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

G0B04: Which of the following is a primary reason for not placing a gasoline-fueled generator inside an occupied area?

Danger of carbon monoxide poisoning
Danger of engine over torque
Lack of oxygen for adequate combustion
Lack of nitrogen for adequate combustion

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

G1B01: What is the maximum height above ground to which an antenna structure may be erected without requiring notification to the FAA and registration with the FCC, provided it is not at or near a public use airport?

50 feet
100 feet
200 feet
300 feet

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

G1D06: When must you add the special identifier "AG" after your call sign if you are a Technician Class licensee and have a CSCE for General Class operator privileges, but the FCC has not yet posted your upgrade on its Web site?

Whenever you operate using General Class frequency privileges
Whenever you operate on any amateur frequency
Whenever you operate using Technician frequency privileges
A special identifier is not required as long as your General Class license application has been filed with the FCC

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

G2A03: Which of the following is most commonly used for SSB voice communications in the VHF and UHF bands?

Upper sideband
Lower sideband
Vestigial sideband
Double sideband

G2B07: Which of the following complies with good amateur practice when choosing a frequency on which to initiate a call?

Check to see if the channel is assigned to another station
Identify your station by transmitting your call sign at least 3 times
Follow the voluntary band plan for the operating mode you intend to use
All of these choices are correct

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.

G2D03: What skills learned during 'hidden transmitter hunts' are of help to the Amateur Auxiliary?

Identification of out of band operation
Direction finding used to locate stations violating FCC Rules
Identification of different call signs
Hunters have an opportunity to transmit on non-amateur frequencies

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

G3A11: Approximately how long is the typical sunspot cycle?

8 minutes
40 hours
28 days
11 years

G3B05: What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF) and above the Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF) when they are sent into the ionosphere?

They are bent back to the Earth
They pass through the ionosphere
They are amplified by interaction with the ionosphere
They are bent and trapped in the ionosphere to circle the Earth

G3C12: Which ionospheric layer is the most absorbent of long skip signals during daylight hours on frequencies below 10 MHz?

The F2 layer
The F1 layer
The E layer
The D layer

G4A02: What is one advantage of selecting the opposite or "reverse" sideband when receiving CW signals on a typical HF transceiver?

Interference from impulse noise will be eliminated
More stations can be accommodated within a given signal passband
It may be possible to reduce or eliminate interference from other signals
Accidental out of band operation can be prevented

G4B09: Which of the following can be determined with a field strength meter?

The radiation resistance of an antenna
The radiation pattern of an antenna
The presence and amount of phase distortion of a transmitter
The presence and amount of amplitude distortion of a transmitter

G4C10: What could be a symptom of a ground loop somewhere in your station?

You receive reports of "hum" on your station's transmitted signal
The SWR reading for one or more antennas is suddenly very high
An item of station equipment starts to draw excessive amounts of current
You receive reports of harmonic interference from your station

G4D07: How much must the power output of a transmitter be raised to change the S- meter reading on a distant receiver from S8 to S9?

Approximately 1.5 times
Approximately 2 times
Approximately 4 times
Approximately 8 times

G4E07: Which of the following is the most likely to cause interfering signals to be heard in the receiver of an HF mobile installation in a recent model vehicle?

The battery charging system
The anti-lock braking system
The anti-theft circuitry
The vehicle control computer

G5A07: What happens when the impedance of an electrical load is equal to the internal impedance of the power source?

The source delivers minimum power to the load
The electrical load is shorted
No current can flow through the circuit
The source can deliver maximum power to the load

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

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

G6A13: What is an effect of inter-turn capacitance in an inductor?

The magnetic field may become inverted
The inductor may become self resonant at some frequencies
The permeability will increase
The voltage rating may be exceeded

G6B06: Which of the following is an advantage of using a Schottky diode in an RF switching circuit as compared to a standard silicon diode?

Lower capacitance
Lower inductance
Longer switching times
Higher breakdown voltage

G6C03: Which of the following is an advantage of CMOS integrated circuits compared to TTL integrated circuits?

Low power consumption
High power handling capability
Better suited for RF amplification
Better suited for power supply regulation

G7A11: Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents an NPN junction transistor?

Symbol 1
Symbol 2
Symbol 7
Symbol 11

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

G8A09: What control is typically adjusted for proper ALC setting on an amateur single sideband transceiver?

The RF clipping level
Transmit audio or microphone gain
Antenna inductance or capacitance
Attenuator level

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?


G9A03: What is the characteristic impedance of flat ribbon TV type twinlead?

50 ohms
75 ohms
100 ohms
300 ohms

G9B02: What is an advantage of downward sloping radials on a quarter wave ground-plane antenna?

They lower the radiation angle
They bring the feed-point impedance closer to 300 ohms
They increase the radiation angle
They bring the feed-point impedance closer to 50 ohms

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

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