On 23-May-10 1:56 PM, Carl wrote:
> If the average ham simply reduced the power of his ricebox to 75-80% of its
> ratings he would pick up a 3-6dB IMD improvement at least. Then he can use a
> decent amp instead of operating in GIGO mode.
This only works if the amps is tuned for max carrier power and then the
drive is reduced so that the PEP output power is 20-25% less than the
carrier tune up power. Otherwise if the amp is tuned for the lower
power, there isn't much difference. Doubt it? Hook up your spectrum
analyzer and check it.
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