[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

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


> -----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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