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Microwave Radio Systems

A microwave radio works on the principle of sending signals across the atmosphere in between towers placed several miles apart. The basic function of each tower is to simply amplify and retransmit this signal at each repeater point it passes through before reaching the intended destination. Radios based on the microwave principal operate at the higher frequency part in the spectrum.

Atmospheric changes affect these waves and tend to cause some distress to radio services based on the aforementioned system. Temperature changes and moisture in the atmosphere can facilitate fading in the radio signal. On the other hand a big advantage of the microwave radio system is that it carries up to thousands of proper voice channels in the absence of physically connected wires between two or more areas.

Furthermore radio-overcome problems caused by mountains, water, and terrains that pose stumbling blocks to proper installation of cables.

Microwave radio transmissions pose fears of containing harmful radiations that can damage human health. However that is a fear that was dealt with already by the use of low intensity waves for transmission.

In most cases it forms a rather effective means of communication particularly during natural disaster situations when communication is paramount and yet is most difficult to execute.

In such a situation it is more than handy to know in some detail the uses and applications of this system for it may come to use more frequently than one can expect.

We are here to do just that. We provide information on microwave radio systems, their current uses, their advantages and disadvantages, their possible uses in the near future and much more. We keep you updated on developments with regards to the technology mentioned.

In short this is one place where you can find out almost anything about microwave transmissions.