Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G2A02

1. Which of the following modes is most commonly used for voice communications on the 160-meter, 75-meter, and 40-meter bands?

G7A02

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

G5C02

3. What happens if a signal is applied to the secondary winding of a 4:1 voltage step-down transformer instead of the primary winding?

G7B06

4. What is a shift register?

G8C07

5. How does the receiving station respond to an ARQ data mode packet containing errors?

G4E04

6. Why is it best NOT to draw the DC power for a 100 watt HF transceiver from a vehicle's auxiliary power socket?

G5A01

7. What is impedance?

G7C07

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

G5B12

9. What would be the RMS voltage across a 50 ohm dummy load dissipating 1200 watts?

G0B04

10. Which of the following is a primary reason for not placing a gasoline-fueled generator inside an occupied area?

G4D04

11. What does an S meter measure?

G9C05

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

G1C11

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

G9B01

14. What is one disadvantage of a directly fed random-wire HF antenna?

G3C07

15. What makes HF scatter signals often sound distorted?

G4B06

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

G6A12

17. What is the primary purpose of a screen grid in a vacuum tube?

G8B11

18. What combination of a mixer's Local Oscillator (LO) and RF input frequencies is found in the output?

G2E15

19. Which of the following is a requirement when using the FT8 digital mode?

G3A12

20. What does the K-index indicate?

G9A01

21. Which of the following factors determine the characteristic impedance of a parallel conductor antenna feed line?

G4A02

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

G2C09

23. What does the Q signal "QSL" mean?

G2B07

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

G1B04

25. Which of the following transmissions is permitted?

G0A06

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

G9D02

27. What is the feed-point impedance of an end-fed half-wave antenna?

G2D02

28. Which of the following are objectives of the Volunteer Monitoring Program?

G4C13

29. Why must the metal enclosure of every item of station equipment be grounded?

G1E10

30. Why should an amateur operator normally avoid transmitting on 14.100, 18.110, 21.150, 24. 930 and 28.200 MHz?

G1A09

31. Which of the following frequencies is within the General class portion of the 15-meter band?

G1D05

32. Which of the following must a person have before they can be an administering VE for a Technician class license examination?

G6B09

33. Which of the following is a characteristic of a liquid crystal display?

G8A08

34. Which of the following is an effect of overmodulation?

G3B10

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