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
  • 5.13 Meters and Measurements


    How is a voltmeter usually connected to a circuit under test?
    In series with the circuit
    In quadrature with the circuit
    In phase with the circuit
    In parallel with the circuit

    How is an ammeter usually connected to a circuit under test?
    In quadrature with the circuit
    In series with the circuit
    In phase with the circuit
    In parallel with the circuit

    What does a multimeter measure?
    Resistance, capacitance and inductance
    Voltage, current and resistance
    Resistance and reactance
    SWR and power

    The correct instrument to measure plate current or collector current of a transmitter is:
    an ohmmeter
    a wattmeter
    an ammeter
    a voltmeter

    Which of the following meters would you use to measure the power supply current drawn by a small hand-held transistorized receiver?
    a DC ammeter
    an RF ammeter
    an RF power meter
    an electrostatic voltmeter

    When measuring current drawn from a DC power supply, it is true to say that the meter will act in circuit as:
    a perfect conductor
    a low value resistance
    an extra current drain
    an insulator

    When measuring the current drawn by a receiver from a power supply, the current meter should be placed:
    in series with both receiver power leads
    in series with one of the receiver power leads
    in parallel with both receiver power supply leads
    in parallel with one of the receiver power leads

    Potential difference is measured by means of:
    a wattmeter
    an ohmmeter
    a voltmeter
    an ammeter

    Voltage drop means:
    the voltage which is dissipated before useful work is accomplished
    difference in voltage at output terminals of a transformer
    voltage between the terminals of a component
    any point in a radio circuit which has zero voltage

    The instrument used for measuring the flow of electrical current is the:

    In measuring volts and amperes, the connections should be made with:
    the voltmeter in series and ammeter in parallel
    the voltmeter in parallel and ammeter in series
    both voltmeter and ammeter in series
    both voltmeter and ammeter in parallel