[AMRadio] AM - characteristics

kenw2dtc kenw2dtc at comcast.net
Fri Apr 6 07:05:45 EDT 2007

Paul WA3VJB said:

> The carrier provides a form of conversational
> punctuation, alerting those listening to the
> transmission that the person continues to form a
> thought which is about to be expressed.

This is an excellent point.  On SSB that "silent conversational punctuation" 
can be interpreted as "an invitation to transmit".  Or for the veteran SSB 
guys, they develop the annoying verbal "aaaaaaaaaah" between phrases to keep 
the transmitter going.


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