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Foundation Licence


WIA Amateur Radio
Foundation Level Online Assessment

    Check your knowledge - Instant results

    This online assessment has been made available for prospective amateurs studying for their Foundation level licence.

    For the best outcome we strongly recommend you purchase a copy of "Your Entry Into Amateur Radio" the foundation licence study manual Rev 3, accessible in the Left Hand menu or by clicking this Link.



  1. Each question in this assessment carries equal marks.
  2. Questions must be answered by clicking the button associated with the correct answer for each question.
  3. You have 30 minutes to complete this Amateur Radio Foundation Level online assessment.
  4. The questions are selected at random from a pool of questions.
  5. The order of the answers for each question have been randomised.
  6. Exam questions are © Wireless Institute of Australia (September 2020)
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1. Referring to the following block diagram, Block 1 is called the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


2. Potentially high voltages and currents as well as EMR are present around antennas, so it is important that:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


3. The primary purpose of amateur radio is to facilitate:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


4. Long distance HF communication relies on propagation by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


5. Amateur radio operators are allocated specific bands so that:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


6. Amateur band operations and emissions:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


7. A radio amateur is advised by a neighbour that, when they are transmitting, they can be heard in the speakers of the neighbours audio system. This problem is best resolved by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. An amateur call sign VK6AZZ would denote:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


9. Foundation stations may use:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


10. A radio wave that strikes the earth is likely to be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


11. An amateur callsign VK3NZZ would denote a:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


12. Using the following conversion chart, convert 150 MHz to wavelength in metres:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


13. Amateur radio, broadcast radio, and TV reception can suffer interference from:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


14. A foundation licensee may allow another person to operate their amateur station if the person is supervised and:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


15. If a person has had an electric shock and is unconscious, you must first:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


16. The type of radiation that is produced by an amateur transmitter is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


17. All equipment connected to the mains supply should have:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


18. When wearing headphones, make sure that:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


19. Referring to the following conversion chart, the approximate size of a half wavelength antenna to be used at 452 MHz is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. 2 Megavolts is equal to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


21. Interference to a neighbours television equipment by amateur transmissions has been identified; pick up by the equipment through the antenna has been eliminated as the problem. The most likely cause is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


22. Amateur radio is primarily:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


23. Interference to a neighbours television equipment by amateur transmissions has been identified; mains conducted interference has been dismissed as the problem. The most likely cause is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


24. To reduce the radiation from a transmitter under test:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


25. Objectionable interference from an amateur station to radio and television reception can vary with:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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