Ham General License Practice Quiz

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G0A02: Which of the following properties is important in estimating whether an RF signal exceeds the maximum permissible exposure (MPE)?

Its duty cycle
Its frequency
Its power density
All of these choices are correct

G0B03: Which size of fuse or circuit breaker would be appropriate to use with a circuit that uses AWG number 14 wiring?

100 amperes
60 amperes
30 amperes
15 amperes

G1A08: Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 20 meter phone band?

14005 kHz
14105 kHz
14305 kHz
14405 kHz

G1B10: What is the power limit for beacon stations?

10 watts PEP output
20 watts PEP output
100 watts PEP output
200 watts PEP output

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

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

G1E06: Which of the following applies in the event of interference between a coordinated repeater and an uncoordinated repeater?

The licensee of the non-coordinated repeater has primary responsibility to resolve the interference
The licensee of the coordinated repeater has primary responsibility to resolve the interference
Both repeater licensees share equal responsibility to resolve the interference
The frequency coordinator bears primary responsibility to resolve the interference

G2A07: Which of the following statements is true of the single sideband (SSB) voice mode?

Only one sideband and the carrier are transmitted; the other sideband is suppressed
Only one sideband is transmitted; the other sideband and carrier are suppressed
SSB voice transmissions have higher average power than any other mode
SSB is the only mode that is authorized on the 160, 75 and 40 meter amateur bands

G2B08: What is the 'DX window' in a voluntary band plan?

A portion of the band that should not be used for contacts between stations within the 48 contiguous United States
An FCC rule that prohibits contacts between stations within the United States and possessions on that band segment
An FCC rule that allows only digital contacts in that portion of the band
A portion of the band that has been voluntarily set aside for digital contacts only

G2C08: What prosign is sent to indicate the end of a formal message when using CW?


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

G2E10: What is a major advantage of MFSK16 compared to other digital modes?

It is much higher speed than RTTY
It is much narrower bandwidth than most digital modes
It has built-in error correction
It offers good performance in weak signal environments without error correction

G3A03: Approximately how long does it take the increased ultraviolet and X-ray radiation from solar flares to affect radio-wave propagation on the Earth?

28 days
1 to 2 hours
8 minutes
20 to 40 hours

G3B10: What is the approximate maximum distance along the Earth's surface that is normally covered in one hop using the E region?

180 miles
1,200 miles
2,500 miles
12,000 miles

G3C01: Which of the following ionospheric layers is closest to the surface of the Earth?

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

G4A08: What is the correct adjustment for the load or coupling control of a vacuum tube RF power amplifier?

Minimum SWR on the antenna
Minimum plate current without exceeding maximum allowable grid current
Highest plate voltage while minimizing grid current
Maximum power output without exceeding maximum allowable plate current

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

G4C08: Which of the following would reduce RF interference caused by common-mode current on an audio cable?

Placing a ferrite bead around the cable
Adding series capacitors to the conductors
Adding shunt inductors to the conductors
Adding an additional insulating jacket to the cable

G4D08: What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz LSB signal when the displayed carrier frequency is set to 7.178 MHz?

7.178 to 7.181 MHz
7.178 to 7.184 MHz
7.175 to 7.178 MHz
7.1765 to 7.1795 MHz

G4E05: Which of the following most limits the effectiveness of an HF mobile transceiver operating in the 75 meter band?

'Picket Fencing' signal variation
The wire gauge of the DC power line to the transceiver
The antenna system
FCC rules limiting mobile output power on the 75 meter band

G5A10: What unit is used to measure impedance?


G5B04: How many watts of electrical power are used by a 12-VDC light bulb that draws 0.2 amperes?

2.4 watts
24 watts
6 watts
60 watts

G5C02: Which part of a transformer is normally connected to the incoming source of energy?

The secondary
The primary
The core
The plates

G6A05: Which of the following is one effect of lead inductance in a capacitor used at VHF and above?

Effective capacitance may be reduced
Voltage rating may be reduced
ESR may be reduced
The polarity of the capacitor might become reversed

G6B08: Why must the cases of some large power transistors be insulated from ground?

To increase the beta of the transistor
To improve the power dissipation capability
To reduce stray capacitance
To avoid shorting the collector or drain voltage to ground

G6C14: Which of these connector types is commonly used for audio signals in Amateur Radio stations?

RCA Phono
Type N

G7A09: Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents a field effect transistor?

Symbol 2
Symbol 5
Symbol 1
Symbol 4

G7B06: What is a shift register?

A clocked array of circuits that passes data in steps along the array
An array of operational amplifiers used for tri state arithmetic operations
A digital mixer
An analog mixer

G7C07: What is the simplest combination of stages that implement a superheterodyne receiver?

RF amplifier, detector, audio amplifier
RF amplifier, mixer, IF discriminator
HF oscillator, mixer, detector
HF oscillator, pre-scaler, audio amplifier

G8A10: What is meant by flat-topping of a single-sideband phone transmission?

Signal distortion caused by insufficient collector current
The transmitter's automatic level control is properly adjusted
Signal distortion caused by excessive drive
The transmitter's carrier is properly suppressed

G8B09: Why is it good to match receiver bandwidth to the bandwidth of the operating mode?

It is required by FCC rules
It minimizes power consumption in the receiver
It improves impedance matching of the antenna
It results in the best signal to noise ratio

G9A09: What standing wave ratio will result from the connection of a 50-ohm feed line to a non-reactive load having a 200-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

G9C14: How does the forward gain of a two-element quad antenna compare to the forward gain of a three-element Yagi antenna?

About 2/3 as much
About the same
About 1.5 times as much
About twice as much

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