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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


2. The SWR meter in an amateur station is usually located:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


3. What is electromagnetic radiation (EMR)?

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


7. The degree of interference to household equipment may be decreased or improved by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. If interference is being generated by an amateur station:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


9. If a battery is burnt or punctured, it may:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


10. Long distance communications is sometimes possible on VHF and UHF due to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


11. Using the following conversion chart, convert 70cm wavelength into frequency:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


12. A transmitter that is incorrectly adjusted may:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


13. The purpose of the amateur radio service is primarily:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


15. As a radio wave travels outward from an antenna it will become:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


16. If a person has had an electric shock and is unconscious, you must first:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


17. An amateur transceiver that is being over modulated may result in:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. EMC problems can be minimised by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


21. Referring to the following block diagram, the name of Block 3 is called the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


22. An amateur call sign VK6AZZ would denote:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


24. After an electric shock, you have isolated the power and a person is found to have stopped breathing and have no pulse, you should:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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