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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


2. The reason mains operated equipment is earthed is to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


3. The compliance with Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) is a Licence Condition that:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


4. If a radio amateur hears a distress call, on a non-amateur frequency, that is not acknowledged, the radio amateur:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


6. Referring to the following diagram (waveforms), the diagram which represents an unmodulated carrier signal is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. The unit of current is the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


9. When a fuse blows, it should only be replaced with:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


12. The most important factors governing selection of an antenna for a HF amateur station are:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


13. Foundation stations may use:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


14. When a fuse blows, it should be replaced in accordance with:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


15. A radio amateur can transmit secret coded messages when:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


16. EMC problems from an amateur station are dependent on the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


17. When operating on an amateur band, you must announce your call sign:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


18. An amateur transceiver that has the transmitter incorrectly tuned may cause :-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


21. When a voltage is applied to a closed circuit, the current in the circuit is the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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