[AMRadio] AM - characteristics


Brett gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Fri Apr 6 08:57:14 EDT 2007


My big problem with ssb apparently stems from my total lack
of pitch.
I can tune an ssb signal for hours and it just does not sound
right.

AM is easy to zero beat, and even if you don't, sounds just as good.

Brett
N2DTS  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net 
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of kenw2dtc
> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 7:06 AM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM - characteristics
> 
> 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.
> 
> 73,
> Ken W2DTC
> 
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