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About The Test

The exam consists of:

  • 25 questions on Regulations and Policies (B-001)
  • 9 questions on Operating procedures (B-002)
  • 21 questions on Station Assembly, Practice and Safety (B-003)
  • 6 questions on Circuit Components (B-004)
  • 13 questions on Basic Electronics and Theory (B-005)
  • 13 questions on Feedlines and Antenna Systems (B-006)
  • 8 questions on Radio Wave Propagation (B-007)
  • 5 questions on Interference and Suppression (B-008)

More Details

More specifically, there will be one question chosen from each of these sub-categories:15)

B-001 Regulations and Policies

  • 1-1 radio licences, applicability, eligibility of licence holder
  • 1-2 licence fee, term, posting requirements, change of address
  • 1-3 licence suspension or revocation, powers of radio inspectors, offences and punishments
  • 1-4 operator certificates, applicability, eligibility, equivalents, reciprocal recognition
  • 1-5 operation, repair and maintenance of radio apparatus on behalf of other persons
  • 1-6 operation of radio apparatus, terms of licence, applicable standards, exempt apparatus
  • 1-7 content restrictions - non-superfluous, profanity, secret code, music, non-commercial
  • 1-8 installation and operating restrictions - number of stations, repeaters, home-built, club stations
  • 1-9 participation in communications by visitors, use of station by others
  • 1-10 interference, determination, protection from interference
  • 1-11 emergency communications (real or simulated), communication with non-amateur stations
  • 1-12 non-remuneration, privacy of communications
  • 1-13 station identification, call signs, prefixes
  • 1-14 foreign amateur operation in Canada, banned countries, third-party messages
  • 1-15 frequency bands and qualification requirements
  • 1-16 maximum bandwidth by frequency bands
  • 1-17 restrictions on capacity and power output by qualifications
  • 1-18 unmodulated carriers, retransmission
  • 1-19 amplitude modulation, frequency stability, measurements
  • 1-20 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations, applicability
  • 1-21 operation outside Canada, ITU regions, reciprocal privileges, international licences
  • 1-22 examinations - Department's fees, delegated examinations, fees, disabled accommodation
  • 1-23 antenna structure approval, neighbour and land-use authority consultation
  • 1-24 radio frequency electromagnetic field limits
  • 1-25 criteria for resolution of radio frequency interference complaints

B-002 Operating and Procedures

  • 2-1 voice operating procedures - channelized VHF/UHF repeater
  • 2-2 phonetic alphabet
  • 2-3 voice operating procedures - simplex VHF/UHF and HF
  • 2-4 tuneups and testing, use of dummy load, courteous operation
  • 2-5 Morse (CW) operating procedures, procedural signs
  • 2-6 RST system of signal reporting, use of S meter
  • 2-7 Q signals
  • 2-8 emergency operating procedures
  • 2-9 record keeping, confirmation practices, maps/charts, antenna orientation

B-003 Station Assembly, Practice and Safety

  • 3-1 functional layout of HF stations
  • 3-2 functional layout of FM transmitters
  • 3-3 functional layout of FM receivers
  • 3-4 functional layout of CW transmitters
  • 3-5 functional layout of SSB)/CW receivers
  • 3-6 functional layout of SSB transmitters
  • 3-7 functional layout of digital systems
  • 3-8 functional layout of regulated power supplies
  • 3-9 functional layout of Yagi-Uda antennas
  • 3-10 receiver fundamentals
  • 3-11 transmitter, carrier, keying, and amplitude modulation fundamentals
  • 3-12 carrier suppression, SSB fundamentals
  • 3-13 frequency and phase modulation fundamentals
  • 3-14 station accessories for telegraphy, radiotelephony, digital modes
  • 3-15 digital mode fundamentals RTTY, ASCII, AMTOR, packet
  • 3-16 cells and batteries, types, ratings, charging
  • 3-17 power supply fundamentals
  • 3-18 electrical hazards, electrical safety, security
  • 3-19 electrical safety ground, capacitor discharge, fuse replacement
  • 3-20 antenna and tower safety, lightning protection
  • 3-21 exposure of human body to RF, safety precautions

B-004 Circuit Components

  • 4-1 amplifier fundamentals
  • 4-2 diode fundamentals
  • 4-3 bipolar transistor fundamentals
  • 4-4 field-effect transistor fundamentals
  • 4-5 triode vacuum tube fundamentals
  • 4-6 resistor colour codes, tolerances, temperature coefficient

B-005 Basic Electronics and Theory

  • 5-1 metric prefixes – pico, micro, milli, centi, kilo, mega, giga
  • 5-2 concepts of current, voltage, conductor, insulator, resistance
  • 5-3 concepts of energy and power, open and short circuits
  • 5-4 Ohm’s law - single resistors
  • 5-5 series and parallel resistors
  • 5-6 power law, resistor power dissipation
  • 5-7 AC, sinewave, frequency, frequency units
  • 5-8 ratios, logarithms, decibels
  • 5-9 introduction to inductance, capacitance
  • 5-10 introduction to reactance, impedance
  • 5-11 introduction to magnetics, transformers
  • 5-12 introduction to resonance, tuned circuits
  • 5-13 introduction to meters and measurements

B-006 Feedlines and Antenna Systems

  • 6-1 feed line characteristics, characteristic impedance
  • 6-2 balanced and unbalanced feed lines, baluns
  • 6-3 popular antenna feed line and coaxial connector types
  • 6-4 line losses by line type, length and frequency
  • 6-5 standing waves, standing wave ratio, SWR) meter
  • 6-6 concept of impedance matching
  • 6-7 isotropic source, polarization via element orientation
  • 6-8 wavelength vs physical length
  • 6-9 gain, directivity, radiation pattern, antenna bandwidth
  • 6-10 vertical antennas - types, dimensions, characteristics
  • 6-11 Yagi antennas - types, dimensions, characteristics
  • 6-12 wire antennas - types, dimensions, characteristics
  • 6-13 quad/loop antennas - types, dimensions, characteristics

B-007 Radio Wave Propagation

  • 7-1 line of sight, ground wave, ionospheric wave (sky wave)
  • 7-2 ionosphere, ionospheric regions (layers)
  • 7-3 propagation hops, skip zone, skip distance
  • 7-4 ionospheric absorption, causes and variation, fading, phase shift, Faraday rotation
  • 7-5 solar activity, sunspots, sunspot cycle
  • 7-6 MF and HF, critical and maximum useable frequencies, solar flux
  • 7-7 VHF and UHF, sporadic E, aurora, ducting
  • 7-8 scatter - HF, VHF, UHF

B-008 Interference and Suppression

  • 8-1 front-end overload, cross-modulation
  • 8-2 audio rectification, bypass capacitors, ferrites
  • 8-3 intermodulation, spurious, key-clicks
  • 8-4 harmonics, splatter, transmitter adjustments
  • 8-5 use of filters: low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-reject
howto/hambasics/test.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/05 14:44 by ve7hzf