Practice Exam

Element 3: General

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G9C09

1. 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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G1B02

2. With which of the following conditions must beacon stations comply?

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G4D06

3. Where is an S meter found?

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G3B09

4. What is the approximate maximum distance along the Earth's surface that is normally covered in one hop using the F2 region?

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G1E09

5. What language must be used when identifying your station if you are using a language other than English in making a contact using phone emission?

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G0A06

6. What precaution should be taken when installing a ground-mounted antenna?

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G1A08

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

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G4B10

8. Which of the following can be determined with a directional wattmeter?

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G2B12

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

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G3C03

10. Why is the F2 region mainly responsible for the longest distance radio wave propagation?

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G8B02

11. 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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G5C17

12. What is the value in nanofarads (nF) of a 22,000 pF capacitor?

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G7B06

13. What is a shift register?

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G2E09

14. How do you join a contact between two stations using the PACTOR protocol?

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G4A02

15. What is one advantage of selecting the opposite or "reverse" sideband when receiving CW signals on a typical HF transceiver?

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G6A18

16. What is an advantage of using a ferrite core toroidal inductor?

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G2D06

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

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G5A10

18. What unit is used to measure impedance?

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G8A02

19. What is the name of the process that changes the phase angle of an RF wave to convey information?

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G9D03

20. At what height above ground is an NVIS antenna typically installed?

G0B08

21. What should be done by any person preparing to climb a tower that supports electrically powered devices?

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G9B11

22. What is the approximate length for a 1/2 wave dipole antenna cut for 3.550 MHz?

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G1D04

23. Which of the following is a requirement for administering a Technician Class license examination?

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G5B09

24. What is the RMS voltage of a sine wave with a value of 17 volts peak?

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G1C09

25. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmitted on the 1.25-meter and 70-centimeter bands?

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G9A04

26. What might cause reflected power at the point where a feed line connects to an antenna?

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G6B02

27. What is meant by the term MMIC?

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G2A01

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

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G8C08

29. Which of the following statements is true about PSK31?

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G4C06

30. What effect can be caused by a resonant ground connection?

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G2C04

31. What does the Q signal "QRL?" mean?

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G3A06

32. What is a geomagnetic storm?

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G7C07

33. What is the simplest combination of stages that implement a superheterodyne receiver?

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G4E09

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

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G7A02

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