General License Exam 2011-2015 Syllabus

The distribution of questions in the question pool is included below.  The second row shows the number of questions in each subelement.  The third row shows the number of exam questions taken from each subelement.

  

G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 G0 TOT 
58 58 41  65 42 46  38  24 56 28 456
5 5 3 5 3 3 3 2 4 2 35

 

SUBELEMENT G1 – COMMISSION'S RULES [5 Exam Questions – 5 Groups]

 

G1A – General Class control operator frequency privileges; primary and secondary allocations

 

G1B – Antenna structure limitations; good engineering and good amateur practice; beacon operation; restricted operation; retransmitting radio signals

 

G1C – Transmitter power regulations; data emission standards

 

G1D – Volunteer Examiners and Volunteer Examiner Coordinators; temporary identification

 

G1E – Control categories; repeater regulations; harmful interference; third party rules; ITU regions

 

SUBELEMENT G2 – OPERATING PROCEDURES [5 Exam Questions – 5 Groups]

 

G2A Phone operating procedures; USB/LSB utilization conventions; procedural signals; breaking into a QSO in progress; VOX operation

 

G2B – Operating courtesy; band plans, emergencies, including drills and emergency communications

 

G2C – CW operating procedures and procedural signals, Q signals and common abbreviations; full break in

 

G2D – Amateur Auxiliary; minimizing interference; HF operations

 

G2E – Digital operating: procedures, procedural signals and common abbreviations

  

SUBELEMENT G3 – RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION [3 Exam Questions – 3 Groups]

 

G3A – Sunspots and solar radiation; ionospheric disturbances; propagation forecasting and indices

 

G3B – Maximum Usable Frequency; Lowest Usable Frequency; propagation

 

G3C – Ionospheric layers; critical angle and frequency; HF scatter; Near Vertical Incidence Sky waves

 

SUBELEMENT G4 – AMATEUR RADIO PRACTICES [5 Exam Questions – 5 groups]

 

G4A – Station Operation and setup

 

G4B – Test and monitoring equipment; two-tone test

 

G4C – Interference with consumer electronics; grounding; DSP

 

G4D – Speech processors; S meters; sideband operation near band edges

 

G4E – HF mobile radio installations; emergency and battery powered operation

  

SUBELEMENT G5 – ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES [3 exam questions – 3 groups]

 

G5A – Reactance; inductance; capacitance; impedance; impedance matching

 

G5B – The Decibel; current and voltage dividers; electrical power calculations; sine wave root-mean-square (RMS) values; PEP calculations

 

G5C – Resistors, capacitors and inductors in series and parallel; transformers

 

SUBELEMENT G6 – CIRCUIT COMPONENTS [3 exam question – 3 groups]

 

G6A – Resistors; capacitors; inductors

 

G6B – Rectifiers; solid state diodes and transistors; vacuum tubes; batteries

 

G6C – Analog and digital integrated circuits (IC’s); microprocessors; memory; I/O devices; microwave IC’s (MMIC’s ); display devices

 

SUBELEMENT G7 – PRACTICAL CIRCUITS [3 exam question – 3 groups]

 

G7A – Power supplies; schematic symbols

 

G7B – Digital circuits; amplifiers and oscillators

 

G7C – Receivers and transmitters; filters, oscillators

  

SUBELEMENT G8 – SIGNALS AND EMISSIONS [2 exam questions – 2 groups]

 

G8A – Carriers and modulation: AM; FM; single and double sideband; modulation envelope; overmodulation

 

G8B – Frequency mixing; multiplication; HF data communications; bandwidths of various modes; deviation

  

SUBELEMENT G9 – ANTENNAS AND FEED LINES [4 exam questions – 4 groups]

 

G9A – Antenna feed lines: characteristic impedance and attenuation; SWR calculation, measurement and effects; matching networks

 

G9B – Basic antennas

 

G9C – Directional antennas

 

G9D – Specialized antennas

 

SUBELEMENT G0 – ELECTRICAL AND RF SAFETY [2 exam Questions – 2 groups]

 

G0A – RF safety principles, rules and guidelines; routine station evaluation

 

G0B – Safety in the ham shack: electrical shock and treatment, safety grounding, fusing, interlocks, wiring, antenna and tower safety

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