Have you ever really wondered: How does the radio in my airplane or control tower (or radar facility) really work? And, why does it use AM radio? What does that even mean?
On this edition of Aviation LO Down, I discuss two videos I recently uploaded to my YouTube and Instagram channels. In part I, I describe AM vs FM, and why aviation uses AM. In part II, I describe HF radio, long range radar, and a story of how a bunch of ham radio operators helped defeat the Soviet Union.
Sit back, relax, and prepare to be transmitted some wild stuff.