt HF transceiver from an automobile's auxiliary power socket?

G6C09

9. Which of the following is a characteristic of a liquid crystal display?

G8A12

10. What signal(s) would be found at the output of a properly adjusted balanced modulator?

G2C03

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

G0B05

12. 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?

G4C08

13. Which of the following would reduce RF interference caused by common-mode current on an audio cable?

G9C04

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

G3B07

15. What does LUF stand for?

G3C01

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

G9B04

17. What is the low angle azimuthal radiation pattern of an ideal half-wavelength dipole antenna installed 1/2 wavelength high and parallel to the Earth?

G9A02

18. What are the typical characteristic impedances of coaxial cables used for antenna feed lines at amateur stations?

G4D11

19. How close to the upper edge of the 20 meter General Class band should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide USB?

G3A06

20. What is a geomagnetic storm?

G6B06

21. Which of the following is an advantage of using a Schottky diode in an RF switching circuit as compared to a standard silicon diode?

G1E09

22. 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?

G9D02

23. Which of the following is an advantage of an NVIS antenna?

G2B11

24. What frequency should be used to send a distress call?

G7A01

25. What safety feature does a power-supply bleeder resistor provide?

G2E11

26. What does the abbreviation "MFSK" stand for?

G5B08

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

G6A02

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

G4B02

29. Which of the following is an advantage of an oscilloscope versus a digital voltmeter?

G1D10

30. What is the minimum age that one must be to qualify as an accredited Volunteer Examiner?

G0A09

31. What type of instrument can be used to accurately measure an RF field?

G2D10

32. What is QRP operation?

G5A04

33. Which of the following causes opposition to the flow of alternating current in a capacitor?

G7C05

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

G5C10

35. What is the inductance of three 10 millihenry inductors connected in parallel?