Practice Exam

Element 3: General (Expires June 30)

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G9B07

1. 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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G4A12

2. Which of the following is a common use for the dual VFO feature on a transceiver?

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G8A01

3. How is an FSK signal generated?

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G2A07

4. Which of the following statements is true of the single sideband voice mode?

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G6B05

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

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G0B09

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

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G4E01

7. What is the purpose of a capacitance hat on a mobile antenna?

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G0A06

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

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G7A09

9. Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents a field effect transistor?

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G2D03

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

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G8C01

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

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G6A17

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

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G9C09

13. 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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G1A11

14. When General Class licensees are not permitted to use the entire voice portion of a particular band, which portion of the voice segment is generally available to them?

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G5B11

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

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G5A06

16. How does a capacitor react to AC?

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G3B01

17. 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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G1C11

18. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmissions on the 2-meter band?

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G5C08

19. What is the equivalent capacitance of two 5.0 nanofarad capacitors and one 750 picofarad capacitor connected in parallel?

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G2E14

20. What could be wrong if you cannot decode an RTTY or other FSK signal even though it is apparently tuned in properly?

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G2C03

21. What does it mean when a CW operator sends "KN" at the end of a transmission?

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G3A08

22. Which of the following effects can a geomagnetic storm have on radio propagation?

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G4B12

23. What problem can occur when making measurements on an antenna system with an antenna analyzer?

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G1D09

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

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G7C07

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

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G7B12

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

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G4C07

27. What is one good way to avoid unwanted effects of stray RF energy in an amateur station?

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G1B05

28. When may music be transmitted by an amateur station?

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G2B07

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

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G4D09

30. What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz USB signal with the displayed carrier frequency set to 14.347 MHz?

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G9A07

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

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G3C03

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

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G8B01

33. What receiver stage combines a 14.250 MHz input signal with a 13.795 MHz oscillator signal to produce a 455 kHz intermediate frequency (IF) signal?

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G1E11

34. 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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G9D08

35. Why is a Beverage antenna not used for transmitting?