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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. An amateur call sign VK4FZZZ represents a:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


2. Referring to the following block diagram, Block 3 is called the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


10. An electric fuse prevents:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


12. You notice that a mains extension lead is frayed, you must:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


18. A 5 watt transmitter with an antenna that has a gain of 2, would have an effective radiated power of:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


19. Objectionable interference from an amateur station to radio and television reception can vary with:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. The unit of resistance is the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


23. The safe distance from the antennas is dependent on:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


24. Amateur radio operators are allocated specific bands so that:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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