Exam Primer

Overview
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
  • 1.17 International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

    Practice


    B-001-20-01
    What type of messages may be transmitted to an amateur station in a foreign country?
    Messages of any type, if the foreign country allows third-party communications with Canada
    Messages that are not religious, political, or patriotic in nature
    Messages of a technical nature or personal remarks of relative unimportance
    Messages of any type

    B-001-20-02
    The operator of an amateur station shall ensure that:
    communications are exchanged only with commercial stations
    all communications are conducted in secret code
    charges are properly applied to all third-party communications
    communications are limited to messages of a technical or personal nature

    B-001-20-03
    Which of the following is not a provision of the ITU Radio Regulations which apply to Canadian radio amateurs?
    It is forbidden to transmit international messages on behalf of third parties, unless those countries make special arrangements
    Radiocommunications between countries shall be forbidden, if the administration of one of the countries objects
    Transmissions between countries shall not include any messages of a technical nature, or remarks of a personal character
    Administrations shall take such measures as they judge necessary to verify the operational and technical qualifications of amateurs

    B-001-20-04
    The ITU Radio Regulations limit those radio amateurs, who have not demonstrated proficiency in Morse code, to frequencies above:
    1.8 MHz
    3.5 MHz
    28 MHz
    none of the above

    B-001-20-05
    In addition to complying with the Act and Radiocommunication Regulations, Canadian radio amateurs must also comply with the regulations of the:
    American Radio Relay League
    International Telecommunication Union
    Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc.
    International Amateur Radio Union

    B-001-21-01
    In which International Telecommunication Union Region is Canada?
    Region 4
    Region 3
    Region 2
    Region 1

    B-001-21-02
    A Canadian radio amateur, operating his station in the state of Florida, is subject to which frequency band limits?
    Those applicable to US radio amateurs
    ITU Region 2
    ITU Region 3
    ITU Region 1

    B-001-21-03
    A Canadian radio amateur, operating his station 7 kilometres (4 miles) offshore from the coast of Florida, is subject to which frequency band limits?
    Those applicable to Canadian radio amateurs
    ITU Region 1
    Those applicable to US radio amateurs
    ITU Region 2

    B-001-21-04
    Australia, Japan, and Southeast Asia are in which ITU Region?
    Region 4
    Region 2
    Region 3
    Region 1

    B-001-21-05
    Canada is location in ITU Region:
    region 1
    region 2
    region 3
    region 4

    B-001-21-06
    Which of the following answers is not correct? Canadian radio amateurs may apply for a CEPT international radio amateur licence for operation in any of the 32 CEPT countries, and:
    foreign radio amateurs, holding CEPT Class 2 licences, receive the same privileges in Canada as Canadians with Basic and 12 WPM qualifications
    Canadian radio amateurs, holding Basic and 12 w.p.m. qualifications, will be granted CEPT Class 1 recognition
    Canadian radio amateurs, holding Basic Qualification only, will be granted CEPT Class 2 recognition (operation only above 30 MHz)
    foreign radio amateurs, holding CEPT Class 1 licences, receive the same privileges in Canada as Canadians with Basic and 12 w.p.m. qualifications

    B-001-21-07
    Which of the following answers is not correct? Canadian radio Canadian CEPT international radio licences for operation in any of the 32 CEPT member amateurs may apply for countries, and:
    foreign radio amateurs, holding CEPT Class 1 licences, will receive recognition in Canada equal to Basic and 12 w.p.m.
    Canadian radio amateurs, holding Basic Qualification only, will be granted CEPT Class 2 recognition (operation above 30 MHz)
    foreign radio amateurs, holding CEPT Class 1 licences, will receive recognition in Canada equal to Basic Qualification only
    Canadian radio amateurs, holding Basic and 12 w.p.m. qualifications, will be granted CEPT Class 1 recognition