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Re: [RTTY] PSK31 is faster (Was FD RTTY Question)

To: RTTY Reflector <rtty@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RTTY] PSK31 is faster (Was FD RTTY Question)
From: Kok Chen <chen@mac.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:48:38 -0700
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On Jun 27, 2012, at 7:22 PM, Jim W7RY wrote:

> And their insistence to only run 50 watts.

That is the correct thing to do, if your rig can only go up to 100 watts.  

Remember that PSK31 has a crest factor of about 3 dB.  By the time your idle 
Varicode produces 50 watts average RMS output, the peaks of the RF waveform are 
hitting 100 watts instantaneous power, which is often determined by the PA rail 
voltage.  Push it any more than that and IMD can climb sky high.

At 50 watts under AWGN conditions, it performs as well as a 100 watt RTTY 
signal, anyway.  But your power bills drops by 50%.

Chen, W7AY

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