[AMRadio] AM - characteristics

Jay Rusgrove JRusgrove at comcast.net
Fri Apr 6 15:19:13 EDT 2007

> The complaints of very-wide AM, or SSB for that matter, often come from
> folks who have their "noise blanker" engaged.  And I've had very little
> success pointing out that their perception of a problem is due to their
> noise blanker and not the transmitter involved, even when they admit
> that it goes away when they turn off the blanker.
> One downside of having a strong signal I guess.

And don't forget reciprocal mixing in their receiver due to noisy synthesized vfo, hfo and bfo
oscillators. This is the "I can hear your carrier up and down the band even when you're not talking"
syndrome. Again, try explaining that to a blissful appliance operator...

Jay W1VD

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