Ham General License Practice Quiz

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G0A05: What must you do if an evaluation of your station shows RF energy radiated from your station exceeds permissible limits?

Take action to prevent human exposure to the excessive RF fields
File an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-97) with the FCC
Secure written permission from your neighbors to operate above the controlled MPE limits
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

G1A15: What is the appropriate action if, when operating on either the 30 or 60 meter bands, a station in the primary service interferes with your contact?

Notify the FCC's regional Engineer in Charge of the interference
Increase your transmitter's power to overcome the interference
Attempt to contact the station and request that it stop the interference
Move to a clear frequency

G1B11: How does the FCC require an amateur station to be operated in all respects not specifically covered by the Part 97 rules?

In conformance with the rules of the IARU
In conformance with Amateur Radio custom
In conformance with good engineering and good amateur practice
All of these choices are correct

G1C03: What is the maximum bandwidth permitted by FCC rules for Amateur Radio stations when transmitting on USB frequencies in the 60 meter band?

2.8 kHz
5.6 kHz
1.8 kHz
3 kHz

G1D04: Which of the following is a requirement for administering a Technician Class operator examination?

At least three VEC accredited General Class or higher VEs must be present
At least two VEC accredited General Class or higher VEs must be present
At least two General Class or higher VEs must be present, but only one need be VEC accredited
At least three VEs of Technician Class or higher must be present

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

G2A11: What does the expression "CQ DX" usually indicate?

A general call for any station
The caller is listening for a station in Germany
The caller is looking for any station outside their own country
A distress call

G2B05: What is the customary minimum frequency separation between SSB signals under normal conditions?

Between 150 and 500 Hz
Approximately 3 kHz
Approximately 6 kHz
Approximately 10 kHz

G2C05: What is the best speed to use answering a CQ in Morse Code?

The fastest speed at which you are comfortable copying
The speed at which the CQ was sent
A slow speed until contact is established
5 wpm, as all operators licensed to operate CW can copy this speed

G2D02: Which of the following are objectives of the Amateur Auxiliary?

To conduct efficient and orderly amateur licensing examinations
To encourage amateur self regulation and compliance with the rules
To coordinate repeaters for efficient and orderly spectrum usage
To provide emergency and public safety communications

G2E03: What part of a data packet contains the routing and handling information?


G3A11: Approximately how long is the typical sunspot cycle?

8 minutes
40 hours
28 days
11 years

G3B06: What usually happens to radio waves with frequencies below the Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF)?

They are bent back to the Earth
They pass through the ionosphere
They are completely absorbed by the ionosphere
They are bent and trapped in the ionosphere to circle the Earth

G3C02: Where on the Earth do ionospheric layers reach their maximum height?

Where the Sun is overhead
Where the Sun is on the opposite side of the Earth
Where the Sun is rising
Where the Sun has just set

G4A03: What is normally meant by operating a transceiver in "split" mode?

The radio is operating at half power
The transceiver is operating from an external power source
The transceiver is set to different transmit and receive frequencies
The transmitter is emitting a SSB signal, as opposed to DSB operation

G4B11: Which of the following must be connected to an antenna analyzer when it is being used for SWR measurements?

Antenna and feed line
All of these choices are correct

G4C12: Which of the following is an advantage of a receiver Digital Signal Processor IF filter as compared to an analog filter?

A wide range of filter bandwidths and shapes can be created
Fewer digital components are required
Mixing products are greatly reduced
The DSP filter is much more effective at VHF frequencies

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

G5A06: How does a capacitor react to AC?

As the frequency of the applied AC increases, the reactance decreases
As the frequency of the applied AC increases, the reactance increases
As the amplitude of the applied AC increases, the reactance increases
As the amplitude of the applied AC increases, the reactance decreases

G5B11: What is the ratio of peak envelope power to average power for an unmodulated carrier?


G5C03: Which of the following components should be added to an existing resistor to increase the resistance?

A resistor in parallel
A resistor in series
A capacitor in series
A capacitor in parallel

G6A07: Which of the following is a reason not to use wire-wound resistors in an RF circuit?

The resistor's tolerance value would not be adequate for such a circuit
The resistor's inductance could make circuit performance unpredictable
The resistor could overheat
The resistor's internal capacitance would detune the circuit

G6B04: When two or more diodes are connected in parallel to increase current handling capacity, what is the purpose of the resistor connected in series with each diode?

To ensure the thermal stability of the power supply
To regulate the power supply output voltage
To ensure that one diode doesn't carry most of the current
To act as an inductor

G6C08: How is an LED biased when emitting light?

Beyond cutoff
At the Zener voltage
Reverse Biased
Forward Biased

G7A03: What is the peak-inverse-voltage across the rectifiers in a full-wave bridge power supply?

One-quarter the normal output voltage of the power supply
Half the normal output voltage of the power supply
Double the normal peak output voltage of the power supply
Equal to the normal peak output voltage of the power supply

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

Class A
Class B
Class AB
Class C

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

G8A07: Which of the following phone emissions uses the narrowest frequency bandwidth?

Single sideband
Double sideband
Phase modulation
Frequency modulation

G8B04: What is the name of the stage in a VHF FM transmitter that generates a harmonic of a lower frequency signal to reach the desired operating frequency?

Reactance modulator
Pre-emphasis network

G9A04: What is the reason for the occurrence of reflected power at the point where a feed line connects to an antenna?

Operating an antenna at its resonant frequency
Using more transmitter power than the antenna can handle
A difference between feed-line impedance and antenna feed-point impedance
Feeding the antenna with unbalanced feed line

G9B10: What is the approximate length for a 1/2-wave dipole antenna cut for 14.250 MHz?

8 feet
16 feet
24 feet
32 feet

G9C18: What happens when the feed point of a quad antenna is changed from the center of either horizontal wire to the center of either vertical wire?

The polarization of the radiated signal changes from horizontal to vertical
The polarization of the radiated signal changes from vertical to horizontal
The direction of the main lobe is reversed
The radiated signal changes to an omnidirectional pattern

G9D01: What does the term "NVIS" mean as related to antennas?

Nearly Vertical Inductance System
Non-Visible Installation Specification
Non-Varying Impedance Smoothing
Near Vertical Incidence Sky wave