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

G0B14: Which of the following is covered by the National Electrical Code?

Acceptable bandwidth limits
Acceptable modulation limits
Electrical safety inside the ham shack
RF exposure limits of the human body

G1A01: On which of the following bands is a General Class license holder granted all amateur frequency privileges?

60, 20, 17, and 12 meters
160, 80, 40, and 10 meters
160, 60, 30, 17, 12, and 10 meters
160, 30, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meters

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

G1C08: What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmitted at frequencies below 28 MHz?

56 kilobaud
19.6 kilobaud
1200 baud
300 baud

G1D09: How long is a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) valid for exam element credit?

30 days
180 days
365 days
For as long as your current license is valid

G1E05: What types of messages for a third party in another country may be transmitted by an amateur station?

Any message, as long as the amateur operator is not paid
Only messages for other licensed amateurs
Only messages relating to Amateur Radio or remarks of a personal character, or messages relating to emergencies or disaster relief
Any messages, as long as the text of the message is recorded in the station log

G2A09: Why do most amateur stations use lower sideband on the 160, 75 and 40 meter bands?

Lower sideband is more efficient than upper sideband at these frequencies
Lower sideband is the only sideband legal on these frequency bands
Because it is fully compatible with an AM detector
Current amateur practice is to use lower sideband on these frequency bands

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

G2E08: What segment of the 80 meter band is most commonly used for data transmissions?

3570 ' 3600 kHz
3500 ' 3525 kHz
3700 ' 3750 kHz
3775 ' 3825 kHz

G3A15: How long does it take charged particles from coronal mass ejections to affect radio-wave propagation on the Earth?

28 days
14 days
4 to 8 minutes
20 to 40 hours

G3B11: What happens to HF propagation when the Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF) exceeds the Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF)?

No HF radio frequency will support ordinary skywave communications over the path
HF communications over the path are enhanced
Double hop propagation along the path is more common
Propagation over the path on all HF frequencies is enhanced

G3C07: What makes HF scatter signals often sound distorted?

The ionospheric layer involved is unstable
Ground waves are absorbing much of the signal
The E-region is not present
Energy is scattered into the skip zone through several different radio wave paths

G4A14: How should the transceiver audio input be adjusted when transmitting PSK31 data signals?

So that the transceiver is at maximum rated output power
So that the transceiver ALC system does not activate
So that the transceiver operates at no more than 25% of rated power
So that the transceiver ALC indicator shows half scale

G4B12: What problem can occur when making measurements on an antenna system with an antenna analyzer?

SWR readings may be incorrect if the antenna is too close to the Earth
Strong signals from nearby transmitters can affect the accuracy of measurements
The analyzer can be damaged if measurements outside the ham bands are attempted
Connecting the analyzer to an antenna can cause it to absorb harmonics

G4C09: How can a ground loop be avoided?

Connect all ground conductors in series
Connect the AC neutral conductor to the ground wire
Avoid using lock washers and star washers when making ground connections
Connect all ground conductors to a single point

G4D04: What does an S meter measure?

Received signal strength
Transmitter power output

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

G5A10: What unit is used to measure impedance?


G5B10: What percentage of power loss would result from a transmission line loss of 1 dB?


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

G6A01: Which of the following is an important characteristic for capacitors used to filter the DC output of a switching power supply?

Low equivalent series resistance
High equivalent series resistance
Low Temperature coefficient
High Temperature coefficient

G6B03: What is the approximate junction threshold voltage of a germanium diode?

0.1 volt
0.3 volts
0.7 volts
1.0 volts

G6C02: What is meant by the term MMIC?

Multi Megabyte Integrated Circuit
Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit
Military-specification Manufactured Integrated Circuit
Mode Modulated Integrated Circuit

G7A10: Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents a Zener diode?

Symbol 4
Symbol 1
Symbol 11
Symbol 5

G7B12: Which of these classes of amplifiers has the highest efficiency?

Class A
Class B
Class AB
Class C

G7C09: Which of the following is needed for a Digital Signal Processor IF filter?

An analog to digital converter
A digital to analog converter
A digital processor chip
All of the these choices are correct

G8A04: What emission is produced by a reactance modulator connected to an RF power amplifier?

Multiplex modulation
Phase modulation
Amplitude modulation
Pulse modulation

G8B03: What is another term for the mixing of two RF signals?

Phase inverting

G9A05: How does the attenuation of coaxial cable change as the frequency of the signal it is carrying increases?

It is independent of frequency
It increases
It decreases
It reaches a maximum at approximately 18 MHz

G9B05: How does antenna height affect the horizontal (azimuthal) radiation pattern of a horizontal dipole HF antenna?

If the antenna is too high, the pattern becomes unpredictable
Antenna height has no effect on the pattern
If the antenna is less than 1/2 wavelength high, the azimuthal pattern is almost omnidirectional
If the antenna is less than 1/2 wavelength high, radiation off the ends of the wire is eliminated

G9C16: How does the gain of a two-element delta-loop beam compare to the gain of a two-element quad antenna?

3 dB higher
3 dB lower
2.54 dB higher
About the same

G9D07: Which of the following describes a log periodic antenna?

Length and spacing of the elements increases logarithmically from one end of the boom to the other
Impedance varies periodically as a function of frequency
Gain varies logarithmically as a function of frequency
SWR varies periodically as a function of boom length