When shortwave conditions are good…!

I couple of posts ago I showed you how poor shortwave radio propagation was as a storm passed over the UK – so I thought I’d show you ‘what good looks like’! Here is what an FM hamfax image looks like, transmitted from my home in south-east England tonight, and received across at the University of Twente, Enschede, […]

Amateur Radio – fun with FAX tests

I’ve had a couple of emails about the FAX transmission test I performed a couple of days ago, where I was highlighting the challenging band conditions while a low pressure weather system passed over the UK, suspending summer for a few days. I’m glad to say that we are back to (near) summer conditions again, […]

How the Internet is increasingly taking over human memory

Our increasing reliance on the Internet and the ease of access to the vast resource available online is affecting our thought processes for problem solving, recall and learning according to a new study in Memory. In the new article, researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign have found that […]

Transmitting an efficient AM Stereo radio signal – Part 2

Before we conquer the AM broadcasting world with our newly efficient AM stereo signal, perhaps it might be good to start at the beginning and build a transmitter in GNURadio that will transmit a nice conventional AM mono broadcast signal. Hopefully, you have GNU Radio installed and you’ve started the gnuradio-companion application. This presents you […]