Practice Exam

Element 3: General (Expires June 30)

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G4D10

1. How close to the lower edge of the 40-meter General Class phone segment should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide LSB?

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G3A12

2. What does the K-index indicate?

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G8A07

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

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G6B14

4. Which of these connector types is commonly used for audio signals in Amateur Radio stations?

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G4E09

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

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G0A04

6. What does "time averaging" mean in reference to RF radiation exposure?

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G1D04

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

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G4A05

8. What is a reason to use Automatic Level Control (ALC) with an RF power amplifier?

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G1E12

9. Under what circumstances are messages that are sent via digital modes exempt from Part 97 third party rules that apply to other modes of communication?

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G5B06

10. What is the output PEP from a transmitter if an oscilloscope measures 200 volts peak-to-peak across a 50 ohm dummy load connected to the transmitter output?

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G7B03

11. Which of the following describes the function of a two input AND gate?

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G6A03

12. What is the approximate junction threshold voltage of a germanium diode?

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G9C14

13. How does the forward gain of a two-element quad antenna compare to the forward gain of a three-element Yagi antenna?

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G2C05

14. What is the best speed to use when answering a CQ in Morse code?

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G4B06

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

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G4C05

16. 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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G8C01

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

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G2A01

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

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G1B04

19. Which of the following must be true before amateur stations may provide communications to broadcasters for dissemination to the public?

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G3B10

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

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G2D06

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

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G5A07

22. 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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G9A07

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

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G1A10

24. Which of the following frequencies is available to a control operator holding a General Class license?

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G9D07

25. Which of the following describes a log periodic antenna?

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G9B10

26. What is the approximate length for a 1/2 wave dipole antenna cut for 14.250 MHz?

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G0B05

27. Which of the following conditions will cause a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) to disconnect the 120 or 240 Volt AC line power to a device?

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G8B04

28. What is the stage in a VHF FM transmitter that generates a harmonic of a lower frequency signal to reach the desired operating frequency?

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G7A04

29. What is the peak-inverse-voltage across the rectifier in a half-wave power supply?

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G2B01

30. Which of the following is true concerning access to frequencies in non-emergency situations?

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G1C02

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

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G3C13

32. What is Near Vertical Incidence Sky-wave (NVIS) propagation?

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G7C11

33. What is meant by the term "software defined radio" (SDR)?

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G5C01

34. What causes a voltage to appear across the secondary winding of a transformer when an AC voltage source is connected across its primary winding?

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G2E04

35. What segment of the 20-meter band is most often used for digital transmissions?