Have a question about third order intercept point. I understand the
measurement takes sensitivity into account at the point were IMD products
start to show at the noise floor; the greater the sensitivity is before
distortion shows up the better.
If that's the case, then a good TOI figure alone doesn't tell the whole
story. If the sensitivity isn't in the useable range for most HF work (-110
~ 130dbm or so) then the receiver will have good IMD rejection, but would be
somewhat deaf compared to one with greater sensitivity.
It would be similar to adding attenuation to improve the TOI by making the
rig less sensitive; a 10db attenuator might cause the TOI improve by 10db.
Would this be an accurate interpretation of the TOI measurement?
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