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