Practice Exam

Element 3: General

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G4E08

1. What is the name of the process by which sunlight is changed directly into electricity?

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G9D06

2. Which of the following is an advantage of a log periodic antenna?

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G0A09

3. What type of instrument can be used to accurately measure an RF field?

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G2C04

4. What does the Q signal "QRL?" mean?

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G8A06

5. What is one advantage of carrier suppression in a single sideband phone transmission versus full carrier amplitude modulation?

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G0B02

6. What is the minimum wire size that may be safely used for a circuit that draws up to 20 amperes of continuous current?

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G8B02

7. 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?

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G7C09

8. Which of the following is needed for a Digital Signal Processor IF filter?

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G6A16

9. What will happen to the resistance if the temperature of a resistor is increased?

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G2B07

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

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G1C09

11. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmitted on the 1.25-meter and 70-centimeter bands?

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G1E08

12. Which of the following is a requirement for a non-licensed person to communicate with a foreign Amateur Radio station from a station with an FCC-granted license at which an FCC licensed control operator is present?

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G4B02

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

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G1A07

14. Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 20-meter phone band?

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G2E10

15. Which of the following is a way to establish contact with a digital messaging system gateway station?

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G3C05

16. Why is long distance communication on the 40-meter, 60-meter, 80-meter and 160-meter bands more difficult during the day?

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G6B15

17. What is the main reason to use keyed connectors instead of non-keyed types?

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G4D08

18. What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz LSB signal when the displayed carrier frequency is set to 7.178 MHz?

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G3B01

19. How might a sky-wave signal sound if it arrives at your receiver by both short path and long path propagation?

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G9C16

20. How does the gain of a two-element delta-loop beam compare to the gain of a two-element quad antenna?

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G4A12

21. Which of the following is a common use for the dual VFO feature on a transceiver?

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G1D02

22. What license examinations may you administer when you are an accredited VE holding a General Class operator license?

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G5A12

23. What is one reason to use an impedance matching transformer?

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G1B08

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

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G8C11

25. How are the two separate frequencies of a Frequency Shift Keyed (FSK) signal identified?

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G7A05

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

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G9B10

27. What is the approximate length for a 1/2 wave dipole antenna cut for 14.250 MHz?

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G2A01

28. Which sideband is most commonly used for voice communications on frequencies of 14 MHz or higher?

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G5C15

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

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G4C05

30. What might be the problem if you receive an RF burn when touching your equipment while transmitting on an HF band, assuming the equipment is connected to a ground rod?

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G3A14

31. How are radio communications usually affected by the charged particles that reach the Earth from solar coronal holes?

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G7B08

32. How is the efficiency of an RF power amplifier determined?

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G9A03

33. What is the characteristic impedance of flat ribbon TV type twinlead?

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G2D03

34. What skills learned during hidden transmitter hunts are of help to the Amateur Auxiliary?

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G5B05

35. How many watts are dissipated when a current of 7.0 milliamperes flows through 1.25 kilohms resistance?