General Class License Exam Questions

Subelement G2

Operating Procedures

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Group G2A Phone operating procedures; USB/LSB conventions; procedural signals; breaking into a contact; VOX operation
G2A01 Which sideband is most commonly used for voice communications on frequencies of 14 MHz or higher?
G2A02 Which of the following modes is most commonly used for voice communications on the 160-meter, 75-meter, and 40-meter bands?
G2A03 Which of the following is most commonly used for SSB voice communications in the VHF and UHF bands?
G2A04 Which mode is most commonly used for voice communications on the 17-meter and 12-meter bands?
G2A05 Which mode of voice communication is most commonly used on the HF amateur bands?
G2A06 Which of the following is an advantage when using single sideband as compared to other analog voice modes on the HF amateur bands?
G2A07 Which of the following statements is true of the single sideband voice mode?
G2A08 Which of the following is a recommended way to break into a contact when using phone?
G2A09 Why do most amateur stations use lower sideband on the 160-meter, 75-meter and 40-meter bands?
G2A10 Which of the following statements is true of voice VOX operation versus PTT operation?
G2A11 What does the expression "CQ DX" usually indicate?
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Group G2B Operating courtesy; band plans; emergencies, including drills and emergency communications
G2B01 Which of the following is true concerning access to frequencies in non-emergency situations?
G2B02 What is the first thing you should do if you are communicating with another amateur station and hear a station in distress break in?
G2B03 If propagation changes during your contact and you notice increasing interference from other activity on the same frequency, what should you do?
G2B04 When selecting a CW transmitting frequency, what minimum separation should be used to minimize interference to stations on adjacent frequencies?
G2B05 What is the customary minimum frequency separation between SSB signals under normal conditions?
G2B06 What is a practical way to avoid harmful interference on an apparently clear frequency before calling CQ on CW or phone?
G2B07 Which of the following complies with good amateur practice when choosing a frequency on which to initiate a call?
G2B08 What is the "DX window" in a voluntary band plan?
G2B09 [97.407(a)] Who may be the control operator of an amateur station transmitting in RACES to assist relief operations during a disaster?
G2B10 [97.407(b)] When may the FCC restrict normal frequency operations of amateur stations participating in RACES?
G2B11 [97.405] What frequency should be used to send a distress call?
G2B12 [97.405(b)] When is an amateur station allowed to use any means at its disposal to assist another station in distress?
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Group G2C CW operating procedures and procedural signals; Q signals and common abbreviations; full break in
G2C01 Which of the following describes full break-in telegraphy (QSK)?
G2C02 What should you do if a CW station sends "QRS"?
G2C03 What does it mean when a CW operator sends "KN" at the end of a transmission?
G2C04 What does the Q signal "QRL?" mean?
G2C05 What is the best speed to use when answering a CQ in Morse code?
G2C06 What does the term "zero beat" mean in CW operation?
G2C07 When sending CW, what does a "C" mean when added to the RST report?
G2C08 What prosign is sent to indicate the end of a formal message when using CW?
G2C09 What does the Q signal "QSL" mean?
G2C10 What does the Q signal "QRN" mean?
G2C11 What does the Q signal "QRV" mean?
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Group G2D Amateur Auxiliary; minimizing interference; HF operations
G2D01 What is the Amateur Auxiliary to the FCC?
G2D02 Which of the following are objectives of the Amateur Auxiliary?
G2D03 What skills learned during hidden transmitter hunts are of help to the Amateur Auxiliary?
G2D04 Which of the following describes an azimuthal projection map?
G2D05 [97.111(a)(1)] When is it permissible to communicate with amateur stations in countries outside the areas administered by the Federal Communications Commission?
G2D06 How is a directional antenna pointed when making a "long-path" contact with another station?
G2D07 [97.303(i)] Which of the following is required by the FCC rules when operating in the 60-meter band?
G2D08 What is a reason why many amateurs keep a station log?
G2D09 What information is traditionally contained in a station log?
G2D10 What is QRP operation?
G2D11 Which HF antenna would be the best to use for minimizing interference?
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Group G2E Digital operating; procedures, procedural signals and common abbreviations
G2E01 Which mode is normally used when sending an RTTY signal via AFSK with an SSB transmitter?
G2E02 How can a PACTOR modem or controller be used to determine if the channel is in use by other PACTOR stations?
G2E03 What symptoms may result from other signals interfering with a PACTOR or WINMOR transmission?
G2E04 What segment of the 20-meter band is most often used for digital transmissions?
G2E05 What is the standard sideband used to generate a JT65 or JT9 digital signal when using AFSK in any amateur band?
G2E06 What is the most common frequency shift for RTTY emissions in the amateur HF bands?
G2E07 What segment of the 80-meter band is most commonly used for digital transmissions?
G2E08 In what segment of the 20-meter band are most PSK31 operations commonly found?
G2E09 (C) How do you join a contact between two stations using the PACTOR protocol?
G2E10 Which of the following is a way to establish contact with a digital messaging system gateway station?
G2E11 What is indicated on a waterfall display by one or more vertical lines adjacent to a PSK31 signal?
G2E12 Which of the following describes a waterfall display?
G2E13 Which communication system sometimes uses the Internet to transfer messages?
G2E14 What could be wrong if you cannot decode an RTTY or other FSK signal even though it is apparently tuned in properly?
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