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
  • 1.6 Content Restrictions


    Which of the following cannot be discussed on an amateur club net?
    Recreation planning
    Code practice planning
    Emergency planning
    Business planning

    When is a radio amateur allowed to broadcast information to the general public?
    Only when the operator is being paid
    Only when broadcasts last less than 1 hour
    Only when broadcasts last longer than 15 minutes

    When may false or deceptive amateur signals or communications be transmitted?
    When operating a beacon transmitter in a "fox hunt" exercise
    When playing a harmless "practical joke"
    When you need to hide the meaning of a message for secrecy

    Which of the following one-way communications may not be transmitted in the amateur service?
    Broadcasts intended for the general public
    Telecommands to model craft
    Brief transmissions to make adjustments to the station
    Morse code practice

    When may you send indecent or profane words from your amateur station?
    Only when they do not cause interference to other communications
    Only when they are not retransmitted through a repeater
    Any time, but there is an unwritten rule among amateurs that they should not be used on the air

    When may an amateur station in two-way communication transmit a message in a secret code in order to obscure the meaning of the communication?
    During a declared communications emergency
    During contests
    When transmitting above 450 MHz

    What are the restrictions on the use of abbreviations or procedural signals in the amateur service?
    There are no restrictions
    They are not permitted because they obscure the meaning of a message to government monitoring stations
    Only "10 codes" are permitted
    They may be used if they do not obscure the meaning of a message

    What should you do to keep you station from retransmitting music or signals from a non- amateur station?
    Turn up the volume of your transmitter
    Speak closer to the microphone to increase your signal strength
    Adjust your transceiver noise blanker
    Turn down the volume of background audio

    The transmission of a secret code by the operator of an amateur station:
    is permitted for contests
    must be approved by Industr Canada
    is not permitted
    is permitted for third-part traffic

    A radio amateur may be engaged in communication which include the transmission of:
    programming that originates from a broadcasting undertakin
    Q signals
    radiocommunication in support of industrial, business, or professional activities
    commercially recorded material

    An amateur station may transmit:
    profane or obscene words or language
    secret codes or ciphers
    signals which are not superfluous