SAM mode - Explained

SAM mode - Explained

  System Dependencies
  Minimum PowerSDR Version:     1.X.0  
  Applicable Hardware:     FLEX-5000  

Content provided by: Brian, WB6RQN/J79BPL

It is just a different type of AM detector.  Synchronous AM detection (SAM) phase-locks the BFO to the AM carrier and then uses the BFO with product detection. It doesn't suffer from the loss of intelligibility during QSB that a normal AM envelope detector does. But you also can't see zero beat with it either since it will track the AM carrier even if you tune a little bit off-frequency.

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Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by Administrator