Category: Analog

Broadcasting Mode Switching Rankling Listeners

Norway is going forward with plans to replace its national FM broadcasting network with digital-mode outlets by the end of 2017 — the first nation to do so across the board. Norway’s Ministry of Culture first proposed the switch more than 5 years ago. The first official switchover to digital audio broadcasting is set for […]

via HACKADAY: Amazing SDR Built by 16 Year Old

[Lukas] started his epic SDR-from-scratch build when he was 16. Projects like this aren’t completed overnight. (He’s now 18. We’re impressed.) The project itself is a Software-Defined Radio built on top of the 12-bit Analog Devices AD9364 transceiver IC. A big fat FPGA takes the data and runs it off to a USB 3.0 interface, […]

via the ARRL: Sporadic E Provides Some Excitement on 2 Meters

July 12 brought exciting times to VHF enthusiasts, when strong E skip propagation and a maximum usable frequency (MUF) approaching 200 MHz opened things up on 2 meters. Often a good indicator of favorable propagation above 6 meters is changing conditions on the FM broadcast band. Signals of distant FM stations overtaking those of the […]

via HACKADAY: Not Quite 101 Uses For An Analog UHF TV Tuner

Young electronics hackers today are very fortunate to grow up in an era with both a plethora of capable devices to stimulate their imagination, and cheap and ready access to them. Less than the price of a hamburger meal can secure you a Linux computing platform such as the Raspberry Pi Zero, and a huge […]

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