[AMRadio] AM vs SSB!


Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Wed Oct 24 22:44:00 EDT 2007


And it was at the peak of the largest solar cycle on record.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Wed, 24 Oct 2007 19:07:14 -0700 "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
writes:
> One of the primary thing that caused SSB to take over as the main 
> mode of phone operation was the hetrodyning caused by AM when the 
> bands were busy. And in 1957 and 58 the bands were very busy every 
> night! And at times they were very noisy.
> 
> SSB solved 2 problems. A given QSO only took 1/2 the space and the 
> hetrodynes were eliminated.
> 
> Unless the bands are very crowed, AM at 6KHz (KC/S) is really not a 
> problem.
> 
> Bob Macklin
> K5MYJ
> Seattle, Wa,
> "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"


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