Ham General License Practice Quiz

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G0A12: What precaution should you take whenever you make adjustments or repairs to an antenna?

Ensure that you and the antenna structure are grounded
Turn off the transmitter and disconnect the feed line
Wear a radiation badge
All of these choices are correct

G0B16: When might a lead acid storage battery give off explosive hydrogen gas?

When stored for long periods of time
When being discharged
When being charged
When not placed on a level surface

G1A09: Which of the following frequencies is within the General Class portion of the 80 meter band?

1855 kHz
2560 kHz
3560 kHz
3650 kHz

G1B01: What is the maximum height above ground to which an antenna structure may be erected without requiring notification to the FAA and registration with the FCC, provided it is not at or near a public use airport?

50 feet
100 feet
200 feet
300 feet

G1C02: What is the maximum transmitting power an amateur station may use on the 12 meter band?

1500 PEP output, except for 200 watts PEP output in the Novice portion
200 watts PEP output
1500 watts PEP output
An effective radiated power equivalent to 50 watts from a half-wave dipole

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

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

G2A05: Which mode of voice communication is most commonly used on the high frequency amateur bands?

Frequency modulation
Double sideband
Single sideband
Phase modulation

G2B03: If propagation changes during your contact and you notice increasing interference from other activity on the same frequency, what should you do?

Tell the interfering stations to change frequency
Report the interference to your local Amateur Auxiliary Coordinator
As a common courtesy, move your contact to another frequency
Increase power to overcome interference

G2C10: What does the Q signal "QRQ" mean?

Slow down
Send faster
Zero beat my signal
Quitting operation

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

G2E06: What is the most common frequency shift for RTTY emissions in the amateur HF bands?

85 Hz
170 Hz
425 Hz
850 Hz

G3A03: Approximately how long does it take the increased ultraviolet and X-ray radiation from solar flares to affect radio-wave propagation on the Earth?

28 days
1 to 2 hours
8 minutes
20 to 40 hours

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

G3C09: What type of radio wave propagation allows a signal to be detected at a distance too far for ground wave propagation but too near for normal sky-wave propagation?

Faraday rotation
Sporadic-E skip
Short-path skip

G4A14: How should the transceiver audio input be adjusted when transmitting PSK31 data signals?

So that the transceiver is at maximum rated output power
So that the transceiver ALC system does not activate
So that the transceiver operates at no more than 25% of rated power
So that the transceiver ALC indicator shows half scale

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

G4C06: What effect can be caused by a resonant ground connection?

Overheating of ground straps
Corrosion of the ground rod
High RF voltages on the enclosures of station equipment
A ground loop

G4D03: Which of the following can be the result of an incorrectly adjusted speech processor?

Distorted speech
Excessive background pickup
All of these choices are correct

G4E01: What is a "capacitance hat", when referring to a mobile antenna?

A device to increase the power handling capacity of a mobile whip antenna
A device that allows automatic band-changing for a mobile antenna
A device to electrically lengthen a physically short antenna
A device that allows remote tuning of a mobile antenna

G5A07: What happens when the impedance of an electrical load is equal to the internal impedance of the power source?

The source delivers minimum power to the load
The electrical load is shorted
No current can flow through the circuit
The source can deliver maximum power to the load

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


G5C13: Which of the following components should be added to a capacitor to increase the capacitance?

An inductor in series
A resistor in series
A capacitor in parallel
A capacitor in series

G6A08: Which of the following describes a thermistor?

A resistor that is resistant to changes in value with temperature variations
A device having a specific change in resistance with temperature variations
A special type of transistor for use at very cold temperatures
A capacitor that changes value with temperature

G6B08: Why must the cases of some large power transistors be insulated from ground?

To increase the beta of the transistor
To improve the power dissipation capability
To reduce stray capacitance
To avoid shorting the collector or drain voltage to ground

G6C09: Which of the following is a characteristic of a liquid crystal display?

It requires ambient or back lighting
It offers a wide dynamic range
It has a wide viewing angle
All of these choices are correct

G7A09: Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents a field effect transistor?

Symbol 2
Symbol 5
Symbol 1
Symbol 4

G7B11: For which of the following modes is a Class C power stage appropriate for amplifying a modulated signal?

All of these choices are correct

G7C02: Which circuit is used to combine signals from the carrier oscillator and speech amplifier and send the result to the filter in a typical single-sideband phone transmitter?

IF amplifier
Balanced modulator

G8A03: What is the name of the process which changes the frequency of an RF wave to convey information?

Frequency convolution
Frequency transformation
Frequency conversion
Frequency modulation

G8B06: What is the total bandwidth of an FM-phone transmission having a 5 kHz deviation and a 3 kHz modulating frequency?

3 kHz
5 kHz
8 kHz
16 kHz

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?


G9B04: What is the low angle azimuthal radiation pattern of an ideal half-wavelength dipole antenna installed 1/2 wavelength high and parallel to the Earth?

It is a figure-eight at right angles to the antenna
It is a figure-eight off both ends of the antenna
It is a circle (equal radiation in all directions)
It has a pair of lobes on one side of the antenna and a single lobe on the other side

G9C07: What does "front-to-back ratio" mean in reference to a Yagi antenna?

The number of directors versus the number of reflectors
The relative position of the driven element with respect to the reflectors and directors
The power radiated in the major radiation lobe compared to the power radiated in exactly the opposite direction
The ratio of forward gain to dipole gain

G9D04: What is the primary purpose of antenna traps?

To permit multiband operation
To notch spurious frequencies
To provide balanced feed-point impedance
To prevent out of band operation