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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.

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  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. An amateur transceiver that is fed into an antenna with an antenna tuning unit that is out of adjustment may cause:-

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b)  

c)  

d)  


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

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

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

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

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7. EMC problems can be minimised by:-

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

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

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

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11. Referring to the following diagram (waveforms), which diagram represents an AM signal:-

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

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d)  


13. When installing an antenna it is good practice to also install:-

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

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

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

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17. What is electromagnetic radiation (EMR)?

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18. Amateur radio is intended to facilitate:-

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19. One function of the ATU is to:-

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20. An amateur callsign VK3NZZ would denote a:-

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

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

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b)  

c)  

d)  


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

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c)  

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24. A radio wave that reaches the ionosphere may:-

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25. The amateur licence authorises an amateur to:-

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d)  




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