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
  • 3.14 Station Accessories


    What do many amateurs use to help form good Morse code characters?
    An electronic keyer
    A key-operated on/off switch
    A notch filter
    A DTMF keypad

    Where would you connect a microphone for voice operation?
    To a transceiver
    To a power supply
    To an antenna switch
    To an antenna

    What would you connect to a transceiver for voice operation?
    A receiver audio filter
    A terminal-voice controller
    A microphone
    A splatter filter

    Why might a dummy antenna get warm when in use?
    Because it absorbs static electricity
    Because it stores radio waves
    Because it changes RF energy into heat
    Because it stores electric current

    What is the circuit called which causes a transmitter to automatically transmit when an operator speaks into its microphone?

    What is the reason for using a properly adjusted speech processor with a singlesideband phone transmitter?
    It improves signal intelligibility at the receiver
    It reduces average transmitter power requirements
    It reduces unwanted noise pickup from the microphone
    It improves voice frequency fidelity

    If a single-sideband phone transmitter is 100% modulated, what will a speech processor do to the transmitter's power?
    It will add nothing to the output PEP
    It will increase the output PEP
    It will decrease the peak power output
    It will decrease the average power output

    When switching from receive to transmit:
    the receiver should be muted
    the transmit oscillator should be turned off
    the receiving antenna should be connected
    the power supply should be off

    A switching system to enable the use of one antenna for a transmitter and receiver should also:
    ground the antenna on receive
    disable the unit not being used
    switch between meters
    disconnect the antenna tuner

    An antenna changeover switch in a transmitter-receiver combination is necessary:
    so that one antenna can be used for transmitter and receiver
    to change antennas for operation on other frequencies
    to prevent RF currents entering the receiver circuits
    to allow more than one transmitter to be used

    Which of the following components could be used as a dynamic microphone?
    crystal earpiece