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

G0B02: What is the minimum wire size that may be safely used for a circuit that draws up to 20 amperes of continuous current?

AWG number 20
AWG number 16
AWG number 12
AWG number 8

G1A10: Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 15 meter band?

14250 kHz
18155 kHz
21300 kHz
24900 kHz

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

When other amateurs are being notified of the sale of apparatus normally used in an amateur station and such activity is not done on a regular basis
Only when there is no other means of communications readily available
When other amateurs are being notified of the sale of any item with a monetary value less than $200 and such activity is not done on a regular basis

G1C06: Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on 1.8 MHz band?

200 watts PEP output
1000 watts PEP output
1200 watts PEP output
1500 watts PEP output

G1D05: Which of the following is sufficient for you to be an administering VE for a Technician Class operator license examination?

Notification to the FCC that you want to give an examination
Receipt of a CSCE for General Class
Possession of a properly obtained telegraphy license
An FCC General Class or higher license and VEC accreditation

G1E01: Which of the following would disqualify a third party from participating in stating a message over an amateur station?

The third party's amateur license had ever been revoked
The third party is not a U.S. citizen
The third party is a licensed amateur
The third party is speaking in a language other than English, French, or Spanish

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

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

G2C03: What does it mean when a CW operator sends "KN" at the end of a transmission?

Listening for novice stations
Operating full break-in
Listening only for a specific station or stations
Closing station now

G2D11: Which HF antenna would be the best to use for minimizing interference?

A quarter-wave vertical antenna
An isotropic antenna
A unidirectional antenna
An omnidirectional antenna

G2E09: In what segment of the 20 meter band are most PSK31 operations commonly found?

At the bottom of the slow-scan TV segment, near 14.230 MHz
At the top of the SSB phone segment near 14.325 MHz
In the middle of the CW segment, near 14.100 MHz
Below the RTTY segment, near 14.070 MHz

G3A06: What is a geomagnetic storm?

A sudden drop in the solar-flux index
A thunderstorm which affects radio propagation
Ripples in the ionosphere
A temporary disturbance in the Earth's magnetosphere

G3B03: Which of the following applies when selecting a frequency for lowest attenuation when transmitting on HF?

Select a frequency just below the MUF
Select a frequency just above the LUF
Select a frequency just below the critical frequency
Select a frequency just above the critical frequency

G3C03: Why is the F2 region mainly responsible for the longest distance radio wave propagation?

Because it is the densest ionospheric layer
Because it does not absorb radio waves as much as other ionospheric regions
Because it is the highest ionospheric region
All of these choices are correct

G4A12: Which of the following is a common use for the dual VFO feature on a transceiver?

To allow transmitting on two frequencies at once
To permit full duplex operation, that is transmitting and receiving at the same time
To permit ease of monitoring the transmit and receive frequencies when they are not the same
To facilitate computer interface

G4B13: What is a use for an antenna analyzer other than measuring the SWR of an antenna system?

Measuring the front to back ratio of an antenna
Measuring the turns ratio of a power transformer
Determining the impedance of an unknown or unmarked coaxial cable
Determining the gain of a directional antenna

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

G4D11: How close to the upper edge of the 20 meter General Class band should your displayed carrier frequency be when using 3 kHz wide'USB?

3 kHz above the edge of the band
3 kHz below the edge of the band
Your displayed carrier frequency may be set at the edge of the band
Center your signal on the edge of the band

G4E06: What is one disadvantage of using a shortened mobile antenna as opposed to a full size antenna?

Short antennas are more likely to cause distortion of transmitted signals
Short antennas can only receive vertically polarized signals
Operating bandwidth may be very limited
Harmonic radiation may increase

G5A02: What is reactance?

Opposition to the flow of direct current caused by resistance
Opposition to the flow of alternating current caused by capacitance or inductance
A property of ideal resistors in AC circuits
A large spark produced at switch contacts when an inductor is de-energized

G5B01: A two-times increase or decrease in power results in a change of how many dB?

Approximately 2 dB
Approximately 3 dB
Approximately 6 dB
Approximately 12 dB

G5C08: What is the equivalent capacitance of two 5000 picofarad capacitors and one 750 picofarad capacitor connected in parallel?

576.9 picofarads
1733 picofarads
3583 picofarads
10750 picofarads

G6A09: What is an advantage of using a ferrite core toroidal inductor?

Large values of inductance may be obtained
The magnetic properties of the core may be optimized for a specific range of frequencies
Most of the magnetic field is contained in the core
All of these choices are correct

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

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

G7A08: Which of the following is an advantage of a switch-mode power supply as compared to a linear power supply?

Faster switching time makes higher output voltage possible
Fewer circuit components are required
High frequency operation allows the use of smaller components
All of these choices are correct

G7B02: Which of the following is an advantage of using the binary system when processing digital signals?

Binary "ones" and "zeros" are easy to represent with an "on" or "off" state
The binary number system is most accurate
Binary numbers are more compatible with analog circuitry
All of these choices are correct

G7C03: What circuit is used to process signals from the RF amplifier and local oscillator and send the result to the IF filter in a superheterodyne receiver?

Balanced modulator
IF amplifier

G8A04: What emission is produced by a reactance modulator connected to an RF power amplifier?

Multiplex modulation
Phase modulation
Amplitude modulation
Pulse modulation

G8B11: How does forward error correction allow the receiver to correct errors in received data packets?

By controlling transmitter output power for optimum signal strength
By using the varicode character set
By transmitting redundant information with the data
By using a parity bit with each character

G9A10: What standing wave ratio will result from the connection of a 50-ohm feed line to a non-reactive load having a 10-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

G9C10: Which of the following is a Yagi antenna design variable that could be adjusted to optimize forward gain, front-to-back ratio, or SWR bandwidth?

The physical length of the boom
The number of elements on the boom
The spacing of each element along the boom
All of these choices are correct

G9D07: Which of the following describes a log periodic antenna?

Length and spacing of the elements increases logarithmically from one end of the boom to the other
Impedance varies periodically as a function of frequency
Gain varies logarithmically as a function of frequency
SWR varies periodically as a function of boom length