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Old January 2nd 18, 02:56 PM posted to
Brian Gaff
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Default Poor signal quality on CH60 mux

Well, maybe, but I suspect then that the use of SDR technology these days
seems to have outstripped the technical prowess needed to design a broad
band amp or any stage that is not going to overload with the combined powers
taken from the transmitters within its pass band. In the old mechanical uhf
tuners, which I do see why they cannot use of course, even the rf stage was
tuned. Now unfortunately, due to the need to be able to hop from one
multiplex to another at will, the input has to accept all the extra stuff
coming in. I remember many years ago that somebody had made a very linear
amplifier for wide band use based, believe it or not on a small valve, not a
semiconductor running on a very high voltage so the actual signal being
handled were very small and in a very linear area of the curve. Probably not
practical in today's equipment of course!

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If the strength is good on all the others as well, then an attenuator
might stop the desensing or intermod products which might be the cause of
it. 6Db might be all you need. If that does not work, then its going to
be difficult I imagine. It would really help people if somebody knew
where 4G transmitter towers were and at what power they ran. What I never
figured out was that some years back we here in SW London who are on low
channels in any case, were sent letters saying claim your free 4G filter
when we would be unlikely to ever need them. Brian

One reason is that most amplifiers, including the one in the VCR/DVR
recorder, are wideband and might overload with a nearby high level signal
which would be within its passband. Even some tvs can overload with out of
(wanted) band signals.

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