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
  • 1.19 Antenna Structures

  • Before putting up an antenna structure, talk to the land-use authority AND your neighbors
  • Practice


    B-001-23-01
    Which of these statements about erection of an antenna structure is not correct?
    There is no requirement to receive the prior approval from Industry Canada to construct an antenna or its structure
    A radio amateur may erect any size antenna structure without consulting neighbours or the local land-use authority
    Industry Canada expects radio amateurs to address community concerns in a responsible manner
    Prior to an installation, for which community concerns could be raised, radio amateurs must consult with their land-use authority

    B-001-23-02
    Which of these statements is not correct?
    If a radio amateur erects an antenna structure without consulting the land-use authority, he must accept any consequences
    For the purposes of environmental filing, amateur stations are considered to be Type 2 (non-site-specific)
    For the purposes of environmental filing, amateur stations are considered to be Type 1 (site-specific)
    Before installing an antenna structure which could raise community concerns, radio amateurs must consult with the land-use authority

    B-001-23-03
    Which of the following statements is not correct?
    Prior to installing an antenna structure, for which concerns could be raised, radio amateurs must consult their land-use authority
    Radio amateurs must secure written permission of Industry Canada before installing an antenna structure
    Should an antenna structure be installed without consulting the land-use authority, it must be with the acceptance of consequences
    Industry Canada expects radio amateurs to responsibly address any community concerns, and to consider land-use authority requests

    B-001-23-04
    Before erecting an antenna structure, for which community concerns could be raised, a radio amateur must consult with:
    Industry Canada only
    the land-use authority, and possibly the neighbours
    Industry Canada and Transport Canada
    Industry Canada and the neighbours