> Steve says:
> >Smacks of a mix of duff design, duff engineering and penny pinching.
> Is it, I wonder, the result of the shortage of RF engineers that we
hear so much
> about? Although the reality is not so much a shortage of engineers,
> shortage of ones prepared to work for the salaries on offer. Plus
> much reliance on CAD rather than checking the computer's answers to
> they're realistic?
> Peter G3RZP
Nowadays, RF devices and apparatuses are mostly considered a carrier of
digital informations like if they were a sort of virtual wide band
No wonder if some designer doesn't know, or better doesn't care, about
maximizing features with linear electronics and amplitude modulated
signals, often considered an obsolte mode, expecially with consummer
To have a general idea of the poor state of art with such kind of
(design) problems, a modern car radio receiver, and expecially with MW,
is already a good example of what kind of garbage is offered to the
market by famous manufacturers without any fear to be blamed for.
What's even worse for us is that a large majority of amateurs have no
knowdledge (or will to have it) and are less competent customers if
compared with those of 20 years ago.
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