16th October 2019

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How do you detect radio waves?

The range of the radio spectrum is considered to be 3 kilohertz up to 300 gigahertz. A radio wave is generated by a transmitter and then detected by a receiver. An antenna allows a radio transmitter to send energy into space and a receiver to pick up energy from space.

Similarly, it is asked, are radio waves a form of light or sound?

Why do radio waves travel at the speed of light and not sound? Radio waves are a form of electromagnetic radiation – the same phenomenon as light, X-rays and various other types of radiation, but with much longer wavelengths.

Are radio waves radiation?

Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum longer than infrared light. At 300 GHz, the corresponding wavelength is 1 mm, and at 30 Hz is 10,000 km. Like all other electromagnetic waves, radio waves travel at the speed of light.

Are radio waves as fast as light waves?

So, in the right medium, radio waves could travel faster than optical waves, but I wouldn't call this "faster than light"; that would be very misleading Radio waves are a form of electromagnetic radiation and so, by definition they travel at the speed of light (in a vacuum).
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