Re: Serious question

Stephen Melachrinos

I usually quote a signal quality "at the peaks" and then say there's QSB.


-----Original Message-----
From: DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via <davehardy0101@...>
To: n9avy@... <n9avy@...>; <>
Sent: Mon, Dec 28, 2020 10:46 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Serious question

Does a 599 count when the overall signal is really good but qsb garbles the message?  I need to review what constitutes the RST values again.

APE Event Mgr

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From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
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Sent: Mon, Dec 28, 2020 10:40 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Serious question

Love it when a station gives me a 599 and keeps asking for fill....  Emoji

Jerry  n9avy

On Monday, December 28, 2020, 09:33:23 AM CST, John - KC3FL via <kc3fl@...> wrote:

One of my favorite subjects.  An RSQ is an arbitrary number that the op makes up.  Some give a meaningful RSQ but most give the 599.  S/N and IMD are real numbers that your software generates and tells all about the signal.  The IMD without the S/N is useless because if the S/N is 15 dB and the IMD is -15 dB, that is a great  signal, however if the S/N were 30 dB and the IMD was -15 dB, that is being over driven and probably is 2 or 3 hundred Hz wide.  The closer the IMD is to the negative value of the S/N, the cleaner the signal because all the harmonics are suppressed.  Unfortunately the software has a tough time getting the IMD right as you can tell as the IMD figure usually jumps around.

Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381

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