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

G0B16: When might a lead acid storage battery give off explosive hydrogen gas?

When stored for long periods of time
When being discharged
When being charged
When not placed on a level surface

G1A15: What is the appropriate action if, when operating on either the 30 or 60 meter bands, a station in the primary service interferes with your contact?

Notify the FCC's regional Engineer in Charge of the interference
Increase your transmitter's power to overcome the interference
Attempt to contact the station and request that it stop the interference
Move to a clear frequency

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 FCC
The Control Operator
The IEEE
The ITU

G1C01: What is the maximum transmitting power an amateur station may use on 10.140 MHz?

200 watts PEP output
1000 watts PEP output
1500 watts PEP output
2000 watts PEP output

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

G1E07: With which foreign countries is third party traffic prohibited, except for messages directly involving emergencies or disaster relief communications?

Countries in ITU Region 2
Countries in ITU Region 1
Every foreign country, unless there is a third party agreement in effect with that country
Any country which is not a member of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)

G2A04: Which mode is most commonly used for voice communications on the 17 and 12 meter bands?

Upper sideband
Lower sideband
Vestigial sideband
Double sideband

G2B09: Who may be the control operator of an amateur station transmitting in RACES to assist relief operations during a disaster?

Only a person holding an FCC issued amateur operator license
Only a RACES net control operator
A person holding an FCC issued amateur operator license or an appropriate government official
Any control operator when normal communication systems are operational

G2C10: What does the Q signal "QRQ" mean?

Slow down
Send faster
Zero beat my signal
Quitting operation

G2D11: Which HF antenna would be the best to use for minimizing interference?

A quarter-wave vertical antenna
An isotropic antenna
A unidirectional antenna
An omnidirectional antenna

G2E05: Which of the following describes Baudot code?

A 7-bit code with start, stop and parity bits
A code using error detection and correction
A 5-bit code with additional start and stop bits
A code using SELCAL and LISTEN

G3A05: What is the solar-flux index?

A measure of the highest frequency that is useful for ionospheric propagation between two points on the Earth
A count of sunspots which is adjusted for solar emissions
Another name for the American sunspot number
A measure of solar radiation at 10.7 cm

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

G3C05: Why is long distance communication on the 40, 60, 80 and 160 meter bands more difficult during the day?

The F layer absorbs signals at these frequencies during daylight hours
The F layer is unstable during daylight hours
The D layer absorbs signals at these frequencies during daylight hours
The E layer is unstable during daylight hours

G4A07: What condition can lead to permanent damage when using a solid-state RF power amplifier?

Exceeding the Maximum Usable Frequency
Low input SWR
Shorting the input signal to ground
Excessive drive power

G4B16: What signals are used to conduct a two-tone test?

Two audio signals of the same frequency shifted 90-degrees
Two non-harmonically related audio signals
Two swept frequency tones
Two audio frequency range square wave signals of equal amplitude

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

G4D04: What does an S meter measure?

Conductance
Impedance
Received signal strength
Transmitter power output

G4E10: What is the reason a series diode is connected between a solar panel and a storage battery that is being charged by the panel?

The diode serves to regulate the charging voltage to prevent overcharge
The diode prevents self discharge of the battery though the panel during times of low or no illumination
The diode limits the current flowing from the panel to a safe value
The diode greatly increases the efficiency during times of high illumination

G5A11: Which of the following describes one method of impedance matching between two AC circuits?

Insert an LC network between the two circuits
Reduce the power output of the first circuit
Increase the power output of the first circuit
Insert a circulator between the two circuits

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

G5C14: Which of the following components should be added to an inductor to increase the inductance?

A capacitor in series
A resistor in parallel
An inductor in parallel
An inductor in series

G6A09: What is an advantage of using a ferrite core toroidal inductor?

Large values of inductance may be obtained
The magnetic properties of the core may be optimized for a specific range of frequencies
Most of the magnetic field is contained in the core
All of these choices are correct

G6B13: What is an advantage of the low internal resistance of nickel-cadmium batteries?

Long life
High discharge current
High voltage
Rapid recharge

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

G7A04: What is the peak-inverse-voltage across the rectifier in a half-wave power supply?

One-half the normal peak output voltage of the power supply
One-half the normal output voltage of the power supply
Equal to the normal output voltage of the power supply
Two times the normal peak output voltage of the power supply

G7B02: Which of the following is an advantage of using the binary system when processing digital signals?

Binary "ones" and "zeros" are easy to represent with an "on" or "off" state
The binary number system is most accurate
Binary numbers are more compatible with analog circuitry
All of these choices are correct

G7C01: Which of the following is used to process signals from the balanced modulator and send them to the mixer in a single-sideband phone transmitter?

Carrier oscillator
Filter
IF amplifier
RF amplifier

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

G9A12: What would be the SWR if you feed a vertical antenna that has a 25-ohm feed-point impedance with 50-ohm coaxial cable?

2:1
2.5:1
1.25:1
You cannot determine SWR from impedance values

G9B09: Which of the following is an advantage of a horizontally polarized as compared to vertically polarized HF antenna?

Lower ground reflection losses
Lower feed-point impedance
Shorter Radials
Lower radiation resistance

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

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