Talk:Outline of radio

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Introduction[edit]

This is a page to be developed for the radio enthusiasts. Covering trends, hobbies and technology. If you want to learn about the fascinating world of radio then stay here.

Topics here will include Software Defined Radio or LPAM or Low Powered AM Broadcasting. As well as topics relating to shortwave radio.

A list of useful information for proposed topics should include such things that are not regularly talked about, such as the interest in LPAM and FCC proposals for such. How to build antennas for LPAM. Software Defined Radio is the next great trend in radio and so this is a topic for discussing the trends in radio technology and the future of radio.

The idea here is to round out the world of radio by including those items of hard to find information.

Software Defined Radio:

Software Defined Radio is a radio system that uses software to perform the functions of signal demodulation as well as perform audio bandpass filtering and notch filtering. The software also contains the automatic gain control as well as noise blanker functions.

The modes of operation that are demodulated in the SDR Radio System are: AM, SSB, CW, FM, AM Synchronous, C QAM Stereo, and DRM. Which is an astonishing accomplishment in such a simple radio.

The receiver hardware itself works by splitting the incoming signal from the antenna into two channels that are then phase shifted 90 degrees from each other to create two low frequency i.f. channels that are within the audio passband of the sound card. The stereo like channels are referred to as the I and Q outputs. This is known as Quadrature Phase Detection.

The phase shifting of the two helps the software processes to define the upper and lower sidebands and other information in the passband. The passband is so wide, 24, and to 48 and 96 kHz that the software can detect and display signals above and below the tuned to frequency on a spectrum analyzer display in the software. ~ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wavelengths Dannie Jackson ]

This list begun by Wavelengths

Comment on format[edit]

It's not a list. It's prose. It has potential to become a list, but it isn't one at this time. The Transhumanist (talk) 00:20, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I've moved the prose to the section above. It fits better on this talk page than on the list page itself.

I've also added a skeleton to the list page to help get it started. All that needs to be done is for it to be modified to fit the subject, and filled-in.

The Transhumanist (talk) 00:47, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Rename proposal for this page and all the pages of the set this page belongs to[edit]

See the proposal at the Village pump

The Transhumanist 09:25, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Guidelines for outlines[edit]

Guidelines for the development of outlines are being drafted at Wikipedia:Outlines.

Your input and feedback is welcomed and encouraged.

The Transhumanist 00:31, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

The "History of" section needs links![edit]

Please add some relevant links to the history section.

Links can be found in the "History of" article for this subject, in the "History of" category for this subject, or in the corresponding navigation templates. Or you could search for topics on Google - most topics turn blue when added to Wikipedia as internal links.

The Transhumanist 00:31, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

I've added some links focusing on early inventions and technical developments. There are many more that could be added, such as the foundation theories (e.g. Electromagnetic wave equation) and related discoveries, but some of these are very technical. How many links are enough for this section? Moreau1 (talk) 01:04, 28 May 2009 (UTC)


Article should not be moved[edit]

This article should be an outline, not list. It details topics which need to be studied to gain a round view understanding. Any moving without discussion will be interpreted as DISRUPTION and the concerned editor will have to be reported to WO:ANI. a possible 24 hrs block may be imposed. Thank you. Ecoman24 (talk page) 10:37, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

I agree this article should not be moved, but that is why is should remain a list until the "outline" dispute is resolved. This is not because the article is currently a list, but because the article was originally a list and was moved without consensus to "outline". Until the problem is resolved no lists should be renamed to outline. This issue has been to ANI and no action was deemed necessary. Verbal chat 19:23, 17 October 2009 (UTC)


I agree that the article is an outline. Almost all of the structured topic lists on Wikipedia are named "Outline of". This article should be added back into that set where it belongs. It matches the formatting of the set of outlines, as it was converted into that format years ago. It's a structured topic list, which is another term for "outline". It should be renamed to Outline of radio.
There has been no RfC or proposal to change outlines from their current standards. The opposition has had ample time to post such, but have refused or failed to do so. The claim was made that outlines never achieved consensus in the first place, and that is a misleading statement. It is misleading because "outline" describes the contents of an article. Such contents have been around under multiple article titles (Outline of, List of, Glossary of, etc.) since Wikipedia was started. They never had consensus because they never needed it. It is also misleading because many of the outlines were created with the title "Outline of". No consensus is required to create an article, as there is no approval process for articles - it's the core development principle of the wiki and Wikipedia, and it's why Wikipedia has grown so rapidly. You just type in the new name and click on the red link.
There aren't many structured topic lists left that are named "List of". The majority of "List of" articles on Wikipedia are set lists, that is, list of members of a discrete set of things of the same type. For example, list of dog breeds. Having a few straggling topic lists mixed in with that naming convention is confusing.
The page most closely matches the set of pages called "Outline of". There it would be in good company, amongst about 500 similar articles on a broad array of subjects.
Therefore, I'm renaming the page back to "Outline of radio".
The Transhumanist 21:47, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Quick explanation of Wikipedia outlines[edit]

"Outline" is short for "hierarchical outline". There are two types of outlines: sentence outlines (like those you made in school to plan a paper), and topic outlines (like the topical synopses that professors hand out at the beginning of a college course). Outlines on Wikipedia are primarily topic outlines that serve 2 main purposes: they provide taxonomical classification of subjects showing what topics belong to a subject and how they are related to each other (via their placement in the tree structure), and as subject-based tables of contents linked to topics in the encyclopedia. The hierarchy is maintained through the use of heading levels and indented bullets. See Wikipedia:Outlines for a more in-depth explanation. The Transhumanist 00:09, 9 August 2015 (UTC)