Amateur Radio Exam in Poland

Michał Balicki Avatar by Michał Balicki
on June 13, 2022


In today's post, I would like to touch on a topic related to the amateur radio license exam. As I mentioned in the previous post, I had a plan to take such an exam. I took this exam on May 19. Currently, I am waiting for a license. After receiving it, I will be able to apply for radio permission on which my call sign will be located. The call sign is a unique identifier of the radio stations in the world.

As for the exam itself, it consisted of two parts - written and oral. The written part wasn't difficult. There are materials on the internet that allow you to prepare well for it. There is a database of just over 400 questions that can be found here. Additionally, I used the "testownik" application from my studies. The program is not mine, but it's possible to easily replace the question base in the txt file. I've broken the base into two parts because some questions require looking at the picture. If we want to use one of the two bases, we need to have only one folder named "baza" in the application folder. The application reads the questions from the folder with this name. If we want to learn questions with pictures, we have to open them on our own, because the program had a problem with that. There is a separate folder where we can find them. They are numbered, so you can easily associate them with a specific question. The link to the application with the database of questions for the ham radio exam can be found here. Below is an example to use for questions without pictures: and here with pictures:

The oral exam was more stressful. I wasn't sure if I was properly prepared for it. Fortunately, I wasn't the first to be invited and I was able to ask other participants about their impressions. I used the waiting time for my turn, recalling certain exam issues and checking how to establish communication via the radio station. Establishing radio communication was one of the questions in the oral part of the exam. One person explained this aspect to me in the corridor, so I answered this question. In general, there were four questions in this part of the exam and they concerned:

In conclusion, the subject of radioelectronics will probably appear on the blog, but I suspect that it won't be until around 2025. At the moment I'm going to publish posts about embedded and C++14/17. The next post will be about topics related to embedded programming.

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