Exam Primer

1. Regulations and Policies
  • Authority and Regulations
  • Licence
  • License Penalties
  • Certificate
  • Operation, Repair
  • Content Restrictions
  • Operating Restrictions
  • Interference
  • Emergencies
  • Non-remuneration, Privacy
  • Call Signs
  • Other Countries
  • Frequency Bands
  • Power Allowed
  • unmodulated carriers, retransmission
  • amplitude modulation, frequency stability, me
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Exams
  • Antenna Structures
  • RF Field Strength
  • Resolving Complaints
  • 2. Operating and Procedures
  • VHF/UHF Repeaters - Voice
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Voice Operating Procedures
  • tuning, testing and dummy loads
  • Morse Code (CW) procedures
  • RST signal reporting, S meter
  • Q Signals
  • Emergency Operating Procedures
  • Record Keeping, Antenna Orientation and Maps
  • 3. Station Assembly, Practice and Safety
  • Layout of HF Stations
  • Layout of FM Transmitters
  • Layout of FM Receivers
  • Layout of CW Transmitters
  • Layout of SSB/CW receivers
  • Layout of SSB Transmitters
  • Layout of Digital Systems
  • Layout of Regulated Power Supplies
  • Layout of Yagi-Uda Antennas
  • Receiver Fundamentals
  • Transmitter, carrier, keying, AM
  • Carrier Suppression, SSB
  • Frequency and Phase Modulation
  • Station Accessories
  • Digital Modes
  • Batteries
  • Power Supplies
  • Electrical Safety
  • Antenna and Tower Safety
  • RF Exposure Safety
  • 4. Circuit Components
  • Amplifier Fundamentals
  • Diodes
  • Bipolar Transistors
  • Field-effect Transistors
  • Tiode Vacuum Tubes
  • Resister Color Codes
  • 5. Basic Electronics and Theory
  • Metric Prefixes
  • Basic Concepts
  • Circuits
  • Ohm's law
  • Series and Parallel Resistors
  • Power law, Resister Power Disipation
  • AC and frequency
  • Ratios, Logarithms and Decibels
  • Inductance and Capacitance
  • Reactance and Impedance
  • Magnetica and Transformers
  • Resonance and Tuned Circuits
  • Meters and Measurements
  • 6. Feedlines and Antenna Systems
  • Impedance and Feedlines
  • Balanced and Unbalanced feedlines
  • Feedlines and Connectors
  • Line Losses
  • Standing Wave Ratio
  • Impedance Matching
  • Isotropic Sources, Polarization
  • Wavelength vs Physical Length
  • Antenna Radiation Patterns
  • Vertical Antennas
  • Yagi Antennas
  • Wire Antennas
  • Quad/loop Antennas
  • 7. Radio Wave Propagation
  • Propogation Types
  • Ionospheric Regions
  • Hops and Skips
  • Ionosphere Issues
  • Solar Activity
  • MF and HF and Skywaves
  • VHF and UHF, Sporadic-E, Aurira, Ducting
  • Scatter - HF, VHF, UHF
  • 8. Interference and Suppression
  • Front-end overload
  • Audio Rectification, Bypass Capacitors, Ferri
  • Intermodulation, Spurious, Key-clicks
  • Harmonics, Splatter, Transmitter Adjustments
  • Filters
  • 1.11 Call Signs


    Which of the following call signs is a valid Canadian amateur radio callsign?

    How often must an amateur station be identified?
    At least every thirty minutes, and at the beginning and at the end of a contact
    At the beginning of a contact and at least every thirty minutes after that
    At least once during each transmission
    At the beginning and end of each transmission

    What do you transmit to identify your amateur station?
    Your "handle"
    Your first name and your location
    Your full name
    Your call sign

    What identification, if any, is required when two amateur stations begin communications?
    No identification is required
    Each station must transmit its own call sign
    Both stations must transmit both call signs
    One of the stations must give both stations' call signs

    What identification, if any, is required when two amateur stations end communications?
    Each station must transmit its own call sign
    No identification is required
    One of the stations must transmit both stations' call signs
    Both stations must transmit both call signs

    What is the longest period of time an amateur station can operate, without transmitting its call sign?
    20 minutes
    15 minutes
    30 minutes
    10 minutes

    When may an amateur transmit unidentified communications?
    Only for brief tests not meant as messages
    Only if it does not interfere with others
    Only for two-way or third- party communications
    Never, except to control a model craft

    What language may you use when identifying your station?
    English or French
    Any language being used for a contact
    Any language being used for a contact, providing Canada has a third-party communications agreement with that country
    Any language of a country which is a member of the International Telecommunication Union

    The call sign of an amateur station must be transmitted:
    at intervals not greater than three minutes when using voice communications
    at intervals not greater than ten minutes when using Morse code
    when requested to do so by the station being called
    at the beginning and at the end of each exchange of communications and at intervals not greater than 30 minutes

    The call sign of an amateur station must be sent:
    every minute
    every 15 minutes
    at the beginning and end of each exchange of communications, and at least every 30 minutes, while in communications
    once after initial contact

    The call sign of a Canadian amateur radio station would normally start with the letters:
    VA, VE, VO or VY
    GA, GE, MO or VQ
    A, K, N or W
    EA, EI, RO or UY