[Boatanchors] TURBO RANGER FS

Nigel Holmes Holmes.Nigel at ABC.NET.AU
Thu Mar 13 00:13:30 EDT 2008

 Good point Ray.

I'd add, "So what's broadcast quality?" 

For example listen to some of the better engineered hf broadcasters,
like RNW or DW to hear what 100-4,500 Hz audio can sound like with
appropriate compression and limiting. Sample Radio Australia on 6 or 9
MHz. Yes, that's 100-4,500 Hz as per license and very nice to listen to.
Part of the trick is to engineer everything on the audio side to be
broad & linear THEN process with phase linear bandwidth limiting. This
will work with a good SSB transmitter too. Not many people have heard
high quality hf SSB/ISB services like the ones RA used to back-up
microwave feeds to its AM hf transmitters sites in the 70's & 80's.   73
Nigel VK3DZ

-----Original Message-----
From: Boat Anchor Owners and Collectors List On Behalf Of RAY FRIESS
Sent: Thursday, 13 March 2008 1:19 PM

You know .. I worked in broadcast radio for over 30  years. I am still
trying to figure out WHY so many ham operators insist on having or are
so enamored with having broadcast quality audio on their rigs, whether
new rigs or boatanchors.

If someone wants to be in broadcast radio, go into broadcast radio.  We
arent shortwave broadcasters or commercial broadcasters.   We're
hobbyists with the goal being to communicate with each other, not to
broadcast symphony orchestras or the latest rock and roll.
I'm not complaining ....   I'm just wondering and commenting.   The
motivation is a real puzzler....

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