[AMRadio] FCC's AM power


Donald Chester k4kyv at charter.net
Sat Sep 24 20:13:33 EDT 2016


With an AM signal modulated 100%, two-thirds of the power is in the carrier,
and one third in the sidebands. A 1000 watt carrier has 500 watts p.e.p. in
the sidebands at 100% modulation.

The carrier and sidebands make up two separate sets of signals, transmitted
on or about the same frequency.

1000 watts carrier + 500 watts sidebands = 1500 watts total.



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