Shannon and Weaver Communication Model

Neither Shannon or Weaver originally started as communication experts, Shannon a mathematician and Weaver an Electronic Engineer.

They produced an article in ‘Bell System Technical Journal’ named ‘A Mathematical Theory of Communication’, also known as ‘Shannon-Weaver model of Communication’.


The theory recognises ‘the sender’ as the person formulating the message, and ‘the receiver’ the person receiving the message.

Whilst the concept is easy-ish to grasp, there is the technical bit in the middle.

Once a message has been conceived, it passes through an encoder.

The encoder converts the message into a signal which can be transmitted.

This is the same idea as a telephone line where sound is converted into sound waves. The waves are transmitted and received by the decoder.

The decoder works in the same manor as the encoder only reverse, converting the signal back into something the receiver can understand.

The major issue with this type of communication is something called Noise. This occurs in the transmission along the channel. Noise is as it suggest noise which interferes with the signal. This could be caused by thunder, crowd or traffic noise.

This kind of interference can distort the message so it becomes confused, or distorted.




Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew relieved as HS2 confirmed

Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew relieved as HS2 confirms route passing through Leeds.

Mr Andrew said: “This is a huge boost to the city, almost doubling the number of intercity trains, bringing new skilled jobs and adding to the reasons which makes Leeds a great place to do business”.

Leeds station will be remodelled into a Yorkshire Hub to accommodate the high speed trains alongside current local and national routes.

Leeds station is already used by over 100,000 people per day, making it the busiest in the North of England. It has been estimated in the next 30 years passenger numbers will match that of Gatwick Airport.

The improved connections will ensure faster, better connections to the rest of the country. Offering residents and business greater appeal.

Mr Andrew went on to say  “The integrated approach also means we have a real opportunity to build on the continued success of our local economy. This is a vote of confidence in the city of Leeds and the North of England”.   

The estimated growth includes 13,ooo jobs to be created as a result of the pivotal regeneration on the area. Boosting the economy for not only Leeds City but also the areas close by.