Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G1D02

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

G2D06

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

G2B11

3. What frequency should be used to send a distress call?

G1C12

4. Which of the following is required by the FCC rules when operating in the 60-meter band?

G1B05

5. Which of the following one-way transmissions are permitted?

G8A01

6. How is an FSK signal generated?

G1E03

7. What is required to conduct communications with a digital station operating under automatic control outside the automatic control band segments?

G9B04

8. What is the radiation pattern of a dipole antenna in free space in a plane containing the conductor?

G4C12

9. Which of the following is an advantage of a receiver DSP IF filter as compared to an analog filter?

G9D04

10. What is the primary purpose of antenna traps?

G4B01

11. What item of test equipment contains horizontal and vertical channel amplifiers?

G9C15

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

G3C01

13. Which ionospheric layer is closest to the surface of Earth?

G8B01

14. Which mixer input is varied or tuned to convert signals of different frequencies to an intermediate frequency (IF)?

G6B09

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

G5C01

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

G0A09

17. What type of instrument can be used to accurately measure an RF field?

G0B11

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

G1A12

19. Which of the following applies when the FCC rules designate the Amateur Service as a secondary user on a band?

G8C14

20. Which of the following describes a waterfall display?

G3A12

21. What does the K-index indicate?

G2E07

22. What segment of the 80-meter band is most commonly used for digital transmissions?

G2C05

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

G9A12

24. What is the interaction between high standing wave ratio (SWR) and transmission line loss?

G4D09

25. What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz USB signal with the displayed carrier frequency set to 14.347 MHz?

G4E10

26. What is the reason that a series diode is connected between a solar panel and a storage battery that is being charged by the panel?

G5A09

27. What unit is used to measure reactance?

G3B06

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

G7B04

29. Which of the following describes the function of a two input NOR gate?

G6A07

30. What are the stable operating points for a bipolar transistor used as a switch in a logic circuit?

G5B06

31. 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?

G7A08

32. Which of the following is an advantage of a switchmode power supply as compared to a linear power supply?

G2A01

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

G4A08

34. What is the correct adjustment for the load or coupling control of a vacuum tube RF power amplifier?

G7C07

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