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Re: [TenTec] Hi Fi SSB

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Hi Fi SSB
From: "Williams, Barry" <Barry.Williams@nov.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 11:49:21 -0600
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Concerning the 2.8 KHz bandwidth, I purchased a used IC-781, and someone
had replaced the 2.8 bandwidth filter with a 3.3 KHz unit.  I am
converting it back to stock, anyone need a wiiiide SSB filter for an


-----Original Message-----
From: tentec-bounces@contesting.com
[mailto:tentec-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Robert & Linda
McGraw K4TAX
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:10 PM
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Hi Fi SSB

Yes and one can maximize the fidelity into the realm of violation of the
regs.  I for one have been in the SSB bandwidth vs. AM bandwidth debate
years.  And yes, I run full carrier DSB otherwise Amplitude Modulation
1500 watts PEP.  Simply stated, they are two different modes just like
and CW are two different modes thus two different bandwidths stipulated.

Guaranteed and fact; the definition of SSB is one which is reduced in 
bandwidth for efficient communications.  One will only get a certain
of information through a 2.8 KHz bandwidth, I don't care how you shape
it or 
compress it.  Experiment all you wish but be prepared to justify your 
results to the FCC.  And in another persons words, "I can't think of a 
reason that will be acceptable".

The bottom line, take any portion of the audio spectrum, send it through
2.8 KHz filter and you have 2.8 KHz of some portion of the audio
Be it 20 Hz to 2820Hz or be it 500 Hz to 3300 Hz or be it 2500 Hz to
5300 Hz 
you still end up with 2.8 KHz of bandwidth.  You pick how you want it to

sound.  Have you ever wondered why the female voice sounds somewhat 
different on SSB?  It is the content of the voice vs. the section of the

audio spectrum processed.

The SSB spectrum was developed for the typical male voice which has more
frequencies and fewer high frequencies as compared to the typical female

voice.  I'd expect the ARGO V with its 500 Hz low end response and a bit

more high end response to sound quite good with the female voice.  On
other hand, that's most likely why the concerns of the frequency
with the male voice are being expressed.

Now as to experimentation, if one wishes to develop a system that has a
ratio of better than 70 dB with a distortion of less than 0.01% and an
quality detection system, then this is legal and is very much a natural
of the ham radio hobby.  Have at it.

As to enhanced transmit frequency response requiring more bandwidth for
don't go there.

Bob, K4TAX

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