Practice Exam

Element 3: General

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G2A02

1. Which of the following modes is most commonly used for voice communications on the 160-meter, 75-meter, and 40-meter bands?

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G2C11

2. What does the Q signal "QRV" mean?

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G1A08

3. Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 80-meter band?

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G2D06

4. How is a directional antenna pointed when making a "long-path" contact with another station?

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G6B10

5. What two devices in an Amateur Radio station might be connected using a USB interface?

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G7B07

6. What are the basic components of virtually all sine wave oscillators?

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G6A13

7. Why is the polarity of applied voltages important for polarized capacitors?

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G8A05

8. What type of modulation varies the instantaneous power level of the RF signal?

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G9A08

9. If the SWR on an antenna feed line is 5 to 1, and a matching network at the transmitter end of the feed line is adjusted to 1 to 1 SWR, what is the resulting SWR on the feed line?

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G7A02

10. Which of the following components are used in a power supply filter network?

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G0B07

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

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G4E09

12. What is the approximate open-circuit voltage from a fully illuminated silicon photovoltaic cell?

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G4C07

13. What is one good way to avoid unwanted effects of stray RF energy in an amateur station?

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G8B04

14. What is the stage in a VHF FM transmitter that generates a harmonic of a lower frequency signal to reach the desired operating frequency?

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G5C06

15. 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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G2B12

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

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G4B03

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

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G9B07

18. How does the feed point impedance of a 1/2 wave dipole antenna change as the antenna is lowered below 1/4 wave above ground?

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G1D08

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

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G9C20

20. What is meant by the terms dBi and dBd when referring to antenna gain?

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G2E10

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

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G4D02

22. Which of the following describes how a speech processor affects a transmitted single sideband phone signal?

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G8C04

23. Which of the following describes Baudot code?

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G0A09

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

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G7C05

25. Which of the following is an advantage of a transceiver controlled by a direct digital synthesizer (DDS)?

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G5B03

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

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G1B09

27. When may an amateur station transmit communications in which the licensee or control operator has a pecuniary (monetary) interest?

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G4A06

28. What type of device is often used to match transmitter output impedance to an impedance not equal to 50 ohms?

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G1C08

29. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmitted at frequencies below 28 MHz?

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G3A04

30. Which of the following are least reliable for long distance communications during periods of low solar activity?

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G9D01

31. What does the term NVIS mean as related to antennas?

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G1E05

32. What types of messages for a third party in another country may be transmitted by an amateur station?

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G3C01

33. Which ionospheric layer is closest to the surface of the Earth?

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G5A12

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

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G3B08

35. What does MUF stand for?