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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. To receive weak VHF/UHF signals the receiver must be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


2. When a receiver or transmitter drifts off the operating frequency, as it warms up, it is said to be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


4. 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)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


6. An amateur callsign VK3NZZ would denote a:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


7. Interference from an amateur station that disrupts a commercial radiocommunication service is called:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. What is electromagnetic radiation (EMR)?

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


9. 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)  


10. The primary intent of Amateur radio is to facilitate:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


14. A radio wave that reaches the ionosphere may:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


15. Amateur radio is intended to facilitate:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


16. A Foundation Licence will allow you to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


17. The maximum power using SSB allowed for foundation amateur stations is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


19. During a thunderstorm the amateur station should:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. Using the following conversion chart, convert 80m wavelength into frequency:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


21. EMC problems can be minimised by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


23. 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)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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