When a receiver is tuned to a speciﬁc frequency and interfer-ence is received on a nearby frequency.
(Automatic Frequency Control)Automatically compensate frequency drift.
(Audio Frequency Shift Keying)
(Automatic Gain Control)Automatically optimize receiver ampliﬁer gain.
(Automatic Limiting Control)Limits RF drive level to power ampliﬁer during transmit to pre-vent distortion.
(AMateur Teleprinting Over Radio)Aform of RTTY, radio teletype.
(Automatic Notch Filter)
(Automatic Noise Limiter)Eliminates impulse and static noise peaks.
Antenna ground system
Term used for a RF reference potential for some types of an-tennas. Most unbalanced or asymmetrical antennas need agood RF ground.
The impedance of an antenna at its resonance. Although anantenna’s impedance ﬂuctuates with the frequency of opera-tion, an antenna should be 50
for most transceivers.
When the antenna’s impedance at resonance is at optimumperformance for your transmitter output circuit.
Device used to match an antenna to the output impedanceof a transmitter.
(Automatic Power Control)Current limiting of power amplifier to prevent damage to fi-nals in high SWR conditions.
(Automatic Position Reporting System)In conjunction with a GPS and TNC provide position report-ing.
(Amateur Radio Emergency Service)ARES is a public-service organization of the ARRL.
(The American Radio Relay LeagueThe National Association for Amateur Radio in the US.