Practice Exam

Element 3: General (EXPIRED)

G4E02

1. What is the purpose of a "corona ball" on a HF mobile antenna?

G9D11

2. Which of the following is a disadvantage of multiband antennas?

G8A11

3. What happens to the RF carrier signal when a modulating audio signal is applied to an FM transmitter?

G5B12

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

G9A11

5. What standing wave ratio will result from the connection of a 50-ohm feed line to a non-reactive load having a 50-ohm impedance?

G2A08

6. Which of the following is a recommended way to break into a conversation when using phone?

G1E04

7. Which of the following conditions require an Amateur Radio station licensee to take specific steps to avoid harmful interference to other users or facilities?

G7A04

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

G7B05

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

G2B12

10. When is an amateur station allowed to use any means at its disposal to assist another station in distress?

G6A08

11. Which of the following describes a thermistor?

G0A01

12. What is one way that RF energy can affect human body tissue?

G6B01

13. What is the peak-inverse-voltage rating of a rectifier?

G0B08

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

G4D10

15. How close to the lower edge of the 40 meter General Class phone segment should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide LSB?

G2C05

16. What is the best speed to use answering a CQ in Morse Code?

G3A06

17. What is a geomagnetic storm?

G7C08

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

G3B04

19. What is a reliable way to determine if the Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF) is high enough to support skip propagation between your station and a distant location on frequencies between 14 and 30 MHz?

G1C01

20. What is the maximum transmitting power an amateur station may use on 10.140 MHz?

G4A04

21. What reading on the plate current meter of a vacuum tube RF power amplifier indicates correct adjustment of the plate tuning control?

G4C11

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

G2D07

23. Which of the following is required by the FCC rules when operating in the 60 meter band?

G6C12

24. Which of the following connectors would be a good choice for a serial data port?

G2E12

25. How does the receiving station respond to an ARQ data mode packet containing errors?

G9B09

26. Which of the following is an advantage of a horizontally polarized as compared to vertically polarized HF antenna?

G5C02

27. Which part of a transformer is normally connected to the incoming source of energy?

G4B14

28. What is an instance in which the use of an instrument with analog readout may be preferred over an instrument with a numerical digital readout?

G8B03

29. What is another term for the mixing of two RF signals?

G1A07

30. Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 75 meter phone band?

G5A05

31. How does an inductor react to AC?

G1D05

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

G9C18

33. What happens when the feed point of a quad antenna is changed from the center of either horizontal wire to the center of either vertical wire?

G3C02

34. Where on the Earth do ionospheric layers reach their maximum height?

G1B08

35. When choosing a transmitting frequency, what should you do to comply with good amateur practice?