3579 RTTY jamming

Bill Turner wrt at ESKIMO.COM
Wed May 7 21:42:22 EDT 1997

On Wed, 7 May 1997 10:41:55 -0700, "Brian Carling (Radio G3XLQ /
AF4K)" <bry at mnsinc.com> wrote:

>Most RTTY ops use 1 kW rigs to compensate for the fact that you NEED
>a good strong signal for a reliable QSO. Anything less and they get
>"hits" from static crashes, CW etc. They try to blanket a frequency
>just like a good old AM signal for maximum intelligibility.

My ears really perked up at this one.  That might have been true years
ago, but not no more.  Modern TNCs and especially digital signal
processing together with narrow IF filters can pull good print out of
severe noise and QRM.  Give it a try with the latest stuff - you might
be pleasantly surprised!

73, Bill W7TI

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