[AMRadio] Re: Carrier with one sideband

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Thu Feb 7 18:47:44 EST 2008

The "modern" SS rigs do NOT generate AM in that manner.

The last radio that I saw that used a carrier with ONE sideband for AM 
was the Collins KWS-1.  That is precisely why I did NOT procure one when 
the opportunity arose.

As to Vestigal SB, that INDEED is used in Amateur TV signals, however, I 
cannot remember whether it is for slow scan or fast scan.  It eludes me 
at the moment, AND no carrier is used.


Bob Bethman/NØDGN/BC-610/Northern Radio 
SP-600 Manassas, VA - MultiBand Dipoles

Bob Macklin wrote:
> The method of generating AM with a SSB transmitter by reinserting carrier
> was a common mode of operation in the late 50's and early 60's. The TV video
> signal works this way.
> It is my understanding the modern RICEBOXES that generate AM do it in the
> exact way.
> I know it is not real AM but may people just don't have access to a good
> Johnson transmitter or DX-100.
> Bob Macklin
> Seattle, Wa,
> "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"

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