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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


2. In the diagram below, the highest ionospheric layer during daylight is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


5. A radio call that includes PAN PAN means:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. Amateur radio is primarily:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


9. Line of sight communications on VHF and above means:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


10. An AM transmitter is likely to over modulate if the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


11. The most likely locations for filters used to reduce interference are in the:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


12. Interference from an amateur station that disrupts a commercial radiocommunication service is called:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


13. A radio transmitter requires a 13.8 volt power supply. Connecting a 16 volt power supply would most likely:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


16. If the antenna elements are vertical with respect to the ground the antenna would normally be considered to be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


17. 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)  


18. An electric fuse prevents:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


19. You notice that a mains extension lead has a broken outer insulation, you must:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


21. A Foundation Licence will permit you to communicate by radio with other radio amateurs:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


22. A transmitter that is improperly adjusted may:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


24. A balun can be used to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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