Exam Primer

Overview
1. Regulations and Policies
  • Authority and Regulations
  • Licence
  • License Penalties
  • Certificate
  • Operation, Repair
  • Content Restrictions
  • Operating Restrictions
  • Interference
  • Emergencies
  • Non-remuneration, Privacy
  • Call Signs
  • Other Countries
  • Frequency Bands
  • Power Allowed
  • unmodulated carriers, retransmission
  • amplitude modulation, frequency stability, me
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Exams
  • Antenna Structures
  • RF Field Strength
  • Resolving Complaints
  • 2. Operating and Procedures
  • VHF/UHF Repeaters - Voice
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Voice Operating Procedures
  • tuning, testing and dummy loads
  • Morse Code (CW) procedures
  • RST signal reporting, S meter
  • Q Signals
  • Emergency Operating Procedures
  • Record Keeping, Antenna Orientation and Maps
  • 3. Station Assembly, Practice and Safety
  • Layout of HF Stations
  • Layout of FM Transmitters
  • Layout of FM Receivers
  • Layout of CW Transmitters
  • Layout of SSB/CW receivers
  • Layout of SSB Transmitters
  • Layout of Digital Systems
  • Layout of Regulated Power Supplies
  • Layout of Yagi-Uda Antennas
  • Receiver Fundamentals
  • Transmitter, carrier, keying, AM
  • Carrier Suppression, SSB
  • Frequency and Phase Modulation
  • Station Accessories
  • Digital Modes
  • Batteries
  • Power Supplies
  • Electrical Safety
  • Antenna and Tower Safety
  • RF Exposure Safety
  • 4. Circuit Components
  • Amplifier Fundamentals
  • Diodes
  • Bipolar Transistors
  • Field-effect Transistors
  • Tiode Vacuum Tubes
  • Resister Color Codes
  • 5. Basic Electronics and Theory
  • Metric Prefixes
  • Basic Concepts
  • Circuits
  • Ohm's law
  • Series and Parallel Resistors
  • Power law, Resister Power Disipation
  • AC and frequency
  • Ratios, Logarithms and Decibels
  • Inductance and Capacitance
  • Reactance and Impedance
  • Magnetica and Transformers
  • Resonance and Tuned Circuits
  • Meters and Measurements
  • 6. Feedlines and Antenna Systems
  • Impedance and Feedlines
  • Balanced and Unbalanced feedlines
  • Feedlines and Connectors
  • Line Losses
  • Standing Wave Ratio
  • Impedance Matching
  • Isotropic Sources, Polarization
  • Wavelength vs Physical Length
  • Antenna Radiation Patterns
  • Vertical Antennas
  • Yagi Antennas
  • Wire Antennas
  • Quad/loop Antennas
  • 7. Radio Wave Propagation
  • Propogation Types
  • Ionospheric Regions
  • Hops and Skips
  • Ionosphere Issues
  • Solar Activity
  • MF and HF and Skywaves
  • VHF and UHF, Sporadic-E, Aurira, Ducting
  • Scatter - HF, VHF, UHF
  • 8. Interference and Suppression
  • Front-end overload
  • Audio Rectification, Bypass Capacitors, Ferri
  • Intermodulation, Spurious, Key-clicks
  • Harmonics, Splatter, Transmitter Adjustments
  • Filters
  • 5.9 Inductance and Capacitance

    Practice


    B-005-09-01
    If two equal-value inductors are connected in series, what is their total inductance?
    Half the value of one inductor
    The same as the value of either inductor
    The value of one inductor times the value of the other
    Twice the value of one inductor

    B-005-09-02
    If two equal-value inductors are connected in parallel, what is their total inductance?
    Twice the value of one inductor
    The same as the value of either inductor
    The value of one inductor times the value of the other
    Half the value of one inductor

    B-005-09-03
    If two equal-value capacitors are connected in series, what is their total capacitance?
    Twice the value of one capacitor
    The same as the value of either capacitor
    The value of one capacitor times the value of the other
    Half the value of either capacitor

    B-005-09-04
    If two equal-value capacitors are connected in parallel, what is their total capacitance?
    The same as the value of either capacitor
    Twice the value of one capacitor
    The value of one capacitor times the value of the other
    Half the value of one capacitor

    B-005-09-05
    What determines the inductance of a coil?
    The core material, the number of turns used to wind the core and the frequency of the current through the coil
    The core diameter, the number of turns of wire used to wind the coil and the type of metal used for the wire
    The core material, the core diameter, the length of the coil and the number of turns of wire used to wind the coil
    The core material, the core diameter, the length of the coil and whether the coil is mounted horizontally or vertically

    B-005-09-06
    What determines the capacitance of a capacitor?
    The material between the plates, the area of one side of one plate, the number of plates and the spacing between the plates
    The material between the plates, the number of plates and the size of the wires connected to the plates
    The number of plates, the spacing between the plates and whether the dielectric material is N type or P type
    The material between the plates, the area of one plate, the number of plates and the material used for the protective coating

    B-005-09-07
    If two equal-value capacitors are connected in parallel, what is their capacitance?
    The same value of either capacitor
    The value of one capacitor times the value of the other
    Half the value of either capacitor
    Twice the value of either capacitor

    B-005-09-08
    To replace a faulty 10 millihenry choke, you could use two:
    Two 20 millihenry chokes in series
    Two 5 millihenry chokes in series
    Two 30 millihenry chokes in parallel
    Two 5 millihenry chokes in parallel

    B-005-09-09
    Three 15 microfarad capacitors are wired in series. The total capacitance of this arrangement is:
    45 microfarads
    12 microfarads
    5 microfarads
    18 microfarads

    B-005-09-10
    Which series combinations of capacitors would best replace a faulty 10 microfarad capacitor?
    two 10 microfarad capacitors
    two 20 microfarad capacitors
    twenty 2 microfarad capacitors
    ten 2 microfarad capacitors

    B-005-09-11
    The total capacitance of two or more capacitors in series is:
    found by adding each of the capacitors together and dividing by the total number of capacitors
    found by adding each of the capacitors together
    always less than the smallest capacitor
    always greater than the largest capacitor