Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 2nd May 2010

Does the Doppler shift affect radio?

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Do radio signals change as we move to and from the transmitter? Do our movements affect how a radio boradcast sounds? We find the answer in this question of the week. Plus, we ask why crocodiles haven't changed all that much in the last few million years.

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  • Does music radio get doppler shifted?

    I thought of this while listening to Naked Scientists in my car. We’ve all heard the way in which sounds change frequency as an ambulance passes us with its siren going. What I wonder is whether a conventional radio broadcast experiences Doppler shift when we’re driving toward ...



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