Introduction Ham Radio Lesson 4 Broadcast & Shortwave

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Introduction Ham Radio Lesson 4 Broadcast &amp; Shortwave Slide 2 Shortwave Listening Shortwave radio operates in the frequency range of 3-30 mhz 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 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. 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. Band names have evolved as radio technology continued to improve (HF, VHF, UHF, Microwave were coined as the technology developed. Slide 3 Broadcast Radio Things 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 &amp; regional channels Low power FM channels are reserved for educational broadcasting. Radio station staff positions: program director, music director, etc. Slide 4 Q-Codes QSO An on-air conversation QSO An on-air conversation QTH Location QTH Location QRM Man-made noise QRM Man-made noise QRN Natural noise (static, lightning) QRN Natural noise (static, lightning) QRZ Who is calling me? QRZ Who is calling me? QRP Low-power operation QRP Low-power operation QRT Signing off QRT Signing off Slide 5 Shortwave Activity Shortwave broadcasts (am) 5.96 to 6.2 mhz 7.1 to 9.775 mhz ___________________ Aeronautical Stations (USB) 4.65 to 4.75 mhz 5.4 to 5.73 mhz 11.175 to 11.4 mhz ____________________ Ship to shore (USB) 6.2 to 6.525 mhz 12.33 to 13.2 mhz __________________ Military (USB) 5.696 mhz -Search &amp; Rescue 6.5064 mhz -Cost Guard 8.9 to 9.0 mhz -Military aeronautical BONUS POINTS __________________________ Assignment: Fill in the blank with a call sign or craft name e-mail to: ll100@juddschool.us Subject: Shortwave Activityll100@juddschool.us Slide 6 Broadcast Radio Terms: Part 1 Cut: Cut: Fade: Fade: Continuity: Continuity: Remote: Remote: Emergency Broadcast System: Emergency Broadcast System: Assignment: Using the Radio Merit Badge book ISBN: 978-0-8395-3361-0 2007: Read pp55-76 &amp; define the following words then submit to ll100@juddschool.us Slide 7 Broadcast Radio Terms: Part 2 Network: Network: Cue: Cue: Dead Air: Dead Air: PSA: PSA: Playlist: Playlist: Assignment: Using the Radio Merit Badge book ISBN: 978-0-8395-3361-0 2007: Read pp55-76 &amp; define the following words then submit to ll100@juddschool.us </p>