[AMRadio] Re: GB> AM vs SSB???

Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Fri Apr 6 17:57:34 EDT 2007

> Apparently you have NEVER heard a properly tuned SSB Transmitter into
> a properly tuned SSB receiver.

Yes, that's what it is - my Icom 746 is not a 'proper' receiver 
and all the hams on 80m and 20m are not running 'proper'   
ssb rigs (grin!)

If it sounds like a duck, it's probably a duck and not really an 
ssb rig! (just kidding...)

But seriously - no, I'm sorry to have to tell you, but these guesses are 
all way off. I am just saying that AM has a much more natural sound 
to me in any rig - unless of course the equipment is limited by its 
lacking a proper AM detector, as is the case with collins and a few 
other manufacturers. In that case - AM will sound just as pinched as ssb.

The main reason ssb will sound better on a collins than on some of the
cheaper rigs is that their audio chain has 1% distortion instead 
of the usual 10% distortion, and they also use a decent loudspeaker.

However, that has nothing to do with the fact that AM sounds inherently 
more natural on the air than ssb.

That is just my experience, and you can choose to explain it away 
however you like.

73s - over and out.

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