Practice Exam

Element 3: General (Expires June 30)

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G4B06

1. What is an advantage of a digital voltmeter as compared to an analog voltmeter?

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G2B04

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

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G3B06

3. What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the LUF?

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G1B01

4. 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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G3C06

5. What is a characteristic of HF scatter signals?

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G9D05

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

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G7C02

7. 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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G5B14

8. What is the output PEP from a transmitter if an oscilloscope measures 500 volts peak-to-peak across a 50 ohm resistive load connected to the transmitter output?

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G8B03

9. What is another term for the mixing of two RF signals?

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G1E05

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

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G5A07

11. 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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G5C16

12. Why is the conductor of the primary winding of many voltage step up transformers larger in diameter than the conductor of the secondary winding?

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G4D11

13. How close to the upper edge of the 20-meter General Class band should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide USB?

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G9B08

14. How does the feed point impedance of a 1/2 wave dipole change as the feed point is moved from the center toward the ends?

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G4A14

15. What is likely to happen if a transceiver's ALC system is not set properly when transmitting AFSK signals with the radio using single sideband mode?

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G8A10

16. What is meant by the term flat-topping when referring to a single sideband phone transmission?

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G2D07

17. Which of the following is required by the FCC rules when operating in the 60-meter band?

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G2C02

18. What should you do if a CW station sends "QRS"?

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G4E10

19. What is the reason that a series diode is connected between a solar panel and a storage battery that is being charged by the panel?

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G7A06

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

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G2E06

21. What is the most common frequency shift for RTTY emissions in the amateur HF bands?

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G7B01

22. Complex digital circuitry can often be replaced by what type of integrated circuit?

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G2A01

23. Which sideband is most commonly used for voice communications on frequencies of 14 MHz or higher?

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G9C05

24. How does increasing boom length and adding directors affect a Yagi antenna?

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G8C03

25. What part of a data packet contains the routing and handling information?

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G0B07

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

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G1D10

27. What is the minimum age that one must be to qualify as an accredited Volunteer Examiner?

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G0A05

28. What must you do if an evaluation of your station shows RF energy radiated from your station exceeds permissible limits?

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G4C02

29. Which of the following could be a cause of interference covering a wide range of frequencies?

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G3A03

30. Approximately how long does it take the increased ultraviolet and X-ray radiation from solar flares to affect radio propagation on the Earth?

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G1A03

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

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G6A17

32. Which of the following is a reason not to use wire-wound resistors in an RF circuit?

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G1C02

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

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G9A09

34. What standing wave ratio will result when connecting a 50 ohm feed line to a non-reactive load having 200 ohm impedance?

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G6B10

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