[AMRadio] FCC's AM power


Gary Schafer garyschafer at largeriver.net
Sun Sep 25 00:03:52 EDT 2016


A little correction here: 

A 1000 watt carrier modulated 100% has 500 watts AVERAGE power in the side
bands.

1000 watts carrier plus 500 watts AVERAGE power sidebands = 1500 watts of
AVERAGE power.

The PEP (peak envelope power) will be 4000 watts.

73
Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of
> Donald Chester
> Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:14 PM
> To: 'CL in NC'; amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] FCC's AM power
> 
> 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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