Practice Exam

Element 3: General (Expires June 30)

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G2A08

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

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G2E01

2. Which mode is normally used when sending an RTTY signal via AFSK with an SSB transmitter?

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G8A08

3. Which of the following is an effect of overmodulation?

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G4B02

4. Which of the following is an advantage of an oscilloscope versus a digital voltmeter?

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G3C04

5. What does the term "critical angle" mean as used in radio wave propagation?

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G1A01

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

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G2B03

7. If propagation changes during your contact and you notice increasing interference from other activity on the same frequency, what should you do?

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G8C01

8. Which of the following digital modes is designed to operate at extremely low signal strength on the HF bands?

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G7C08

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

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G8B09

10. Why is it good to match receiver bandwidth to the bandwidth of the operating mode?

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G7B14

11. Which of the following describes a linear amplifier?

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G0B07

12. Which of these choices should be observed when climbing a tower using a safety belt or harness?

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G3B02

13. Which of the following is a good indicator of the possibility of sky-wave propagation on the 6-meter band?

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G0A12

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

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G4D06

15. Where is an S meter found?

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G1D07

16. Volunteer Examiners are accredited by what organization?

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G5C15

17. What is the total resistance of a 10 ohm, a 20 ohm, and a 50 ohm resistor connected in parallel?

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G5A08

18. Why is impedance matching important?

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G1C11

19. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmissions on the 2-meter band?

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G2C08

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

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G2D05

21. When is it permissible to communicate with amateur stations in countries outside the areas administered by the Federal Communications Commission?

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G3A02

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

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G7A10

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

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G9D04

24. What is the primary purpose of antenna traps?

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G6B12

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

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G5B11

26. What is the ratio of peak envelope power to average power for an unmodulated carrier?

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G1B10

27. What is the power limit for beacon stations?

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G9A02

28. What are the typical characteristic impedances of coaxial cables used for antenna feed lines at amateur stations?

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G9C08

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

G4A07

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

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G6A10

31. Which element of a triode vacuum tube is used to regulate the flow of electrons between cathode and plate?

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G4E04

32. Why is it best NOT to draw the DC power for a 100 watt HF transceiver from a vehicle's auxiliary power socket?

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G1E07

33. With which foreign countries is third party traffic prohibited, except for messages directly involving emergencies or disaster relief communications?

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G4C12

34. Which of the following is an advantage of a receiver DSP IF filter as compared to an analog filter?

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G9B03

35. What happens to the feed point impedance of a ground plane antenna when its radials are changed from horizontal to sloping downward?