Chirp transmitter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Chirp Transmitter)
Jump to: navigation, search

A chirp transmitter is a shortwave radio transmitter that sweeps the HF radio spectrum on a regular schedule. If one is monitoring a specific frequency, then a chirp is heard (in CW or SSB mode) when the signal passes through. These transmitters are mainly used for over-the-horizon radar systems [1] and for probing ionospheric properties.[2]

An analysis of current transmitters has been done using SDR technology.[3]

For better identification of chirp transmitters the following notation is used: <repetition rate (s)>:<chirp offset (s)>, where the repetition rate is the time between two sweeps in seconds and the chirp offset is the time of the first sweep from 0 MHz after a full hour in seconds. If the initial frequency is greater than 0 MHz, the offset time can be linearly extrapolated to 0 MHz.[2]

List of chirp transmitters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radar Handbook (M. Skolnik) http://www.helitavia.com/skolnik/Skolnik_chapter_24.pdf
  2. ^ a b Peter Martinez, G3PLX: Chirps and HF Propagation http://jcoppens.com/radio/prop/g3plx/index.en.php
  3. ^ Pieter-Tjerk de Boer, PA3FWM: Chirp Signals analyzed using SDR http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/chirps/