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.

2019W, VO, 1.5h, 2.25EC, to be held in blocked form

Properties

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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to visualize ionospheric wave propagation of electromagnetic waves in the short wave spectrum and are able to select a suitable time of day, frequency, antenna type, transmission mode, and required transmit power for a successful short wave communication link between to arbitrary locations on earth. They are familiar with the most important rules in the Radio Regulations which define the rules of operation for international radio links. Finally, the students are familiar with the challenges and natural limits of wave propagation.


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, introduction to the Radio Regulations (RR) in international law.

Three 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.  

Teaching methods

In the lecture part, the foundations of ionospheric wave propagation, short wave radio antennas, transmission modes, and the RR are laid down. In the practical part in small student groups, the students exercise their skills with a transceiver experimentally.

 

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

preliminary discussion: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 3:00 pm (on time) in seminar room SEM 389 (room no. CG 01 18 located at 1st floor of the institute of telecommunications)

1st lecture unit on Monday Nov. 11, 2019 at 5pm-7pm in seminar room CG 01 18. Topic: ionospheric wave propagation.

2nd lecture unit on Monday No. 18, 2019 at  5pm-7pm in seminar room CG 01 18. Topic: antennas.

3rd lecture unit on Monday Nov. 25, 2019 at 5pm-7pm in seminar room CG 01 18. Topic: Receiver technology and radio operation regulations. Further, we will do the grouping for the practical part.

 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon15:00 - 16:0007.10.2019 seminar room CG 01 18Organizational meeting with agreement of lecture schedule
Mon17:00 - 19:0011.11.2019Sem 389, CG0118 1st lecture unit on ionospheric wave propagation
Mon17:00 - 19:0018.11.2019Sem 389, CG0118 2nd lecture unit on antennas for short wave radio
Mon17:00 - 19:0025.11.2019Sem 389, CG0118 3rd lecture unit about receiver technology and radio operation regulations
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Short presentation in the small student group.

 

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Lecture materials will be distributed among the attendees

 

Previous knowledge

Understanding of electromagnetic wave propagation

 

Accompanying courses

Language

German