Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G3A14

1. How are radio communications usually affected by the charged particles that reach the Earth from solar coronal holes?

G1E09

2. 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?

G1D04

3. Which of the following is a requirement for administering a Technician Class operator examination?

G9B01

4. What is one disadvantage of a directly fed random-wire antenna?

G9C03

5. Which statement about a three-element, single-band Yagi antenna is true?

G7B12

6. Which of these classes of amplifiers has the highest efficiency?

G9D02

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

G2E02

8. How many data bits are sent in a single PSK31 character?

G6C01

9. Which of the following is an analog integrated circuit?

G4A11

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

G2D06

11. How is a directional antenna pointed when making a "long-path" contact with another station?

G4B16

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

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G7A12

13. Which symbol in Figure G7-1 represents a multiple-winding transformer?

G2B10

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

G8A04

15. What emission is produced by a reactance modulator connected to an RF power amplifier?

G1C02

16. What is the maximum transmitting power an amateur station may use on the 12 meter band?

G4C11

17. Which of the following is one use for a Digital Signal Processor in an amateur station?

G2C01

18. Which of the following describes full break-in telegraphy (QSK)?

G5B01

19. A two-times increase or decrease in power results in a change of how many dB?

G3B02

20. Which of the following is a good indicator of the possibility of sky-wave propagation on the 6 meter band?

G1B04

21. Which of the following must be true before amateur stations may provide communications to broadcasters for dissemination to the public?

G5C10

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

G0B09

23. Why should soldered joints not be used with the wires that connect the base of a tower to a system of ground rods?

G0A13

24. What precaution should be taken when installing a ground-mounted antenna?

G9A03

25. What is the characteristic impedance of flat ribbon TV type twinlead?

G1A02

26. On which of the following bands is phone operation prohibited?

G2A05

27. Which mode of voice communication is most commonly used on the high frequency amateur bands?

G3C09

28. What type of radio wave propagation allows a signal to be detected at a distance too far for ground wave propagation but too near for normal sky-wave propagation?

G4D04

29. What does an S meter measure?

G4E05

30. Which of the following most limits the effectiveness of an HF mobile transceiver operating in the 75 meter band?

G6B06

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

G6A06

32. What will happen to the resistance if the temperature of a resistor is increased?

G5A04

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

G7C01

34. Which of the following is used to process signals from the balanced modulator and send them to the mixer in a single-sideband phone transmitter?

G8B04

35. 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?