Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lesson 2: General Class Exam Course G1B

Hello once again!  Here is lesson two of the General Class license course.  This lesson covers the G1B questions which basically deal with more rules and regulations.  Luckily, the majority of the answers make sense so there is not too much memorization.  The two things you do need to memorize are:

The maximum height of an antenna without having to seek permission from the FAA and register with the FCC is 200ft.  If you live near a public use airport, check to make sure that an antenna that high is not going to create an aircraft safety issue.  The height restriction for those who live near airports may be less than 200 ft.

The maximum power a beacon station can transmit is 100 W PEP output.

And that's pretty much it.  As always if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the comment box.  Until lesson 3...



  1. Question 8 is now totally different, but interestingly enough has the exact same answer...all of the above. "When choosing a transmitting frequency what should you do to comply with good amateur practice?"

    Only 12 questions now.

    Thanks for doing this...it is super helpful for those of us who are auditory learners.

  2. One other difference...in question #5, since we don't have a shuttle program anymore, but we do use the russian soyez craft, the answer is "when it is an incidental part of a *manned space craft* retransmission.