Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G8B04

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

G5C17

2. What is the value in nanofarads (nF) of a 22,000 picofarad (pF) capacitor?

G2C11

3. What does the Q signal "QRV" mean?

G9C15

4. What is meant by the terms dBi and dBd when referring to antenna gain?

G1A03

5. On which of the following bands is image transmission prohibited?

G8A03

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

G6B13

7. Which of these connector types is commonly used for RF connections at frequencies up to 150 MHz?

G4A01

8. What is the purpose of the "notch filter" found on many HF transceivers?

G2D02

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

G4C08

10. Which of the following would reduce RF interference caused by common-mode current on an audio cable?

G3B06

11. What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the LUF?

G7C01

12. Which of the following is used to process signals from the balanced modulator then send them to the mixer in some single sideband phone transmitters?

G1E01

13. Which of the following would disqualify a third party from participating in stating a message over an amateur station?

G4D08

14. What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz LSB signal when the displayed carrier frequency is set to 7.178 MHz?

G3C03

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

G0B05

16. 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?

G3A02

17. What effect does a Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance have on the daytime ionospheric propagation of HF radio waves?

G1B04

18. Which of the following transmissions is permitted?

G4B10

19. Which of the following can be determined with a directional wattmeter?

G5A07

20. What happens when the impedance of an electrical load is equal to the output impedance of a power source, assuming both impedances are resistive?

G9D01

21. 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?

G2E03

22. What symptoms may result from other signals interfering with a PACTOR or WINMOR transmission?

G8C02

23. Which digital mode is used as a low-power beacon for assessing HF propagation?

G2B05

24. When selecting an SSB transmitting frequency, what minimum separation should be used to minimize interference to stations on adjacent frequencies?

G4E04

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

G1C15

26. What measurement is specified by FCC rules that regulate maximum power output?

G5B11

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

G2A07

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

G7B11

29. For which of the following modes is a Class C power stage appropriate for amplifying a modulated signal?

G9A13

30. What is the effect of transmission line loss on SWR measured at the input to the line?

G7A06

31. What portion of the AC cycle is converted to DC by a full-wave rectifier?

G6A08

32. What is an advantage of using a ferrite core toroidal inductor?

G1D02

33. What license examinations may you administer when you are an accredited VE holding a General class operator license?

G0A08

34. Which of the following steps must an amateur operator take to ensure compliance with RF safety regulations when transmitter power exceeds levels specified in FCC Part 97.13?

G9B03

35. Which of the following best describes the radiation pattern of a quarter-wave, ground-plane vertical antenna?