you are VERY welcome. 1. For me personally, improving the CREST RATIO (peak to average) would mean that my MFJ 993B intellituner wouldn't get so CONFUSED on some bands and go nuts. At least i think so. It does FINE on FSK type speed levels, but the higher crest factors of some of the PSK modes cause it to get confused. At least i think so. I'm still learning. This is a problem when you are running a 5-band 24/7/365 operation for both HAM and SHARES Other than thaat --- I really don't care. I read something that the VOICE GUYS would benefit more than me. I don't qute understand that yet 2. VOICE: I presume that eventually, something will subsume SSB just like it did largely away with AM. I'm giving a go at FREE DV but it doesnt look like a world-beater just yet. Would higher symbol rate solve that? i don't know enough to even guess, but someone said they might be the big beneficiaries. I don't know. Anyone? I need something to help my friends in APARTMENTS who wnat to do voice. I wnat them on 80 meter voice. Somehow. 3. ARRL / Techs // Etc. The dumbing down of ham radio has got to stop. It ceretainly has in MY COUnTY--- we are having a BLAST and we are all learning like mad. And that makes clubs GROW GROW GROW. There is SO much to learn and try, I can't ever seem to run out. There s a duplexer with hard line cut apart sitting on my bedroom desk -- the only available surface LEFT. There are tube rigs sitting upstairs on two desks and piled to the ceiling waiting on me.....power supplies....a linear we are going to refurbish and add more bands to for the EOC sits upstairs..... FreeDV becons. Can't even GET to VARA FM....too busy.....the end-fed baluns were a SMASH success and now I want the crew to build SWR meters next..... Gotta find out if any of them took the EXTRA exam on Saaturday -- we were driving back from vacation. First draft of my new book to teach the BASICS of communications to southern baptist disaster volunteers is just about 1st Draft version now --- almost 60 pages. Just skims along the surface, but gives people a starting point. Most hams today only know how to push a mic button.....so so sad. Read through the FCC comments --- and so so few had any techical grasp. Quote after Quote of people embarrasing themselves.....with their lack of technical grasp. Gotta get hams better educated. Arguments like this could have been stopped years ago.