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The Essential Guide to RF and Wireless, Second Edition by Carl J. Weisman

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6 Older Technology

In this chapter…

Broadcasting

Radar

Satellite Communications

Point-to-Point Microwave

You might think with all the current excitement about wireless communications that the technology had been around for only a short time. Nothing could be further from the truth, which is the topic of this chapter: wireless technologies which have been around awhile. This chapter picks only four of these “older” technologies for discussion: broadcasting, radar, satellite communication, and point-to-point microwave. But even among these four there is a lot of variation in technology and system design. These three were chosen as they represent a good cross section of the various applications of RF technology.

AM radio, which has been around ...

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