Foundation Exam Booklet

When you sit the Foundation Exam, you’ll be provided with a copy of a four-page booklet, “Reference Data for use in the Foundation Level Examination”

You can download a PDF copy from the RSGB website: Foundation Exam Booklet EX307, and a copy of the material can be found in the Foundation Licence Now book.

RSGB's Foundation Reference Data Booklet
RSGB’s Foundation Reference Data Booklet

The booklet contains the answers to some of the questions you’re likely to be asked in the exam, so it’s worth studying the booklet and knowing where things are listed.

In the booklet, you’ll find the following:

Foundation Licence Parameters

A table of the frequencies that UK Foundation licence holders are allowed to use – Note the various exceptions for some bands. These are covered in Module 5 (Licence Conditions) of our Foundation Online course

Foundation Licence – Amateur Radio Band Plans

You’re provided with sample band plans for the 20m and 2m bands – Again, note the exceptions. These are covered in Module 5 (Licence Conditions) of our Foundation Online course

Frequency to Wavelength conversion chart

A table to allow you to convert between a frequency (MHz) to a wavelength (metres). These are covered in Module 2 (Technical Basics) of our Foundation Online course

Frequency to Wavelength conversion chart
Frequency to Wavelength conversion chart

 

Frequency Allocation Table

This short table lists users of the 87.5MHz to 160.975MHz part of the radio spectrum

 

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