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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. All amateur transmissions including tests must include:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


3. Amateur radio is intended to facilitate:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


4. From the following chart, what is considered to be the audio frequency range:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


5. Long distance radio communication in the range 3-30 MHz mostly relies on:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


6. 2 Megavolts is equal to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


7. When a receiver can receive weak signals it is said to be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. If a 13.8 volt 10 Amp fuse continues to blow when replaced then:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


9. During a thunderstorm the amateur station should:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


10. If interference to other radio services is being generated by a Foundation station, the Foundation station licensee must:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


11. EMC problems can be minimised by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


12. The ionosphere layers are ionised primarily due to the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


14. EMR requirements pertain to a frequency range of:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


16. Referring to the following diagram (waveforms), which diagram represents a normal FM signal:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


17. EMC problems from an amateur station can most likely be reduced by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


18. The most likely locations for filters used to reduce interference are in the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


19. After an electric shock, and the power has been isolated, a person is found to have stopped breathing and to have no pulse, you should apply CPR and call emergency services, but first:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. Referring to the following conversion chart, the approximate size of a half wavelength antenna to be used at 7.5 MHz is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


21. The gain of an antenna is often measured in:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


22. 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)  


23. An amateur must produce their Amateur Licence to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


24. It is good safety practice at an amateur radio station to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


25. In Australia, radio activities of radio amateurs are authorised under:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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