Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G1A05

1. Which of the following frequencies is in the General class portion of the 40-meter band (in ITU Region 2)?

G4D07

2. How much must the power output of a transmitter be raised to change the S meter reading on a distant receiver from S8 to S9?

G4B13

3. What is a use for an antenna analyzer other than measuring the SWR of an antenna system?

G2A05

4. Which mode of voice communication is most commonly used on the HF amateur bands?

G0A11

5. What precaution should you take if you install an indoor transmitting antenna?

G9C16

6. What is a beta or hairpin match?

G1E05

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

G4A05

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

G5B07

9. What value of an AC signal produces the same power dissipation in a resistor as a DC voltage of the same value?

G4C11

10. What technique helps to minimize RF "hot spots" in an amateur station?

G2C03

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

G0B13

12. What must you do when powering your house from an emergency generator?

G9D01

13. Which of the following antenna types will be most effective as a Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) antenna for short-skip communications on 40 meters during the day?

G4E07

14. Which of the following may cause receive interference in a radio installed in a vehicle?

G1C10

15. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmissions on the 10-meter band?

G3C06

16. What is a characteristic of HF scatter?

G3A05

17. What is the solar flux index?

G6B07

18. Which of the following describes a type N connector?

G9A03

19. What is the typical characteristic impedance of "window line" parallel transmission line?

G6A11

20. What happens when an inductor is operated above its self-resonant frequency?

G5C08

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

G9B08

22. 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?

G7C11

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

G8B03

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

G1D04

25. Which of the following is a requirement for administering a Technician class license examination?

G2B01

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

G7B02

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

G2D01

28. What is the Volunteer Monitoring Program?

G2E08

29. In what segment of the 20-meter band are most PSK31 operations commonly found?

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G7A12

30. Which symbol in Figure G7-1 represents a solid core transformer?

G1B08

31. When choosing a transmitting frequency, what should you do to comply with good amateur practice?

G8C13

32. What is indicated on a waterfall display by one or more vertical lines on either side of a digital signal?

G8A06

33. Which of the following is characteristic of QPSK31?

G5A09

34. What unit is used to measure reactance?

G3B07

35. What does LUF stand for?