Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G2C09

1. What does the Q signal "QSL" mean?

G9A01

2. Which of the following factors determine the characteristic impedance of a parallel conductor feed line?

G6A11

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

G0A10

4. What should be done if evaluation shows that a neighbor might experience more than the allowable limit of RF exposure from the main lobe of a directional antenna?

G1A02

5. On which of the following bands is phone operation prohibited?

G5C06

6. What is the voltage output of a transformer with a 500-turn primary and a 1500-turn secondary when 120 VAC is applied to the primary?

G5A12

7. What occurs in an LC circuit at resonance?

G0B07

8. Which of these choices should be observed when climbing a tower using a safety harness?

G7C01

9. What circuit is used to select one of the sidebands from a balanced modulator?

G6B12

10. Which of these connector types is commonly used for low frequency or dc signal connections to a transceiver?

G1C07

11. What must be done before using a new digital protocol on the air?

G1D03

12. On which of the following band segments may you operate if you are a Technician class operator and have an unexpired Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) for General class privileges?

G3C01

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

G7B01

14. What is the purpose of neutralizing an amplifier?

G4C12

15. Why must all metal enclosures of station equipment be grounded?

G8A10

16. What is meant by the term "flat-topping," when referring to an amplitude-modulated phone signal?

G9B07

17. How does the feed point impedance of a horizontal 1/2 wave dipole antenna change as the antenna height is reduced to 1/10 wavelength above ground?

G3B04

18. Which of the following is a way to determine current propagation on a desired band from your station?

G4D06

19. How much change in signal strength is typically represented by one S unit?

G8C07

20. Which of the following narrow-band digital modes can receive signals with very low signal-to-noise ratios?

G9D11

21. Which of the following is a disadvantage of multiband antennas?

G4E02

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

G8B02

23. What is the term for interference from a signal at twice the IF frequency from the desired signal?

G1E07

24. In what part of the 2.4 GHz band may an amateur station communicate with non-licensed Wi-Fi stations?

G5B02

25. How does the total current relate to the individual currents in a circuit of parallel resistors?

G1B08

26. When is it permissible to communicate with amateur stations in countries outside the areas administered by the Federal Communications Commission?

G9C07

27. What does "front-to-back ratio" mean in reference to a Yagi antenna?

G4B07

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

G3A11

29. How long does it take a coronal mass ejection to affect radio propagation on Earth?

G2D11

30. Why are signal reports typically exchanged at the beginning of an HF contact?

G4A13

31. What is the purpose of using a receive attenuator?

G2B02

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

G2A08

33. What is the recommended way to break into a phone contact?

G2E04

34. Which of the following is good practice when choosing a transmitting frequency to answer a station calling CQ using FT8?

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G7A10

35. Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents a Zener diode?