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
  • 4.3 Bipolar Transistors

    Practice


    B-004-03-01
    Which component can amplify a small signal using low voltages?
    A variable resistor
    An electrolytic capacitor
    A multiple-cell battery
    A PNP transistor

    B-004-03-02
    The basic semi-conductor amplifying device is the:
    tube
    P-N junction
    transistor
    diode

    B-004-03-03
    The three leads from a PNP transistor are named:
    drain, base and source
    collector, emitter and base
    collector, source and drain
    gate, source and drain

    B-004-03-04
    If a low level signal is placed at the input to a transistor, a higher level of signal is produced at the output lead. This effect is know as:
    detection
    modulation
    rectification
    amplification

    B-004-03-05
    Bipolar transistors usually have:
    2 leads
    3 leads
    1 lead
    4 leads

    B-004-03-06
    A semi-conductor is described as a "general purpose audio NPN device". This would be:
    a bipolar transistor
    a silicon diode
    a triode
    an audio detector

    B-004-03-07
    The two basic types of bipolar transistors are:
    diode and triode types
    NPN and PNP types
    varicap and zener types
    P and N channel types

    B-004-03-08
    A transistor can be destroyed in a circuit by:
    excessive heat
    excessive light
    saturation
    cut-off

    B-004-03-09
    In a bipolar transistor, the _______ compares closest to the control grid of a triode vacuum tube.
    emitter
    base
    source
    collector

    B-004-03-10
    In a bipolar transistor, the _______ compares closest to the plate of a triode vacuum tube.
    gate
    emitter
    collector
    base

    B-004-03-11
    In a bipolar transistor, the _______ compares closest to the cathode of a triode vacuum tube.
    collector
    base
    drain
    emitter