What is radio?

What is radio?

Growing up I thought radios were just the things in your car. I thought AM radio was for old people. I thought they called it AM because old people got up so early in the morning. This didn’t explain what FM was, but it seemed to make sense because “Tradio” and all the other godawful crap my grandmother listened to came on AM.

FT8 Using A RTL-SDR Dongle

FT8 Using A RTL-SDR Dongle

Note: This article is for reception only, of FT8. Transmission is not covered in this article. Of all the low cost equipment I’ve acquired doing amateur radio, the RTL-SDR is becoming my favorite. Using my tree mounted 2m J-pole I’ve been picking up signals on almost all the amateur bands. Last night in a ragchew, … Read More