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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. The Foundation Amateur Radio Licence is subject to conditions in:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


3. The transmitter power allowed by a foundation station using AM is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


4. A radio wave that passes over sharp objects such as a mountain ridge may be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


5. An omnidirectional antenna will cause electromagnetic fields to be radiated:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


6. Using the correct formula, calculate the resistance in a circuit when a 12 volt power source causes 6 Amps of current to flow:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


7. Electric cables and leads left lying around the station and coiled up:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. EMC problems can be minimised by:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


9. An amateur transceiver that has the transmitter incorrectly tuned may cause :-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


10. A radio call that includes PAN PAN means:-

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c)  

d)  


11. Antenna erection and rigging should only be carried out:-

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c)  

d)  


12. Interference to a telephone or audio entertainment system can be cured by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


13. Single sideband (SSB) is a form of:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


14. A radio amateur can transmit secret coded messages when:-

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c)  

d)  


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

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c)  

d)  


16. Amateur radio is intended to facilitate:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


17. Antennas and antenna fittings most importantly must be kept clear of:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


18. 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)  


19. When making Amateur band transmissions on SSB:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. When installing an antenna it is good practice to also install:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


21. The unit of frequency is the:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


22. The Amateur radio service:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


23. When you leave your amateur station, you must have a procedure in place to:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


24. An amateur transceiver that is being over modulated by an excessive audio signal may result in:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


25. The most important factors governing selection of an antenna for a HF amateur station are:-

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b)  

c)  

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