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

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

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

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

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

G1D01: Which of the following is a proper way to identify when transmitting using phone on General Class frequencies if you have a CSCE for the required elements but your upgrade from Technician has not appeared in the FCC database?

Give your call sign followed by the words "General Class"
No special identification is needed
Give your call sign followed by "slant AG"
Give your call sign followed the abbreviation 'CSCE'

G1E07: With which foreign countries is third party traffic prohibited, except for messages directly involving emergencies or disaster relief communications?

Countries in ITU Region 2
Countries in ITU Region 1
Every foreign country, unless there is a third party agreement in effect with that country
Any country which is not a member of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)

G2A02: Which of the following modes is most commonly used for voice communications on the 160, 75, and 40 meter bands?

Upper sideband
Lower sideband
Vestigial sideband
Double sideband

G2B07: Which of the following complies with good amateur practice when choosing a frequency on which to initiate a call?

Check to see if the channel is assigned to another station
Identify your station by transmitting your call sign at least 3 times
Follow the voluntary band plan for the operating mode you intend to use
All of these choices are correct

G2C11: What does the Q signal 'QRV' mean?

You are sending too fast
There is interference on the frequency
I am quitting for the day
I am ready to receive messages

G2D01: What is the Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC?

Amateur volunteers who are formally enlisted to monitor the airwaves for rules violations
Amateur volunteers who conduct amateur licensing examinations
Amateur volunteers who conduct frequency coordination for amateur VHF repeaters
Amateur volunteers who use their station equipment to help civil defense organizations in times of emergency

G2E08: What segment of the 80 meter band is most commonly used for data transmissions?

3570 ' 3600 kHz
3500 ' 3525 kHz
3700 ' 3750 kHz
3775 ' 3825 kHz

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

G3B02: Which of the following is a good indicator of the possibility of sky-wave propagation on the 6 meter band?

Short skip sky-wave propagation on the 10 meter band
Long skip sky-wave propagation on the 10 meter band
Severe attenuation of signals on the 10 meter band
Long delayed echoes on the 10 meter band

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

G4A07: What condition can lead to permanent damage when using a solid-state RF power amplifier?

Exceeding the Maximum Usable Frequency
Low input SWR
Shorting the input signal to ground
Excessive drive power

G4B04: What signal source is connected to the vertical input of an oscilloscope when checking the RF envelope pattern of a transmitted signal?

The local oscillator of the transmitter
An external RF oscillator
The transmitter balanced mixer output
The attenuated RF output of the transmitter

G4C13: Which of the following can perform automatic notching of interfering carriers?

Band-pass tuning
A Digital Signal Processor (DSP) filter
Balanced mixing
A noise limiter

G4D06: Where is an S meter found?

In a receiver
In an SWR bridge
In a transmitter
In a conductance bridge

G4E10: What is the reason a series diode is connected between a solar panel and a storage battery that is being charged by the panel?

The diode serves to regulate the charging voltage to prevent overcharge
The diode prevents self discharge of the battery though the panel during times of low or no illumination
The diode limits the current flowing from the panel to a safe value
The diode greatly increases the efficiency during times of high illumination

G5A09: What unit is used to measure reactance?


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


G5C12: What is the capacitance of a 20 microfarad capacitor in series with a 50 microfarad capacitor?

.07 microfarads
14.3 microfarads
70 microfarads
1000 microfarads

G6A03: Which of the following is an advantage of ceramic capacitors as compared to other types of capacitors?

Tight tolerance
High stability
High capacitance for given volume
Comparatively low cost

G6B14: What is the minimum allowable discharge voltage for maximum life of a standard 12 volt lead acid battery?

6 volts
8.5 volts
10.5 volts
12 volts

G6C05: What is meant when memory is characterized as 'non-volatile'?

It is resistant to radiation damage
It is resistant to high temperatures
The stored information is maintained even if power is removed
The stored information cannot be changed once written

G7A10: Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents a Zener diode?

Symbol 4
Symbol 1
Symbol 11
Symbol 5

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

Class A
Class B
Class AB
Class C

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

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

G9A06: In what values are RF feed line losses usually expressed?

ohms per 1000 ft
dB per 1000 ft
ohms per 100 ft
dB per 100 ft

G9B05: How does antenna height affect the horizontal (azimuthal) radiation pattern of a horizontal dipole HF antenna?

If the antenna is too high, the pattern becomes unpredictable
Antenna height has no effect on the pattern
If the antenna is less than 1/2 wavelength high, the azimuthal pattern is almost omnidirectional
If the antenna is less than 1/2 wavelength high, radiation off the ends of the wire is eliminated

G9C17: Approximately how long is each leg of a symmetrical delta-loop antenna?

1/4 wavelength
1/3 wavelength
1/2 wavelength
2/3 wavelength

G9D06: Which of the following is an advantage of a log periodic antenna?

Wide bandwidth
Higher gain per element than a Yagi antenna
Harmonic suppression
Polarization diversity