|[AMRadio] Re: GB> AM vs SSB???|
bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sun Apr 8 16:46:03 EDT 2007
Well, I think Don already refuted all of this technically quite
well, but the anti-AM remarks are rather subjective...
> Yes, this is the right group.
No, this is not a group with the purpose of putting down, AM, Jim.
>But if we are discussing efficiency
> there is no doubt that SSB is more efficient,
There is plenty of doubt. The reason aviation STILL uses
AM is becaise the intelligibility is superior to FM and SSB
It's no good to be able to CLAIM something is "more efficient"
on paper, if the recipient iof th emessage is now dead because
he misunderstood the loud, "efficient" signal..
It happens - there are examples.
> thus "waste time with the carrier.".
Thus nothing of the kind.
> If we are talking audio quality, the two are equal if
> properly tuned,
Maybe to you they are - but to plenty of other people, they are
not. The fidelity of a properly adjusted SSB signal is about half
as good as a normal AM signal, and just sound worse to
> BUT we have to also be dedicated to truth
I don't think anyone has said otherwise.
>and some of the noise I hear knocking SSB seems
> to think this is religion instead of science.
No, not religion, but a matter of personal experience over
46 years of amateur radio, using a very broad sampling
of equipment for transmitting and receiving in my situation.
No religion is necessary.
> If it were religion I
> would have to pick one, but its science so I think I can pick "all of
> the above"
False dichotomy. It's not either / or between two opposing
positions. It is a matter of whether you can tell the difference
between raspy SSB signals or smooth, pleasant AM. Simple as
Both certainly have their place. SSB is great for overdriven
blathering about how many dog biscuits over 9 someone's
new linear is delivering on 75m.
>And be honest about the pros and cons.
Are you saying that someone on here is being dishonest?
I certainly haven't seen it - nothing intentional anyway.
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