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389.030 Shortwave Radio Communication
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VO, 1.5h, 2.25EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.25
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Understanding ionospheric wave propagation in shortwave radio bands, construction of simple shortwave radio antennas, principles of professional radio systems for analog (AM, FM, SSB) and digital (PSK, MFSK,RTTY, ...) transmission.

Subject of course

Fundamentals of the physics of ionospheric wave propagation, introduction to shortwave radio antennas, overview of analog and digital transmission for shortwave radio.

Two lectures (two hours each) and a practical exercise in the short wave lab in a small group in cooperation with the Radio-Amateur-Club of the TU Wien.  

Additional information

premilinary discussion: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 4:30 pm (on time) in seminar room SEM 389-2 (room no. CG 0402 located at 4th floor of the institute of telecommunications)



Course dates

Mon16:30 - 18:0005.11.2018 seminar room CG 04 02Organizational meeting and ionospheric wave propagation
Mon16:30 - 18:3012.11.2018 seminar room CG 04 02Lecture about antennas for short wave radio
Mon16:30 - 18:3017.12.2018 seminar room CG 04 02Lecture on radio operation
Mon15:00 - 16:0007.10.2019Sem 389, CG0118 Vorbesprechung Funkweitverkehr
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

oral grading during the practical exercises within this course which takes the form of a short talk about a transmission format.

Course registration

Not necessary



Lecture materials will be distributed among the attendees


Previous knowledge

Understanding of electromagnetic wave propagation


Accompanying courses