Current Ham Radio Test Pools
Select the most correct answer for each question, then submit your practice test to check your score. This practice test randomly pulls one question from each topic in the General pool.
Which of the following limitations apply to transmitter power on every amateur band?
The frequency allocations of which ITU region apply to radio amateurs operating in North and South America?
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?
What is the standard sideband used to generate a JT65, JT9, or FT8 digital signal when using AFSK in any amateur band?
Which of the following frequencies is within the General class portion of the 80-meter band?
Which of the following factors determine the characteristic impedance of a parallel conductor antenna feed line?
Which of the following describes a waterfall display?
What determines the frequency of an LC oscillator?
What is the minimum allowable discharge voltage for maximum life of a standard 12 volt lead-acid battery?
What precaution should be taken when installing a ground-mounted antenna?
What is another term for the mixing of two RF signals?
What causes HF propagation conditions to vary periodically in a roughly 28-day cycle?
What should you do if a CW station sends "QRS?"
Generally, who should respond to a station in the contiguous 48 states who calls "CQ DX"?
What is the name of the process by which sunlight is changed directly into electricity?
According the National Electrical Code, what is the minimum wire size that may be used safely for wiring with a 20 ampere circuit breaker?
What is the inductance of three 10 millihenry inductors connected in parallel?
What dB change represents a factor of two increase or decrease in power?
What is a reason why many amateurs keep a station log?
What is the combined vertical and horizontal polarization pattern of a multi-wavelength, horizontal loop antenna?
What kind of device is an integrated circuit operational amplifier?
What portion of the AC cycle is converted to DC by a half-wave rectifier?
Which of the following is an advantage of a receiver DSP IF filter as compared to an analog filter?
How does a signal that reads 20 dB over S9 compare to one that reads S9 on a receiver, assuming a properly calibrated S meter?
What is impedance?
Which of the following is a typical application for a Direct Digital Synthesizer?
What type of modulation is used by the FT8 digital mode?
Which of the following applies when selecting a frequency for lowest attenuation when transmitting on HF?
What type of propagation allows signals to be heard in the transmitting station's skip zone?
What is a practical way to avoid harmful interference on an apparently clear frequency before calling CQ on CW or phone?
What is one advantage of selecting the opposite, or "reverse," sideband when receiving CW signals on a typical HF transceiver?
Which of the following must be connected to an antenna analyzer when it is being used for SWR measurements?
On which of the following band segments may you operate if you are a Technician class operator and have a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) for General class privileges?
How does the forward gain of a two-element quad antenna compare to the forward gain of a three-element Yagi antenna?
What is the radiation pattern of a dipole antenna in free space in a plane containing the conductor?