Ham General License Practice Quiz

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G0A12: What precaution should you take whenever you make adjustments or repairs to an antenna?

Ensure that you and the antenna structure are grounded
Turn off the transmitter and disconnect the feed line
Wear a radiation badge
All of these choices are correct

G0B08: What should be done by any person preparing to climb a tower that supports electrically powered devices?

Notify the electric company that a person will be working on the tower
Make sure all circuits that supply power to the tower are locked out and tagged
Unground the base of the tower
All of these choices are correct

G1A13: Which, if any, amateur band is shared with the Citizens Radio Service?

10 meters
12 meters
15 meters

G1B11: How does the FCC require an amateur station to be operated in all respects not specifically covered by the Part 97 rules?

In conformance with the rules of the IARU
In conformance with Amateur Radio custom
In conformance with good engineering and good amateur practice
All of these choices are correct

G1C02: What is the maximum transmitting power an amateur station may use on the 12 meter band?

1500 PEP output, except for 200 watts PEP output in the Novice portion
200 watts PEP output
1500 watts PEP output
An effective radiated power equivalent to 50 watts from a half-wave dipole

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

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

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

G2B11: What frequency should be used to send a distress call?

Whatever frequency has the best chance of communicating the distress message
Only frequencies authorized for RACES or ARES stations
Only frequencies that are within your operating privileges
Only frequencies used by police, fire or emergency medical services

G2C06: What does the term 'zero beat' mean in CW operation?

Matching the speed of the transmitting station
Operating split to avoid interference on frequency
Sending without error
Matching your transmit frequency to the frequency of a received signal.

G2D08: Why do many amateurs keep a log even though the FCC doesn't require it?

The ITU requires a log of all international contacts
The ITU requires a log of all international third party traffic
The log provides evidence of operation needed to renew a license without retest
To help with a reply if the FCC requests information

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

G3A07: At what point in the solar cycle does the 20 meter band usually support worldwide propagation during daylight hours?

At the summer solstice
Only at the maximum point of the solar cycle
Only at the minimum point of the solar cycle
At any point in the solar cycle

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

G3C06: What is a characteristic of HF scatter signals?

They have high intelligibility
They have a wavering sound
They have very large swings in signal strength
All of these choices are correct

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

G4C02: Which of the following could be a cause of interference covering a wide range of frequencies?

Not using a balun or line isolator to feed balanced antennas
Lack of rectification of the transmitter's signal in power conductors
Arcing at a poor electrical connection
The use of horizontal rather than vertical antennas

G4D10: How close to the lower'edge of the 40 meter General Class phone segment should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide'LSB?

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

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?


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

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

G6A12: What is a common name for an inductor used to help smooth the DC output from the rectifier in a conventional power supply?

Back EMF choke
Repulsion coil
Charging inductor
Filter choke

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

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

G7A08: Which of the following is an advantage of a switch-mode power supply as compared to a linear power supply?

Faster switching time makes higher output voltage possible
Fewer circuit components are required
High frequency operation allows the use of smaller components
All of these choices are correct

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

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

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

G8B01: What receiver stage combines a 14.250 MHz input signal with a 13.795 MHz oscillator signal to produce a 455 kHz intermediate frequency (IF) signal?


G9A04: What is the reason for the occurrence of reflected power at the point where a feed line connects to an antenna?

Operating an antenna at its resonant frequency
Using more transmitter power than the antenna can handle
A difference between feed-line impedance and antenna feed-point impedance
Feeding the antenna with unbalanced feed line

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

G9C18: What happens when the feed point of a quad antenna is changed from the center of either horizontal wire to the center of either vertical wire?

The polarization of the radiated signal changes from horizontal to vertical
The polarization of the radiated signal changes from vertical to horizontal
The direction of the main lobe is reversed
The radiated signal changes to an omnidirectional pattern

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