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Foundation Licence


WIA Amateur Radio
Foundation Level Online Assessment

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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


4. Foundation stations may use:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


6. When wearing headphones, make sure that:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


10. All commercially available mains operated equipment must have:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


11. Amateur radio operators must operate:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


13. 2 Megavolts is equal to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


14. A fuse is designed to blow when excessive current is in a circuit. The fuse blowing will prevent:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


16. One reason why the transmission line impedance is matched to the antenna impedance is to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


17. The primary purpose of a good RF Earth at an amateur station is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


18. The specified bands, emission types, and modes for foundation licence holders are specified in the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


19. A radio wave that reaches the ionosphere may be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. Amateur band operations and emissions:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


22. Foundation licence holders may use transmitting equipment that is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


23. After an electric shock, and the power has been isolated, a person is found to have stopped breathing and to have no pulse, you should apply CPR and call emergency services, but first:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


24. Long distance radio communication in the range 3-30 MHz mostly relies on:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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