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1-In a frequency modulation transmitter, the input to the speech amplifier is

connected to the:
A) modulator
B) microphone
C) frequency multiplier
D) power amplifier

2-What commonly available antenna transmission line can be buried directly in

the ground for some distance without adverse effects?
A) 600 ohm open wire line
B) Coaxial cable
C) 300 ohm twin-lead
D) 75 ohm twin-lead

3-In a field effect transistor, the ___________is the terminal where the charge
carriers enter the channel.
A) source
B) gate
C) emitter
D) drain

4-How many watts of electrical power are used by a 12 volt DC light bulb that
draws 0.2 ampere?
A) 2.4 watts
B) 24 watts
C) 60 watts
D) 6 watts

5-What does an antenna tuner do?

A) It switches an antenna system to a transmitter when sending, and to a receiver
when listening
B) It helps a receiver automatically tune in stations that are far away
C) It switches a transceiver between different kinds of antennas connected to one
transmission line
D) It matches a transceiver to a mismatched antenna system
6-A current of one quarter ampere may be written as:
A) 250 milliamperes
B) 0.25 milliampere
C) 250 microamperes
D) 0.5 amperes

7-A balanced transmission line:

A) has one conductor inside the other
B) carries RF current on one wire only
C) is made of one conductor only
D) is made of two parallel wires

8-If a carbon resistor's temperature is increased, what will happen to the

A) It will become time dependent
B) It will increase by 20% for every 10 degrees centigrade
C) It will change depending on the resistor's temperature coefficient rating
D) It will stay the same

9-In a transmitter, excessive harmonics are produced by:

A) resonant circuits
B) low SWR
C) overdriven stages
D) a linear amplifier

10-What property allows an RF bypass capacitor on an audio circuit to divert an

offending radio signal?
A) Low reactance at audio frequencies
B) Low reactance at radio frequencies
C) High reactance at radio frequencies
D) High reactance at audio frequencies
11-What is the most important accessory to have for a hand-held radio in an
A) Several sets of charged batteries
B) An extra antenna
C) A microphone headset for hands-free operation
D) A portable amplifier

12-If the impedance terminating a transmission line differs significantly from the
characteristic impedance of the line, what will be observed at the input of the
A) A negative impedance
B) Some value of impedance influenced by line length
C) An infinite impedance
D) An impedance nearly equal to the characteristic impedance

13-What should you do for safety, before removing the shielding on a UHF power
A) Make sure that RF leakage filters are connected
B) Make sure all RF screens are in place at the antenna transmission line
C) Make sure the antenna transmission line is properly grounded
D) Make sure the amplifier cannot accidentally be turned on

14-In a Yagi 3 element directional antenna, the ______________ is the shortest

radiating element.
A) director
B) boom
C) driven element
D) reflector
17-If your transmitter and antenna are 15 metres (50 ft) apart, but are connected
by 60 metres (200 ft) of RG-58 coaxial cable, what should be done to reduce
transmission line loss?
A) Shorten the excess cable
B) Roll the excess cable into a coil which is as small as possible
C) Shorten the excess cable so the transmission line is an even number of
wavelengths long
D) Shorten the excess cable so the transmission line is an odd number of
wavelengths long

18-Which component in an HF station is the most useful for determining the

effectiveness of the antenna system?
A) Linear amplifier
B) Dummy load
C) SWR bridge
D) Antenna switch

19-In what emission type does the instantaneous amplitude (envelope) of the RF
signal vary in accordance with the modulating audio?
A) Frequency modulation
B) Frequency shift keying
C) Pulse modulation
D) Amplitude modulation

20-Why do modern HF transmitters have a built-in low pass filter in their RF

output circuits?
A) To reduce harmonic radiation
B) To reduce fundamental radiation
C) To reduce RF energy below a cut-off point
D) To reduce low frequency interference to other amateurs

21-In a CW transmitter, the output of the _____________ is transferred to the

A) power amplifier
B) driver/buffer
C) power supply
D) master oscillator

22-When a signal is returned to Earth by the ionosphere, what is this called?

A) Earth-Moon-Earth propagation
B) Ground-wave propagation
C) Tropospheric propagation
D) Sky-wave propagation

23-Which ionospheric region is closest to the Earth?

A) The D region
B) The E region
C) The A region
D) The F region

24-A resistor in a circuit becomes very hot and starts to burn. This is because the
resistor is dissipating too much:
A) voltage
B) resistance
C) power
D) current

25-You are transmitting FM on the 2 metre band. Several stations advise you that
your transmission is loud and distorted. A quick check with a frequency counter
tells you that the transmitter is on the proper frequency. Which of the following is
the most probable cause of the distortion?
A) The frequency counter is giving an incorrect reading and you are indeed off
B) The frequency deviation of your transmitter is set too high
C) The power supply output voltage is low
D) The repeater is reversing your sidebands

26-What precaution should you take when installing a ground-mounted antenna?

A) It should be installed so no one can come in contact with it
B) It should not be installed in a wet area
C) It should be painted so people or animals do not accidentally run into it
D) It should not be installed higher than you can reach

27-The voltage induced in a conductor moving in a magnetic field is at a

maximum when the movement is:
A) made in a clockwise direction
B) made in a counter clockwise direction
C) parallel to the lines of force
D) perpendicular to the lines of force

28-What is one effect of increasing the boom length and adding directors to a
Yagi antenna?
A) SWR increases
B) Wind load decreases
C) Weight decreases
D) Gain increases
29-In a frequency modulation receiver, the_________ is in between the mixer and
the intermediate frequency amplifier.
A) frequency discriminator
B) limiter
C) radio frequency amplifier
D) filter

30-If the characteristic impedance of the transmission line does not match the
antenna input impedance then:
A) the antenna will not radiate any signal
B) the SWR reading falls to 1:1
C) standing waves are produced in the transmission line
D) heat is produced at the junction