Ham General License Practice Quiz

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G0A03: How can you determine that your station complies with FCC RF exposure regulations?

By calculation based on FCC OET Bulletin 65
By calculation based on computer modeling
By measurement of field strength using calibrated equipment
All of these choices are correct

G0B04: Which of the following is a primary reason for not placing a gasoline-fueled generator inside an occupied area?

Danger of carbon monoxide poisoning
Danger of engine over torque
Lack of oxygen for adequate combustion
Lack of nitrogen for adequate combustion

G1A08: Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 20 meter phone band?

14005 kHz
14105 kHz
14305 kHz
14405 kHz

G1B12: Who or what determines 'good engineering and good amateur practice' as applied to the operation of an amateur station in all respects not covered by the Part 97 rules?

The Control Operator

G1C06: Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on 1.8 MHz band?

200 watts PEP output
1000 watts PEP output
1200 watts PEP output
1500 watts PEP output

G1D07: Volunteer Examiners are accredited by what organization?

The Federal Communications Commission
The Universal Licensing System
A Volunteer Examiner Coordinator
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

G1E02: When may a 10 meter repeater retransmit the 2 meter signal from a station having a Technician Class control operator?

Under no circumstances
Only if the station on 10 meters is operating under a Special Temporary Authorization allowing such retransmission
Only during an FCC declared general state of communications emergency
Only if the 10 meter repeater control operator holds at least a General Class license

G2A08: Which of the following is a recommended way to break into a conversation when using phone?

Say "QRZ" several times followed by your call sign
Say your call sign during a break between transmissions from the other stations
Say "Break. Break. Break." and wait for a response
Say "CQ" followed by the call sign of either station

G2B12: When is an amateur station allowed to use any means at its disposal to assist another station in distress?

Only when transmitting in RACES
At any time when transmitting in an organized net
At any time during an actual emergency
Only on authorized HF frequencies

G2C11: What does the Q signal 'QRV' mean?

You are sending too fast
There is interference on the frequency
I am quitting for the day
I am ready to receive messages

G2D02: Which of the following are objectives of the Amateur Auxiliary?

To conduct efficient and orderly amateur licensing examinations
To encourage amateur self regulation and compliance with the rules
To coordinate repeaters for efficient and orderly spectrum usage
To provide emergency and public safety communications

G2E06: What is the most common frequency shift for RTTY emissions in the amateur HF bands?

85 Hz
170 Hz
425 Hz
850 Hz

G3A01: What is the sunspot number?

A measure of solar activity based on counting sunspots and sunspot groups
A 3 digit identifier which is used to track individual sunspots
A measure of the radio flux from the Sun measured at 10.7 cm
A measure of the sunspot count based on radio flux measurements

G3B02: Which of the following is a good indicator of the possibility of sky-wave propagation on the 6 meter band?

Short skip sky-wave propagation on the 10 meter band
Long skip sky-wave propagation on the 10 meter band
Severe attenuation of signals on the 10 meter band
Long delayed echoes on the 10 meter band

G3C01: Which of the following ionospheric layers is closest to the surface of the Earth?

The D layer
The E layer
The F1 layer
The F2 layer

G4A13: What is one reason to use the attenuator function that is present on many HF transceivers?

To reduce signal overload due to strong incoming signals
To reduce the transmitter power when driving a linear amplifier
To reduce power consumption when operating from batteries
To slow down received CW signals for better copy

G4B04: What signal source is connected to the vertical input of an oscilloscope when checking the RF envelope pattern of a transmitted signal?

The local oscillator of the transmitter
An external RF oscillator
The transmitter balanced mixer output
The attenuated RF output of the transmitter

G4C05: What might be the problem if you receive an RF burn when touching your equipment while transmitting on an HF band, assuming the equipment is connected to a ground rod?

Flat braid rather than round wire has been used for the ground wire
Insulated wire has been used for the ground wire
The ground rod is resonant
The ground wire has high impedance on that frequency

G4D08: What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz LSB signal when the displayed carrier frequency is set to 7.178 MHz?

7.178 to 7.181 MHz
7.178 to 7.184 MHz
7.175 to 7.178 MHz
7.1765 to 7.1795 MHz

G4E02: What is the purpose of a "corona ball" on a HF mobile antenna?

To narrow the operating bandwidth of the antenna
To increase the "Q" of the antenna
To reduce the chance of damage if the antenna should strike an object
To reduce high voltage discharge from the tip of the antenna

G5A02: What is reactance?

Opposition to the flow of direct current caused by resistance
Opposition to the flow of alternating current caused by capacitance or inductance
A property of ideal resistors in AC circuits
A large spark produced at switch contacts when an inductor is de-energized

G5B07: Which value of an AC signal results in the same power dissipation as a DC voltage of the same value?

The peak-to-peak value
The peak value
The RMS value
The reciprocal of the RMS value

G5C12: What is the capacitance of a 20 microfarad capacitor in series with a 50 microfarad capacitor?

.07 microfarads
14.3 microfarads
70 microfarads
1000 microfarads

G6A07: Which of the following is a reason not to use wire-wound resistors in an RF circuit?

The resistor's tolerance value would not be adequate for such a circuit
The resistor's inductance could make circuit performance unpredictable
The resistor could overheat
The resistor's internal capacitance would detune the circuit

G6B08: Why must the cases of some large power transistors be insulated from ground?

To increase the beta of the transistor
To improve the power dissipation capability
To reduce stray capacitance
To avoid shorting the collector or drain voltage to ground

G6C09: Which of the following is a characteristic of a liquid crystal display?

It requires ambient or back lighting
It offers a wide dynamic range
It has a wide viewing angle
All of these choices are correct

G7A03: What is the peak-inverse-voltage across the rectifiers in a full-wave bridge power supply?

One-quarter the normal output voltage of the power supply
Half the normal output voltage of the power supply
Double the normal peak output voltage of the power supply
Equal to the normal peak output voltage of the power supply

G7B09: What determines the frequency of an LC oscillator?

The number of stages in the counter
The number of stages in the divider
The inductance and capacitance in the tank circuit
The time delay of the lag circuit

G7C09: Which of the following is needed for a Digital Signal Processor IF filter?

An analog to digital converter
A digital to analog converter
A digital processor chip
All of the these choices are correct

G8A03: What is the name of the process which changes the frequency of an RF wave to convey information?

Frequency convolution
Frequency transformation
Frequency conversion
Frequency modulation

G8B06: What is the total bandwidth of an FM-phone transmission having a 5 kHz deviation and a 3 kHz modulating frequency?

3 kHz
5 kHz
8 kHz
16 kHz

G9A01: Which of the following factors determine the characteristic impedance of a parallel conductor antenna feed line?

The distance between the centers of the conductors and the radius of the
The distance between the centers of the conductors and the length of the line
The radius of the conductors and the frequency of the signal
The frequency of the signal and the length of the line

G9B06: Where should the radial wires of a ground-mounted vertical antenna system be placed?

As high as possible above the ground
Parallel to the antenna element
On the surface or buried a few inches below the ground
At the top of the antenna

G9C20: How does the gain of two 3-element horizontally polarized Yagi antennas spaced vertically 1/2 wavelength apart typically compare to the gain of a single 3-element Yagi?

Approximately 1.5 dB higher
Approximately 3 dB higher
Approximately 6 dB higher
Approximately 9 dB higher

G9D01: What does the term "NVIS" mean as related to antennas?

Nearly Vertical Inductance System
Non-Visible Installation Specification
Non-Varying Impedance Smoothing
Near Vertical Incidence Sky wave