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[TenTec] 2.7 KHz Filters

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Subject: [TenTec] 2.7 KHz Filters
From: EdGuzis@cris.com (Ed Guzis .)
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 19:11:08 -0600
From: Ernest Landi <Ernie.Landi@sv.sc.philips.com>
To: tentec@contesting.com
Subject: 2.7 KHz Filters
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Date: Friday, January 09, 1998 4:45 PM

     Hello all.
     I think I have a good reason why one cannot increase the bandwidth of 
     an SSB filter much beyond 2.4 KHz. The filter not only suppresses the 
     unwanted sideband from the balanced modulator, it also adds to the 
     carrier suppression. A common method to generate both LSB and USB is 
     to move the carrier frequency to the high or low side of the filter. 
     Assuming for example that a 2.4 KHz filter was centered at 9.000 MHz, 
     a LSB signal could be generated by setting the carrier to 9.0015 MHz. 
     This would give an audio passband of 300 Hz to 2700 Hz. For a USB 
     signal, the carrier would be moved to 8.9985 MHz. In each case the 
     carrier would be 300 Hz from either the upper or lower edge of the 
     filter. Any increase in filter bandwidth will reduce this margin, 
     resulting in less carrier suppression and even opposite sideband 
     I think my Drake T-4xb and the old Atlas radios used separate SSB 
     filters for USB and LSB. In this case the bandwidth could be increased

     as long as the edge closest to the carrier was held fixed. 
     There are be other schemes to get around this, but the key is that the

     carrier has to always be on the same side of the filter, that way the 
     filter edge next to the carrier is fixed and the farther edge can be 
     moved out for wider audio bandwidth.
     73, Ernie WA7THF

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