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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


4. If you suspect someone has received an electric shock, the first action is to:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


7. Interference to a neighbours television is occurring when you are transmitting. Interference via the TV antenna and power leads have been eliminated. The most likely cause is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


8. EMR requirements pertain to a frequency range of:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


9. EMC problems can be minimised by:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


10. When voice is applied to the microphone of an SSB (AM) radio transmitter:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


12. A SWR reading on a coaxial cable of 1.5:1 that is terminated at an antenna would indicate:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


13. Foundation stations may use:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


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

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


18. The ionosphere is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


19. The primary intent of Amateur radio is to facilitate:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


20. The range of voice frequencies used in radiotelephony, often called the voice frequency range, is:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


21. All commercially available mains operated equipment must be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


22. Amateur band operations and emissions:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


23. When a receiver can receive weak signals it is said to be:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


24. An amateur call sign VK4FZZZ represents a:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  


25. A Foundation station licensee may:-

a)  

b)  

c)  

d)  




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