Practice Exam

Element 3: General

G3A09

1. How can high geomagnetic activity benefit radio communications?

G1E04

2. Which of the following conditions require a licensed amateur radio operator to take specific steps to avoid harmful interference to other users or facilities?

G1B02

3. With which of the following conditions must beacon stations comply?

G3B11

4. What happens to HF propagation when the LUF exceeds the MUF?

G4C05

5. What is a possible cause of high voltages that produce RF burns?

G9A09

6. What standing wave ratio results from connecting a 50-ohm feed line to a 200-ohm resistive load?

G0B06

7. Which of the following is covered by the National Electrical Code?

G4B09

8. When is an analog multimeter preferred to a digital multimeter?

G5B02

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

G6A02

10. What is an advantage of batteries with low internal resistance?

G4D02

11. How does a speech processor affect a single sideband phone signal?

G1A04

12. Which of the following amateur bands is restricted to communication only on specific channels, rather than frequency ranges?

G2A05

13. Which mode of voice communication is most commonly used on the HF amateur bands?

G0A08

14. Which of the following steps must an amateur operator take to ensure compliance with RF safety regulations?

G5C09

15. What is the capacitance of three 100-microfarad capacitors connected in series?

G9D09

16. What is the primary use of a Beverage antenna?

G8A14

17. What is link margin?

G1C04

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

G2E01

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

G2B08

20. What is the voluntary band plan restriction for US stations transmitting within the 48 contiguous states in the 50.1 MHz to 50.125 MHz band segment?

G8B12

21. What process combines two signals in a non-linear circuit to produce unwanted spurious outputs?

G4A02

22. What is the benefit of using the opposite or "reverse" sideband when receiving CW?

G9B02

23. Which of the following is a common way to adjust the feed point impedance of an elevated quarter-wave ground-plane vertical antenna to be approximately 50 ohms?

G6B02

24. What is meant by the term MMIC?

G2D08

25. Why do many amateurs keep a station log?

G3C11

26. Which ionospheric region is the most absorbent of signals below 10 MHz during daylight hours?

G7C03

27. What is one reason to use an impedance matching transformer at a transmitter output?

G1D03

28. 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?

G9C03

29. How do the lengths of a three-element Yagi reflector and director compare to that of the driven element?

G2C04

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

G7B10

31. Which of the following describes a linear amplifier?

G4E03

32. Which of the following direct, fused power connections would be the best for a 100-watt HF mobile installation?

G8C16

33. Which of the following provide digital voice modes?

G7A03

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

G5A12

35. What occurs in an LC circuit at resonance?