Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G9C06

1. What configuration of the loops of a two-element quad antenna must be used for the antenna to operate as a beam antenna, assuming one of the elements is used as a reflector?

G8B01

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

G7B04

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

G5A01

4. What is impedance?

G4B13

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

G0B05

6. 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?

G3B09

7. What is the approximate maximum distance along the Earth's surface that is normally covered in one hop using the F2 region?

G9D10

8. In which direction or directions does an electrically small loop (less than 1/3 wavelength in circumference) have nulls in its radiation pattern?

G5B02

9. How does the total current relate to the individual currents in each branch of a purely resistive parallel circuit?

G2E01

10. Which mode is normally used when sending RTTY signals via AFSK with an SSB transmitter?

G9A07

11. What must be done to prevent standing waves on an antenna feed line?

G8A01

12. How is an FSK signal generated?

G4C02

13. Which of the following could be a cause of interference covering a wide range of frequencies?

G7C07

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

G2D02

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

G4E04

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

G1C01

17. What is the maximum transmitting power an amateur station may use on 10.140 MHz?

G1B08

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

G2A08

19. What is the recommended way to break in to a phone contact?

G1E09

20. Under what circumstances are messages that are sent via digital modes exempt from Part 97 third-party rules that apply to other modes of communication?

G8C06

21. What action results from a failure to exchange information due to excessive transmission attempts when using PACTOR or WINMOR?

G1D10

22. What is the minimum age that one must be to qualify as an accredited Volunteer Examiner?

G2B07

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

G0A09

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

G4D04

25. What does an S meter measure?

G2C11

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

G6A06

27. Which of the following is a reason not to use wire-wound resistors in an RF circuit?

G7A07

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

G3A08

29. Which of the following effects can a geomagnetic storm have on radio propagation?

G6B06

30. What kind of device is an integrated circuit operational amplifier?

G5C02

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

G4A17

32. What happens as the noise reduction control level in a receiver is increased?

G1A01

33. On which HF/MF bands is a General class license holder granted all amateur frequency privileges?

G9B10

34. What is the approximate length for a 1/2 wave dipole antenna cut for 14.250 MHz?

G3C05

35. Why is long-distance communication on the 40-meter, 60-meter, 80-meter, and 160-meter bands more difficult during the day?