AR88 emulator donated to RSGB National Radio Centre

| November 23, 2021

Recently the RSGB National Radio Centre received an AR88 emulator donated by volunteers at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC).

This wonderful-looking emulator is carefully constructed using electronics that allows visitors to physically tune up and down a simulated waveband listening to amateur radio signals in both SSB and CW. The signals are pre-recorded MP3 files, each interspersed white noise and static crashes to simulate listening on a real radio.

The emulator is designed to be an interactive exhibit for visitors to try to identify as many amateur radio call signs as possible whilst giving them an insight to radio communications.

We are very grateful to Peter Martin, Peter Davies, M0PJD and Charles Coultas for their time and expertise in constructing the emulator.

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