Ham General License Practice Quiz

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G0A01: What is one way that RF energy can affect human body tissue?

It heats body tissue
It causes radiation poisoning
It causes the blood count to reach a dangerously low level
It cools body tissue

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

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

G1C09: What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmitted on the 1.25 meter and 70 centimeter bands?

56 kilobaud
19.6 kilobaud
1200 baud
300 baud

G1D03: On which of the following band segments may you operate if you are a Technician Class operator and have a CSCE for General Class privileges?

Only the Technician band segments until your upgrade is posted on the FCC database
Only on the Technician band segments until your license arrives in the mail
On any General or Technician Class band segment
On any General or Technician Class band segment except 30 and 60 meters

G1E08: Which of the following is a requirement for a non-licensed person to communicate with a foreign Amateur Radio station from a station with an FCC granted license at which a licensed control operator is present?

Information must be exchanged in English
The foreign amateur station must be in a country with which the United States has a third party agreement
The control operator must have at least a General Class license
All of these choices are correct

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

G2C07: When sending CW, what does a 'C' mean when added to the RST report?

Chirpy or unstable signal
Report was read from S meter reading rather than estimated
100 percent copy
Key clicks

G2D07: Which of the following is required by the FCC rules when operating in the 60 meter band?

If you are using other than a dipole antenna, you must keep a record of the gain of your antenna
You must keep a log of the date, time, frequency, power level and stations worked
You must keep a log of all third party traffic
You must keep a log of the manufacturer of your equipment and the antenna used

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

G3A10: What causes HF propagation conditions to vary periodically in a 28-day cycle?

Long term oscillations in the upper atmosphere
Cyclic variation in the Earth's radiation belts
The Sun's rotation on its axis
The position of the Moon in its orbit

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

G3C05: Why is long distance communication on the 40, 60, 80 and 160 meter bands more difficult during the day?

The F layer absorbs signals at these frequencies during daylight hours
The F layer is unstable during daylight hours
The D layer absorbs signals at these frequencies during daylight hours
The E layer is unstable during daylight hours

G4A11: Which of the following is a use for the IF shift control on a receiver?

To avoid interference from stations very close to the receive frequency
To change frequency rapidly
To permit listening on a different frequency from that on which you are transmitting
To tune in stations that are slightly off frequency without changing your transmit frequency

G4B10: Which of the following can be determined with a directional wattmeter?

Standing wave ratio
Antenna front-to-back ratio
RF interference
Radio wave propagation

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

G4E11: Which of the following is a disadvantage of using wind as the primary source of power for an emergency station?

The conversion efficiency from mechanical energy to electrical energy is less than 2 percent
The voltage and current ratings of such systems are not compatible with amateur equipment
A large energy storage system is needed to supply power when the wind is not blowing
All of these choices are correct

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


G5B02: How does the total current relate to the individual currents in each branch of a parallel circuit?

It equals the average of each branch current
It decreases as more parallel branches are added to the circuit
It equals the sum of the currents through each branch
It is the sum of the reciprocal of each individual voltage drop

G5C13: Which of the following components should be added to a capacitor to increase the capacitance?

An inductor in series
A resistor in series
A capacitor in parallel
A capacitor in series

G6A10: How should the winding axes of solenoid inductors be placed to minimize their mutual inductance?

In line
Parallel to each other
At right angles

G6B09: Which of the following describes the construction of a MOSFET?

The gate is formed by a back-biased junction
The gate is separated from the channel with a thin insulating layer
The source is separated from the drain by a thin insulating layer
The source is formed by depositing metal on silicon

G6C13: Which of these connector types is commonly used for RF service at frequencies up to 150 MHz?


G7A12: Which symbol in Figure G7-1 represents a multiple-winding transformer?

Symbol 4
Symbol 7
Symbol 6
Symbol 1

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

G7C08: What type of circuit is used in many FM receivers to convert signals coming from the IF amplifier to audio?

Product detector
Phase inverter

G8A05: What type of modulation varies the instantaneous power level of the RF signal?

Frequency shift keying
Pulse position modulation
Frequency modulation
Amplitude modulation

G8B07: What is the frequency deviation for a 12.21-MHz reactance-modulated oscillator in a 5-kHz deviation, 146.52-MHz FM-phone transmitter?

101.75 Hz
416.7 Hz
5 kHz
60 kHz

G9A11: What standing wave ratio will result from the connection of a 50-ohm feed line to a non-reactive load having a 50-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

G9C12: Which of the following is an advantage of using a gamma match for impedance matching of a Yagi antenna to 50-ohm coax feed line?

It does not require that the elements be insulated from the boom
It does not require any inductors or capacitors
It is useful for matching multiband antennas
All of these choices are correct

G9D10: Which of the following describes a Beverage antenna?

A vertical antenna constructed from beverage cans
A broad-band mobile antenna
A helical antenna for space reception
A very long and low directional receiving antenna