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

G0B11: Which of the following is good engineering practice for lightning protection grounds?

They must be bonded to all buried water and gas lines
Bends in ground wires must be made as close as possible to a right angle
Lightning grounds must be connected to all ungrounded wiring
They must be bonded together with all other grounds

G1A11: Which of the following frequencies is available to a control operator holding a General Class license?

28.020 MHz
28.350 MHz
28.550 MHz
All of these choices are correct

G1B06: When is an amateur station permitted to transmit secret codes?

During a declared communications emergency
To control a space station
Only when the information is of a routine, personal nature
Only with Special Temporary Authorization from the FCC

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

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

G2A01: Which sideband is most commonly used for voice communications on frequencies of 14 MHz or higher?

Upper sideband
Lower sideband
Vestigial sideband
Double sideband

G2B10: When may the FCC restrict normal frequency operations of amateur stations participating in RACES?

When they declare a temporary state of communication emergency
When they seize your equipment for use in disaster communications
Only when all amateur stations are instructed to stop transmitting
When the President's War Emergency Powers have been invoked

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

Slow down
Send faster
Zero beat my signal
Quitting operation

G2D10: What is QRP operation?

Remote piloted model control
Low power transmit operation
Transmission using Quick Response Protocol
Traffic relay procedure net operation

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

G3A16: What is a possible benefit to radio communications resulting from periods of high geomagnetic activity?

Aurora that can reflect VHF signals
Higher signal strength for HF signals passing through the polar regions
Improved HF long path propagation
Reduced long delayed echoes

G3B03: Which of the following applies when selecting a frequency for lowest attenuation when transmitting on HF?

Select a frequency just below the MUF
Select a frequency just above the LUF
Select a frequency just below the critical frequency
Select a frequency just above the critical frequency

G3C13: What is Near Vertical Incidence Sky-wave (NVIS) propagation?

Propagation near the MUF
Short distance HF propagation using high elevation angles
Long path HF propagation at sunrise and sunset
Double hop propagation near the LUF

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

G4B06: What is an advantage of a digital voltmeter as compared to an analog voltmeter?

Better for measuring computer circuits
Better for RF measurements
Better precision for most uses
Faster response

G4C06: What effect can be caused by a resonant ground connection?

Overheating of ground straps
Corrosion of the ground rod
High RF voltages on the enclosures of station equipment
A ground loop

G4D03: Which of the following can be the result of an incorrectly adjusted speech processor?

Distorted speech
Excessive background pickup
All of these choices are correct

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

G5A04: Which of the following causes opposition to the flow of alternating current in a capacitor?


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


G5C08: What is the equivalent capacitance of two 5000 picofarad capacitors and one 750 picofarad capacitor connected in parallel?

576.9 picofarads
1733 picofarads
3583 picofarads
10750 picofarads

G6A02: Which of the following types of capacitors are often used in power supply circuits to filter the rectified AC?

Disc ceramic
Vacuum variable

G6B05: What is the approximate junction threshold voltage of a conventional silicon 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

G7A05: What portion of the AC cycle is converted to DC by a half-wave rectifier?

90 degrees
180 degrees
270 degrees
360 degrees

G7B13: What is the reason for neutralizing the final amplifier stage of a transmitter?

To limit the modulation index
To eliminate self-oscillations
To cut off the final amplifier during standby periods
To keep the carrier on frequency

G7C06: What should be the impedance of a low-pass filter as compared to the impedance of the transmission line into which it is inserted?

Substantially higher
About the same
Substantially lower
Twice the transmission line impedance

G8A11: What happens to the RF carrier signal when a modulating audio signal is applied to an FM transmitter?

The carrier frequency changes proportionally to the instantaneous amplitude of the modulating signal
The carrier frequency changes proportionally to the amplitude and frequency of the modulating signal
The carrier amplitude changes proportionally to the instantaneous frequency of the modulating signal
The carrier phase changes proportionally to the instantaneous amplitude of the modulating signal

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?


G9A01: Which of the following factors determine the characteristic impedance of a parallel conductor antenna feed line?

The distance between the centers of the conductors and the radius of the
The distance between the centers of the conductors and the length of the line
The radius of the conductors and the frequency of the signal
The frequency of the signal and the length of the line

G9B03: What happens to the feed-point impedance of a ground-plane antenna when its radials are changed from horizontal to downward-sloping?

It decreases
It increases
It stays the same
It reaches a maximum at an angle of 45 degrees

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

G9D03: At what height above ground is an NVIS antenna typically installed?

As close to one-half wave as possible
As close to one wavelength as possible
Height is not critical as long as it is significantly more than 1/2 wavelength
Between 1/10 and 1/4 wavelength