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How to Fix a Bad Radio Voice

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N8FVJ, Oct 8, 2019.

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  1. N1BCG

    N1BCG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Web SDRs (online receivers) are invaluable tools for judging how you sound compared to others. This works particularly well when in a QSO with several other stations on lower bands such as 80M where one receiver is likely to pick everyone up.

    Select a receiver at www.websdr.org either from the list or using the world map at the bottom of the page. Next, set it to your frequency and mode, then use the Record feature to grab a sample of you along with others. That file can then be downloaded for playback on your computer.

    This is probably the most objective method for evaluating your audio and how it compares to others.
     
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  2. NL7W

    NL7W Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I am so sorry! Not! ;):p:cool:
     
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  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    My voice is bad at times. Normally early in the morning.

    This is what someone recommended.

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  4. K0MB

    K0MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Castration used to be popular for vocalists, you might try that.
     
  5. N8FVJ

    N8FVJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, this post has gone to hell.
     
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  6. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    See “key Competition” thread to find the cure for bad audio
     
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  7. W2VW

    W2VW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I fully agree that a recording is the best way to fine tune audio. Onair helpdesk QSOs are FB once in a blue moon but they seem to occur much more than that. Some with the same folks almost every day.

    Not sure about ssb but I've noticed some SDR receivers compress recovered AM audio.

    Have you noticed that Clark?
     
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    That is a big 10-4 :(
     
  9. N1BCG

    N1BCG Ham Member QRZ Page

    A bit in both ways. There's AGC compression to an extent and of course data compression for make the recorded audio file smaller. Still, it eliminates a lot of subjectivity encountered after asking "so how does this sound?" and everyone in the recording is subjected to the same conditions.

    What's also nice is the ability to click and drag the bandwidth so you can hear how you sound under a variety of receiving conditions.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
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  10. K9STH

    K9STH Platinum Subscriber Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have known a fair number of YL operators over the years including a girl that I dated in college. However, she got her license after I was married to my present wife (and only one so far after 54-years of marriage).

    Glen, K9STH
     

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