HF is far from 'Dead'

Over the past decades, we've heard several times that 'HF is dead.'


The reality is that it is far from it. Here is a reality check with data current as of February 2020 - all are waveforms still in actual use:


- There are 1,314 different ASK, MSK, GMSK, OOK and FSK waveforms;

- There are 333 different MFSK waveforms;

- There are 408 active Morse (CW) targets around the world;

- There are 854 different PSK (BPSK - 128QAM) target waveforms;

- There are 493 different mPSK (OFDM) target waveforms with 2-1036 tones;

- There are 150 VFT modems / variants;

- There are 200 speech encipherment systems;

- There are almost 300 different HF radars.


Waveforms designed for FPGAs in modern radios like mPSK (OFDM) and other wider xPSK waveforms are experiencing the most growth. VFT modems are in rapid decline / disuse.



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