1. Regulations and Policies
Authority and Regulations
unmodulated carriers, retransmission
amplitude modulation, frequency stability, me
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
RF Field Strength
2. Operating and Procedures
VHF/UHF Repeaters - Voice
Voice Operating Procedures
tuning, testing and dummy loads
Morse Code (CW) procedures
RST signal reporting, S meter
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
Transmitter, carrier, keying, AM
Carrier Suppression, SSB
Frequency and Phase Modulation
Antenna and Tower Safety
RF Exposure Safety
4. Circuit Components
Tiode Vacuum Tubes
Resister Color Codes
5. Basic Electronics and Theory
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
Standing Wave Ratio
Isotropic Sources, Polarization
Wavelength vs Physical Length
Antenna Radiation Patterns
7. Radio Wave Propagation
Hops and Skips
MF and HF and Skywaves
VHF and UHF, Sporadic-E, Aurira, Ducting
Scatter - HF, VHF, UHF
8. Interference and Suppression
Audio Rectification, Bypass Capacitors, Ferri
Intermodulation, Spurious, Key-clicks
Harmonics, Splatter, Transmitter Adjustments
2.9 Record Keeping, Antenna Orientation and Maps
What is a "QSL card"?
A Notice of Violation from Industry Canada
A written proof of communication between two amateurs
A postcard reminding you when your station license will expire
A letter or postcard from an amateur pen pal
What is an azimuthal map?
A map projection centered on the North Pole
A map that shows the angle at which an amateur satellite crosses the equator
A map that shows the number of degrees longitude that an amateur satellite appears to move westward at the equator
A map projection centered on a particular location, used to determine the shortest path between points on the earth's surface
What is the most useful type of map to use when orienting a directional HF antenna toward a distant station?
A directional antenna pointed in the long-path direction to another station is generally oriented how many degrees from its short-path heading?
What method is used by radio amateurs to provide written proof of communication between two amateur stations?
A signed post card listing contact date, time, frequency, mode and power, called a "QSL card"
A two-page letter containing a photograph of the operator
A radiogram sent over the CW traffic net
A packet message
You hear other local stations talking to radio amateurs in New Zealand but you don't hear those stations with your beam aimed on the normal compass bearing to New Zealand. What should you try?
Point your antenna toward Newington, CT
Point your antenna to the north
Point your beam 180 degrees away from that bearing and listen for the stations arriving on the "long-path"
Point your antenna to the south
Which statement about recording all contacts and unanswered "CQ calls" in a station logbook or computer log is not correct?
A log is important for recording contacts for operating awards
A logbook is required by Industry Canada
A well-kept log preserves your fondest amateur radio memories for years
A log is important for handling neighbour interference complaints
Why would it be useful to have an azimuthal world map centred on the location of your station?
Because it shows the compass bearing from your station to any place on earth, for antenna planning and pointing
Because it looks impressive
Because it shows the angle at which an amateur satellite crosses the equator
Because it shows the number of degrees longitude that an amateur satellite moves west
Station logs and confirmation (QSL) cards are always kept in UTC (Universal Time Coordinated). Where is that time based?
When referring to contacts in the station log, what do the letters UTC mean?
Universal Time Coordinated (formerly Greenwich Mean Time - GMT)
Universal Time Constant
Unlisted Telephone Call
Unlimited Time Capsule
To set your station clock accurately to UTC, you could receive the most accurate time off the air from _______?
A non-directional beacon station
Your local television station
CHU, WWV or WWVH
Your local radio station