No harm at all, except that ESSB, essentially by definition, is at least 6khz wide.
Originally Posted by KY5U
I have listened to the ESSB stations and I don't see the point. If there is noise on the band, you know they are there, but you cannot understand them, so forget using ESSB for anything but ideal conditions. Even under ideal conditions, one must 'open' up the receiver passband to get the proper effect, otherwise they sound all low and mushy. Once you opoen up the reciever, you get alot QRM from adjacent stations.
In the 1990s we did alot of experimenting with audio on 160m; microphones, compressors, EQs, delays etc.
Some of those guys had incredible audio, and yet it was still within the stock filter passband, usually 2.4 - 3khz
Of course when a VK, or ZL, or other DX popped on, they could hear and understand them. No ESSB signal I have heard could do that.
At the risk of sounding like an old curmudgeon; what's the point?
I want to sound as good as possible, cause as little interference to adjacent stations, and still be heard and understood.
Last edited by N4MXZ; 04-03-2011 at 06:52 PM.
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