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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. What does ARPANSA the abbreviation for?

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2. Third party messages to foreign countries over amateur radio are subject to:-

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3. Modern electronic equipment in the home is rated in terms of radio frequency immunity, which is the:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


4. The Foundation Amateur Radio Licence is subject to conditions in:-

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5. A radio amateur's transmission can be heard in a nearby neighbour's television receiver. These problems are best solved by:-

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6. Using the correct formula, calculate the current flow through a resistor of 25 ohms that has a voltage of 125 volts across it:-

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

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8. Amateur band operations and emissions:-

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

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

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

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12. When connecting unbalanced line to a balanced antenna the use of a balun:-

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13. During a thunderstorm the amateur station should:-

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

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15. Radio waves in free space tend to travel:-

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16. The diagram below that closely represents output of a sinewave oscillator is:-

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17. You have developed a secret code and wish to transmit this on an amateur band:-

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

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

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

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

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22. The reason why mains operated transmitters are earthed is to:-

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

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24. Modern electronic equipment in the home is rated in terms of electromagnetic compatibility, which is the:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


25. The transmitter should be matched to the transmission line and antenna:-

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