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

G0B06: Why must the metal enclosure of every item of station equipment be grounded?

It prevents blowing of fuses in case of an internal short circuit
It prevents signal overload
It ensures that the neutral wire is grounded
It ensures that hazardous voltages cannot appear on the chassis

G1A12: When General Class licensees are not permitted to use the entire voice portion of a particular band, which portion of the voice segment is generally available to them?

The lower frequency end
The upper frequency end
The lower frequency end on frequencies below 7.3 MHz and the upper end on frequencies above 14.150 MHz
The upper frequency end on frequencies below 7.3 MHz and the lower end on frequencies above 14.150 MHz

G1B09: When may an amateur station transmit communications in which the licensee or control operator has a pecuniary (monetary) interest?

When other amateurs are being notified of the sale of apparatus normally used in an amateur station and such activity is not done on a regular basis
Only when there is no other means of communications readily available
When other amateurs are being notified of the sale of any item with a monetary value less than $200 and such activity is not done on a regular basis

G1C10: What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmissions on the 10 meter band?

56 kilobaud
19.6 kilobaud
1200 baud
300 baud

G1D07: Volunteer Examiners are accredited by what organization?

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

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

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

G2B03: If propagation changes during your contact and you notice increasing interference from other activity on the same frequency, what should you do?

Tell the interfering stations to change frequency
Report the interference to your local Amateur Auxiliary Coordinator
As a common courtesy, move your contact to another frequency
Increase power to overcome interference

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


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

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

G3A09: What effect do high sunspot numbers have on radio communications?

High-frequency radio signals become weak and distorted
Frequencies above 300 MHz become usable for long-distance communication
Long-distance communication in the upper HF and lower VHF range is enhanced
Microwave communications become unstable

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

G3C03: Why is the F2 region mainly responsible for the longest distance radio wave propagation?

Because it is the densest ionospheric layer
Because it does not absorb radio waves as much as other ionospheric regions
Because it is the highest ionospheric region
All of these choices are correct

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

G4B07: Which of the following might be a use for a field strength meter?

Close-in radio direction-finding
A modulation monitor for a frequency or phase modulation transmitter
An overmodulation indicator for a SSB transmitter
A keying indicator for a RTTY or packet transmitter

G4C11: Which of the following is one use for a Digital Signal Processor in an amateur station?

To provide adequate grounding
To remove noise from received signals
To increase antenna gain
To increase antenna bandwidth

G4D02: Which of the following describes how a speech processor affects a transmitted single sideband phone signal?

It increases peak power
It increases average power
It reduces harmonic distortion
It reduces intermodulation distortion

G4E08: What is the name of the process by which sunlight is changed directly into electricity?

Photovoltaic conversion
Photon emission
Photon decomposition

G5A10: What unit is used to measure impedance?


G5B05: How many watts are dissipated when a current of 7.0 milliamperes flows through 1.25 kilohms?

Approximately 61 milliwatts
Approximately 61 watts
Approximately 11 milliwatts
Approximately 11 watts

G5C04: What is the total resistance of three 100-ohm resistors in parallel?

.30 ohms
.33 ohms
33.3 ohms
300 ohms

G6A05: Which of the following is one effect of lead inductance in a capacitor used at VHF and above?

Effective capacitance may be reduced
Voltage rating may be reduced
ESR may be reduced
The polarity of the capacitor might become reversed

G6B01: What is the peak-inverse-voltage rating of a rectifier?

The maximum voltage the rectifier will handle in the conducting direction
1.4 times the AC frequency
The maximum voltage the rectifier will handle in the non-conducting direction
2.8 times the AC frequency

G6C11: What is a microprocessor?

A low power analog signal processor used as a microwave detector
A computer on a single integrated circuit
A microwave detector, amplifier, and local oscillator on a single integrated circuit
A low voltage amplifier used in a microwave transmitter modulator stage

G7A13: Which symbol in Figure G7-1 represents a tapped inductor?

Symbol 7
Symbol 11
Symbol 6
Symbol 1

G7B06: What is a shift register?

A clocked array of circuits that passes data in steps along the array
An array of operational amplifiers used for tri state arithmetic operations
A digital mixer
An analog mixer

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

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

G8B04: What is the name of the stage in a VHF FM transmitter that generates a harmonic of a lower frequency signal to reach the desired operating frequency?

Reactance modulator
Pre-emphasis network

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?


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

G9C06: Which of the following is a reason why a Yagi antenna is often used for radio communications on the 20 meter band?

It provides excellent omnidirectional coverage in the horizontal plane
It is smaller, less expensive and easier to erect than a dipole or vertical antenna
It helps reduce interference from other stations to the side or behind the antenna
It provides the highest possible angle of radiation for the HF bands

G9D09: Which of the following is an application for a Beverage antenna?

Directional transmitting for low HF bands
Directional receiving for low HF bands
Portable direction finding at higher HF frequencies
Portable direction finding at lower HF frequencies