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11. Practical Assessments Part 2  


What you have to do

To which part of the written examination paper is this appropriate When achieved
Identify common transmission lines ,Coaxial cable - Open wire or also called twin feeder - Single wire from the pictures below Antennas and Feeders 5.1a,
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If you don't know what a transmission line is click here.

From the above Identify which is the balanced and which is unbalanced transmission lines Antennas and Feeders 5a.1,

From the photos identify a coaxial connectors and name the type Antennas and Feeders 5a.2
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Explain to your lead Instructor how to do a continuity check on a length of coaxial feeder which is fitted with RF connectors Not in the syllabus but an essential technique.

From the pictures identify the antennas Antennas and Feeders 5b.2
another simplified drawing of a dipole being just two wires of equal length attached to feeder.
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From the pictures above identify which are non directional Antennas and Feeders 5c.2

From the photographs above identify the polarity of the antennas Antennas and Feeders 5b.1,

Construct a simple RF choke.  Request from your Lead Instructor what you need to demonstrate this section. EMC 7c.2

Identify the Electronic symbols Technical Basics 3b.7
circuit diagram of a cell which as was discribed in the couse as a ling with a gap and attached to the line on one side of the gap is another line which is equidistant each side and then on the other side of the gap a similar by shorter line. Circuit diagram of a battery which is more than on cell linked in series or parallel. This diagram shows two cell linked in series with dots between to indicate more than just two cells linked in series. Circuit diagram of a  fuse a rectangle with a single line which is thorugh the middle of each of the short ends and continues through the rectangle  and also projects from the short ends Circuit diagram of a lamp described in the course as a cirle with a cross in it which touches the circle and two line leaving the circle but a location half way between the cross. Circuit diagram of a resistor which is a rectangle with two line leaving the rectangle from the shorter end and central to those ends.
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Circuit diagram of a switch which is a divided line with one side having an extension that would reach across the gap but to show an open switch does not touch the other side. Circuit diagram of a antenna which is a line with a letter V draw onto it. The then three legs ( the V and the original line) are aligned and from the bottom point of the V the original line continues and would link to the transmitter of A T U Circuit diagram of a earth a vertical line with one drawn acrooss the lower end and then two further but progreessively shorter line drawn below all centred about the original line. Circuit diagram of a microphone which is a circle with a feed line that links to it and then opposite the feed line and a right angle another line drawn to touch the circle and centred on the feed line Circuit diagram of a loudspeaker, which is, like a rectangle with a regular parallelogram attached to its long side to the shorter side of the parallelogram
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From the schedule which your Lead Instructor will give to you, from the Foundation licence identify the band edges of 5 bands.

Licence Conditions 2c.11

Explain to the Lead Instructor what is the purpose of a tone burst on a modern transceiver. Operating Practice and Procedure 8b.1

Explain to the Lead Instructor what is the purpose of a CTCSS tone on a modern transceiver which on a modern transceiver which makes it better than a tone burst. Operating Practice and Procedure 8b.1

Explain to your Lead Instructor how you would join a net Not part of the syllabus but could be needed when you go on air.

Explain to your Lead instructor how you and when you would try to join in a QSO in progress which is not a net Not part of the syllabus but could needed when you go on air.

Using the phonetic alphabet spell the words :-

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs

Operating Practice and Procedure 8a.4

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