SECTION II :
National and International regulations applicable to the operation of amateur radio station and those relating to the working of station generally.
Part II - Morse Code
(i) Morse code receiving (ii) Morse code sending
Section I : Radio Theory and Practice
(a) Knowledge of :
(i) the Indian Wireless Telegraph Rules, 1973;
(ii) the Indian Wireless Telegraphs (Amateur Service) Rules, 1978.
(b) Knowledge of International Radio Regulations as relating to the operation of amateur stations with particular emphasis on the following:
Designation of Emission,
(c) Standard frequency and time signal services in the world.
(d) The following 'Q' codes and abbreviations which shall have meaning as assigned to them in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) convention :
QRA, QRG, QRH, QRI, QRK, QRL, QRM, QRN, QRQ, QRS, QRT, QRU, QRV, QRW, QRX, QRZ, QSA, QSB, QSL, QSL, QSO, QSU, QSV, QSW, QSX, QSY, QSZ, QTC, QTH, QTR and QUM.
Telegraphic (Morse code) abbreviations: AA, AB, AR, AS, BT, C, CFM, CL, CQ, DE, K, KN, NIL, OK, R, TU, VA, WA, WB.
The written examination for Grade II license is of one hours duration. The maximum number of marks is 100. Candidates must secure atleast 40 per cent in each section and 50 per cent in aggregate to pass. The syllabus for Grade I license is the same as that for Grade II license, but the written examination for Grade I license is of two hours duration. The maximum number of marks is 100 and candidates must secure at least 50 per cent in each section and 55 per cent in aggregate for a pass.
PART II : MORSE CODE(a) Section I : Morse receiving (Speed: 5 words per minute)
The test piece will consist of a plain language passage of 125 letters, five letters counting as one word. Candidates are required to receive for five consecutive minutes at the speed of 5 words per minute from a double head-gear headphone receiver, international Morse code signals from an audio frequency oscillator keyed either manually or automatically. A short practice piece may be sent at the prescribed speed before the start of the actual test. Candidates will not be allowed more than one attempt in each test. The test may be written in ink or pencil but must be legible. Bad handwriting and over-writing will render a candidate liable to disqualification. More than five errors will disqualify a candidate.(b) Section 2 : Morse Sending (Speed: 5 words per minute)
The test piece will consist of a plain language passage of 125 letters, five letters counting as one word. Candidates are required to send on an ordinary key for five consecutive minutes at the minimum speed of five words per minute. A short practice piece may be allowed before the actual test. Candidates will not be allowed more than one attempt in the test. Efforts should be made to correct all errors. However, more than five uncorrected errors will disqualify a candidate. The accuracy of signalling, correct formation of characters and the correctness of spacing shall be taken into account.A candidate is required to pass both in Part I and Part II. In the case of candidates qualifying in Part I only, the licence shall be restricted to radiotelephone operations in the VHF ham band only. Morse Code test for Grade I :
Receiving-(Speed: 12 words per minute)
The test piece will consist of a plain language passage of 300 characters which may comprise letters, figures and punctuations (punctuations are indicated below). The average words shall contain five characters and each figure and punctuation will be counted as two characters. Candidates are required to receive for five consecutive minutes at a speed of 12 words per minute. Other conditions are the same as applicable to Grade II Examination.Puncuations: Full stop, Comma, Semi-colon, Break sign (BT), Hyphen and Question mark.
Sending-(Speed: 12 words per minute)
The test piece will be similar to Morse receiving test.Candidates are required to send for five consecutive minutes at a speed not less than 12 words per minute. Other conditions are the same as applicable to Grade II examination.
A candidate is required to pass both in Part I and Part II simultaneously.back
Part I-Written Test
(a) Section 1: Radio Theory and Practice
In addition to the
syllabus prescribed for Grade II Examination, following items shall be included in the
syllabus of Advanced Amateur Station Operators' Examinations :-
(i) Motors and generators: Elementary principles and construction of alternators, motors and generators.
(ii) Alternating current: Construction of transformers, transformer losses, transformer as a matching device.
(iii) Measuring instruments: Moving coil and moving iron meters, frequency meters.
(iv) Semiconductor devices and transistors: Elementary principles of conduction and construction, symbols, biasing methods.
(v) Power supplies: Halfwave and fullwave rectifiers, smoothing and regulation, bridge rectifier.
(vi) Modulation: Principles of frequency modulation.
(vii) Transmitters and receivers: Elementary principles of transmission and reception of facsimile and television signals, elementary principles of transmitters and receivers employing single side band.
(viii) Propagation: Characteristics of ionosphere and troposphere. Properties of different reflecting layers, optimum working frequency, day and night frequencies.
(ix) Aerials: Principles of radiation, aerials for different frequency bands including aerials for microwave.
(x) Space communications: Elementary principles of communication via satellite.
(b) Section 2: Radio Regulations
Syllabus is same as prescribed for Grade II Examination. The test is of 3 hours duration. The maximum number of marks is 100 and candidate must secure at least 50 per cent in each section and 60 per cent in aggregate for a pass.Part II- Morse Code
Syllabus is same as prescribed for Grade I Examination.