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11-09-2013 Callsign changed from KD8LCD to N8SDR

If you enjoy operating AM check out   MidWestAM Forums

Transciever: Flex Radio Systems- Flex-3000

Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR30

Microphone preamp Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface

Ableton 9 Live Light DAW with variuos VST plug-ings depending on mode and  TX bandwidth.

Member of the "Big Head Audio Group" N8SDR Big Head Audio

Amplifier built by W4EMF- single tube GI7BT for 80,40,20,17,15 and 10 meters producing 500-600 watts, 40M AM  runs @ 115 watts carrier modulated to 650-700 peak

Palstar AT1KP manual tuner

HF antennas consist of: An S9 43 foot ground mounted vertical and an 100 foot Inverted L suspened between 2 maple trees- with vertical section approx 40 foot high-

40M OCFD using a balun designs OFCD balun center @ 33 feet

SDR software Power-SDR version 2.7.2

SDR control-logging and digital interfaces done via a N8SDR Built AMD FX-8320 processor-ASUS Sabertooth motherboard-SSD drive system running Windows 8.1 Professional 64bit

Modes: SlOPBucket (SSB) (ESSB) -AM which is now my favorite-CW and many Digital Modes

If you enjoy operating AM check out   MidWestAM Forums

For more information vist my personal amateur radio webpage at :http://N8SDR.com

Flex-3000 SDR

 

ESSB Audio

 

There seems to be much controversy regarding eSSB audio, what is legal verses illegal to run bandwidth wise here in the U.S.

eSSB Audio has had its share of drive by comments some good and some who have gone off the deep end ranting that it is illegal, bad amateur operating practice and that the audio is distorting and splattering.

To those uneducated or have been misinformed by those who are set in their way and opposed to anything new. This has been settled before I would suggest you get educated before you make a fool of yourself and spread more bogus and misinformed information. I'll simply point you to the following which is of public record and can be found on the FCC website: http://wireless.fcc.gov/wtb/index.htm?job=releases_page&y=2004&m=11&t=Order

Scroll down through the list until you reach WTB Order (DA 04-3661)

11/24/2004

WTB Orders (DA 04-3661)

Rulemaking under Part 97 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended to Establish Technical Standards for Certain AmateurRadio Telephony Transmissions

Denied the Petition for Rulemaking

DA-04-3661A1:A pdf can be accessed here

Reading through the petition which was filed November 24 2004 you will find that eSSB is not an illegal mode and can be run when observing good amateur radio practices. A group on 80 meters has been singled out by many a drive by and those who simply are uneducated, or don’t understand good amateur radio practices. Many of us down on the lower end of 80 meters run eSSB with bandwidth of 3K + and have for some time, However there are some individuals who simply want to stir up trouble because they either don't  like it, have been misinformed, or simply uneducated regarding the FCC ruling:

Don’t move yourself in our pass-band then come up and start complaining that we are splattering and distorting down we are you, that simply is not the case at all. The problem here is you have placed yourself within our TX bandwidth. So the proper solution to this is, if you want to talk about good amateur operating practices, you should listen a few minutes where you intend to be transmitting, If you hear what you call splatter or distortion, move up or down a few and see where it is coming from if its someone or a group running eSSB who happens to have been in there before you started your QSO or calling CQ then it is up to you to move out of the bandwidth or pass-band of those operators.

If there are QSO's near or within the bandwidth we intend to run we QSY or narrow up some so that we don’t cause intentional interference, however the same can’t be said if you move in our pass-band and cause interference to our QSO's-

Use some common sense, get educated and don’t mislead others stay out of the pass-band or TX bandwidth that is in use and everyone will be happy!

Regarding the distortion or splattering audio much of this is due to your receiver operating in a narrow bandwidth you are simply not getting the full audio that is taken place which to you comes across as muddy or distorted sounding.

There are plenty of modes that appeal or don't appeal to individual operators, If you simply don't like eSSB that is your choice but don't jump in and accuse those who do of illegal operating or intentional splattering..

N8SDR

 

 

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dedateband mode grid Country op
WA4MIT 2014-01-07 80m JT65 EM63 United States MORRIS WIDEMAN, JR
K5CJU 2014-01-07 80m JT9 EM40sm United States Martin L Varisco, Jr
KA8G 2013-12-03 80m JT65 EN80wc United States DAVID R TERBORG
KP4EU 2013-12-01 10M USB FK68nk Puerto Rico ANGEL L SAAVEDRA DE JESUS
WP4MPV 2013-11-24 17m SSB FK78be Puerto Rico Carlos J Rodriguez-Delgado
W4PAY 2013-11-17 40m SSB EM95lo United States John W Peay
KC0W 2013-11-17 20M SSB DN86px United States THOMAS M CALLAS
N9DUG 2013-11-13 20m JT65 EL87 United States DOUGLAS H HERROLD
WD8DER 2013-11-12 80m SSB EM79tj United States GUY T ROWLAND

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