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
  • 1.3 License Penalties


    Out of amateur band transmissions:
    must be identified with your call sign
    are permitted
    are prohibited penalties could be assessed to the control operator
    are permitted for short tests only

    If an amateur pretends there is an emergency and transmits the word "Mayday," what is this called?
    A traditional greeting in May
    An emergency test transmission
    Nothing special: "Mayday" has no meaning in an emergency
    False or deceptive signals

    A person found guilty of transmitting a false or fraudulent distress signal, or interfering with, or obstructing any radio communication, without lawful cause, may be liable, on summary conviction, to a penalty of:
    a fine, not exceeding $5 000, or a prison term of one year, or both
    a fine of $10 000
    a prison term of two years
    a fine of $1 000

    Which of the following statements is not correct?
    No person shall decode an encrypted subscription programming signal without permission of the lawful distributor
    No person shall, without lawful excuse, interfere with or obstruct any radiocommunication
    A person may decode an encrypted subscription programming signal, and retransmit it to the public
    No person shall send, transmit, or cause to be transmitted, any false or fraudulent distress signal

    Which of the following is not correct? The Minister may suspend a radio authorization:
    where the holder has contravened the Act, the Regulations, or the terms and conditions of the authorization
    where the radio authorization was obtained through misrepresentation
    with no notice, or opportunity to make representation thereto
    where the holder has failed to comply with a request to pay fees or interest due

    Which of the following statements is not correct?
    Where entry is refused, and is necessary to perform his duties under the Act, a radio inspector may obtain a warrant
    A radio inspector may enter a dwelling without the consent of the occupant and without a warrant
    In executing a warrant, a radio inspector shall not use force, unless accompanied by a peace officer, and force is authorized
    The person in charge of a place entered by a radio inspector shall give the inspector information that the inspector requests

    The Minister may suspend or revoke a radio authorization without notice:
    where the radio authorization was obtained through misrepresentation
    where the holder has contravened the Act or Regulations
    where the holder has contravened the terms and conditions of the authorization
    where the holder has failed to comply with a request to pay fees or interest due