Practice Exam

Element 3: General (EXPIRED)

G7C04

1. 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?

G5C03

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

G6C17

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

G2A11

4. What does the expression "CQ DX" usually indicate?

G6B14

5. What is the minimum allowable discharge voltage for maximum life of a standard 12 volt lead acid battery?

G3B06

6. What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF)?

G1A01

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

G7B07

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

G8B05

9. Why isn't frequency modulated (FM) phone used below 29.5 MHz?

G1D07

10. Volunteer Examiners are accredited by what organization?

G9A12

11. What would be the SWR if you feed a vertical antenna that has a 25-ohm feed-point impedance with 50-ohm coaxial cable?

G7A02

12. Which of the following components are used in a power-supply filter network?

G4B13

13. What is a use for an antenna analyzer other than measuring the SWR of an antenna system?

G9B07

14. How does the feed-point impedance of a 1/2 wave dipole antenna change as the antenna is lowered from 1/4 wave above ground?

G4E01

15. What is a "capacitance hat", when referring to a mobile antenna?

G2D08

16. Why do many amateurs keep a log even though the FCC doesn't require it?

G4D11

17. How close to the upper edge of the 20 meter General Class band should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide USB?

G4C07

18. What is one good way to avoid unwanted effects of stray RF energy in an amateur station?

G2B07

19. Which of the following complies with good amateur practice when choosing a frequency on which to initiate a call?

G5A04

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

G1E01

21. Which of the following would disqualify a third party from participating in stating a message over an amateur station?

G0A13

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

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?

G5B13

24. What is the output PEP of an unmodulated carrier if an average reading wattmeter connected to the transmitter output indicates 1060 watts?

G8A09

25. What control is typically adjusted for proper ALC setting on an amateur single sideband transceiver?

G2C11

26. What does the Q signal "QRV" mean?

G1B02

27. With which of the following conditions must beacon stations comply?

G2E05

28. Which of the following describes Baudot code?

G3C07

29. What makes HF scatter signals often sound distorted?

G4A05

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

G3A02

31. What effect does a Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance have on the daytime ionospheric propagation of HF radio waves?

G1C03

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

G9D02

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

G6A03

34. Which of the following is an advantage of ceramic capacitors as compared to other types of capacitors?

G9C09

35. What is the approximate maximum theoretical forward gain of a three element, single-band Yagi antenna?