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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


2. The voltage and frequency of the Australian mains power supply is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


3. Documentation that contains the latest statutory rules pertaining to the operation of an Amateur radio station is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


5. If you hear a MAYDAY message on the radio, you should:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


6. A radio wave that reaches the ionosphere may be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


7. The Amateur radio service:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. To resolve neighbourhood EMC problems caused by an amateur station requires:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


9. All amateur transmissions including tests must include:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


10. Electromagnetic radiation can be dangerous to people, the danger is directly related to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


12. Radio amateurs can only communicate with other radio amateurs except

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


13. If an amateur is causing harmful interference to other radio services, the amateur must:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


15. A Foundation Licence will allow you to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


16. To improve the effective power radiated from an antenna, an antenna:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


17. EMC problems can be minimised by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


18. The RF immunity of domestic entertainment equipment can be improved by fitting:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


19. When a thunder storm is approaching, it is wise to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. EMC problems can be minimised by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


22. The unit of voltage is the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


23. When a transceiver changes slowly in frequency of its own accord it is said to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


24. A receiver that can detect weak signals is said to be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


25. 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)  




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