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You have 55 minutes in which to complete this practice test of 26 questions.
All questions have equal marks and all questions should be attempted. Each question has 4 possible answers; only one answer is correct, the others are wrong.
You may use a calculator to help you work out your answers.

You should have with you a booklet giving :
(a) The Schedule to the Foundation Amateur Licence
(b) A frequency to wavelength conversion chart
(c) A frequency allocation table
(d) 14MHz and 144MHz Amateur Radio band plans

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1: The holder of M6XYZ is
a Full licence holder
a Scottish Intermediate licensee
a Foundation licence holder in England
a pirate station.

2: When operating from home the Foundation licence holder must identify herself
once a day
once an hour
every 15 minutes
at the beginning and end of each transmission.

3: Which transmission is regarded as ‘broadcasting’?
Being overheard by other amateurs you are not talking to.
Talking to a group of more than six amateurs.
Talking to anybody who happens to be listening.
Talking in a language other than English.

4: Who may require you to stop transmitting until a fault in your transmitter has been fixed?
The person suffering from interference.
A person authorised by Ofcom.
A person authorised by the local Council.
A member of the RSGB staff.

5: On which one of the following bands do radio amateurs have Primary status?
50·00 – 51·00MHz
51·00 – 52·00MHz
430·0 – 431·0MHz
431·0 – 431·0MHz

6: What power is a Foundation Licence holder permitted to use on the 0·137MHz band?
1W erp
10W erp

7: A 12V mobile transceiver consumes 10W on receive and 100W on transmit. Which of the following fuses is appropriate?

8: In a piece of wire the electrons move backwards and forwards when it is connected to
an AC supply
a battery
an LED
a filament lamp

9: Which of the following frequency ranges is considered sufficient to convey speech?
30 – 300Hz
300Hz – 3kHz
3kHz – 30kHz
30kHz – 300kHz

10: What is the frequency of a wave if its wavelength is 15 metres?

11: The bottom waveform in the diagram shows the
audio wave
carrier wave
amplitude modulated wave
frequency modulated wave.

12: Too much audio gain will cause a transmitter to
stop working
increase the SWR
interfere with other bands
interfere with adjacent frequencies

13: Which one of the following would NOT be found in a radio receiver?
RF power amplifier.
Audio amplifier.
Detector (demodulator).
Tuning and RF amplifier.

14: The connector shown is a
PL259 plug
BNC plug
jack plug
USB plug.

15: A vertical half wave dipole will radiate
equally to all points on the horizon
a maximum signal in a vertical direction
a minimum signal at right-angles to the antenna
a maximum signal off the ends of the antenna.

16: When adjusting an Antenna tuning Unit (ATU or AMU) you should always
adjust for a minimum standing wave ratio
adjust for a maximum standing wave ratio
turn off the transmitter
ensure the antenna is cut for the right wavelength.

17: The best place for a VHF antenna is
indoors, protected from the rain, wind and sun
outdoors, as high as practicable to avoid obstructions
close to the transmitter so you can easily adjust it to the correct length
at ground level to minimise interference.

18: HF propagation is not affected by the
time of day
day of the week
frequency used.

19: A radio amateur’s transmission is LEAST likely to cause interference to
other amateurs
other radio users
an electric drill
An electronic security alarm.

20: Which of the following would NOT help to reduce interference to local TV receivers?
Increasing the distance between the antenna and the houses.
Lengthening the transmitter mains cable.
Increasing the height of the antenna.
Using balanced antennas for HF.

21: Fitting external chokes and filters to TV sets can
increase the chance of interference
reduce the chances of interference
stop a transmitter generating interference
increase the strength of the TV signal.

22: Once you have contacted another station on a VHF FM calling channel you should
remain on the frequency until another station wishes to use it
remain on the frequency as long as the contact takes
ask if the calling channel is clear
change frequency to a suitable clear channel.

23: What frequency should you use for SSB calling on the 2m band?

24: When calling CQ another station replies in an offensive manner. You should
reply in an equally offensive manner
advise the station that they will be reported to the police
complain, on-air, about the offensive station
ignore the offensive station and make no reference to having heard it.

25: Which mains supply and earthing practice can cause problems for radio amateurs?

26: The mains power switch to the radio shack should be
hidden away to prevent tampering
hidden away to prevent use by nonlicensed persons
switched off at all times
in a clearly marked position.

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