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Digital Communication in an Analog World
Mother Nature isn’t a fan of wireless digital communication. According to her rules, all electromagnetic signals in nature, whether they are created by transceivers or star clusters, must be analog. If this is the case, how can wireless digital communication ever take place? Check out this article to find out how.
When you concentrate electromagnetic radiation at a particular location, you effectively concentrate at least a portion of its power at that location as well. Light energy is a type of electromagnetic radiation; so is radio energy. In this article, find out how antennas can concentrate radio waves, just as a magnifying glass can concentrate light.
One of the most popular operating modes in amateur radio doesn’t involve talking into a microphone or tapping on a Morse code key. Instead, it is one of ham radio’s many digital modes and offers extraordinary performance. Learn more about FT8 in this article.
On this episode of the On the Air podcast, Oliver Dully, K6OLI, gives an introduction to Winlink, the worldwide radio messaging system that uses amateur-band radio that uses amateur-band radio frequencies to provide radio interconnection services.
“I’ve been extremely satisfied operating FT8, and it was a lot of fun making contacts with so many people across the world.” If you want to learn how to operate this exciting digital mode, check out this blog from Jeromy Alexander, AD8GN.
CTCSS — Abbreviation for continuous tone-coded squelch system. Some repeaters use this series of subaudible tones to control access to the repeater. CTCSS tones are used to eliminate repeater-to-repeater interference.
The third edition of Get On the Air with HF Digital, by Steve Ford, WB8IMY, includes everything you need to set up a station and get on the air using a variety of digital modes. Order online at arrl.org/shop.
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