Advanced Components Practice Exam Overview

The Advanced Components Practice Exam is a crucial component of the preparatory path for those aiming to achieve the Advanced Amateur Radio certification, particularly targeting the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Advanced Amateur Radio Exam. This specialized exam draws from a comprehensive pool of questions, encompassing all 12 courses dedicated to the advanced aspects of amateur radio technology and operations. Each attempt at the exam presents a unique set of 25 questions, randomly selected from a total pool of questions that thoroughly cover the following key areas:

  1. Semiconductor Materials and Doping: This section tests the candidate’s understanding of the properties and doping processes of materials like Germanium, Silicon, and Gallium Arsenide to create P-type and N-type semiconductors.
  2. Diodes: Questions focus on various diode types, including point-contact, junction, hot-carrier, and Zener diodes, along with their specific applications in radio communications.
  3. Transistors: This area evaluates knowledge on the operation and application of NPN and PNP transistors in amplification and switching.
  4. Field-Effect Transistors (FETs): Candidates are tested on their understanding of JFETs and MOSFETs, their characteristics, and their roles in radio systems.
  5. Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs): This section assesses the candidate’s grasp of SCRs and their utility in circuit power control.
  6. Amplifiers: Knowledge on the different classes of amplifiers (A, AB, B, C) and their application in radio communications is evaluated.
  7. Amplifier Circuits: The exam differentiates between discrete and integrated circuit amplifiers, focusing on their uses.
  8. Operational Amplifiers: Questions cover the properties and applications of operational amplifiers in amateur radio.
  9. Mixers and Frequency Multipliers: Understanding of the role of mixers and frequency multipliers in signal processing is tested.
  10. Digital Logic Elements: This section checks the candidate’s basic knowledge of digital logic and its applications in radio communications.
  11. Quartz Crystals: The exam explores the properties and applications of quartz crystals, especially in frequency stabilization.
  12. Advanced Filter Circuits: Knowledge of AF and RF filter circuits and their significance in signal processing is assessed.

The dynamic nature of the exam, with its 25 questions randomly selected for each attempt, ensures a comprehensive testing experience, encouraging candidates to achieve a deep and broad understanding of advanced amateur radio components and theories. This approach not only prepares candidates for the certification exam but also enhances their practical knowledge and skills in amateur radio operations.

Well done on finishing the Advanced Components Practice Exam from the hamshack.ca QSL Advanced Amateur Radio course. This exam, with its 25 questions pulled from a large pool covering all 12 topics, was a critical step in testing your knowledge in advanced amateur radio components and theories.

Your success in this exam shows you’ve got a strong grasp of key areas like semiconductor materials, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, and more. These are essential for anyone looking to excel in the Advanced Amateur Radio certification and practical amateur radio operations.

Now that you’ve proven your skills in this area, it’s important to move on and complete the rest of the QSL Advanced Amateur Radio course material. This will prepare you fully for the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Advanced Amateur Radio Exam. Keep focused, and use this exam as a stepping stone towards mastering the complete course content.

Keep it up, and good luck with the rest of your studies and the upcoming certification exam!

73 Don VE7DXE

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8.1.2 Advanced Components and Circuits Section

Advanced Amateur Radio – Advanced Components Practice Exam

 

Take the Advanced Components Section Exam offered by hamshack.ca’s QSL Courses to test your knowledge on a key area of amateur radio. This Exam features 25 questions randomly generated from a pool of 131 questions which comprise the Advanced Components section of the course.

The Exam is designed to be both informative and flexible, allowing multiple attempts to ensure a deep understanding of the course content. It’s an excellent tool for anyone preparing for their Advanced Amateur Radio certification or looking to refresh their knowledge. Direct links to each hamshack.ca QSL Course are provided below making it easy to find more information on topics you’re unsure about.

Take your time and work through each QSL Course as you work your way through the Advanced Amateur Radio course material. This Section Exam and all the other Quizzes from hamshack.ca QSL Courses are a great and effective way to prep for the Spectrum management and Telecommunications Advanced Amateur Radio Exam.

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Good luck, and enjoy the learning process.

73 Don VE7DXE

2.1. Germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide, doping, P-type, N-type
2.2. diodes – point-contact, junction, hot-carrier, Zener, etc.
2.3. transistors – NPN/PNP
2.4 field effect transistor (FET), JFET, MOSFET
2.5 silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCR)
2.6 Amplifiers – Classes A, AB, B, and C
2.7 amplifier circuits – discrete and IC
2.8 operational amplifiers, properties, and applications
2.9 Mixers and Frequency Multipliers
2.10 digital logic elements
2.11 quartz crystal – properties and applications
2.12 advanced filter circuits – AF, RF

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Category: Advanced filter circuits – AF, RF

A-002-012-008: Where you require bandwidth at VHF and higher frequencies about equal to a television channel, a good choice of filter is the:

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Category: Field effect transistor (FET), JFET, MOSFET

A-002-004-003: Why do many MOSFET devices have built-in gate protective Zener diodes?

 

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Category: Operational amplifiers, properties, and applications

A-002-008-010: What is a non-inverting op-amp circuit?

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Category: Operational amplifiers, properties, and applications

A-002-008-006: What is the output impedance of a theoretically ideal op-amp?

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Category: Mixers, frequency multipliers

A-002-009-010: In a frequency multiplier circuit, an inductance (L1) and a variable capacitor (C2) are connected in series between VCC+ and ground. The collector of a transistor is connected to a tap on L1. A fixed capacitor (C3) is connected between the VCC+ side of L1 and ground. C3 is a:

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Category: Transistors – NPN/PNP

A-002-003-004: What is the alpha of a bipolar transistor in common base configuration?

 

 

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Category: Quartz crystal – properties and applications

A-002-011-005: A quartz crystal filter is superior to an LC filter for narrow bandpass applications because of the:

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Category: Amplifiers – Classes A, AB, B, and C

A-002-006-011: Which class of amplifier operates over less than 180 degrees of the cycle?

 

 

 

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Category: Field effect transistor (FET), JFET, MOSFET

A-002-004-011: Hole conduction in a p-channel enhancement type MOSFET is associated with:

 

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Category: Diodes – point-contact, junction, hot-carrier and Zener

A-002-002-010: If a Zener diode rated at 10 V and 50 watts was operated at maximum dissipation rating it would conduct ____ amperes:

 

 

 

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Category: Transistors – NPN/PNP

A-002-003-010: The current gain of a bipolar transistor in common emitter or common collector compared to common base configuration is:

 

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Category: Amplifiers – Classes A, AB, B, and C

A-002-006-004: For what portion of a cycle does a Class B amplifier operate?

 

 

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Category: Diodes – point-contact, junction, hot-carrier and Zener

A-002-002-008: What is one common use for PIN diodes?

 

 

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Category: Digital logic elements

A-002-010-008: What is a flip-flop circuit?

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Category: Field effect transistor (FET), JFET, MOSFET

A-002-004-009: Electron conduction in an n-channel enhancement MOSFET is associated with:

 

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Category: Digital logic elements

A-002-010-001: What is a NAND gate?

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Category: Mixers, frequency multipliers

A-002-009-001: What is the mixing process?

 

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Category: Field effect transistor (FET), JFET, MOSFET

A-002-004-001: What is an enhancement-mode FET?

 

 

 

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Category: Advanced filter circuits – AF, RF

A-002-012-011: Which of the following filter types is not suitable for use at audio and low radio frequencies?

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Category: Amplifiers – Classes A, AB, B, and C

A-002-006-006: Which of the following classes of amplifier provides the highest efficiency?

 

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Category: Advanced filter circuits – AF, RF

A-002-012-001: What are the three general groupings of filters?

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Category: Advanced filter circuits – AF, RF

A-002-012-003: Which filter type is described as having ripple in the passband and a sharp cutoff?

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Category: Mixers, frequency multipliers

A-002-009-003: What occurs when an excessive amount of signal energy reaches the mixer circuit?

24 / 50

Category: Silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCR)

A-002-005-007: The silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) is a member of which family?

 

 

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Category: Quartz crystal – properties and applications

A-002-011-007: Electrically, what does a crystal look like?

26 / 50

Category: Field effect transistor (FET), JFET, MOSFET

A-002-004-010: Hole conduction in a p-channel depletion type MOSFET is associated with:

 

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Category: germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide, doping, P-type, N-type (Semiconductors)

A-002-001-002: In what application is gallium-arsenide used as a semiconductor material in preference to germanium or silicon?

 

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Category: Amplifier circuits – discrete and IC

A-002-007-003: What are the advantages of a Darlington pair audio amplifier?

29 / 50

Category: Quartz crystal – properties and applications

A-002-011-003: For single-sideband phone emissions, what would be the bandwidth of a good crystal lattice filter?

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Category: Transistors – NPN/PNP

A-002-003-002: What is the beta of a bipolar transistor?

 

 

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Category: Advanced filter circuits – AF, RF

A-002-012-010: What is the primary advantage of the Chebyshev filter over the Butterworth filter?

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Category: germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide, doping, P-type, N-type (Semiconductors)

A-002-001-007: Silicon in its pure form is:

 

 

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Category: Amplifiers – Classes A, AB, B, and C

A-002-006-001: For what portion of a signal cycle does a Class A amplifier operate?

 

 

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Category: Operational amplifiers, properties, and applications

A-002-008-005: What is the input impedance of a theoretically ideal op-amp?

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Category: germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide, doping, P-type, N-type (Semiconductors)

A-002-001-010: Substances such as silicon in a pure state are usually good:

 

 

 

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Category: germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide, doping, P-type, N-type (Semiconductors)

A-002-001-008: An element which is sometimes an insulator and sometimes a conductor is called a:

 

37 / 50

Category: Quartz crystal – properties and applications

A-002-011-006: Piezoelectricity is generated by:

38 / 50

Category: Advanced filter circuits – AF, RF

A-002-012-009: What is the primary advantage of the Butterworth filter over the Chebyshev filter?

39 / 50

Category: Digital logic elements

A-002-010-007: What is an AND gate?

40 / 50

Category: Amplifiers – Classes A, AB, B, and C

A-002-006-007: Which of the following classes of amplifier would provide the highest efficiency in the output stage of a CW, RTTY, or FM transmitter?

 

 

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Category: Amplifier circuits – discrete and IC

A-002-007-011: The FET amplifier common gate circuit is similar to which of the following bipolar transistor amplifier circuits?

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Category: Amplifier circuits – discrete and IC

A-002-007-002: What determines the output impedance of a FET common-source amplifier?

43 / 50

Category: Diodes – point-contact, junction, hot-carrier and Zener

A-002-004-008: Electron conduction in an n-channel depletion type MOSFET is associated with:

 

 

44 / 50

Category: germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide, doping, P-type, N-type (Semiconductors)

A-002-001-011: A semiconductor is said to be doped when it has added to it small quantities of:

 

45 / 50

Category: Diodes – point-contact, junction, hot-carrier and Zener

A-002-002-007: What is a common use for point contact diodes?

 

46 / 50

Category: Silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCR)

A-002-005-009: Which of the following devices has anode, cathode, and gate?

 

 

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Category: germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide, doping, P-type, N-type (Semiconductors)

A-002-001-001: What two elements widely used in semiconductor devices exhibit both metallic and non-metallic characteristics?

 

48 / 50

Category: Digital logic elements

A-002-010-004: What is a NOT gate (also known as an INVERTER)?

49 / 50

Category: Mixers, frequency multipliers

A-002-009-009: In a circuit where the components are tuned to resonate at a higher frequency than applied, the circuit is most likely a:

50 / 50

Category: Digital logic elements

A-002-010-010: What type of digital logic is also known as a latch?

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