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Introduction Ham Radio. Lesson 4 Broadcast & Shortwave. Shortwave Listening. Shortwave radio operates in the frequency range of 3-30 mhz In radio, short wavelength corresponds to high frequency given the inverse relationship between frequency and wavelength

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Introduction ham radio

Introduction Ham Radio

Lesson 4

Broadcast & Shortwave


Shortwave listening

Shortwave Listening

Shortwave radio operates in the frequency range of 3-30 mhz

In radio, short wavelength corresponds to high frequency given the inverse relationship between frequency and wavelength

“shortwave radio” is received its name because its wavelengths are shorter than the longer wave-lengths used in early radio communications.

Band names have evolved as radio technology continued to improve (HF, VHF, UHF, Microwave were coined as the technology developed.


Broadcast radio things to remember

Broadcast RadioThings to Remember

  • Operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year

  • Commercial or noncommercial

  • Purpose is to get and hold audience attention

  • Formats include: rock, easy-listening, progressive

  • Commercials are an important source of revenue

  • Coverage areas vary: clear-channel & regional channels

  • Low power FM channels are reserved for educational

  • broadcasting.

  • Radio station staff positions: program director, music

  • director, etc.


Q codes

Q-Codes

QSO – An on-air conversation

QTH – Location

QRM – Man-made noise

QRN – Natural noise (static, lightning)

QRZ – Who is calling me?

QRP – Low-power operation

QRT – Signing off


Shortwave activity

Shortwave Activity

Assignment: Fill in the blank with a call sign or craft

name e-mail to: [email protected] Subject: Shortwave Activity

  • Shortwave broadcasts (am)

  • 5.96 to 6.2 mhz

  • 7.1 to 9.775 mhz

  • ___________________

  • ___________________

  • Ship to shore (USB)

  • 6.2 to 6.525 mhz

  • 12.33 to 13.2 mhz

  • __________________

  • __________________

  • Aeronautical Stations (USB)

  • 4.65 to 4.75 mhz

  • 5.4 to 5.73 mhz

  • 11.175 to 11.4 mhz

  • ____________________

  • ____________________

  • Military (USB)

  • 5.696 mhz -Search & Rescue

  • 6.5064 mhz -Cost Guard

  • 8.9 to 9.0 mhz -Military aeronautical

  • BONUS POINTS

  • __________________________


Broadcast radio terms part 1

Broadcast Radio Terms: Part 1

Cut:

Fade:

Continuity:

Remote:

Emergency Broadcast System:

Assignment: Using the Radio Merit Badge book ISBN: 978-0-8395-3361-0 2007:

Read pp55-76 & define the following words then submit to [email protected]


Broadcast radio terms part 2

Broadcast Radio Terms: Part 2

Network:

Cue:

Dead Air:

PSA:

Playlist:

Assignment: Using the Radio Merit Badge book ISBN: 978-0-8395-3361-0 2007:

Read pp55-76 & define the following words then submit to [email protected]


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