Practice Exam

Element 3: General (EXPIRED)

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G9C05

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

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G3B05

2. What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the MUF and above the LUF when they are sent into the ionosphere?

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G2D01

3. What is the Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC?

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G1C01

4. What is the maximum transmitting power an amateur station may use on 10.140 MHz?

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G7A11

5. Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents an NPN junction transistor?

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G7C10

6. How is Digital Signal Processor filtering accomplished?

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G3A16

7. What is a possible benefit to radio communications resulting from periods of high geomagnetic activity?

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G1E04

8. Which of the following conditions require a licensed Amateur Radio operator to take specific steps to avoid harmful interference to other users or facilities?

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G2A01

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

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G0B11

10. Which of the following is good practice for lightning protection grounds?

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G8C05

11. In the PACTOR protocol, what is meant by an NAK response to a transmitted packet?

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G9B11

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

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G2C07

13. When sending CW, what does a "C" mean when added to the RST report?

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G2E11

14. What is indicated on a waterfall display by one or more vertical lines adjacent to a PSK31 signal?

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G6A14

15. Which of the following is an advantage of ceramic capacitors as compared to other types of capacitors?

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G9D10

16. Which of the following describes a Beverage antenna?

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G5C14

17. Which of the following components should be added to an inductor to increase the inductance?

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G8A03

18. What is the name of the process that changes the instantaneous frequency of an RF wave to convey information?

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G4E05

19. Which of the following most limits the effectiveness of an HF mobile transceiver operating in the 75-meter band?

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G5A01

20. What is impedance?

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G4C05

21. 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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G7B07

22. What are the basic components of virtually all sine wave oscillators?

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G6B04

23. What is meant by the term ROM?

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G0A07

24. What effect does transmitter duty cycle have when evaluating RF exposure?

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G9A02

25. What are the typical characteristic impedances of coaxial cables used for antenna feed lines at amateur stations?

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G4B11

26. Which of the following must be connected to an antenna analyzer when it is being used for SWR measurements?

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G3C11

27. Which of the following antenna types will be most effective for skip communications on 40-meters during the day?

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G1A02

28. On which of the following bands is phone operation prohibited?

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G4A12

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

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G8B08

30. Why is it important to know the duty cycle of the mode you are using when transmitting?

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G4D03

31. Which of the following can be the result of an incorrectly adjusted speech processor?

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G1D11

32. If a person has an expired FCC issued amateur radio license of General Class or higher, what is required before they can receive a new license?

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G1B12

33. Who or what determines "good engineering and good amateur practice" as applied to the operation of an amateur station in all respects not covered by the Part 97 rules?

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G2B06

34. What is a practical way to avoid harmful interference on an apparently clear frequency before calling CQ on CW or phone?

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G5B04

35. How many watts of electrical power are used by a 12 VDC light bulb that draws 0.2 amperes?