Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G0A10

1. What is one thing that can be done if evaluation shows that a neighbor might receive more than the allowable limit of RF exposure from the main lobe of a directional antenna?

G8B04

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

G0B03

3. Which size of fuse or circuit breaker would be appropriate to use with a circuit that uses AWG number 14 wiring?

G4A14

4. What is likely to happen if a transceiver's ALC system is not set properly when transmitting AFSK signals with the radio using single sideband mode?

G3B05

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

G3A03

6. Approximately how long does it take the increased ultraviolet and X-ray radiation from solar flares to affect radio propagation on Earth?

G4D03

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

G6B07

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

G1D04

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

G5C02

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

G2D03

11. What skills learned during hidden transmitter hunts are of help to the Volunteer Monitoring Program?

G7C14

12. The bandwidth of a band-pass filter is measured between what two frequencies?

G6A05

13. What is the approximate junction threshold voltage of a conventional silicon diode?

G7B01

14. What is the reason for neutralizing the final amplifier stage of a transmitter?

G8C11

15. How are the two separate frequencies of a Frequency Shift Keyed (FSK) signal identified?

G3C01

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

G1C14

17. What is the maximum power limit on the 60-meter band?

G1B06

18. Under what conditions are state and local governments permitted to regulate Amateur Radio antenna structures?

G9D06

19. Which of the following is an advantage of a log periodic antenna?

G2B02

20. What is the first thing you should do if you are communicating with another amateur station and hear a station in distress break in?

G2A11

21. Generally, who should respond to a station in the contiguous 48 states who calls "CQ DX"?

G1E08

22. What is the maximum PEP output allowed for spread spectrum transmissions?

G5B12

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

G5A08

24. What is one reason to use an impedance matching transformer?

G9A08

25. If the SWR on an antenna feed line is 5 to 1, and a matching network at the transmitter end of the feed line is adjusted to 1 to 1 SWR, what is the resulting SWR on the feed line?

G4C09

26. How can a ground loop be avoided?

G9B08

27. 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?

G4E02

28. What is the purpose of a corona ball on an HF mobile antenna?

G2E10

29. Which of the following is a way to establish contact with a digital messaging system gateway station?

G7A07

30. What is the output waveform of an unfiltered full-wave rectifier connected to a resistive load?

G2C05

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

G8A10

32. What is meant by the term "flat-topping," when referring to a single sideband phone transmission?

G1A08

33. Which of the following frequencies is within the General class portion of the 80-meter band?

G9C13

34. Approximately how long is each side of the driven element of a quad antenna?

G4B10

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