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
  • 5.1 Metric Prefixes

    Practice


    B-005-01-01
    If a dial marked in megahertz shows a reading of 3.525 MHz, what would it show if it were marked in kilohertz?
    35.25 kHz
    3525 kHz
    3 525 000 kHz
    0.003525 kHz

    B-005-01-02
    If an ammeter marked in amperes is used to measure a 3000 milliampere current, what reading would it show?
    3 amperes
    0.003 ampere
    0.3 ampere
    3 000 000 amperes

    B-005-01-03
    If a voltmeter marked in volts is used to measure a 3500 millivolt potential, what reading would it show?
    3.5 volts
    0.35 volt
    35 volts
    350 volts

    B-005-01-04
    How many microfarads is 1 000 000 picofarads?
    1 000 000 000 microfarads
    1000 microfarads
    1 microfarad
    0.001 microfarad

    B-005-01-05
    If you have a hand-held transceiver which puts out 500 milliwatts, how many watts would this be?
    5
    0.5
    50
    0.02

    B-005-01-06
    A kilohm is:
    0.1 ohm
    0.001 ohm
    10 ohms
    1000 ohms

    B-005-01-07
    6.6 kilovolts is equal to:
    6600 volts
    660 volts
    66 volts
    66 000 volts

    B-005-01-08
    A current of one quarter ampere may be written as:
    0.5 amperes
    0.25 milliampere
    250 microampere
    250 milliamperes

    B-005-01-09
    How many millivolts are equivalent to two volts?
    0.000002
    2 000
    2 000 000
    0.002

    B-005-01-10
    One megahertz is equal to:
    1 000 kHz
    100 kHz
    0.001 Hz
    10 Hz

    B-005-01-11
    An inductance of 10 000 microhenrys may be stated correctly as:
    100 millihenrys
    10 henrys
    1 000 henrys
    10 millihenrys