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Re: [TenTec] Argonaut V Transmit Audio on SSB

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Argonaut V Transmit Audio on SSB
From: RaySoifer@cs.com
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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:56:31 EST
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Hi all,

>From the continuation of this thread, I think I've come up with a new 
definition of 'masochist': someone who buys a 20-watt radio and then insists on 
putting it on SSB.  (Or maybe it's just someone who keeps this thread going -- 
guess I resemble that remark.)

Anyway, the Argonaut V doesn't have 'bad' audio.  It has 'DX' audio, i.e., a 
frequency response intended to maximize intelligibility when the S/N ratio is 
low, by putting all its power into those portions of the spectrum that 
contribute to that.  Remember, this is a 20-watt radio that is not intended to 
a linear -- no provisions for amp control are included.  

As I have suggested previously, since the Argo V is mostly software-defined, 
an upgrade allowing the user to define the frequency response would be a good 
addition.  QRP DXers could keep it the way it is, while those who want to use 
it for ragchewing could lower the bass roll-off frequency. 

I'm copying ditsnbits on this too.


Ray W2RS
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