Practice Exam

Element 3: General

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G2C06

1. What does the term "zero beat" mean in CW operation?

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G0B14

2. Which of the following is covered by the National Electrical Code?

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G4D05

3. How does a signal that reads 20 dB over S9 compare to one that reads S9 on a receiver, assuming a properly calibrated S meter?

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G8C01

4. Which of the following digital modes is designed to operate at extremely low signal strength on the HF bands?

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G5A07

5. What happens when the impedance of an electrical load is equal to the output impedance of a power source, assuming both impedances are resistive?

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G2E08

6. In what segment of the 20-meter band are most PSK31 operations commonly found?

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G4C05

7. 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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G0A01

8. What is one way that RF energy can affect human body tissue?

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G1C05

9. Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on the 28 MHz band for a General Class control operator?

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G9C17

10. Approximately how long is each leg of a symmetrical delta-loop antenna?

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G1A01

11. On which of the following bands is a General Class license holder granted all amateur frequency privileges?

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G3A04

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

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G2B04

13. When selecting a CW transmitting frequency, what minimum separation should be used to minimize interference to stations on adjacent frequencies?

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G2A05

14. Which mode of voice communication is most commonly used on the HF amateur bands?

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G4A10

15. What is the purpose of an electronic keyer?

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G7B10

16. Which of the following is a characteristic of a Class A amplifier?

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G1D03

17. On which of the following band segments may you operate if you are a Technician Class operator and have a CSCE for General Class privileges?

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G4B05

18. Why is high input impedance desirable for a voltmeter?

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G6A16

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

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G9D06

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

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G9A01

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

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G1E06

22. Which of the following applies in the event of interference between a coordinated repeater and an uncoordinated repeater?

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G7A06

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

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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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G8B06

25. What is the total bandwidth of an FM phone transmission having 5 kHz deviation and 3 kHz modulating frequency?

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G2D03

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

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G3B04

27. What is a reliable way to determine if the MUF is high enough to support skip propagation between your station and a distant location on frequencies between 14 and 30 MHz?

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G9B01

28. What is one disadvantage of a directly fed random-wire HF antenna?

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G5C14

29. Which of the following components should be added to an inductor to increase the inductance?

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G7C01

30. Which of the following is used to process signals from the balanced modulator then send them to the mixer in some single sideband phone transmitters?

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G8A07

31. Which of the following phone emissions uses the narrowest bandwidth?

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G6B03

32. Which of the following is an advantage of CMOS integrated circuits compared to TTL integrated circuits?

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G3C04

33. What does the term "critical angle" mean as used in radio wave propagation?

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G4E04

34. Why is it best NOT to draw the DC power for a 100 watt HF transceiver from a vehicle's auxiliary power socket?

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G5B01

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