Practice Exam

Element 3: General (EXPIRED)

G7C10

1. How is Digital Signal Processor filtering accomplished?

G6C11

2. What is a microprocessor?

G2A11

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

G1A10

4. Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 15 meter band?

G9B02

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

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G7A12

6. Which symbol in Figure G7-1 represents a multiple-winding transformer?

G8A07

7. Which of the following phone emissions uses the narrowest frequency bandwidth?

G4D11

8. 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?

G8B02

9. 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?

G5A08

10. Why is impedance matching important?

G1C10

11. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmissions on the 10 meter band?

G3B04

12. 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?

G4A11

13. Which of the following is a use for the IF shift control on a receiver?

G9A01

14. Which of the following factors determine the characteristic impedance of a parallel conductor antenna feed line?

G0A12

15. What precaution should you take whenever you make adjustments or repairs to an antenna?

G3C03

16. Why is the F2 region mainly responsible for the longest distance radio wave propagation?

G2D06

17. How is a directional antenna pointed when making a "long-path" contact with another station?

G1E05

18. What types of messages for a third party in another country may be transmitted by an amateur station?

G3A15

19. How long does it take charged particles from coronal mass ejections to affect radio-wave propagation on the Earth?

G5C08

20. What is the equivalent capacitance of two 5000 picofarad capacitors and one 750 picofarad capacitor connected in parallel?

G4E01

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

G0B15

22. Which of the following is true of an emergency generator installation?

G2E02

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

G1B05

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

G4C01

25. Which of the following might be useful in reducing RF interference to audio-frequency devices?

G1D06

26. When must you add the special identifier "AG" after your call sign if you are a Technician Class licensee and have a CSCE for General Class operator privileges, but the FCC has not yet posted your upgrade on its Web site?

G6B02

27. What are two major ratings that must not be exceeded for silicon diode rectifiers?

G7B07

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

G5B12

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

G9C20

30. How does the gain of two 3-element horizontally polarized Yagi antennas spaced vertically 1/2 wavelength apart typically compare to the gain of a single 3-element Yagi?

G2B02

31. What is the first thing you should do if you are communicating with another amateur station and hear a station in distress break in?

G9D05

32. What is the advantage of vertical stacking of horizontally polarized Yagi antennas?

G2C11

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

G4B01

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

G6A13

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