June 1, 2014

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T8A07)

Q) What is the primary advantage of single sideband over FM for voice transmissions?

A) SSB signals have narrower bandwidth

NJ2X Notes:
SSB = Single Sideband

SSB signals occupy less bandwidth than FM or AM signals.  This makes SSB more effective for long distance and weak signal work.