>From: "George, W5YR" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Joe Word <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [TenTec] Type of Speech Processing in Jupiter/Pegasus?
>Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 13:50:42 -0600
>Soft compressors and clippers have been used for years and are effective
>for FM and AM modes, but can have limited effectiveness for SSB. The
>problem is that if the processing is made aggressive enough to be
>effective, the distortion products increase rapidly. It ends up a Catch-22
>situation. The wattmeter goes up but articulation goes down.
Not a problem (apparently) for some SSB operators....as long as they are "30
>The r-f clipping and filtering approach which prevents the distortion
>products from appearing in the output passband is still regarded by most
>folks as the most effective process to both increase average power and
>72/73/oo, George W5YR - the Yellow Rose of Texas
>Fairview, TX 30 mi NE of Dallas in Collin county EM13qe
>Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 56th year and it just keeps getting better!
>QRP-L 1373 NETXQRP 6 SOC 262 COG 8 FPQRP 404 TEN-X 11771
>Icom IC-756PRO #02121 Kachina #91900556 IC-765 #02437
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>Joe Word wrote:
> > What about distortion and gain?
> > Joe K9MAN
> > Absolutely correct Carl. It is the digital
> > implementation of a logarithmic
> > operational amplifier. Best way to increase average
> > power.
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