[AMRadio] AM Broadcast Quality

Steve WA1QIX wa1qix at piesky.com
Mon Dec 16 14:52:06 EST 2013

Well, first, good quality does not necessarily have to be excessively wide
and second, the object may not be simply to communicate.  If that were
the case, we could use our cell phones for a whole lot less money !!

Communication does not necessarily imply poor quality.  In fact, part
of the communication is the actual sound of the person's voice, not
merely what is being said.  So, if that is reproduced in good fidelity,
more is being communicated.

The military is dealing with life-and-death situations, where
getting the message across was (and is) the most important.
Everything else was unimportant.  Ham radio is not like that
most of the time, although we have the ability to quickly go
to max communications effectiveness when needed.

Just my thoughts!

Regards,  Steve

At 02:04 PM 12/16/2013, W. Harris wrote:
>I keep hearing people talk about broadcast quality in regards to ham 
>radio AM transmissions. Why should anyone strive for such quality 
>when the object is to communicate using no more band width than necessary?
>Bill - K5MIL
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