heterodyne reception

heterodyne reception

[′hed·ə·rə‚dīn ri′sep·shən]
(electronics)
Radio reception in which the incoming radio-frequency signal is combined with a locally generated rf signal of different frequency, followed by detection. Also known as beat reception.
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