Topband: Sherwood data
jkearman at att.net
Fri Feb 16 10:50:56 EST 2007
Tom Rauch wrote:
> 4.) AGC can affect readability of weak signals near noise.
> Humans do NOT want a perfect AGC when copying weak signals
> near noise. They do not want a perfect AGC in pileups
> either. Designing a receiver with no volume change for
> signal level change is a mistake for HF DXing or contesting
I will raise my glass to this one in particular. "Good" AGC bypasses the
best signal processor we have -- our brains -- which can use slight
differences in signal amplitude to separate signals. If I ever build my
dream receiver the AGC is going to get a lot of attention.
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