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