Glossary of useful two-way communication acronyms

The following is a compiled list of acronyms commonly used in the industries that we are involved with…hope that they are useful

Acronym Glossary
AIS Automatic Identification System
ATEX ATEX is also the name commonly given to the legal requirements for controlling explosive atmospheres and the suitability of equipment and protective systems used in them.
BW Bandwidth
CB Citizen Band
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
DAB Digital Audio Broadcast
DAS Distributed Antenna System
DECT Digital European Cordless Telecommunications Systems - or - Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications
dPMR Digital Private Mobile Radio
DMR Digital Mobile Radio
D-STAR Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio
E-GSM Extended Global System for Mobile Communications
DSC Digital Selective Calling
EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power
EMC Electro Magnetic Compatibility
ERP Effective Radiated Power
ETACS Extended Total Access Communication System
FPLMTS Future Public Land Mobile Telecommunications Systems
FCS Federation of Communication Services
G Gain
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. GMDSS is the radio communications system for distress and safety communication with ships.
GPS Global Positioning System
GSM Global System for Mobile Communications
HIPERLAN High Performance Radio Local Area Network
IM Intermodulation
ISM Industrial, Scientific, Medical
NAVTEX Navigational Telex
PCN Personal Communications Network
PCPI Polarised Circular Patch antennas for Indoor use
TETRA Terrestrial Trunked Radio
VHF Very High Frequency (30 MHz - 300 MHz)
UHF Ultra High Frequency (300 MHz - 1300 MHz)
PCS-1900 Personal Communications Service for 1900 MHz
SWR Standing Wave Ratio

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