Practice Exam

Element 3: General (EXPIRED)

G4E09

1. What is the approximate open-circuit voltage from a modern, well-illuminated photovoltaic cell?

G1C03

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

G1A03

3. On which of the following bands is image transmission prohibited?

G8A04

4. What emission is produced by a reactance modulator connected to an RF power amplifier?

G2C08

5. What prosign is sent to indicate the end of a formal message when using CW?

G2E11

6. What does the abbreviation "MFSK" stand for?

G4D05

7. How does an S meter reading of 20 dB over S-9 compare to an S-9 signal, assuming a properly calibrated S meter?

G0B11

8. Which of the following is good engineering practice for lightning protection grounds?

G2D09

9. What information is traditionally contained in a station log?

G6A12

10. What is a common name for an inductor used to help smooth the DC output from the rectifier in a conventional power supply?

G4C12

11. Which of the following is an advantage of a receiver Digital Signal Processor IF filter as compared to an analog filter?

G1B08

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

G3C10

13. Which of the following might be an indication that signals heard on the HF bands are being received via scatter propagation?

G4A07

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

G1E01

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

G5C08

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

G6C06

17. Which of the following describes an integrated circuit operational amplifier?

G4B01

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

G9A04

19. What is the reason for the occurrence of reflected power at the point where a feed line connects to an antenna?

G9D02

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

G3B12

21. What factors affect the Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF)?

G5B03

22. How many watts of electrical power are used if 400 VDC is supplied to an 800-ohm load?

G7B13

23. What is the reason for neutralizing the final amplifier stage of a transmitter?

Figure

G7A11

24. Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents an NPN junction transistor?

G3A02

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

G9B01

26. What is one disadvantage of a directly fed random-wire antenna?

G8B12

27. What is the relationship between transmitted symbol rate and bandwidth?

G0A03

28. How can you determine that your station complies with FCC RF exposure regulations?

G7C11

29. What is meant by the term "software defined radio" (SDR)?

G2B12

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

G6B08

31. Why must the cases of some large power transistors be insulated from ground?

G2A05

32. Which mode of voice communication is most commonly used on the high frequency amateur bands?

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?

G1D03

34. On which of the following band segments may you operate if you are a Technician Class operator and have a CSCE for General Class privileges?

G5A13

35. Which of the following devices can be used for impedance matching at radio frequencies?