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ECE 112 ACTIVITY

AM and SSB Radio Applications

Determine the modern uses of AM and SSB radio today.

1. Perform Internet searches on the terms AM, AM applications, SSB, SSB-SC (suppressed carrier), or
similar terms.
2. Look for the major uses of AM and SSB. What services use AM/SSB?
3. Answer the following questions. Keep searching until all questions are answered.

1. Name at least five places where AM is still used.


2. Name at least three places where SSB is used.
3. What is the main benefit of SSB?
4. What is the main disadvantage of SSB?
5. In what frequency range is SSB normally used?

ECE 112 HOMEWORK

Determine the modern uses of FM radio today.

1. Perform Internet searches on the terms FM, FM radio applications, or similar terms.
2. Look for the major uses of FM. What services use FM?
3. Answer the following questions. Keep searching until all questions are answered.

1. Name at least five places where FM is still used.


2. What is the main benefit of FM over AM?
3. What is the main disadvantage of FM?
4. In what frequency range is FM normally used?
5. What is the digital version of FM called?