Practice Exam

Element 3: General (Expires June 30)

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G3B01

1. 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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G4D08

2. 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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G5A08

3. Why is impedance matching important?

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G9C07

4. What does "front-to-back ratio" mean in reference to a Yagi antenna?

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G7C02

5. Which circuit is used to combine signals from the carrier oscillator and speech amplifier then send the result to the filter in some single sideband phone transmitters?

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G0A09

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

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G4C06

7. What effect can be caused by a resonant ground connection?

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G9D08

8. Why is a Beverage antenna not used for transmitting?

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G1E09

9. What language must be used when identifying your station if you are using a language other than English in making a contact using phone emission?

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G4E02

10. What is the purpose of a corona ball on a HF mobile antenna?

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G7A06

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

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G1C09

12. 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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G8C12

13. Which type of code is used for sending characters in a PSK31 signal?

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G6B14

14. Which of these connector types is commonly used for audio signals in Amateur Radio stations?

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G7B09

15. What determines the frequency of an LC oscillator?

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G3C12

16. Which ionospheric layer is the most absorbent of long skip signals during daylight hours on frequencies below 10 MHz?

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G8B02

17. 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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G5C06

18. What is the RMS voltage across a 500-turn secondary winding in a transformer if the 2250-turn primary is connected to 120 VAC?

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G6A16

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

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G2A03

20. Which of the following is most commonly used for SSB voice communications in the VHF and UHF bands?

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G5B04

21. How many watts of electrical power are used by a 12 VDC light bulb that draws 0.2 amperes?

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G2C03

22. What does it mean when a CW operator sends "KN" at the end of a transmission?

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G2B11

23. What frequency should be used to send a distress call?

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G1D08

24. Which of the following criteria must be met for a non-U.S. citizen to be an accredited Volunteer Examiner?

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G1A12

25. Which of the following applies when the FCC rules designate the Amateur Service as a secondary user on a band?

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G1B08

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

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G9B04

27. What is the radiation pattern of a dipole antenna in free space in the plane of the conductor?

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G8A06

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

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G3A12

29. What does the K-index indicate?

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G4A09

30. Why is a time delay sometimes included in a transmitter keying circuit?

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G0B03

31. Which size of fuse or circuit breaker would be appropriate to use with a circuit that uses AWG number 14 wiring?

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G2D11

32. Which HF antenna would be the best to use for minimizing interference?

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G4B13

33. What is a use for an antenna analyzer other than measuring the SWR of an antenna system?

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G2E04

34. What segment of the 20-meter band is most often used for digital transmissions?

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G9A01

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