Ham General License Practice Quiz

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G0A09: What type of instrument can be used to accurately measure an RF field?

A receiver with an S meter
A calibrated field-strength meter with a calibrated antenna
A betascope with a dummy antenna calibrated at 50 ohms
An oscilloscope with a high-stability crystal marker generator

G0B14: Which of the following is covered by the National Electrical Code?

Acceptable bandwidth limits
Acceptable modulation limits
Electrical safety inside the ham shack
RF exposure limits of the human body

G1A09: Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 80 meter band?

1855 kHz
2560 kHz
3560 kHz
3650 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

G1C03: What is the maximum bandwidth permitted by FCC rules for Amateur Radio stations when transmitting on USB frequencies in the 60 meter band?

2.8 kHz
5.6 kHz
1.8 kHz
3 kHz

G1D01: Which of the following is a proper way to identify when transmitting using phone on General Class frequencies if you have a CSCE for the required elements but your upgrade from Technician has not appeared in the FCC database?

Give your call sign followed by the words "General Class"
No special identification is needed
Give your call sign followed by "slant AG"
Give your call sign followed the abbreviation 'CSCE'

G1E09: What language must you use when identifying your station if you are using a language other than English in making a contact using phone emission?

The language being used for the contact
Any language if the US has a third party agreement with that country
Any language of a country that is a member of the ITU

G2A02: Which of the following modes is most commonly used for voice communications on the 160, 75, and 40 meter bands?

Upper sideband
Lower sideband
Vestigial sideband
Double sideband

G2B01: Which of the following is true concerning access to frequencies?

Nets always have priority
QSO's in process always have priority
No one has priority access to frequencies, common courtesy should be a guide
Contest operations must always yield to non-contest use of frequencies

G2C08: What prosign is sent to indicate the end of a formal message when using CW?


G2D01: What is the Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC?

Amateur volunteers who are formally enlisted to monitor the airwaves for rules violations
Amateur volunteers who conduct amateur licensing examinations
Amateur volunteers who conduct frequency coordination for amateur VHF repeaters
Amateur volunteers who use their station equipment to help civil defense organizations in times of emergency

G2E12: How does the receiving station respond to an ARQ data mode packet containing errors?

Terminates the contact
Requests the packet be retransmitted
Sends the packet back to the transmitting station
Requests a change in transmitting protocol

G3A16: What is a possible benefit to radio communications resulting from periods of high geomagnetic activity?

Aurora that can reflect VHF signals
Higher signal strength for HF signals passing through the polar regions
Improved HF long path propagation
Reduced long delayed echoes

G3B06: What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF)?

They are bent back to the Earth
They pass through the ionosphere
They are completely absorbed by the ionosphere
They are bent and trapped in the ionosphere to circle the Earth

G3C08: Why are HF scatter signals in the skip zone usually weak?

Only a small part of the signal energy is scattered into the skip zone
Signals are scattered from the magnetosphere which is not a good reflector
Propagation is through ground waves which absorb most of the signal energy
Propagations is through ducts in F region which absorb most of the energy

G4A06: What type of device is often used to enable matching the transmitter output to an impedance other than 50 ohms?

Balanced modulator
SWR Bridge
Antenna coupler
Q Multiplier

G4B12: What problem can occur when making measurements on an antenna system with an antenna analyzer?

SWR readings may be incorrect if the antenna is too close to the Earth
Strong signals from nearby transmitters can affect the accuracy of measurements
The analyzer can be damaged if measurements outside the ham bands are attempted
Connecting the analyzer to an antenna can cause it to absorb harmonics

G4C07: What is one good way to avoid unwanted effects of stray RF energy in an amateur station?

Connect all equipment grounds together
Install an RF filter in series with the ground wire
Use a ground loop for best conductivity
Install a few ferrite beads on the ground wire where it connects to your station

G4D03: Which of the following can be the result of an incorrectly adjusted speech processor?

Distorted speech
Excessive background pickup
All of these choices are correct

G4E03: Which of the following direct, fused power connections would be the best for a 100-watt HF mobile installation?

To the battery using heavy gauge wire
To the alternator or generator using heavy gauge wire
To the battery using resistor wire
To the alternator or generator using resistor wire

G5A03: Which of the following causes opposition to the flow of alternating current in an inductor?


G5B09: What is the RMS voltage of a sine wave with a value of 17 volts peak?

8.5 volts
12 volts
24 volts
34 volts

G5C06: What is the RMS voltage across a 500-turn secondary winding in a transformer if the 2250-turn primary is connected to 120 VAC?

2370 volts
540 volts
26.7 volts
5.9 volts

G6A08: Which of the following describes a thermistor?

A resistor that is resistant to changes in value with temperature variations
A device having a specific change in resistance with temperature variations
A special type of transistor for use at very cold temperatures
A capacitor that changes value with temperature

G6B11: Which of the following solid state devices is most like a vacuum tube in its general operating characteristics?

A bipolar transistor
A Field Effect Transistor
A tunnel diode
A varistor

G6C04: What is meant by the term ROM?

Resistor Operated Memory
Read Only Memory
Random Operational Memory
Resistant to Overload Memory

G7A07: What is the output waveform of an unfiltered full-wave rectifier connected to a resistive load?

A series of DC pulses at twice the frequency of the AC input
A series of DC pulses at the same frequency as the AC input
A sine wave at half the frequency of the AC input
A steady DC voltage

G7B12: Which of these classes of amplifiers has the highest efficiency?

Class A
Class B
Class AB
Class C

G7C10: How is Digital Signal Processor filtering accomplished?

By using direct signal phasing
By converting the signal from analog to digital and using digital processing
By differential spurious phasing
By converting the signal from digital to analog and taking the difference of mixing products

G8A06: What is one advantage of carrier suppression in a single-sideband phone transmission?

Audio fidelity is improved
Greater modulation percentage is obtainable with lower distortion
The available transmitter power can be used more effectively
Simpler receiving equipment can be used

G8B08: Why is it important to know the duty cycle of the data mode you are using when transmitting?

To aid in tuning your transmitter
Some modes have high duty cycles which could exceed the transmitter's average power rating.
To allow time for the other station to break in during a transmission
All of these choices are correct

G9A06: In what values are RF feed line losses usually expressed?

ohms per 1000 ft
dB per 1000 ft
ohms per 100 ft
dB per 100 ft

G9B04: What is the low angle azimuthal radiation pattern of an ideal half-wavelength dipole antenna installed 1/2 wavelength high and parallel to the Earth?

It is a figure-eight at right angles to the antenna
It is a figure-eight off both ends of the antenna
It is a circle (equal radiation in all directions)
It has a pair of lobes on one side of the antenna and a single lobe on the other side

G9C04: Which statement about a three-element; single-band Yagi antenna is true?

The reflector is normally the longest parasitic element
The director is normally the longest parasitic element
The reflector is normally the shortest parasitic element
All of the elements must be the same length

G9D05: What is the advantage of vertical stacking of horizontally polarized Yagi antennas?

Allows quick selection of vertical or horizontal polarization
Allows simultaneous vertical and horizontal polarization
Narrows the main lobe in azimuth
Narrows the main lobe in elevation