RF Clipping Demonstration

Dave W8NF has been kind enough to post a short video demonstrating the effect that RF clipping has on a SSB transmission. You can see that peak voltage isn’t affected, but that the power density of the output waveform is increased as the amount of RF clipping is increased. The trade-off is in the sound quality, but that extra bit of processing is helpful for getting more intelligibility into your signal without increasing your output power.

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