[AMRadio] Re: GB> Re: IARU bandplan

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Sat Oct 13 16:36:09 EDT 2007

There has been a number of experiments on the HF bands over the last
several years using digital formats on phone using 3 KHz or less. AOR has
had their ARD9800 and ARD9000 boxes out in the ham marketplace for
several years. They digitize the signal and divide it into 36 PSK type
signals and sends it over a typical SSB bandwidth. Maybe, for good
quality AM, maybe more sampling (dividing into PSK signals) would be

They're pushing SSB use but don't know if anyone has tried them on AM.
Here's a PDF that was written up for QST back in 2003 on digital audio
and amateur radio applications. There was some 20 meter (I believe) on
the air experiments between Ten Tec and some company in France using some
of the application info.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 13:45:56 -0500 Geoff/W5OMR <ars.w5omr at gmail.com>
> On this whole digital stuff... I guess I'm confused as to how much 
> spectrum we're talking about.
> I know that TV stations have to go from Analog to digital by 2009.  
> There is going to be -megacycles- of space/spectrum available up 
> from 
> 60MHz thru nearly 1GHz.
> The spectral footprint of the analog station is going to be reduced 
> from 
> 6MHz down to around 200kc... and there are already some stations in 
> San 
> Antonio that are broadcasting in Digital, with channels like 
> (channel 4 
> being the 'main') 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, etc...
> So, while Video is rather 'large' as far as the spectral footprint, 
> in 
> analog mode, we're reducing, by going to a Digital format, the 
> spectral 
> footprint by 5.8MHz.
> How much wider would a digital AUDIO signal on the ham bands be 
> compared 
> to SSB?   
> Let's say we're not going to send/receive images... that brings the 
> digital size down considerably.  And, other digital items like PSK31 
> requiring less and less power to run. 
> questions, questions, questions...
> if I knew the answer, I wouldn't be asking.
> -- 
> Driving your AM Rig without a scope, 
> is like driving your car at night, without headlights. (K4KYV)
> --
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR

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