I notice that the newer rigs have the option to make a fat signal, on top of the distortions of mistuned transmitters and amps. Just was looking at the signal of a loud NCS that is shoehorned in between two other nets. His signal is 4 1/2 kc wide. I might be missing something but it seems that many signals are getting wider and taking up alot of spectrum nowadays. Some of it is guys wanting to sound like broadcasters on purpose(more BASS!) but sometimes the audio quality of the stations does not benefit much from the extra spread as compared to a clean 2.4 kc wide sig. Leads to alot of annoying splatter. "Sorry OM, I did not get that, a guy a few kc down is wiping you out...." exchanges are common now. I run my rig at the "medium" bandwidth or switch to narrow to try to bust thru to DX. My backup vintage hybrid has a bit of fat shoulders on the spectrum display but still not barndoor wide like the new rigs are set up by some people.