|[AMRadio] watt meter|
k4kyv at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 2 17:33:33 EST 2006
>>Think the FCC will buy it?
>>What if they come around and say they are sure you had a few peaks over
Have you EVER heard of a ham getting a citation over the p.e.p. rule, in all
the years since Johnny Johnston and his henchmen ramrodded that rule into
A CLEAN SSB signal running a few hundred watts average power will develop as
much p.e.p. as an AM transmitter running the same carrier power. Consider
that many, many SSB leenyars typically run one or two tubes like the 4CX800
tubes or better.
Actually SSB got hit just as badly as AM with the new power rule, but the
SSB'ers just ignore the distortion, and let their leenyars flat-top on
positive peaks, to bring the average power up to a kilowatt or more.
Which is a worse violation - a few instantaneous peaks above 1500 watts,
each lasting less than a thousandth of a second, or flat-topped waveforms
that generate spurious distortion products 5-10 kc/s up and down the band
(and often much further)?
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