Teresa G. Sparkman; David R. Wortendyke; Christopher Riddle; Gregory P. Smith

Abstract: A method of high frequency (HF) radio interoperability testing in accordance with Federal Standards 1045A and 1046/1 is now available on a compact disc (CD) created by engineers at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences. This report describes both the use of the CD and the software that created the sound files recorded on the CD. The sound files, which can be recreated by the program on a personal computer and played through a PC sound card, were recorded on a compact disc and packaged with the executable software for distribution to the public. The use of the CD for interoperability testing is explained, and tools are provided to simplify testing, such as data log sheets and additional utility software.

Keywords: interoperability; ALE; automatic link establishment (ALE); HF radio; FED-STD-1045A; FED-STD-1046/1; compact disc; CD

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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