Ham General License Practice Quiz


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G0A11: What precaution should you take if you install an indoor transmitting antenna?

Locate the antenna close to your operating position to minimize feed-line radiation
Position the antenna along the edge of a wall to reduce parasitic radiation
Make sure that MPE limits are not exceeded in occupied areas
No special precautions are necessary if SSB and CW are the only modes used

G0B07: Which of the following should be observed for safety when climbing on a tower using a safety belt or harness?

Never lean back and rely on the belt alone to support your weight
Always attach the belt safety hook to the belt D-ring with the hook opening away from the tower
Ensure that all heavy tools are securely fastened to the belt D-ring
Make sure that your belt is grounded at all times

G1A01: On which of the following bands is a General Class license holder granted all amateur frequency privileges?

60, 20, 17, and 12 meters
160, 80, 40, and 10 meters
160, 60, 30, 17, 12, and 10 meters
160, 30, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meters

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
Never

G1C08: What is the maximum symbol rate permitted for RTTY or data emission transmitted at frequencies below 28 MHz?

56 kilobaud
19.6 kilobaud
1200 baud
300 baud

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

G1E04: Which of the following conditions require an Amateur Radio station licensee to take specific steps to avoid harmful interference to other users or facilities?

When operating within one mile of an FCC Monitoring Station
When using a band where the Amateur Service is secondary
When a station is transmitting spread spectrum emissions
All of these choices are correct

G2A06: Which of the following is an advantage when using single sideband as compared to other analog voice modes on the HF amateur bands?

Very high fidelity voice modulation
Less bandwidth used and higher power efficiency
Ease of tuning on receive and immunity to impulse noise
Less subject to static crashes (atmospherics)

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

G2D04: Which of the following describes an azimuthal projection map?

A world map that shows accurate land masses
A world map projection centered on a particular location
A world map that shows the angle at which an amateur satellite crosses the equator
A world map that shows the number of degrees longitude that an amateur satellite appears to move westward at the equator with each orbit

G2E12: How does the receiving station respond to an ARQ data mode packet containing errors?

Terminates the contact
Requests the packet be retransmitted
Sends the packet back to the transmitting station
Requests a change in transmitting protocol

G3A13: What does the A-index indicate?

The relative position of sunspots on the surface of the Sun
The amount of polarization of the Sun's electric field
The long term stability of the Earth's geomagnetic field
The solar radio flux at Boulder, Colorado

G3B04: What is a reliable way to determine if the Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF) is high enough to support skip propagation between your station and a distant location on frequencies between 14 and 30 MHz?

Listen for signals from an international beacon
Send a series of dots on the band and listen for echoes from your signal
Check the strength of TV signals from Western Europe
Check the strength of signals in the MF AM broadcast band

G3C04: What does the term 'critical angle' mean as used in radio wave propagation?

The long path azimuth of a distant station
The short path azimuth of a distant station
The lowest takeoff angle that will return a radio wave to the Earth under specific ionospheric conditions
The highest takeoff angle that will return a radio wave to the Earth under specific ionospheric conditions

G4A02: What is one advantage of selecting the opposite or "reverse" sideband when receiving CW signals on a typical HF transceiver?

Interference from impulse noise will be eliminated
More stations can be accommodated within a given signal passband
It may be possible to reduce or eliminate interference from other signals
Accidental out of band operation can be prevented

G4B16: What signals are used to conduct a two-tone test?

Two audio signals of the same frequency shifted 90-degrees
Two non-harmonically related audio signals
Two swept frequency tones
Two audio frequency range square wave signals of equal amplitude

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

G4D09: What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz USB signal with the displayed carrier frequency set to 14.347 MHz?

14.347 to 14.647 MHz
14.347 to 14.350 MHz
14.344 to 14.347 MHz
14.3455 to 14.3485 MHz

G4E04: Why is it best NOT to draw the DC power for a 100-watt HF transceiver from an automobile's auxiliary power socket?

The socket is not wired with an RF-shielded power cable
The socket's wiring may be inadequate for the current being drawn by the
The DC polarity of the socket is reversed from the polarity of modern HF
Drawing more than 50 watts from this socket could cause the engine to overheat

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

G5B09: What is the RMS voltage of a sine wave with a value of 17 volts peak?

8.5 volts
12 volts
24 volts
34 volts

G5C15: What is the total resistance of a 10 ohm, a 20 ohm, and a 50 ohm resistor in parallel?

5.9 ohms
0.17 ohms
10000 ohms
80 ohms

G6A13: What is an effect of inter-turn capacitance in an inductor?

The magnetic field may become inverted
The inductor may become self resonant at some frequencies
The permeability will increase
The voltage rating may be exceeded

G6B15: When is it acceptable to recharge a carbon-zinc primary cell?

As long as the voltage has not been allowed to drop below 1.0 volt
When the cell is kept warm during the recharging period
When a constant current charger is used
Never

G6C01: Which of the following is an analog integrated circuit?

NAND Gate
Microprocessor
Frequency Counter
Linear voltage regulator

G7A01: What safety feature does a power-supply bleeder resistor provide?

It acts as a fuse for excess voltage
It discharges the filter capacitors
It removes shock hazards from the induction coils
It eliminates ground-loop current

G7B13: What is the reason for neutralizing the final amplifier stage of a transmitter?

To limit the modulation index
To eliminate self-oscillations
To cut off the final amplifier during standby periods
To keep the carrier on frequency

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

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

Multiplex modulation
Phase modulation
Amplitude modulation
Pulse modulation

G8B03: What is another term for the mixing of two RF signals?

Heterodyning
Synthesizing
Cancellation
Phase inverting

G9A13: What would be the SWR if you feed an antenna that has a 300-ohm feed-point impedance with 50-ohm coaxial cable?

1.5:1
3:1
6:1
You cannot determine SWR from impedance values

G9B06: Where should the radial wires of a ground-mounted vertical antenna system be placed?

As high as possible above the ground
Parallel to the antenna element
On the surface or buried a few inches below the ground
At the top of the antenna

G9C05: How does increasing boom length and adding directors affect a Yagi antenna?

Gain increases
Beamwidth increases
Weight decreases
Wind load decreases

G9D11: Which of the following is a disadvantage of multiband antennas?

They present low impedance on all design frequencies
They must be used with an antenna tuner
They must be fed with open wire line
They have poor harmonic rejection