Practice Exam

Element 3: General

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G1C03

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

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G2D05

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

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G7B13

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

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G9C15

4. Approximately how long is each side of the reflector element of a quad antenna?

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G7A06

5. What portion of the AC cycle is converted to DC by a full-wave rectifier?

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G9B03

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

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G5B01

7. What dB change represents a two-times increase or decrease in power?

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G5A03

8. Which of the following causes opposition to the flow of alternating current in an inductor?

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G5C05

9. If three equal value resistors in series produce 450 ohms, what is the value of each resistor?

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G8A03

10. What is the name of the process that changes the instantaneous frequency of an RF wave to convey information?

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G8C03

11. What part of a data packet contains the routing and handling information?

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G8B08

12. Why is it important to know the duty cycle of the mode you are using when transmitting?

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G1D01

13. Who may receive credit for the elements represented by an expired amateur radio license?

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G3B12

14. What factor or factors affect the MUF?

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G2C09

15. What does the Q signal "QSL" mean?

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G7C07

16. What is the simplest combination of stages that implement a superheterodyne receiver?

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G2E12

17. Which of the following describes a waterfall display?

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G2A11

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

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G1A06

19. Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 75-meter phone band?

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G4E05

20. Which of the following most limits the effectiveness of an HF mobile transceiver operating in the 75-meter band?

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G1B11

21. How does the FCC require an amateur station to be operated in all respects not specifically covered by the Part 97 rules?

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G4C03

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

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G6A18

23. What is an advantage of using a ferrite core toroidal inductor?

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G4D10

24. How close to the lower edge of the 40-meter General Class phone segment should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide LSB?

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G2B06

25. What is a practical way to avoid harmful interference on an apparently clear frequency before calling CQ on CW or phone?

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G0A12

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

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G9D05

27. What is an advantage of vertical stacking of horizontally polarized Yagi antennas?

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G3A06

28. What is a geomagnetic storm?

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G1E07

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

G0B08

30. What should be done by any person preparing to climb a tower that supports electrically powered devices?

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G3C02

31. Where on the Earth do ionospheric layers reach their maximum height?

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G4B03

32. Which of the following is the best instrument to use when checking the keying waveform of a CW transmitter?

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G9A01

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

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G6B07

34. Which of the following is an advantage of an LED indicator compared to an incandescent indicator?

G4A07

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