Practice Exam

Element 3: General (EXPIRED)

G5B10

1. What percentage of power loss would result from a transmission line loss of 1 dB?

G4C03

2. What sound is heard from an audio device or telephone if there is interference from a nearby single-sideband phone transmitter?

G9D11

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

G3B04

4. 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?

G4E07

5. Which of the following is the most likely to cause interfering signals to be heard in the receiver of an HF mobile installation in a recent model vehicle?

G4D08

6. What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz LSB signal when the displayed carrier frequency is set to 7.178 MHz?

G6B13

7. What is an advantage of the low internal resistance of nickel-cadmium batteries?

G7B01

8. Complex digital circuitry can often be replaced by what type of integrated circuit?

G5A01

9. What is impedance?

G9B04

10. What is the low angle azimuthal radiation pattern of an ideal half-wavelength dipole antenna installed 1/2 wavelength high and parallel to the Earth?

G2A09

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

G9A03

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

G1A14

13. Which of the following applies when the FCC rules designate the Amateur Service as a secondary user on a band?

G3C07

14. What makes HF scatter signals often sound distorted?

G9C08

15. What is meant by the "main lobe" of a directive antenna?

G4B04

16. What signal source is connected to the vertical input of an oscilloscope when checking the RF envelope pattern of a transmitted signal?

G5C03

17. Which of the following components should be added to an existing resistor to increase the resistance?

G2B06

18. What is a practical way to avoid harmful interference when selecting a frequency to call CQ on CW or phone?

G1B05

19. When may music be transmitted by an amateur station?

G6A13

20. What is an effect of inter-turn capacitance in an inductor?

G8A11

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

G0A09

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

G6C07

23. What is one disadvantage of an incandescent indicator compared to an LED?

G2E07

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

G1C04

25. Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on the 14 MHz band?

G1E03

26. In what ITU region is operation in the 7.175 to 7.300 MHz band permitted for a control operator holding an FCC-issued General Class license?

G7C02

27. Which circuit is used to combine signals from the carrier oscillator and speech amplifier and send the result to the filter in a typical single-sideband phone transmitter?

G1D01

28. Which of the following is a proper way to identify when transmitting using phone on General Class frequencies if you have a CSCE for the required elements but your upgrade from Technician has not appeared in the FCC database?

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G7A10

29. Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents a Zener diode?

G3A06

30. What is a geomagnetic storm?

G2C05

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

G4A05

32. What is a purpose of using Automatic Level Control (ALC) with a RF power amplifier?

G0B04

33. Which of the following is a primary reason for not placing a gasoline-fueled generator inside an occupied area?

G8B02

34. If a receiver mixes a 13.800 MHz VFO with a 14.255 MHz received signal to produce a 455 kHz intermediate frequency (IF) signal, what type of interference will a 13.345 MHz signal produce in the receiver?

G2D11

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