Practice Exam

Element 3: General (EXPIRED)

G0B12

1. What is the purpose of a transmitter power supply interlock?

G4D01

2. What is the purpose of a speech processor as used in a modern transceiver?

G5C10

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

G1D07

4. Volunteer Examiners are accredited by what organization?

G9B08

5. How does the feed-point impedance of a 1/2 wave dipole change as the feed-point location is moved from the center toward the ends?

G2B11

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

G1C09

7. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmitted on the 1.25 meter and 70 centimeter bands

G4B15

8. What type of transmitter performance does a two-tone test analyze?

G8A08

9. Which of the following is an effect of over-modulation?

G8B10

10. What does the number 31 represent in PSK31?

G1E02

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

G2A09

12. Why do most amateur stations use lower sideband on the 160, 75 and 40 meter bands?

G4C06

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

G7A08

14. Which of the following is an advantage of a switch-mode power supply as compared to a linear power supply?

G5A06

15. How does a capacitor react to AC?

G3B11

16. What happens to HF propagation when the Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF) exceeds the Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF)?

G6C17

17. What is the general description of a DIN type connector?

G9C15

18. Approximately how long is each side of a quad antenna reflector element?

G7B07

19. What are the basic components of virtually all sine wave oscillators?

G9D03

20. At what height above ground is an NVIS antenna typically installed?

G2D05

21. When is it permissible to communicate with amateur stations in countries outside the areas administered by the Federal Communications Commission?

G1A05

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

G9A06

23. In what values are RF feed line losses usually expressed?

G0A11

24. What precaution should you take if you install an indoor transmitting antenna?

G2E02

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

G6A07

26. Which of the following is a reason not to use wire-wound resistors in an RF circuit?

G1B11

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

G5B09

28. What is the RMS voltage of a sine wave with a value of 17 volts peak?

G6B15

29. When is it acceptable to recharge a carbon-zinc primary cell?

G7C07

30. What is the simplest combination of stages that implement a superheterodyne receiver?

G3A14

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

G3C07

32. What makes HF scatter signals often sound distorted?

G4A07

33. What condition can lead to permanent damage when using a solid-state RF power amplifier?

G2C07

34. When sending CW, what does a "C" mean when added to the RST report?

G4E06

35. What is one disadvantage of using a shortened mobile antenna as opposed to a full size antenna?