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CDC 3D153 Volume 2 V2 (April 2013)

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CDC 3D153 01 1206, Edit Code 02 (April 2013) Volume 2 Units 1-5 Unit 1: Antenna Theory Unit 2: Electromagnetic Wave Theory Unit 3: Transmission Security Techniques, Data Linking Concepts and Jam-Resistant Communications Unit 4: Other RF Transmission Systems Unit 5: High Frequency Communications

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1.  Examples of electronic protection includes all of the following EXCEPT
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B.
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D.
2.  The refractive index of air depends on moisture,
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B.
C.
D.
3.  Magneton splitting creates two waves called
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B.
C.
D.
4.  Who has the ability to patch different talkgroups together?
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B.
C.
D.
5.  The ability of a receiver to reproduce the signal of a very weak station is the characteristic of the receiver’s
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B.
C.
D.
6.  In the Whelen system, how many digits make up the dual tone multi frequency (DTMF) protocol.
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B.
C.
D.
7.  Which statement concerning line lengths is TRUE?
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B.
C.
D.
8.  What frequency range will show little effect from precipitation?
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B.
C.
D.
9.  What two properties of a transmission line determine its characteristic impedance?
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B.
C.
D.
10.  Resistance of the conductor material in a transmission line leads to which type of loss?
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B.
C.
D.
11.  What identifies the output power of the AN/GRC–171B(V)4 transceiver?
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B.
C.
D.
12.  What is probably the worst antenna that can be used on sky-wave circuits?
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B.
C.
D.
13.  In mountainous terrain, with a mountain between you and the distant end, which of these antennas is more effective?
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B.
C.
D.
14.  The standard used to measure the radiating effectiveness (gain) of an antenna system is the
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B.
C.
D.
15.  The actual range of frequencies within the antenna’s bandwidth is called the
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B.
C.
D.
16.  A helical satellite antenna radiates a signal with what type of polarization?
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B.
C.
D.
17.  When comparing the radio and optical horizons, which one is farther away and by what percent?
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B.
C.
D.
18.  Name the process of unscrambling the encrypted information so that it is intelligible.
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B.
C.
D.
19.  Sunspots are disturbances
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B.
C.
D.
20.  Line of sight radio waves that are guided through the air between two layers of the atmosphere are known as
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B.
C.
D.
21.  A common satellite antenna is the
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B.
C.
D.
22.  How many programmable devices can the multi-band inter/intra team radio hold?
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B.
C.
D.
23.  In dealing with sky/ground wave propagation, the area of silence where no signals are received is known as the
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B.
C.
D.
24.  What frequency bands does the MILSTAR satellite system uses?
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B.
C.
D.
25.  In HF communications, the lowest frequency that arrives at the distant receiver on 90 percent of the undisturbed days of the month is called the
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B.
C.
D.
26.  The common name for the method of changing the encryption keys over the radio channel in a two-way radio system is called
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B.
C.
D.
27.  What type of directivity does the whip antenna provide?
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B.
C.
D.
28.  Which of the following CANNOT be performed by the transceiver’s computerized components and micro-circuitry?
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B.
C.
D.
29.  How many regions make up the atmosphere?
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B.
C.
D.
30.  What U.S. government agency divides the radio frequency spectrum into different bands?
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B.
C.
D.
31.  If the electric field component travels in a plane perpendicular to the Earth’s surface, the radio wave is considered to be polarized
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  In high frequency communications, your station’s self address is the address
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B.
C.
D.
33.  A nonresonant transmission line is a line
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B.
C.
D.
34.  The earth’s conductivity is determined by the type of
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B.
C.
D.
35.  Ungrounded lengths of wire specifically designed to be either a half-wavelength or more than full wavelength long is called a
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B.
C.
D.
36.  What Air Force instruction (AFI) requires communications squadrons to maintain “installation warning systems”?
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B.
C.
D.
37.  Which electronic warfare component responds to taskings to search for, intercept, identify, and locate intentional and unintentional sources of radiated energy?
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B.
C.
D.
38.  Sunspots occur on an
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B.
C.
D.
39.  How many selectable traffic key slots does the KG–84A have?
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B.
C.
D.
40.  In HF communications, by replacing the vertical antenna with a dipole antenna that’s a quarter wavelength off the ground, what are you able to get from your antenna transmission?
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B.
C.
D.
41.  Concerning HAVE QUICK II communications multiple word-of-day (MWOD), how long can each word-of-day (WOD) be used?
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B.
C.
D.
42.  What commonly referred link is the joint tactical information distribution system?
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B.
C.
D.
43.  At what point do magnetic fields around a wire no longer have time to collapse completely between alternations?
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B.
C.
D.
44.  Where do the modulation and digital-to-analog conversion take place in the AN/PRC– 150?
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B.
C.
D.
45.  In selecting an antenna for a circuit, what is the first thing to consider?
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B.
C.
D.
46.  A dipole or long-wire antenna is an example of a
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B.
C.
D.
47.  What type of network radio does the Air Force use for close air support?
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B.
C.
D.
48.  The ability to reproduce the input signal accurately is the characteristics of the receiver’s
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B.
C.
D.
49.  What assembly on the AN/PRC–150 contains the keyboard and the liquid crystal display (LCD) that makes up the radio’s man-machine interface?
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B.
C.
D.
50.  Which switch on the KY–57 VINSON zeroizes channels one through five?
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B.
C.
D.
51.  Near-vertical-incidence sky wave operations are most effective when you’re using
A.
B.
C.
D.
52.  Equipment used for generating, amplifying, and transmitting RF carrier is collectively called
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B.
C.
D.
53.  A transmission line that consists of a center conductor placed inside a rigid metal tube functioning as the outer tube is called a
A.
B.
C.
D.
54.  Radio sets are left on 24-hours a day in a jungle environment to
A.
B.
C.
D.
55.  Areas in which no antenna radiation pattern passes through are called
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B.
C.
D.
56.  What are the three part data handshake between calling and receiving stations?
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B.
C.
D.
57.  The family of radios that are scaled for use in all domains, will function with programmable waveforms, and be based on a common core architecture is the
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B.
C.
D.
58.  Leakage loss in a transmission line can be minimized by using a
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B.
C.
D.
59.  Which frequency band is most susceptible to jamming?
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B.
C.
D.
60.  The ability of an antenna to both receive and transmit equally well is known as the antenna’s
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B.
C.
D.
61.  If a transmission line is terminated in an open, what will likely result?
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B.
C.
D.
62.  What measurement is used to determine whether an antenna is resonant at a particular frequency?
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B.
C.
D.
63.  Sky wave transmission is used for which type of communications?
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B.
C.
D.
64.  What antenna radiates or receives on many of its particular elements?
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B.
C.
D.
65.  How many talkgroups can a trunked mobile radio monitor at one time?
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B.
C.
D.
66.  What has the greatest effect on an antenna?
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B.
C.
D.
67.  Transmitting a signal on a particular frequency in order to determine that channel’s usability is referred to as
A.
B.
C.
D.
68.  Super high/extremely high frequency range is limited to
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B.
C.
D.
69.  In the Whelen siren cabinet, what controls signal routing and power distribution of the system?
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B.
C.
D.
70.  Using figure 1–10, determine the electrical length if the frequency is changed from 150 MHz to 250 MHz.
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B.
C.
D.
71.  Which conventional land mobile radio device serves as the hub of a net?
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B.
C.
D.
72.  Which statement is NOT a characteristic of the AN/GRC–171B(V)4 transceiver?
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B.
C.
D.
73.  What is the maximum power of the AN/PRC–150 in FM mode?
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B.
C.
D.
74.  What permits communication in shadow regions behind obstacles?
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B.
C.
D.
75.  A long-wire’s takeoff angle depends on the antenna’s
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B.
C.
D.
76.  What is one of the simplest and most functional antennas in use?
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B.
C.
D.
77.  The main very high frequency/ultra high frequency communications emphasis is on
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B.
C.
D.
78.  Radio waves that travel near the earth’s surface are called
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B.
C.
D.
79.  What is a common problem with a mass alert system in a deployed environment?
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B.
C.
D.
80.  What is the primary transmission path for frequencies in the super high/extremely high frequency range?
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B.
C.
D.
81.  What is the minimum length for a long-wire antenna?
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B.
C.
D.
82.  Scientist call the ionosphere an extension of the
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B.
C.
D.
83.  Which basic field detaches from the antenna and travels through space at great distances?
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B.
C.
D.
84.  Which antenna type is usually used on long-range, point-to-point communication where the concentrated radio energy is needed for circuit reliability?
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B.
C.
D.
85.  In siting a radio station, which foliage would have more of an adverse effect on radio wave propagation?
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B.
C.
D.
86.  Radio waves that angled too low are
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B.
C.
D.
87.  What does the overall effectiveness of an entire transmitting and receiving system depend largely upon?
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B.
C.
D.
88.  The concept that alternating current changes in magnitude and reverses its direction during each cycle is
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B.
C.
D.
89.  Which antenna radiates radio energy equally well in all directions?
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B.
C.
D.
90.  From what source does the RT–1523 SINCGARS radio’s control module obtain instructions during remote and local operation respectively?
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B.
C.
D.
91.  What is the first step in electronic warfare application?
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B.
C.
D.
92.  Which environment would be considered the most challenging for an RF transmission systems technician to establish and operate a radio station from?
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B.
C.
D.
93.  What occurs when high-energy ultraviolet light waves from the sun enter the ionospheric region of the atmosphere and strike the gas atoms?
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B.
C.
D.
94.  The angle at which a radio wave enters the ionosphere is known as the
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B.
C.
D.
95.  What basic receiver function involves having the transmitted electromagnetic wave pass through the receive antenna in such a manner as to induce a voltage in the antenna?
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B.
C.
D.
96.  Which statement concerning waveguides is FALSE?
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B.
C.
D.
97.  Which environment area will increase maintenance problems with dust and sand?
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B.
C.
D.
98.  In frequency hopping operation, the interval at which each transmitter remains on a given frequency for a specific time is known as
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B.
C.
D.
99.  Which multiple channel access method eliminates the requirement for a net control station in the joint tactical information distribution system?
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B.
C.
D.
100.  Which type of airborne antenna can be designed into any part of an aerospace vehicle’s surface, so that it does not upset its aerodynamic properties?
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B.
C.
D.
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