Practice Exam

Element 3: General (EXPIRED)

G2C04

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

G5B12

2. What would be the RMS voltage across a 50-ohm dummy load dissipating 1200 watts?

G0B08

3. What should be done by any person preparing to climb a tower that supports electrically powered devices?

G9C07

4. What does "front-to-back ratio" mean in reference to a Yagi antenna?

G0A09

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

G8B06

6. What is the total bandwidth of an FM-phone transmission having a 5 kHzdeviation and a 3 kHz modulating frequency?

G9A04

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

G1C08

8. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmitted at frequencies below 28 MHz?

G4C07

9. What is one good way to avoid unwanted effects of stray RF energy in an amateur station?

G1E08

10. Which of the following is a requirement for a non-licensed person to communicate with a foreign Amateur Radio station from a station with an FCC granted license at which a licensed control operator is present?

G4B02

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

G2B05

12. What is the customary minimum frequency separation between SSB signals under normal conditions?

G9D06

13. Which of the following is an advantage of a log periodic antenna?

G3B06

14. What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF)?

G5A02

15. What is reactance?

G6A04

16. Which of the following is an advantage of an electrolytic capacitor?

G5C10

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

G7C08

18. What type of circuit is used in many FM receivers to convert signals coming from the IF amplifier to audio?

G4A01

19. What is the purpose of the "notch filter" found on many HF transceivers?

G3A08

20. Which of the following effects can a geomagnetic storm have on radio-wave propagation?

G9B06

21. Where should the radial wires of a ground-mounted vertical antenna system be placed?

G6B09

22. Which of the following describes the construction of a MOSFET?

G1A10

23. Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 15 meter band?

G6C04

24. What is meant by the term ROM?

G2E07

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

G1D03

26. On which of the following band segments may you operate if you are a Technician Class operator and have a CSCE for General Class privileges?

G4D05

27. How does an S meter reading of 20 dB over S-9 compare to an S-9 signal, assuming a properly calibrated S meter?

G2D03

28. What skills learned during "hidden transmitter hunts" are of help to the Amateur Auxiliary?

G7B14

29. Which of the following describes a linear amplifier?

G2A11

30. What does the expression "CQ DX" usually indicate?

G4E11

31. Which of the following is a disadvantage of using wind as the primary source of power for an emergency station?

G8A02

32. What is the name of the process that changes the phase angle of an RF wave to convey information?

G7A06

33. What portion of the AC cycle is converted to DC by a full-wave rectifier?

G1B11

34. How does the FCC require an amateur station to be operated in all respects not specifically covered by the Part 97 rules?

G3C11

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