Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G6B11

1. Which of the following solid state devices is most like a vacuum tube in its general operating characteristics?

G2A03

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

G1D05

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

G0A04

4. What does "time averaging" mean in reference to RF radiation exposure?

G1B09

5. When may an amateur station transmit communications in which the licensee or control operator has a pecuniary (monetary) interest?

G9A05

6. How does the attenuation of coaxial cable change as the frequency of the signal it is carrying increases?

G4A09

7. Why is a time delay sometimes included in a transmitter keying circuit?

G6A05

8. Which of the following is one effect of lead inductance in a capacitor used at VHF and above?

G2C10

9. What does the Q signal "QRQ" mean?

G3B09

10. What is the approximate maximum distance along the Earth's surface that is normally covered in one hop using the F2 region?

G1C03

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

G3A06

12. What is a geomagnetic storm?

G1E09

13. 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?

G2E07

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

G7B05

15. How many states does a 3-bit binary counter have?

G8B08

16. Why is it important to know the duty cycle of the data mode you are using when transmitting?

G9D04

17. What is the primary purpose of antenna traps?

G4E10

18. What is the reason a series diode is connected between a solar panel and a storage battery that is being charged by the panel?

G1A01

19. On which of the following bands is a General Class license holder granted all amateur frequency privileges?

G9B02

20. What is an advantage of downward sloping radials on a quarter wave ground-plane antenna?

G4C06

21. What effect can be caused by a resonant ground connection?

G7A04

22. What is the peak-inverse-voltage across the rectifier in a half-wave power supply?

G3C10

23. Which of the following might be an indication that signals heard on the HF bands are being received via scatter propagation?

G4B01

24. What item of test equipment contains horizontal and vertical channel amplifiers?

G5B14

25. What is the output PEP from a transmitter if an oscilloscope measures 500 volts peak-to-peak across a 50-ohm resistor connected to the transmitter output?

G7C04

26. What circuit is used to combine signals from the IF amplifier and BFO and send the result to the AF amplifier in a single-sideband receiver?

G4D02

27. Which of the following describes how a speech processor affects a transmitted single sideband phone signal?

G2D11

28. Which HF antenna would be the best to use for minimizing interference?

G8A12

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

G5A06

30. How does a capacitor react to AC?

G5C07

31. What is the turns ratio of a transformer used to match an audio amplifier having a 600-ohm output impedance to a speaker having a 4-ohm impedance?

G0B13

32. What must you do when powering your house from an emergency generator?

G6C13

33. Which of these connector types is commonly used for RF service at frequencies up to 150 MHz?

G9C13

34. Approximately how long is each side of a quad antenna driven element?

G2B03

35. If propagation changes during your contact and you notice increasing interference from other activity on the same frequency, what should you do?