Communications Engineering Exam 9: ECE Pre-Board

Pre-Board Examinations in Communications Engineering Module 9 composed of previous Board Exams Questions. Familiarize each and every questions.

Communications Engineering Exam 9

This is 100 items set of Practice Examination 9 in Communications Engineering (Electronics Systems and Technology) composed of previous Board Exams Questions. Read each questions and choices carefully! Choose the best answer. In the actual board, you have to answer 100 items in Communications Engineering within 5 hours. You have to get at least 70% to pass the subject. Communications Engineering is 30% of the total 100% Board Rating along with Mathematics (20%), General Engineering and Applied Sciences (20%) and Electronics Engineering (30%). Familiarize each and every questions to increase the chance of passing the ECE Board Examination.

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1. What significant element of sound refers to its characteristic tonal quality?

  • A. Pitch
  • B. Tempo
  • C. Rhythm
  • D. Timbre

2. What is the velocity of sound in wood?

  • A. 5800 m/s
  • B. 5000 m/s
  • C. 3300 m/s
  • D. 3700 m/s

3. What is the typical loudness level of a watch ticking?

  • A. 0 phon
  • B. 40 phons
  • C. 20 phons
  • D. 60 phons

4. The typical length of the rhombic antenna is ____.

  • A. 2λ to 8λ
  • B. 10λ to 20λ
  • C. 1λ to 3λ
  • D. 5λ to 10λ

5. What is the carrier frequency of supergroup 10?

  • A. 2724 kHz
  • B. 2356 kHz
  • C. 2108 kHz
  • D. 3100 kHz

6. In SPADE system, how many PCM-encoded voice band channels are there?

  • A. 800
  • B. 600
  • C. 300
  • D. 240

7. The product of the radiated RF power of a transmitter and the gain of the antenna system in a given direction relative to an isotropic radiator is called ____.

  • A. Effective Radiated Power (ERP)
  • B. Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)
  • C. Radiated Power
  • D. Transmit Power

8. The product of antenna input power and the antenna power gain expressed in kW is called __.

  • A. Effective Radiated Power (ERP)
  • B. Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)
  • C. Radiated Power
  • D. Transmit Power

9. What satellite system parameter represents the quality of a satellite or an earth station receiver?

  • A. Gain-to-Equivalent Noise Temperature Ratio (G/Te)
  • B. Energy of Bit-to-Noise Density Ratio (Eb/No)
  • C. Carrier-to-Noise Density Ratio (C/No)
  • D. Bit energy

10. What noise is observable at frequencies in the range from about 8 MHz to somewhat 1.5 GHz?

  • A. Industrial noise
  • B. Atmospheric noise
  • C. Space noise
  • D. Shot noise

11. A special horn antenna consisting of a parabolic cylinder joined to a pyramidal horn.

  • A. Hoghorn
  • B. Cass-horn
  • C. Pyramidal horn
  • D. Conical horn

12. How many telegraph channels are there in the basic voice band channels?

  • A. 24
  • B. 96
  • C. 48
  • D. 672

13. Which of the following is oldest multiplexing scheme?

  • A. Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)
  • B. Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
  • C. Code Division Multiplexing (CDM)
  • D. Space Division Multiplexing (SDM)

14. What carrier system multiplexes 96 voice band channels into a single 6.312 Mbps data signal?

  • A. T1 carrier system
  • B. T2 carrier system
  • C. T1C carrier system
  • D. T3 carrier system

15. What is the metric subdivision of VHF band?

  • A. Metric
  • B. Millimetric
  • C. Decimetric
  • D. Centimetric

16. In satellite communications, what means of attitude control is using the angular momentum of the spinning body to provide the roll and yaw stabilization?

  • A. Spin stabilization
  • B. Radial stabilization
  • C. Three-axis stabilization
  • D. Station keeping

17. Which of the following is NOT a porous absorber?

  • A. Prefabricated tiles
  • B. Plasters and spray on materials
  • C. Acoustic blankets
  • D. Membrane absorber

18. What historical satellite broadcasted live the 1964 Olympic games from Tokyo, Japan for the first time?

  • A. Syncom I
  • B. Syncom III
  • C. Syncom II
  • D. Syncom IV

19. In transmission line, which of the following is the first step in the procedure of using stub matching?

  • A. Calculate stub susceptance.
  • B. Calculate load admittance
  • C. Connect stub to load
  • D. Transform conductance to resistance

20. What type of balun (balanced-to-unbalanced) is used in high frequency applications?

  • A. Transformer type balun
  • B. A specially configured coaxial transmission line
  • C. A specially configured parallel-wire line
  • D. A λ/2 transformer balun

21. ____ is defined as any radiation of energy by means of electromagnetic wave.

  • A. Emission
  • B. Radiation
  • C. Radio
  • D. Broadcasting

22. In what year did Hertz discover radio waves?

  • A. 1844
  • B. 1873
  • C. 1887
  • D. 1895

23. Which of the following phenomena is possible is free space medium?

  • A. Reflection of radio wave
  • B. Diffraction of radio wave
  • C. Refraction of radio wave
  • D. Attenuation of radio wave

24. What is the reactance property at the input of a shorted quarter wavelength line?

  • A. A parallel LC circuit
  • B. A pure inductive reactance
  • C. A series LC circuit
  • D. A pure capacitive reactance

25. An early satellite owned by US Department of Defense that lasted only for 17 days

  • A. Courier
  • B. Echo
  • C. Score
  • D. Westar 1

26. Which of the following is the consolidation of H. No. 5224 and S. No. 2683?

  • A. RA 9292
  • B. RA 5734
  • C. RA 7925
  • D. RA 6849

27. Who will appoint the chairman and 2 members of the board of Electronics Engineering?

  • A. The Senate President
  • B. The President
  • C. The Supreme Court
  • D. The Commission on Appointment

28. How many nominees per position of the Electronics Engineering Board are nominated by IECEP to PRC?

  • A. 3
  • B. 5
  • C. 4
  • D. 6

29. According to RA 9292, how many days after the board exam the results will be released?

  • A. Within 5 days
  • B. Within 15 days
  • C. Within 20 days
  • D. Within 3 days

30. How many removal examination (s) will be given to an examinee who obtains a passing rating in the majority of the subjects but obtains a rating in the other subject (s) below seventy percent (70%) but not lower than sixty percent (60%)?

  • A. 1
  • B. 3
  • C. 2
  • D. Unlimited

31. Which of the following determines the acoustic behavior of gases?

  • A. Density
  • B. Pressure
  • C. Temperature
  • D. All of the choices

32. In what medium sound travels the faster?

  • A. Vacuum
  • B. Solid
  • C. Liquid
  • D. Gas

33. For a loudness level between 110 and 120 dB, the maximum daily exposure limit is ____ minute (s).

  • A. 1
  • B. 60
  • C. 20
  • D. 45

34. A porous material is far more efficient at high than low frequency absorption. How to improve sound absorption at lower frequencies using this absorber?

  • A. Increase the thickness
  • B. Decrease the thickness
  • C. Mount with and airspace behind
  • D. Both A and C above

35. Which of the following describes a TDM frame?

  • A. A 250-μs frame
  • B. A 125-μs frame
  • C. A 500-μs frame
  • D. A 60-μs frame

36. ____ system transmits frequency-division-multiplexed voice band signals over a coaxial cable for distances up to 4000 miles.

  • A. T carrier
  • B. X carrier
  • C. L carrier
  • D. F carrier

37. What is the spectrum range of U600 mastergroup?

  • A. 60 – 108 kHz
  • B. 564 – 3084 kHz
  • C. 312 – 552 kHz
  • D. 60 -2788 kHz

38. Which frequency reuse method is less effective because of Faraday’s effect?

  • A. Dual polarization
  • B. Reducing antenna beamwidth
  • C. Zonal rotation
  • D. Spin stabilization

39. Three telephone circuits, each having an S/N ratio of 44 dB, are connected in tandem. What is the overall S/N ratio?

  • A. 44 dB
  • B. 39.2 dB
  • C. 41 dB
  • D. 43.52 dB

40. What is the noise factor if the equivalent noise temperature is 25 K?

  • A. 1.09
  • B. 0.09
  • C. 0.36 dBm
  • D. 0.36

41. A ground station is operating to a geostationary satellite at a 5° angle of elevation. Calculate the round-trip time between ground station and satellite.

  • A. 275 s
  • B. 275 ms
  • C. 137.5 s
  • D. 137.5 ms

42. Calculate the reverberation time of a living room 8 ft high, 13 ft wide and 20 ft long. The total absorption of the building structure inside the room is 180.7 sabines with four persons present in the room.

  • A. 0.5 ms
  • B. 0.05 s
  • C. 0.5 s
  • D. 5 ms

43. What is the number of levels required in a PCM system with S/N ratio of 40 dB?

  • A. 64
  • B. 128
  • C. 256
  • D. 512

44. A radio communications link is to be established via the ionosphere. The maximum virtual height of the layer is 100 km at the midpoint of the path and the critical frequency is 2 MHz. The distance between stations is 600 km. determine the optimum working frequency?

  • A. 6.32 MHz
  • B. 2.1 MHz
  • C. 5.4 MHz
  • D. 1.8 MHz

45. Part of a microwave link can be approximated by free space conditions. The antenna gain are each 40 dB, the frequency is 10 GHz, and the path length is 80 km. Calculate the receive power for a transmitted power of 10 W?

  • A. 0.871 μW
  • B. 871 μW
  • C. 0.871 mW
  • D. 871 nW

46. What is the approximate critical frequency of the E layer?

  • A. 4 MHz
  • B. 5 MHz
  • C. 6 MHz
  • D. 3 MHz

47. What is the approximate single-hop nighttime range of F2 layer?

  • A. 3840 km
  • B. 3000 km
  • C. 4130 km
  • D. 2350 km

48. What ionospheric layer has a daytime approximate critical frequency of 8 MHz?

  • A. F2 layer
  • B. F1 layer
  • C. E layer
  • D. D layer

49. Determine the additional absorption (sabines) contributed by 10 persons in a room.

  • A. 47
  • B. 4.7
  • C. 0.47
  • D. 470

50. A frequency of 3000 Hz has how many octaves above 1000 Hz?

  • A. 1.6 octaves
  • B. 2.1 octaves
  • C. 1 octave
  • D. 3 octaves

51. The loudness level increased from 40 to 56 phons. What is the increase in loudness sensation?

  • A. 3 times
  • B. 4.5 times
  • C. 2 times
  • D. 4 times

52. In the North American TDM system, what is the transmission rate in Mbps of T3 carrier system?

  • A. 44.736
  • B. 6.312
  • C. 3.152
  • D. 274.176

53. What is the data rate in Mbps of a single satellite transponder considering an S/N of 30 dB?

  • A. 35.8
  • B. 3.58
  • C. 358
  • D. 3580

54. What condition occur when the refractive index of the air decreases with height much more rapidly the normal?

  • A. Refraction
  • B. Superrefraction
  • C. Subrefraction
  • D. Diffraction

55. What do you call the increase of temperature with height?

  • A. Temperature inversion
  • B. Normal inversion
  • C. Ducting
  • D. Superrefraction

56. ____ is a term given to the region where superrefraction occurs.

  • A. Strata
  • B. Duct
  • C. Isothermal region
  • D. Tropospheric region

57. Which of the following wavelengths where absorption of electromagnetic waves becomes peak due to vibrational resonances in the water vapor molecule?

  • A. 1.35 cm and 1.7 mm
  • B. 1.5 mm and 5 mm
  • C. 1.35 dm and 1.7 cm
  • D. 1.5 cm and 5mm

58. Oxygen molecule absorption peaks to electromagnetic wave are at what wavelengths?

  • A. 1.35 cm and 1.7 mm
  • B. 5 mm and 2.5 mm
  • C. 5 cm and 2.5 cm
  • D. 1.35 mm and 1.7 μm

59. What instrument normally measures the virtual height of ionosphere?

  • A. Ionosonde
  • B. Altimeter
  • C. Field meter
  • D. Radar

60. The angle of elevation of the antenna beam is 20°. Calculate the transmission-path distance for an ionospheric transmission that utilizes a layer of virtual height 200 km. Use flat-earth approximation.

  • A. 966 km
  • B. 2100 km
  • C. 1100 km
  • D. 405 km

61. If temperature change is 19°C, what amount of change to sound velocity is possible?

  • A. 11.53 ft/s
  • B. 11.53 m/s
  • C. 19.304 ft/s
  • D. 19.304 m/s

62. In the above problem, what is the new velocity of sound assuming dry air medium?

  • A. 343 ft/s
  • B. 3430 m/s
  • C. 343 m/s
  • D. 342 m/s

63. In acoustics, if the volume of the room is 200 m3 then at what frequency the coefficient of absorption is measured?

  • A. 120 kHz
  • B. 120 Hz
  • C. 100 Hz
  • D. 150 Hz

64. What is the approximate bandwidth of an FM system with 10 kHz of modulating frequency and a 150 kHz of frequency deviation?

  • A. 300 kHz
  • B. 320 kHz
  • C. 150 kHz
  • D. 200 kHz

65. Which of the following layers of the ionosphere has no effect on sky wave propagation during daytime?

  • A. D
  • B. E
  • C. F1
  • D. F2

66. What phenomenon causes the radio-path horizon distance to exceed the geometric horizon?

  • A. Diffraction
  • B. Ducting
  • C. Reflection
  • D. Refraction

67. How to maximize the skip distance?

  • A. Using the smallest possible radiation angle and highest possible frequency
  • B. Using the smallest possible radiation angle and lowest possible frequency
  • C. Using the biggest possible radiation angle and highest possible frequency
  • D. Using the biggest possible radiation angle and lowest possible frequency

68. For a space wave transmission, the radio horizon distance of a receiving antenna with a height of 64 meters is approximately

  • A. 8 km
  • B. 32 km
  • C. 64 km
  • D. 256 km

69. What bandwidth is needed to support a capacity of 128 kbps when the signal power to noise power ratio in decibels is 100?

  • A. 19224 Hz
  • B. 3853 Hz
  • C. 19244 Hz
  • D. 3583 Hz

70. Which of the following systems uses frequency band 870-885 MHz as a transmit band of its base station?

  • A. TACS
  • B. NTT
  • C. NMT
  • D. AMPS

71. A transmitted signal 5 meters in wavelength is received by an antenna coil having a 50-Ω resistance and a 0.01 H inductance. What is the capacitance of the tuner shunting the antenna coil at this point?

  • A. 0.704 fF
  • B. 0.704 μF
  • C. 0.704 nF
  • D. 0.704 mF

72. Which of the following is the basic component of a communications satellite receiver?

  • A. On-board computer
  • B. Reflector
  • C. Telemetry
  • D. Transponder

73. The reverberation time of a 184.2 cubic meters broadcast studio is 0.84 sec. Find the absorption effect of the materials used in metric sabines.

  • A. 35.3
  • B. 10.96
  • C. 379.8
  • D. 109.6

74. What is the highest frequency that can be sent straight upward and be returned to earth?

  • A. MUF
  • B. Gyro frequency
  • C. Skip frequency
  • D. Critical frequency

75. What is the most important specification of loudspeakers and microphones?

  • A. Frequency response
  • B. Power density
  • C. Field Strength
  • D. Gain

76. Atmospheric attenuation is an attenuation which is due to

  • A. mist and fog
  • B. gasses in the atmosphere
  • C. water vapor and oxygen
  • D. rain

77. Satellite orbits around the earth are ____ orbits.

  • A. circular
  • B. either elliptical or circular
  • C. elliptical
  • D. circular only

78. How does spatial isolation technique in satellite communications avoid interference?

  • A. Use of different polarity antennas
  • B. Use of different types of antennas
  • C. Employment of highly directional spot-beam antennas
  • D. Use of low gain antennas

79. An area on earth covered by a satellite radio beam is called ____.

  • A. SSP
  • B. Region
  • C. footprint
  • D. primary area

80. The American concert pitch A is equivalent to which if the following frequencies?

  • A. 440 Hz
  • B. 435 Hz
  • C. 260 Hz
  • D. 255 Hz

81. The international pitch A is equivalent to ___ Hz.

  • A. 435
  • B. 440
  • C. 260
  • D. 255

82. The speed of the satellite increases as its height in orbit gets

  • A. lower
  • B. higher
  • C. closer to the moon
  • D. closer to the sun

83. What is the effective radiated power of a repeater with 50 watts transmitter power output \, 4 dB feedline loss, 3 dB duplexer and circulator loss, and 6 dB antenna gain?

  • A. 158 W
  • B. 39.7 W
  • C. 251 W
  • D. 69.9 W

84. A cellular standard known as the cdmaOne.

  • A. IS-95
  • B. IS-136
  • C. IS-54
  • D. IS-100

85. What is the effective radiated power of a repeater with 50 watts transmitter power output, 5 dB feedline loss, 4 dB duplexer and circulator loss, and 7 dB antenna gain?

  • A. 300 W
  • B. 315 W
  • C. 31.5 W
  • D. 69.9 W

86. Which Ethernet system is restricted only to 100 m?

  • A. 10 Base T
  • B. 20 Base 2
  • C. 10 Base 5
  • D. 10 Base 1

87. What is the effective radiated power of a repeater with 75 watts transmitter power output, 4 dB feedline loss, 3 dB duplexer and circulator loss, and 10 dB antenna gain?

  • A. 600 W
  • B. 75 W
  • C. 18.75 W
  • D. 150 W

88. Which of the following regulates the ownership and operation of radio and television stations in the country?

  • A. PD 576-A
  • B. PD 756
  • C. PD 657
  • D. PD 677

89. What is the effective radiated power of a repeater with 75 watts transmitter power output, 5 dB feedline loss, 4 dB duplexer and circulator loss, and 6 dB antenna gain?

  • A. 37.6 W
  • B. 237 W
  • C. 150 W
  • D. 23.7 W

90. In GSM cellular system, the speech coding rate is ____.

  • A. 13 kbps
  • B. 8 kbps
  • C. 15 kbps
  • D. 20 kbps

91. What is the effective radiated power of a repeater with 100 watts transmitter power output, 5 dB feedline loss, 4 dB duplexer and circulator loss, and 10 dB antenna gain?

  • A. 800 W
  • B. 126 W
  • C. 12.5 W
  • D. 1260 W

92. Which NTC memorandum circular governs the rules and regulations about the manufacture, acquisition, sale and service of radio communication equipment?

  • A. MC No. 2-05-88
  • B. MC No. 2-04-88
  • C. MC No. 2-07-88
  • D. MC No. 2-09-88

93. What is the effective radiated power of a repeater with 120 watts transmitter power output, 5 dB feedline loss, 4 dB duplexer and circulator loss, and 6 dB antenna gain?

  • A. 601 W
  • B. 240 W
  • C. 60 W
  • D. 379 W

94. What do you call a short bit sequence sent typically 128 bits in digital signatures?

  • A. Hash
  • B. Public key
  • C. Private key
  • D. Password

95. What medium is used by IBM token ring network that operates at either 4 Mbps or 16 Mbps?

  • A. Twisted pair
  • B. Coaxial cable
  • C. Fiber-optic
  • D. Parallel-wire line

96. What is known as the final stage in the evolution of the GSM standard?

  • A. WAP
  • B. GPRS
  • C. EDGE
  • D. Bluetooth

97. According to KBP revised radio code which airtime below is classified class D for AM stations?

  • A. 6:00 AM to 12:00 NN
  • B. 12:00 NN to 6:00 PM
  • C. 9:00 PM to 12 Midnight
  • D. 12:00 Midnight to 5:00 AM

98. Encryption of data is important to ensure its privacy. It is most commonly achieved by using a ____.

  • A. public-key encryption
  • B. private-key encryption
  • C. password-key encryption
  • D. character set encryption

99. The speech coding rate in D-AMPS is ____.

  • A. 8 kbps
  • B. 13 kbps
  • C. 15 kbps
  • D. 20 kbps

100. Which of the following principal musical intervals is considered dissonant?

  • A. 7:8
  • B. 1:2
  • C. 5:8
  • D. 3:5

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