May 12, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute
Frequency modulation, or FM, is an analog modulation scheme that encodes information by changing the frequency of a carrier wave.
FM is commonly used in
May 2, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute
Automatic Picture Transmission, or APT, is an analog image transmission mode that is mostly used by some NOAA weather satellites.
April 29, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute
AHICDM is a simple digital mode that transmits bits by varying the amount of silence between pulses. It is a narrowband mode that transmits slowly.
I only came across this modulation while looking at the Recently changed pages list of sigidwiki. It looked easy to implement, and didn’t have much written about it, so I decided to play around with the provided audio example.
I have never seen this modulation used in the wild, and the only mention I have seen of it is in the Signal Identification Wiki. This page is written by analyzing the audio recording provided on the wiki page.
April 24, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute
ADS-B is the radio system used by aircraft in order to broadcast their information such as their flight number, latitude and longitude, altitude and speed.