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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Steve Stroh N8GNJ

I think one better argument for removing the symbol rates is that for some modes (ie am and fm) your transmitted signal bandwidth is the same no matter what audio is going into the mic. The majority of VHF and UHF is fm, and even ssb is limited in bandwidth. So letting hams transmit up to the full audio bandwidth makes sense to me.

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Art - As I try to explain, I think there's a case to be made for using bandwidth for data communications that's in excess of the bandwidth required for voice.

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True, not in all cases (especially the VHF bands), but once you start doing amateur tv and using 6mhz id say that the case can be made that any bandwidth that has been traditionally used on the band is fair game.

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