Forum: GNU Radio Re: LW/AM/SW radio very cheap in laptop?

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Firas A. (Guest)
on 2009-04-02 13:36
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--- On Thu, 4/2/09, John G. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

> There's another chance to get kids into radio...
> If a high volume kids' laptop had stereo "HD audio" ports available
> (24-bit 192 kHz converters, 95 db input and 100 db output), how cheap
> and small a circuit could you build onto that motherboard to provide
> useful LW/AM radio reception?
>     John

Here is my 2 cents:

1) AM signals known to be strong, RF Gain may not be required.

2) Undersampling can be used to downconvert/digitize AM signals.

3) RF Tunning is the problem. We have to think for away to use the
voltage from one of the audio output ports to control a bandpass filter
center frequency (voltage controlled filter).

4) Software demodulation.

Best Regards,

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