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
  • 5.2 Basic Concepts

    Practice


    B-005-02-01
    Name three good electrical conductors.
    Gold, silver, wood
    Gold, silver, aluminum
    Copper, aluminum, paper
    Copper, gold, mica

    B-005-02-02
    Name four good electrical insulators.
    Plastic, rubber, wood, carbon
    Paper, glass, air, aluminum
    Glass, air, plastic, porcelain
    Glass, wood, copper, porcelain

    B-005-02-03
    Why do resistors sometimes get hot when in use?
    Their reactance makes them heat up
    Hotter circuit components nearby heat them up
    They absorb magnetic energy which makes them hot
    Some electrical energy passing through them is lost as heat

    B-005-02-04
    What is the best conductor among the following materials?
    carbon
    silicon
    aluminium
    copper

    B-005-02-05
    The material listed, which will most readily allow an electric current to flow, is called?
    a conductor
    an insulator
    a resistor
    a dielectric

    B-005-02-06
    A length of metal is connected in a circuit and is found to conduct electricity very well. It would be best described as having a:
    high resistance
    high wattage
    low wattage
    low resistance

    B-005-02-07
    The letter "R" is the symbol for:
    impedance
    resistance
    reluctance
    reactance

    B-005-02-08
    The reciprocal of resistance is:
    conductance
    reactance
    reluctance
    permeability

    B-005-02-09
    Voltage drop means:
    voltage developed across the terminals of a component
    any point in a radio circuit which has zero voltage
    difference in voltage at output terminals of a transformer
    the voltage which is dissipated before useful work is accomplished

    B-005-02-10
    The resistance of a conductor changes with:
    voltage
    temperature
    current
    humidity

    B-005-02-11
    The most common material used to make a resistor is:
    carbon
    gold
    mica
    lead