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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. When a fuse blows, it should be replaced in accordance with:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


4. The reason the transmitter should be matched to the transmission line and antenna is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


6. If you suspect someone has received an electric shock, the first action is to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


7. A frequency of 432 MHz is considered to be in the band called:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. One reason why the transmission line impedance is matched to the antenna impedance is to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


9. A radio transmitter that is incorrectly adjusted may:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


12. 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)  


13. Foundation stations may use:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


14. When wearing headphones, make sure that:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


15. Line of sight communications on VHF and above means:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


18. An amateur call sign VK4FZZZ represents a:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


19. An amateur station should have an RF earth. The most important function of the RF earth is to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. All commercially available mains operated equipment must be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


22. The specified bands, emission types, and modes for foundation licence holders are specified in the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


23. If you respond to a MAYDAY message, you must:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


24. Winding speaker or telephone leads around a ferrite rod or toroid produces:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


25. Amateur radio operators must operate:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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