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Low Duty Cycle (LDC) Mode Issues on RF Transceiver

I am experimenting with Low Duty Cycle Mode (periodical sleep and active state transitions to reduce average power consumption) on the SPSGRF-915 RF Transceiver, based on the SPIRIT1 RF Module, which ...
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Foxhole radio not working

I tried building a foxhole radio but it didn't work. My razor blade is blued and the antenna is long enough. I don't think my speaker is the problem because I hooked up a voltmeter to it and it showed ...
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Use opamp for demodulation and amplification

For small frequencies (20-20000Hz) the opamp has output more than -3dB If we make a low frequency AM receiver , can we use an opamp for demodulation instead of a diode and for amplifications instead ...
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Why do we ground radios? [closed]

Why do we ground radios? As far as I know an antenna is an open circuit... So we just need to put and filter to remove noise and we are ready. However in most schematics I see the antenna is grounded. ...
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Figuring out what this circuit does

I need to understand this circuit (at least to a basic point). I know it's supposed to be a radio but I need to break into stages in my head to get what's happening. I am going to try to describe it ...
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What will be the simple SPI sequence to transmit packet with cc1101

I'm trying to mimic behavior of my weather sensor with esphome and cc1101. rtl_433 detects ...
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Very short range indoor RF transmitter - receiver circuits

I am learning RF electronics and I have the desire to start building real radio circuits with discrete components. So far I have just played with local oscillators (of course, without power ...
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Does satellite radio use AM or FM or both? [closed]

Somehow, I cannot find an answer anywhere... I am guessing both... Several actual satellites had FM in their names, so perhaps that is a clue, but I want to know for sure...
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How far can radio signal be transmitted through a straight steel pipe?

We are needing to transmit data between a robot that will be traversing a pipe, and a base station located at the end of the pipe. The pipe is about 2 feet in diameter, made of steel, and is ...
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RF transformers in first, second and third IF stages, how and why are they different?

Many websites about RF transformers talk about IF transformers to be implemented in first (green slug), second and third (brown, black or orange slug) 10.7 MHz IF stages. Other than this, I don't see ...
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AM radio antenna optimization

I am an RF noob and am trying to understand if optimizing an AM crystal radio antenna (maximizing the signal transmission from the antenna to the LC tank) is practical, or even makes sense. Here is a ...
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Help recognizing components and parts of this radio telescope [closed]

I stumbled upon this video, where someone is showcasing a radio telescope that detects wifi frequencies and renders them as picture. There are three parts, and the one above is just the 3rd part (last ...
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Radio Waves: Spark gaps vs general wireless radio antennas?

I was recently told by a friend who teaches college physics that "in reality radio waves are only generated when an electric current is made to move violently through a conductor". He went ...
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Did I buy a broken RF module? [closed]

I am having trouble with a RF relay module that I bought off eBay, which I am using to control a 30A automotive relay to turn a 12V 20A trolling motor on/off. I’ve attached my circuit diagram below. ...
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Radio Waves propagation (Intuitive Understanding of Wave propagation)

I have few similar questions regarding Radio waves communication particularly FM and AM type of Radio wave communication. Please bear with the naivety of the questions. Questions: Radio waves in FM ...
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Why do AM radio stations have secondary frequencies?

First thing I'm sorry if this question sounds too much beginner-ish. I don't major in electrical engineering so I may lack the basic knowledge. I have been noticing that, while tuning my AM radio, ...
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Typical half-wave dipole antenna parameters

From my bachelors degree, I have learnt the fundamental theory behind antennas. One of the main types is the half-wave dipole antenna. We've studied its radiation pattern (isotropic) and how it varies ...
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Not getting expected band pass filter response

I am trying to make a LTE signal repeater and trying to filter all other signals except the band 3 (869 - 894 MHz) This is what I am getting: This is the circuit: ...
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Why do baseband processors remain on, and communicating with the tower, when the phone is shut down?

I've believed this since 1994 - that if you really want to turn off a cell phone, you need to take the battery out. But why? What is a good technical reason to keep spending battery charge and ...
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How can i make a frequency dependent switch?

Is it possible to make a circuit/switch that turns a relay ON whenever there is a certain RF frequency applied and keeps it OFF for all other frequencies. The RF signal should not carry any ...
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Increasing range of FM transmitter

What things impact to range of FM signal? If I increse length of antenna would signal range increase? I would like to increase the signal range of this project. Is that possible? Do I need more power ...
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How does the LM386 work?

I am not an electrical engineer, but I am curious enough and my mind tells me to make a radio circuit. Now I am into it, so to make one, I need some components, but before that so that I can be a ...
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Which wire is best for solenoids [closed]

I am not an engineer but I want to make a small radio circuit. Which wire would be good for its coil.
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Why does radio reception consume so much energy?

On low-power radios, the current consumption for reception is similar to the consumption for transmission. For example, the Texas Instruments CC2652 System-on-Chip datasheet claims these values: ...
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Why don’t radio waves interfere with each other like other waves? [closed]

I know this question has been asked before, but I still don’t completely understand. I understand that different stations are given different frequencies, but waves are able to interfere with each ...
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Can I replace a 101 ceramic capacitor with a close value one?

I'm kind of new to electronics and sorry if this is a bad question. I am trying to repair my father's old radio transmitter and I noticed that the PTT won't pick up your voice. I opened it up and ...
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How to preserve signal power in a splitter?

I have a double Yagi antenna setup that I used successfully in the past, with both antenna connected directly to a 4G mobile broadband WiFi router, achieving 50-80 Mbps. The antenna have different ...
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If antennae work best at full, half or quarter wavelengths, why don't received signals at 1, 1/2 and 1/4 wavelengths interfere with each other?

How does a simple radio receiver-antenna differentiate between incoming wavelengths that are the same wavelength as the antenna, one-half and one-quarter? Or would I just hear static unless I have a ...
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How, exactly, does the 'input signal' wave(s) modify the carrier-wave of a radio signal? [closed]

I cannot find a simple (or really, not-so-simple) explanation of how mixing the high-frequency carrier wave with the lower-frequency input signal works... Is it entirely due to constructive and ...
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Calculating capacitor capacitance between collector and emitter in radio circuits

In many radio transmitters and receivers there is a capacitor between emitter and collector. As shown in this answer this capacitor gives positive feedback to prevent decay. My question is that, how ...
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Why don't we use lenses for RF?

Radio waves are a class of electromagnetic waves. Light also is a class of electromagnetic waves. By shaping a material in which the speed of light changes, we can bend the propagation direction of ...
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Dipole antenna circuit diagram

I have this circuit : simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I am trying to build a radio and I need to build a band pass filter . How do I do that?
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Does it looks like a bandpass matching network?

I am trying to understand this receiver and figure out what does this L-C network is. I read about matching networks and found this example, I am curious if it is the same thing. is it? In the ...
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Characersitics of a traveling wave on a half wave dipole antenna

For a center fed dipole antenna when operated at resonance, the AC electric potential applied at the feed point results in traveling waves of AC current which emanate from the feed point out towards ...
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Short range FM transmitter

I made this FM transmitter from this video (https://youtu.be/joFourugXvs) but it has a very short range (30 cm). Where's my mistake?
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How does current flow in unbalanced antennas?

I have been researching and learning more about antennas recently however I am a bit stuck on understanding how balanced and unbalanced lines / antennas function. My understanding is that a balanced ...
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Filtering Options for an RTL-SDR (DSP and Analog routes)

I have several related questions regarding filtering for an RTL-SDR radio. It's readily swamped by the very, very strong AM and FM radio stations local to me. So much so that your basic passive RC ...
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Design spec for faraday cage

I need to build a faraday cage to shield from the following source: 8 Watt, 14 MHz. The signal is AM modulated I want to build an metal box enclosing the source. I want it to shield the signal so that ...
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Sensor data transmission without using a microcontroller?

What is the most traditional approach to getting sensor data onto a radio from an embedded device pcb that doesn’t utilize a microcontroller? Up until now, we’ve been utilizing a convenient firmware ...
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Labeling requirements for equipment using off-the-shelf 900 MHz ISM radio

Can anyone tell me or point me to an authoritative reference as to what external labeling is required for an industrial product that uses an off-the-shelf 900 MHz ISM band radio? I understand that ...
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Strange result when simulating RF low pass filter with Pspice

I'm trying to simulate a RF low pass filter in Pspice. The result don't match with my calculations and a filter simulator I found online. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong in Pspice? My ...
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How to correctly document wireless network choice for a project?

Disclaimer: I have limited wireless knowledge at the moment, I'm currently following the Certified Wireless Network Administrator study guide. I'm working on an RC car and have the following network ...
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Can I replace the 433mhz modules on my homemade remote controller with a nrf24 transreciever

I built a simple 4 channel 433mhz transmitter and reciever because I can't afford a remote controller, the range is limited to 3 feet and nrf24 transreciever have longer range, so my question is can I ...
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A question about antenna gain and signal property

I have an antenna with a somewhat constant gain "X dBi (theta, phi)" in the frequency range of interest. With this antenna we receive a radio signal with an amplitude of "Y Volt (t)". The signal is ...
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How many periods of an electromagnetic signal are required to be detectable?

Lets say you want a receiver circuit to light up an LED when it receives a radio wave pulse. How many periods must the emitted pulse last to generate enough electric current to be detectable and ...
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Low cost swarm positioning

I'm looking for a way to make a swarm of sensors know their position using low cost, low power system (ie ESP32.) Requirement: low cost per device low power use on devices 1m accuracy is enough 2D ...
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How to do via fencing of an RF trace with a 5V front copper plane and a GND back copper plane?

Background I am a building a board to send RTTY via a Radiometrix NTX2B as part of my final year High Altitude Balloon (HAB) project. I have just created a PCB which I uploaded to JLCPCB for ...
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Collpits FM Receiver

I saw this simple schematic for an FM receiver: https://www.mikroe.com/ebooks/radio-receivers-from-crystal-set-to-stereo/the-simplest-fm-receiver Moreover, I saw some videos online where people have ...
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How to demonstrate mathematically the conditions of reflection in transmission line?

We are all taught about transmission lines and its associates -- characteristic impedance, reflection, standing wave, etc. It is well known what happens when a transmission line is terminated with ...
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How would I calculate the frequency range of this FM radio?

https://abra-electronics.com/index.php?dispatch=attachments.getfile&attachment_id=599 Here are more clear images of the circuit and it’s diagram Any contribution to how this radio works ...

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