MCQs in Broadcasting and Cable TV System Part VIII

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MCQs in Broadcasting and Cable TV System Series - Part VIII

This is the Multiples Choice Questions Part 8 of the Series in Broadcasting and Cable TV System as one of the Communications Engineering topic. In Preparation for the ECE Board Exam make sure to expose yourself and familiarize in each and every questions compiled here taken from various sources including but not limited to past Board Examination Questions in Electronic System and Technologies, Communications Books, Journals and other Communications References.

Online Questions and Answers Topic Outline

  • MCQs in Radio Transmitter
  • MCQs in AM and FM
  • MCQs in Television
  • MCQs in Studio (Microphone, Amplifiers, Cameras, Lighting, etc.)
  • MCQs in Cable Television

MCQs in Broadcasting and Cable TV System Series

Following is the list of multiple choice questions in this brand new series:

Broadcasting and Cable TV System MCQs
PART 1: MCQs from Number 1 – 50                        Answer key: PART I
PART 2: MCQs from Number 51 – 100                   Answer key: PART II
PART 3: MCQs from Number 101 – 150                 Answer key: PART III
PART 4: MCQs from Number 151 – 200                 Answer key: PART IV
PART 5: MCQs from Number 201 – 250                 Answer key: PART V
PART 6: MCQs from Number 251 – 300                 Answer key: PART VI
PART 7: MCQs from Number 301 – 350                 Answer key: PART VII
PART 8: MCQs from Number 351 – 400                 Answer key: PART VIII
PART 9: MCQs from Number 401 – 450                 Answer key: PART IX
PART 10: MCQs from Number 451 – 500                 Answer key: PART X

Continue Practice Exam Test Questions Part VIII of the Series

351. What is the horizontal scanning time for 20 pixels?

  • A. 2.5 microsec
  • B. 0.25 microsec
  • C. 1.25 microsec
  • D. 125 microsec

352. In basic radio transmitter, the main advantage of a single-tube transmitter is

  • A. Frequency instability
  • B. Non-portable
  • C. Heating effect
  • D. Bulky

353. The carrier transmitted 1.25 MHz above the bottom frequency in a Philippine TV channel is the

  • A. Sound carrier
  • B. Chroma carrier
  • C. Intercarrier
  • D. Picture carrier

354. In camera tubes, it means that the old image remains too long after the picture information on the target plate has changed.

  • A. Light lag
  • B. Switch lag
  • C. Image lag
  • D. Camera lag

355. What is the maximum color TV bandwidth?

  • A. 1.6 MHz
  • B. 0.5 MHz
  • C. 1.0 MHz
  • D. 1.3 MHz

356. Class of FM station where its authorized power should not exceed 15 kW.

  • A. Class A
  • B. Class B
  • C. Class C
  • D. Class D

357. What is the name of the solid state imaging device used in TV cameras that converts the light in a scene into an electrical signal?

  • A. CCD
  • B. Phototube matrix
  • C. Vidicon
  • D. MOSFET array

358. The signals sent by the transmitter to ensure correct scanning in the receiver is called

  • A. Sync
  • B. Chroma
  • C. Luminance
  • D. Video

359. What signals are transmitted by a SSBSC transmitter when no modulating signal is present?

  • A. The upper sideband only
  • B. Both the upper and lower sideband
  • C. The lower sideband
  • D. No signal transmitted

360. The second IF value for color in receivers, for any station, is

  • A. 0.5 MHz
  • B. 1.3 MHz
  • C. 3.58 MHz
  • D. 4.5 MHz

361. In the frame for which interfaced scanning is used, alternate lines are skipped during vertical scanning because

  • A. The trace is slower than retrace
  • B. The vertical scanning frequency is doubled from 30 to 60 Hz
  • C. The horizontal scanning is slower than vertical scanning
  • D. The frame has a 4:3 aspect ratio

362. A typical value of vidicon dark current is

  • A. 0.2 microampere
  • B. About 200 microampere
  • C. 8 milliampere
  • D. 800 milliampere

363. The smallest are of light or shade in the image is a picture element called

  • A. Chroma
  • B. Hue
  • C. Contrast
  • D. Pixel

364. An entry of the time the station begins to supply power to the antenna and the time it stops.

  • A. Operating log entries
  • B. Program log entries
  • C. Operating schedule
  • D. Any of these

365. What type of circuit is used to modulate and demodulate the color signals?

  • A. Phase-locked loop
  • B. Differential peak detector
  • C. Quadrature detector
  • D. Balanced modulator

366. This is referred to as a fixed radio station that broadcast program material from audio to transmitter by radio link.

  • A. Aural BC intercity relay
  • B. Aural broadcast STL
  • C. Short wave station
  • D. Remove pick-up

367. Indicate which of the following frequencies will not be found in the output of a normal TV receiver tuner.

  • A. 4.5 MHz
  • B. 41.25 MHz
  • C. 45.75 MHz
  • D. 42.17 MHz

368. In all standard television broadcast channels , the difference between the picture and sound carrier frequencies is

  • A. 0.25 MHz
  • B. 1.25 MHz
  • C. 4.5 MHz
  • D. 6 MHz

369. It is caused by phase distortion for video frequencies of about 100 kHz and lower.

  • A. Streaking
  • B. Snowing
  • C. Ringing
  • D. Fading

370. Special effects and production switching are done by the

  • A. CCU
  • B. ENG camera
  • C. SEG
  • D. Sync generator

371. A picture has 400 horizontal and 300 vertical picture elements. What is the total number of details in the picture?

  • A. 120,000
  • B. 700
  • C. 0.75
  • D. 100

372. After the IF stages have been aligned, the next stage to align in FM receiver is

  • A. Local oscillator
  • B. Limiter stage
  • C. RF amplifier
  • D. Mixer stage

373. What ensures proper color synchronization at the receiver?

  • A. Sync pulses
  • B. Quadrature modulation
  • C. 4.5-MHz intercarrier sound
  • D. 3.58-MHz color burst

374. The interfering beat frequency of 920 kHz is between the 3.58-MHz color subcarrier and the

  • A. 4.5-MHz intercarrier sound
  • B. Picture carrier
  • C. Lower adjacent sound
  • D. Upper adjacent picture

375. Light is converted to video signal by the _____ tube.

  • A. Camera tube
  • B. Picture tube
  • C. Anode tube
  • D. Cathode tube

376. The frequency spectrum of the stereophonic FM signal.

  • A. 67 kHz
  • B. 59.5 to 74.5 kHz
  • C. 19 to 38 kHz
  • D. 30 to 53 kHz

377. Equalizing pulses in TV are sent during

  • A. Horizontal blanking
  • B. Vertical blanking
  • C. The serrations
  • D. The horizontal retrace

378. Which signal has color information for 1.3 MHz bandwidth?

  • A. I
  • B. Y
  • C. R-Y
  • D. B-Y

379. It is the distance from the center of the lens of the camera to the point at which parallel rays from a distant object come to a common focal point.

  • A. Focal length
  • B. Latus rectum
  • C. Major axis
  • D. Minor axis

380. The method of generating FM used by broadcast station is

  • A. Direct
  • B. Indirect
  • C. Insertion
  • D. All of these

381. The picture and sound carrier frequencies in a TV receiver IF are respectively.

  • A. 41.25 and 45.75 MHz
  • B. 45.75 and 41.25 MHz
  • C. 41.75 and 45.25 MHz
  • D. 45.25 and 41.75 MHz

382. The channel width in the Philippine TV system, in MHz, is

  • A. 41.25
  • B. 6
  • C. 4.5
  • D. 3.58

383. The cable converter output or the TV receiver is usually on channel

  • A. 3
  • B. 6
  • C. 7
  • D. 9

384. One-half line spacing between the start positions for scanning even and odd fields produces

  • A. Linear scanning
  • B. Line pairing
  • C. Fishtailing
  • D. Exact interlacing

385. Precise scanning size and linearity are most important in

  • A. A black-and-white camera
  • B. Plumbicon
  • C. A single-tube color pickup
  • D. A saticon

386. A signal in which the sum of all signals which frequency-modulates the main carrier.

  • A. Composite baseband signal
  • B. FM baseband
  • C. Main channel signal
  • D. Stereophonic signal

387. What is the total number of interlaced scan lines in one complete frame of a NTSC Philippine TV signal?

  • A. 262 ½
  • B. 525
  • C. 480
  • D. 625

388. The video voltage applied to the picture tube of a television receiver is fed in

  • A. Between grid and ground
  • B. To the yoke
  • C. To the anode
  • D. Between the grid and cathode

389. How many dBmV units correspond to a 1-mV signal level?

  • A. 0
  • B. 1
  • C. 3
  • D. 6

390. In color television, it is made to maintain neutral white from low to high levels of brightness.

  • A. Internal color adjustment
  • B. Color-temperature adjustments
  • C. Shadow masking
  • D. Convergence adjustment

391. Average power of a radio transmitter supplied to the antenna transmission line by a transmitter during one radio frequency cycle taken under the condition or no modulation.

  • A. Peak envelope power
  • B. Rated power
  • C. Carrier power
  • D. Mean power

392. The number of scanning lines is ____ per second.

  • A. 525
  • B. 262 ½
  • C. 15,750
  • D. 30

393. The ratio of the actual frequency swing to the frequency swing defined as 100 percent modulation, expressed in percentage.

  • A. Modulation index
  • B. Deviation ration
  • C. Maximum deviation
  • D. Percentage modulation

394. In a TV receiver, the color killer

  • A. Cuts off the chroma stages during monochrome reception
  • B. Ensures that no color is transmitted to monochrome receivers
  • C. Prevents color coding
  • D. Make sure that the color burst is not mistaken for sync pulses, by cutting off reception during the back porch.

395. How many TV fields are recorded on one slant track of tape?

  • A. 1
  • B. 2
  • C. 4
  • D. 60

396. A communication circuit using class C amplifier is considered a narrow band amplifier if the bandwidth is less than _____ % of its resonant frequency.

  • A. 15
  • B. 13
  • C. 10
  • D. 20

397. The width of a vertical sync pulse with its serrations includes the time of

  • A. Six half-lines, or three lines
  • B. Five lines
  • C. Three half-lines
  • D. Five half-lines

398. A low-contrast picture in which white seems flat and lacking in detail suggests

  • A. Low beam current
  • B. High gain in the pre-amplifier
  • C. Excessive gamma
  • D. Insufficient scanning width

399. The product of the transmitter power multiplied by the antenna power gain of the antenna field gain squared.

  • A. Field intensity
  • B. Field gain
  • C. ERP
  • D. Electric field strength

400. What keeps the scanning process at the receiver in step with the scanning in the picture tube at the receiver?

  • A. Nothing
  • B. Sync pulses
  • C. Color burst
  • D. Deflection oscillators

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