And as a result innocent hams have to put up with the IMD and trash from this CB junk. It also seems that seeming intelligent hams have started the promotion of CB brand amps for use on the ham bands.
We need mandated IMD standards for all ham HF amps and transceivers. Just as their are standards for harmonic levels we need standards for IMD.
The ham bands are awash with idiots using these CB amps using industrial FETS not meant for linear SSB use. Just because this amp uses 50 volt devices and has low pass filters still does not make
using it acceptable. The IMD performance stinks because they using industrial ISM fets not linear amplifier FETS. I wonder when all these genius hams are going to start promoting using class C bias amps on the ham bands for better efficiency and dollar per watt ratio on SSB. I see the argument heading in this direction. Not one poster has even mentioned the subject of IMD, and this is from supposedly smart hams.
Now we have to tolerate hams splattering because they have no skills to build a decent amplifier now we have to condone their idiotic use of CB amplifiers because they cant afford to buy a decent ham amplifier.
Another win for low technical standards accommodating non technical people in a technical hobby. Hams defending and promoting CB garbage WOW.
Eham should really ban any discussion or promotion on any amplifier thats not FCC type accepted, that would be an acceptable standard. Since this is a education forum condoning commercial products that are illegal
is not really ethical especially when promoting these devices will do more harm than good to the ham service. RM Italy and its friends seem to be very active lately promoting their products on discussion forums, is this their
back door brain washing and marketing program to capture the CB'er in new hams before its lost?
If there's no CE mark, sale in the EU is illegal. Trouble is, enforcement in the EU is about at the same level as in the US - except in Germany.