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Papers and Programs



Papers




Download the article about CW bandpass filters as submitted to QEX. Reveals why "rounded top" bandpass filters are best for CW reception.

Download the article about CW bandpass filters as published in QEX, Mar-Apr 2017 issue. This is courtesy ARRL and posting here is allowed because I am the author.



Download the article about Allpass Networks as used in a speech chain. Passive and active networks are discussed in detail.

Download the all-pass article as published in QEX, Nov-Dec 2017 issue. This is courtesy ARRL and posting here is allowed because I am the author.



Download the article about Speech processing as submitted to QEX. Explains preamplification, response shaping, simple but high-performance compression, and clipper with non-overshooting lowpass filtering.

Download the speech-processing article as published in QEX, Sep-Oct 2018 issue. This is courtesy ARRL and posting here is allowed because I am the author.



Download the talk about Speech Processing as given to the Oak Ridge Tennessee Amateur Radio Club.

Download the tutorial about electrical filters. This is the talk given to the Oak Ridge Tennessee Amateur Radio Club about filters. Starts with the basics. Text updated August 2018.

This is the paper on AM demodulators, with an emphasis on the diode type, pointing out the deficiencies commonly encountered.

This paper discusses pulse-width modulation with an emphasis on the post-switch lowpass filter.



Programs




This Windows® program allows you to print both great-circle (polar) and rectangular projections of maps of the world. Polar is as seen from a specified home location. Also shows the azimuth and distance to a specified target. Easy to enter new home or target locations. Shows/uses Maidenhead strings.

Get the program which allows you to enter the values of an ordinary matching/network adjusted to match a reactive load to a specified system impedance. It then returns the load's R and jX values. All eight of the usual two- and three-element topologies are accommodated.

This program allows you to see the values of R and jX looking into the base of a vertical antenna over an ideal ground. Although the program is based on that ideal ground and a cylindrical metallic tower, it has proven very useful in the real world. Inputs are the tower height and diameter and the analysis frequency range. Output is a plot of R, jX and Z as a function of frequency. Log or linear sweep, output to a printer as well as screen.

Download the tube curves program based on the Koren parameters. Writes LTspice files.

Download the program to design stepped volume controls. The program also analyzes the resultant design.