What Is RTR A Examinations In Aviation

What Is RTR A Examinations In Aviation

IN India Radio Telephony Restricted (Aeronautical ) RTR A Licence Examination is Conducted by WPC (Wireless Planning and Coordination) , (wings of Department) DOT, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Aviation.

WPC,DOT and MCIT all is Indian government body. IT is a COP (CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY) Examination after passing this exam , a COP and Licence will be issued by the WPC.
After receiving Licence you have privilege of operating Radio navigation equipment installed on an aircraft (aeromobile station).


Who Have Need This Exam

This License is mandatory for flight crew (PILOT) . Aircraft maintenance engineer can also give this exam for better opportunities in Aviation,if AME have this Licence they can sign of "Radio check".

Eligibility of RTR A EXAM

Eligibility for appearing to this examination is
  1. 10th+2 With PCM
  2. Min age 18 years old

Examination Dates and Venues

RTR A exam is conducted 6 times in a year with 2 months gap at selected centers in india. This exam have 6 centers in India,( New Delhi 2 times , Mumbai , Chennai , Kolkata & Hyderabad) at a time only one selected center conducted this exam according to WPC Exam Schedule.

The months and the list of venues are given below for 2023.

February : New Delhi

April : Mumbai

June : Chennai

August : New Delhi

October : Hyderabad

December : Kolkata

The Schedule and Venues of the examinations for Next yearly session are published by WPC on its Website (https://dot.gov.in ),every December.

Ex :- Schedule for 2023 was publisted in December 2022.

Examination Pattern

The examination will consist of the following two parts:

Part-I Practical test in Regulations and Procedure100 Marks

A practical test will be conducted over a synthetic R/T circuit. ( candidates act as a pilot or AME have to communicate with thier instructor (act as Air Traffic Control) situations are given in Question paper , candidate have to write thier transmission on white paper left side & instrctor transmission right side ) , When Instructor inform candidate can start to transmit accordingto paper Flight plan & situation............... .

Candidates will be required to use phonetic alphabets and general procedure for radio telephone working. Candidates will be required to carry out communications associated with mobile and/or base stations. Typical

examples of what the candidates are expected to carry out are: preparation of messages for transmission, exchange of traffic, use of priorities requesting D/F assistance, obtaining meteorological information, position reports, distress, urgency, safety and D/F procedure.

Part-IIOral examination } - 100 Marks

(a) Regulations and Procedure

(b) Radio Principles and Practice

Note 1:- The maximum marks in Part I is 100 and Part II is also 100 , minimum passing is 50% in individual parts.

Candidates who do not qualify in Part I will be considered failed in the R/T examination.

Note 2:- If you are a India you have to give both Part & cleared both for issuing Licence.

If you have pass Part 1 and failed In Part 2 you have give again Part 1 & 2 both Part of paper.

Syllabus for RT Exam Part I ( Regulations and Procedure)

(A) International Telecommunication Convention & Radio Regulations

(B) General and Aeronautical ‘Q’ Code Signals and other abbreviations as contained in Annexure 10 (Volume . I & II) of International Civil Aviation Organisation.

(C) General Radio telephone Communication procedures and radio telephone communicationprocedure for distress urgency and direction finding.

(D) Procedures for distress communication in Maritime Mobile Service.

(E) Words and figures spelling used in radio telephone.

(F) Licensing requirements of installation and operation of radio apparatus used in aircraft.

(G) Minimum requirement of radio equipment to be carried on aircraft as prescribed in Annexure 6 of the International Civil Aviation Organisation and Civil Aviation Authority in India.

(H) Flight Information Regions in India and main Radio Communication and Navigation facilities available together with principal frequencies to be used for communication and navigation within India.

(I) Meteorological codes, pre-flight briefing services and their usages.

(J) Knowledge of notices to airmen issued by the Civil Aviation Authorities in India as applicable to the Aeronautical mobile and Air traffic Control Services.

PART II Radio Principles & Practice

1. Knowledge of Electrical Units such as Volt, Ampere, Ohm and Watt; Wavelength, frequency and their relationship; Elementary knowledge of radio frequency propagation, and night frequencies, skip distances, fading, ground shadow and its effect on communication, choice of frequencies to attain maximum efficiency in handling air ground HF Communications.

2. General knowledge of systems employed for air-ground communications including SELCAL operation, inter-communication and announcing systems of aircraft; elementary knowledge of Radio-navigation Aids, operation of microphones and headphones, Squelch, AVC,

Volume control, tuning of transmitter, simplex and duplex operation; advantages and disadvantages of Radio telephone communication; limitations of range due to frequency interference etc.

Reference Books for Study

Limited reference because of limited syllabus;

(A) ITU Radio Regulations.

(B) ICAO Publications:-

(i) Annexure - 10 Vol. I & II.

(ii) DOC 4444 – Procedure of Air Navigation Service (PANS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM)

(iii) DOC 9432 - Manual of Radio Telephony.

(iv) DOC 8400 - Abbreviations and codes.

(C) AAI/DGCA Publications:-

(i) Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP).


(D) Recommendation for book(s) for Radio Communication Principles.

(i) The amateur Radio Relay league handbook

(ii) Basic Radio by Marvin Tepper (Volume I – VI)

(iii) Electronic Communication by Robert L. Shrader

(iv) Radio Technology by Ashok Saxena

RK BALI RTR A BOOK is best for this Examinations recommended  by maximum qualifying candidates.

Note 3:- WPC recommends that the candidates in their own interest study the functioning of a modern R/T installation on board a civil passenger aircraft, as well as at the ground station.


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