Practice Exam

Element 3: General

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G2B02

1. What is the first thing you should do if you are communicating with another amateur station and hear a station in distress break in?

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G4C12

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

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G7B08

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

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G9D06

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

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G4A15

5. Which of the following can be a symptom of transmitted RF being picked up by an audio cable carrying AFSK data signals between a computer and a transceiver?

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G2C08

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

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G7A01

7. What useful feature does a power supply bleeder resistor provide?

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G1C06

8. Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on the 1.8 MHz band?

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G6B05

9. What is meant when memory is characterized as non-volatile?

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G1D02

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

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G2E01

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

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G3A01

12. What is the significance of the sunspot number with regard to HF propagation?

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G4B01

13. What item of test equipment contains horizontal and vertical channel amplifiers?

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G0A10

14. What is one thing that can be done if evaluation shows that a neighbor might receive more than the allowable limit of RF exposure from the main lobe of a directional antenna?

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G9B07

15. 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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G8B02

16. 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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G9A10

17. What standing wave ratio will result when connecting a 50 ohm feed line to a non-reactive load having 10 ohm impedance?

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G5B11

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

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G3C01

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

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G2D01

20. What is the Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC?

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G5C05

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

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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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G9C09

23. How does the gain of two 3-element horizontally polarized Yagi antennas spaced vertically 1/2 wavelength apart typically compare to the gain of a single 3-element Yagi?

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G8C06

24. What action results from a failure to exchange information due to excessive transmission attempts when using PACTOR or WINMOR?

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G8A04

25. What emission is produced by a reactance modulator connected to a transmitter RF amplifier stage?

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G1B10

26. What is the power limit for beacon stations?

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G3B05

27. What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the MUF and above the LUF when they are sent into the ionosphere?

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G7C06

28. What should be the impedance of a low-pass filter as compared to the impedance of the transmission line into which it is inserted?

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G1A03

29. On which of the following bands is image transmission prohibited?

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G6A03

30. What is the approximate junction threshold voltage of a germanium diode?

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G2A06

31. Which of the following is an advantage when using single sideband as compared to other analog voice modes on the HF amateur bands?

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G0B06

32. Why must the metal enclosure of every item of station equipment be grounded?

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G1E02

33. When may a 10-meter repeater retransmit the 2-meter signal from a station having a Technician Class control operator?

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G4E07

34. Which of the following may cause interference to be heard in the receiver of an HF radio installed in a recent model vehicle?

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G5A12

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