227 definitions by irishrepublicanarmy

Amplitude Modulation

a way of applying information (voice or music) to a radio signal, beaten by SSB and then FM.

also: the old broadcast band from 530 to 1710 kHz.
"nobody listens to AM anymore"
by IrishRepublicanArmy October 12, 2003
Code Division Multiple Access

A spread spectrum approach for the digital transmission of data/voice over radio frequencies. Sound bits are digitized and the data is split into data packets that are encoded with unique identification tags. All of the data/voice is sent over a spread range of radio frequencies. The cell phone or data device receives all of the data packets but only re-assembles those packets with the correct code and transforms the broken-up bits of data into useful sound and data. This allows more traffic for a finite number of available frequencies than analog or the other digital standards.
My LG phone does CDMA, TDMA, and GSM, as well as analog modes.
by IrishrepublicanArmy January 24, 2004
Veterans of Foreign Wars
young people these days have no respect for what thier fathers and grandfathers have done to protect this great nation.
by irishrepublicanarmy January 02, 2004
the quantity or extent by which something falls short; deficiency; shortage
This school is a shortfall
by irishrepublicanarmy January 02, 2004
the letter 'A' in the international radio phonetic alphabet

also used in military radio slang for comanding officer or radio station
Tango six one this is alpha
by IrishRepublicanArmy October 13, 2003
What I find surprising is how easy it is to get a driver's license in the Unites States (well, in Virginia, at least). First you get your learner's permit. This is sinfully easy, I spent two hours at the DMV waiting, and 10 minutes taking the tests. First there is a sign test, which I don't understand how someone who hasn't spent thier entire life in a barn could possably get the one question wrong to fail (there are 10 questions). Next is a "driving thoery" test, which is nothing more then common sense, however many people seem to fail that also. The next requirement is that you take classroom Driver's Education. All you have to do is sit through a boring class (you spend your whole school day doing it anyway), you will have a grand total of three tests and two homework assignments for the class, but people still fail this also. The third requirement is taking behind-the-wheel driver's education. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DRIVE THE CAR. Listening to an adult is not hard, considering you won't have to drive with one in the car after this. But many people apperntly do not posses the motor skills/eye-hand correnadtion to 1) make a left turn 2) signal a lane change 3) PARK FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE 4) obey the speed limit 5) stay in your lane etc. etc. Finally you take the practical driving test, which is just like behind-the-wheel execpt the person in the right seat has a clipboard with your name on it.
I don't understand how people can think getting a driver's license in this country is hard. In other places, such as Europe, I could understand, because in places like that you actully have to prove that you know how to drive a car.
by IrishrepublicanArmy March 13, 2004
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