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Basic Radio by Ian Poole

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Receivers

Radio receivers are very common these days, being found in a wide variety of places and in many different forms. The most obvious type of receiver is the domestic broadcast radio. Today most households have a variety of sets, ranging from portable radios up to hi-fi tuners. Car radios are also very common. Virtually all new cars these days come with a sophisticated radio already fitted. However, these are not the only types of sets to be found in common use. Portable phones are increasing in use, and these contain a receiver. There is also a wide range of commercial uses of radio receivers. They are used in communications systems ranging from short range VHF or UHF walkie talkies to the longer range systems needed for aircraft or maritime ...

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