[AMRadio] average power increase with 100% modulation (light bulb

John E. Coleman (ARS WA5BXO) wa5bxo2006 at pctechref.com
Wed Nov 15 10:44:53 EST 2006

I will have to disagree with that.  

A 40 watt carrier with 100% modulation (sine wave audio) will produce a
120Watt PEP output, but PEP is not average.  The average power that the
dummy load will see is a 50% increase.
40 watt carrier + 20 watts of sideband = 60 watts average RF power.

A similar thing is true for a thermal coupled RF amp meter.  It measures
Average RF amps not Peak Envelope Amps

John, WA5BXO

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With 100% modulation the power could go to over 120Watts. This will take out

a 60 watt bulb...

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