Practice Exam  - Element 3:  "GENERAL  CLASS"

Expires June 30, 2015

   G1A13 - 3
   1. Which, if any, amateur band is shared with the Citizens Radio Service?


   G1B09 - 0
   2. When may an amateur station transmit communications in which the licensee or control operator has a pecuniary (monetary) interest?


   G1C05 - 2
    3. Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on the 28 MHz band?


   G1D02 - 2
   4. What license examinations may you administer when you are an accredited VE holding a General Class operator license?


   G1E02 - 3
   5. When may a 10 meter repeater retransmit the 2 meter signal from a station having a Technician Class control operator?


   G2A08 - 1
   6. Which of the following is a recommended way to break into a conversation when using phone?


   G2B11 - 0
   7. What frequency should be used to send a distress call?

   G2C09 - 2
   8. What does the Q signal 'QSL' mean?

   G2D04 - 1
   9. Which of the following describes an azimuthal projection map?

   G2E09 - 3
   10. In what segment of the 20 meter band are most PSK31 operations commonly found?

   G3A12 - 1
    11. What does the K-index indicate?

   G3B11 - 0
   12. What happens to HF propagation when the Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF) exceeds the Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF)?

   G3C12 - 3
   13. Which ionospheric layer is the most absorbent of long skip signals during daylight hours on frequencies below 10 MHz?

   G4A03 - 2
   14. What is normally meant by operating a transceiver in 'split' mode?

   G4B13 - 2
   15. What is a use for an antenna analyzer other than measuring the SWR of an antenna system?

   G4C05 - 3
   16. What might be the problem if you receive an RF burn when touching your equipment while transmitting on an HF band, assuming the equipment is connected to a ground rod?

   G4D04 - 2
   17. What does an S meter measure?

   G4E03 - 0
   18. Which of the following direct, fused power connections would be the best for a 100-watt HF mobile installation?

   G5A12 - 1
   19. What is one reason to use an impedance matching transformer?

   G5B14 - 1
   20. What is the output PEP from a transmitter if an oscilloscope measures 500 volts peak-to-peak across a 50-ohm resistor connected to the transmitter output?

   G5C04 - 2
   21. What is the total resistance of three 100-ohm resistors in parallel?

   G6A02 - 3
   22. Which of the following types of capacitors are often used in power supply circuits to filter the rectified AC?

   G6B08 - 3
   23. Why must the cases of some large power transistors be insulated from ground?

   G6C15 - 1
   24. What is the main reason to use keyed connectors instead of non-keyed types?

   G7A05 - 1
   25. What portion of the AC cycle is converted to DC by a half-wave rectifier?

   G7B03 - 1
   26. Which of the following describes the function of a two input AND gate?

   G7C05 - 3
   27. Which of the following is an advantage of a transceiver controlled by a direct digital synthesizer (DDS)?

   G8A11 - 0
   28. What happens to the RF carrier signal when a modulating audio signal is applied to an FM transmitter?

   G8B02 - 1
   29. If a receiver mixes a 13.800 MHz VFO with a 14.255 MHz received signal to produce a 455 kHz intermediate frequency (IF) signal, what type of interference will a 13.345 MHz signal produce in the receiver?

   G9A02 - 1
   30. What are the typical characteristic impedances of coaxial cables used for antenna feed lines at amateur stations?

   G9B10 - 3
   31. What is the approximate length for a 1/2-wave dipole antenna cut for 14.250 MHz?

   G9C08 - 3
   32. What is meant by the 'main lobe' of a directive antenna?

   G9D05 - 3
   33. What is the advantage of vertical stacking of horizontally polarized Yagi antennas?

   G0A02 - 3
   34. Which of the following properties is important in estimating whether an RF signal exceeds the maximum permissible exposure (MPE)?

   G0B16 - 2
   35. When might a lead acid storage battery give off explosive hydrogen gas?