Ham General License Practice Quiz


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G0A08: Which of the following steps must an amateur operator take to ensure compliance with RF safety regulations when transmitter power exceeds levels specified in part 97.13?

Post a copy of FCC Part 97 in the station
Post a copy of OET Bulletin 65 in the station
Perform a routine RF exposure evaluation
All of these choices are correct

G0B15: Which of the following is true of an emergency generator installation?

The generator should be located in a well ventilated area
The generator should be insulated from ground
Fuel should be stored near the generator for rapid refueling in case of an emergency
All of these choices are correct

G1A05: Which of the following frequencies is in the General Class portion of the 40 meter band?

7.250 MHz
7.500 MHz
40.200 MHz
40.500 MHz

G1B10: What is the power limit for beacon stations?

10 watts PEP output
20 watts PEP output
100 watts PEP output
200 watts PEP output

G1C11: What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmissions on the 2 meter band?

56 kilobaud
19.6 kilobaud
1200 baud
300 baud

G1D02: What license examinations may you administer when you are an accredited VE holding a General Class operator license?

General and Technician
General only
Technician only
Extra, General and Technician

G1E06: Which of the following applies in the event of interference between a coordinated repeater and an uncoordinated repeater?

The licensee of the non-coordinated repeater has primary responsibility to resolve the interference
The licensee of the coordinated repeater has primary responsibility to resolve the interference
Both repeater licensees share equal responsibility to resolve the interference
The frequency coordinator bears primary responsibility to resolve the interference

G2A10: Which of the following statements is true of SSB VOX operation?

The received signal is more natural sounding
VOX allows "hands free" operation
Frequency spectrum is conserved
Provides more power output

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

G2C02: What should you do if a CW station sends "QRS"?

Send slower
Change frequency
Increase your power
Repeat everything twice

G2D05: When is it permissible to communicate with amateur stations in countries outside the areas administered by the Federal Communications Commission?

Only when the foreign country has a formal third party agreement filed with the FCC
When the contact is with amateurs in any country except those whose administrations have notified the ITU that they object to such communications
When the contact is with amateurs in any country as long as the communication is conducted in English
Only when the foreign country is a member of the International Amateur Radio Union

G2E04: What segment of the 20 meter band is most often used for data transmissions?

14.000 - 14.050 MHz
14.070 - 14.100 MHz
14.150 - 14.225 MHz
14.275 - 14.350 MHz

G3A06: What is a geomagnetic storm?

A sudden drop in the solar-flux index
A thunderstorm which affects radio propagation
Ripples in the ionosphere
A temporary disturbance in the Earth's magnetosphere

G3B12: What factors affect the Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF)?

Path distance and location
Time of day and season
Solar radiation and ionospheric disturbances
All of these choices are correct

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

G4A12: Which of the following is a common use for the dual VFO feature on a transceiver?

To allow transmitting on two frequencies at once
To permit full duplex operation, that is transmitting and receiving at the same time
To permit ease of monitoring the transmit and receive frequencies when they are not the same
To facilitate computer interface

G4B05: Why is high input impedance desirable for a voltmeter?

It improves the frequency response
It decreases battery consumption in the meter
It improves the resolution of the readings
It decreases the loading on circuits being measured

G4C04: What is the effect on an audio device or telephone system if there is interference from a nearby CW transmitter?

On-and-off humming or clicking
A CW signal at a nearly pure audio frequency
A chirpy CW signal
Severely distorted audio

G4D11: How close to the upper edge of the 20 meter General Class band should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide'USB?

3 kHz above the edge of the band
3 kHz below the edge of the band
Your displayed carrier frequency may be set at the edge of the band
Center your signal on the edge of the band

G4E09: What is the approximate open-circuit voltage from a modern, well-illuminated photovoltaic cell?

0.02 VDC
0.5 VDC
0.2 VDC
1.38 VDC

G5A13: Which of the following devices can be used for impedance matching at radio frequencies?

A transformer
A Pi-network
A length of transmission line
All of these choices are correct

G5B14: What is the output PEP from a transmitter if an oscilloscope measures 500 volts peak-to-peak across a 50-ohm resistor connected to the transmitter output?

8.75 watts
625 watts
2500 watts
5000 watts

G5C07: What is the turns ratio of a transformer used to match an audio amplifier having a 600-ohm output impedance to a speaker having a 4-ohm impedance?

12.2 to 1
24.4 to 1
150 to 1
300 to 1

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

G6B04: When two or more diodes are connected in parallel to increase current handling capacity, what is the purpose of the resistor connected in series with each diode?

To ensure the thermal stability of the power supply
To regulate the power supply output voltage
To ensure that one diode doesn't carry most of the current
To act as an inductor

G6C04: What is meant by the term ROM?

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

G7A05: What portion of the AC cycle is converted to DC by a half-wave rectifier?

90 degrees
180 degrees
270 degrees
360 degrees

G7B08: How is the efficiency of an RF power amplifier determined?

Divide the DC input power by the DC output power
Divide the RF output power by the DC input power
Multiply the RF input power by the reciprocal of the RF output power
Add the RF input power to the DC output power

G7C03: What circuit is used to process signals from the RF amplifier and local oscillator and send the result to the IF filter in a superheterodyne receiver?

Balanced modulator
IF amplifier
Mixer
Detector

G8A01: What is the name of the process that changes the envelope of an RF wave to carry information?

Phase modulation
Frequency modulation
Spread spectrum modulation
Amplitude modulation

G8B09: Why is it good to match receiver bandwidth to the bandwidth of the operating mode?

It is required by FCC rules
It minimizes power consumption in the receiver
It improves impedance matching of the antenna
It results in the best signal to noise ratio

G9A10: What standing wave ratio will result from the connection of a 50-ohm feed line to a non-reactive load having a 10-ohm impedance?

2:1
50:1
1:5
5:1

G9B12: What is the approximate length for a 1/4-wave vertical antenna cut for 28.5 MHz?

8 feet
11 feet
16 feet
21 feet

G9C01: Which of the following would increase the bandwidth of a Yagi antenna?

Larger diameter elements
Closer element spacing
Loading coils in series with the element
Tapered-diameter elements

G9D06: Which of the following is an advantage of a log periodic antenna?

Wide bandwidth
Higher gain per element than a Yagi antenna
Harmonic suppression
Polarization diversity