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Practice Exam - General

G1A12 [97.303]
1. Which of the following applies when the FCC rules designate the Amateur Service as a secondary user on a band?
Amateur stations must record the call sign of the primary service station before operating on a frequency assigned to that station
Amateur stations can use the band only during emergencies
Amateur stations can use the band only if they do not cause harmful interference to primary users
Amateur stations may only operate during specific hours of the day, while primary users are permitted 24-hour use of the band

G1B05 [97.111((5)(b)]
2. Which of the following one-way transmissions are permitted?
Unidentified test transmissions of less than one minute in duration
Transmissions necessary to assist learning the International Morse code
Regular transmissions offering equipment for sale, if intended for Amateur Radio use
All these choices are correct

G1C03 [97.303(h)(1)]
3. What is the maximum bandwidth permitted by FCC rules for Amateur Radio stations transmitting on USB frequencies in the 60-meter band?
2.8 kHz
5.6 kHz
1.8 kHz
3 kHz

G1D11 [97.505]
4. What is required to obtain a new General Class license after a previously-held license has expired and the two-year grace period has passed?
They must have a letter from the FCC showing they once held an amateur or commercial license
There are no requirements other than being able to show a copy of the expired license
The applicant must be able to produce a copy of a page from a call book published in the U.S. showing his or her name and address
The applicant must pass the current Element 2 exam

G1E01 [97.115(b)(2)]
5. 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The third party's amateur license has been revoked and not reinstated
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

6. Which of the following is most commonly used for SSB voice communications in the VHF and UHF bands?
Upper sideband
Lower sideband
Vestigial sideband
Double sideband

7. What is the first thing you should do if you are communicating with another amateur station and hear a station in distress break in?
Continue your communication because you were on the frequency first
Acknowledge the station in distress and determine what assistance may be needed
Change to a different frequency
Immediately cease all transmissions

8. What should you do if a CW station sends "QRS?"
Send slower
Change frequency
Increase your power
Repeat everything twice

9. Which of the following is required when participating in a contest on HF frequencies?
Submit a log to the contest sponsor
Send a QSL card to the stations worked, or QSL via Logbook of The World
Identify your station per normal FCC regulations
All these choices are correct

10. 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

11. Which of the following are least reliable for long-distance communications during periods of low solar activity?
80 meters and 160 meters
60 meters and 40 meters
30 meters and 20 meters
15 meters, 12 meters, and 10 meters

12. What does LUF stand for?
The Lowest Usable Frequency for communications between two points
The Longest Universal Function for communications between two points
The Lowest Usable Frequency during a 24-hour period
The Longest Universal Function during a 24-hour period

13. What is Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) propagation?
Propagation near the MUF
Short distance MF or HF propagation using high elevation angles
Long path HF propagation at sunrise and sunset
Double hop propagation near the LUF

14. What happens as the noise reduction control level in a receiver is increased?
Received signals may become distorted
Received frequency may become unstable
CW signals may become severely attenuated
Received frequency may shift several kHz

15. What item of test equipment contains horizontal and vertical channel amplifiers?
An ohmmeter
A signal generator
An ammeter
An oscilloscope

16. 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

17. What frequency range is occupied by a 3 kHz LSB signal when the displayed carrier frequency is set to 7.178 MHz?
7.178 to 7.181 MHz
7.178 to 7.184 MHz
7.175 to 7.178 MHz
7.1765 to 7.1795 MHz

18. Which of the following is a disadvantage of using wind as the primary source of power for an emergency station?
The conversion efficiency from mechanical energy to electrical energy is less than 2 percent
The voltage and current ratings of such systems are not compatible with amateur equipment
A large energy storage system is needed to supply power when the wind is not blowing
All these choices are correct

19. 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

20. How does the total current relate to the individual currents in each branch of a purely resistive parallel circuit?
It equals the average of each branch current
It decreases as more parallel branches are added to the circuit
It equals the sum of the currents through each branch
It is the sum of the reciprocal of each individual voltage drop

21. What is the equivalent capacitance of two 5.0 nanofarad capacitors and one 750 picofarad capacitor connected in parallel?
576.9 nanofarads
1733 picofarads
3583 picofarads
10.750 nanofarads

22. What is the primary purpose of a screen grid in a vacuum tube?
To reduce grid-to-plate capacitance
To increase efficiency
To increase the control grid resistance
To decrease plate resistance

23. How does a ferrite bead or core reduce common-mode RF current on the shield of a coaxial cable?
By creating an impedance in the current's path
It converts common-mode current to differential mode
By creating an out-of-phase current to cancel the common-mode current
Ferrites expel magnetic fields

24. Which symbol in figure G7-1 represents an NPN junction transistor?
Symbol 1
Symbol 2
Symbol 7
Symbol 11

25. Which of the following describes the function of a two input NOR gate?
Output is high when either or both inputs are low
Output is high only when both inputs are high
Output is low when either or both inputs are high
Output is low only when both inputs are high

26. The bandwidth of a band-pass filter is measured between what two frequencies?
Upper and lower half-power
Cutoff and rolloff
Pole and zero
Image and harmonic

27. Which of the following phone emissions uses the narrowest bandwidth?
Single sideband
Double sideband
Phase modulation
Frequency modulation

28. What process combines two signals in a non-linear circuit or connection to produce unwanted spurious outputs?

29. In the PACTOR protocol, what is meant by a NAK response to a transmitted packet?
The receiver is requesting the packet be retransmitted
The receiver is reporting the packet was received without error
The receiver is busy decoding the packet
The entire file has been received correctly

30. What standing wave ratio will result when connecting a 50 ohm feed line to a non-reactive load having 200 ohm impedance?

31. What is the approximate length for a 1/2 wave dipole antenna cut for 14.250 MHz?
8 feet
16 feet
24 feet
33 feet

32. 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 that in the opposite direction
The ratio of forward gain to dipole gain

33. 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

34. 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

35. Which of the following is a primary reason for not placing a gasoline-fueled generator inside an occupied area?
Danger of carbon monoxide poisoning
Danger of engine over torque
Lack of oxygen for adequate combustion
Lack of nitrogen for adequate combustion