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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G1D09

2. How long is a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) valid for exam element credit?

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G3A13

3. What does the A-index indicate?

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G2C09

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

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G7C05

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

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G5A08

6. Why is impedance matching important?

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G7B12

7. Which of these classes of amplifiers has the highest efficiency?

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G2E07

8. What segment of the 80-meter band is most commonly used for digital transmissions?

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G9A07

9. What must be done to prevent standing waves on an antenna feed line?

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G3C07

10. What makes HF scatter signals often sound distorted?

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G8C11

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

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G7A06

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

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G2A04

13. Which mode is most commonly used for voice communications on the 17-meter and 12-meter bands?

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G3B01

14. 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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G9D05

15. What is an advantage of vertical stacking of horizontally polarized Yagi antennas?

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G1B01

16. What is the maximum height above ground to which an antenna structure may be erected without requiring notification to the FAA and registration with the FCC, provided it is not at or near a public use airport?

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G4A08

17. What is the correct adjustment for the load or coupling control of a vacuum tube RF power amplifier?

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G8A11

18. What is the modulation envelope of an AM signal?

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G5C18

19. What is the value in microfarads of a 4700 nanofarad (nF) capacitor?

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G2B07

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

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G6B01

21. Which of the following is an analog integrated circuit?

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G8B05

22. What is the approximate bandwidth of a PACTOR3 signal at maximum data rate?

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G9B02

23. Which of the following is a common way to adjust the feed point impedance of a quarter wave ground plane vertical antenna to be approximately 50 ohms?

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G1A06

24. Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 75-meter phone band?

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G9C20

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

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G4C05

26. 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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G4B02

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

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G0A12

28. What precaution should you take whenever you make adjustments or repairs to an antenna?

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G5B02

29. How does the total current relate to the individual currents in each branch of a purely resistive parallel circuit?

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G1C02

30. What is the maximum transmitting power an amateur station may use on the 12-meter band?

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G1E11

31. Which of the following is the FCC term for an unattended digital station that transfers messages to and from the Internet?

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G6A01

32. What is the minimum allowable discharge voltage for maximum life of a standard 12 volt lead acid battery?

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G4D01

33. What is the purpose of a speech processor as used in a modern transceiver?

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G2D09

34. What information is traditionally contained in a station log?

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G0B09

35. Why should soldered joints not be used with the wires that connect the base of a tower to a system of ground rods?