Practice Exam

Element 3: General (After June 30)

G6A11

1. What happens when an inductor is operated above its self-resonant frequency?

G3B05

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

G1C09

3. What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmitted on the 1.25-meter and 70-centimeter bands?

G2A07

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

G4C06

5. What effect can be caused by a resonant ground connection?

G2D10

6. What is QRP operation?

G2B07

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

G8A06

8. Which of the following is characteristic of QPSK31?

G1E06

9. The frequency allocations of which ITU region apply to radio amateurs operating in North and South America?

G5B01

10. What dB change represents a factor of two increase or decrease in power?

G9D08

11. How does a "screwdriver" mobile antenna adjust its feed-point impedance?

G9B06

12. Where should the radial wires of a ground-mounted vertical antenna system be placed?

G9C14

13. How does the forward gain of a two-element quad antenna compare to the forward gain of a three-element Yagi antenna?

G6B04

14. What is meant by the term ROM?

G0A01

15. What is one way that RF energy can affect human body tissue?

G9A08

16. 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?

G8B04

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

G1B10

18. What is the power limit for beacon stations?

G7B09

19. What determines the frequency of an LC oscillator?

G5C08

20. What is the equivalent capacitance of two 5.0 nanofarad capacitors and one 750 picofarad capacitor connected in parallel?

G5A07

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

G0B14

22. What precaution should you take whenever you adjust or repair an antenna?

G4B07

23. What signals are used to conduct a two-tone test?

G8C05

24. In the PACTOR protocol, what is meant by an NAK response to a transmitted packet?

G7A03

25. Which type of rectifier circuit uses two diodes and a center-tapped transformer?

G2C04

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

G2E13

27. Which communication system sometimes uses the internet to transfer messages?

G1A01

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

G4E08

29. What is the name of the process by which sunlight is changed directly into electricity?

G4A03

30. What is normally meant by operating a transceiver in "split" mode?

G4D03

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

G3A02

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

G7C01

33. 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?

G3C02

34. Where on Earth do ionospheric layers reach their maximum height?

G1D07

35. Volunteer Examiners are accredited by what organization?