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E4B-2012: Measurement technique and limitations: instrument accuracy and performance limitations; probes; techniques to minimize errors; measurement of "Q"; instrument calibration

E4B01-2012: Which of the following factors most affects the accuracy of a frequency counter?

Time base accuracy

Input attenuator accuracy

Decade divider accuracy

Temperature coefficient of the logic



E4B02-2012: What is an advantage of using a bridge circuit to measure impedance?

The measurement is based on obtaining a signal null, which can be done very precisely

It provides an excellent match under all conditions

It is relatively immune to drift in the signal generator source

It can display results directly in Smith chart format



E4B03-2012: If a frequency counter with a specified accuracy of +/- 1.0 ppm reads 146,520,000 Hz, what is the most the actual frequency being measured could differ from the reading?

146.52 Hz

165.2 Hz

14.652 kHz

1.4652 MHz



E4B04-2012: If a frequency counter with a specified accuracy of +/- 0.1 ppm reads 146,520,000 Hz, what is the most the actual frequency being measured could differ from the reading?

14.652 Hz

0.1 MHz

1.4652 Hz

1.4652 kHz



E4B05-2012: If a frequency counter with a specified accuracy of +/- 10 ppm reads 146,520,000 Hz, what is the most the actual frequency being measured could differ from the reading?

1465.20 Hz

146.52 Hz

10 Hz

146.52 kHz



E4B06-2012: How much power is being absorbed by the load when a directional power meter connected between a transmitter and a terminating load reads 100 watts forward power and 25 watts reflected power?

75 watts

100 watts

125 watts

25 watts



E4B07-2012: Which of the following is good practice when using an oscilloscope probe?

Keep the signal ground connection of the probe as short as possible

Never use a high impedance probe to measure a low impedance circuit

Never use a DC-coupled probe to measure an AC circuit

All of these choices are correct



E4B08-2012: Which of the following is a characteristic of a good DC voltmeter?

High impedance input

High reluctance input

Low reluctance input

Low impedance input



E4B09-2012: What is indicated if the current reading on an RF ammeter placed in series with the antenna feed line of a transmitter increases as the transmitter is tuned to resonance?

There is more power going into the antenna

There is possibly a short to ground in the feed line

The transmitter is not properly neutralized

There is an impedance mismatch between the antenna and feed line



E4B10-2012: Which of the following describes a method to measure intermodulation distortion in an SSB transmitter?

Modulate the transmitter with two non-harmonically related audio frequencies and observe the RF output with a spectrum analyzer

Modulate the transmitter with two non-harmonically related radio frequencies and observe the RF output with a spectrum analyzer

Modulate the transmitter with two harmonically related audio frequencies and observe the RF output with a peak reading wattmeter

Modulate the transmitter with two harmonically related audio frequencies and observe the RF output with a logic analyzer



E4B11-2012: How should a portable antenna analyzer be connected when measuring antenna resonance and feed point impedance?

Connect the antenna feed line directly to the analyzer's connector

Loosely couple the analyzer near the antenna base

Connect the analyzer via a high-impedance transformer to the antenna

Connect the antenna and a dummy load to the analyzer



E4B12-2012: What is the significance of voltmeter sensitivity expressed in ohms per volt?

The full scale reading of the voltmeter multiplied by its ohms per volt rating will provide the input impedance of the voltmeter

When used as a galvanometer, the reading in volts multiplied by the ohms/volt will determine the power drawn by the device under test

When used as an ohmmeter, the reading in ohms divided by the ohms/volt will determine the voltage applied to the circuit

When used as an ammeter, the full scale reading in amps divided by ohms/volt will determine the size of shunt needed



E4B13-2012: How is the compensation of an oscilloscope probe typically adjusted?

A square wave is displayed and the probe is adjusted until the horizontal portions of the displayed wave are as nearly flat as possible

A high frequency sine wave is displayed and the probe is adjusted for maximum amplitude

A frequency standard is displayed and the probe is adjusted until the deflection time is accurate

A DC voltage standard is displayed and the probe is adjusted until the displayed voltage is accurate



E4B14-2012: What happens if a dip meter is too tightly coupled to a tuned circuit being checked?

A less accurate reading results

Harmonics are generated

Cross modulation occurs

Intermodulation distortion occurs



E4B15-2012: Which of the following can be used as a relative measurement of the Q for a series-tuned circuit?

The bandwidth of the circuit's frequency response

The inductance to capacitance ratio

The frequency shift

The resonant frequency of the circuit





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