Receive audio bandwidth is just as important as transmit audio. It is useless to have one without the other. But bringing modulation down to 100% and still having great audio is possible. I'm sure those who run radios with an NPC mod might find it confining; or use it to their advantage if set up right.
Is great audio all that important for communications? If it can be cheaper than ever possible, if there is interest, and if it is in grasp of anyone to use - then yes. Some would rather own and drive a Model T Ford; others a 2011 Ford Mustang. One is simple and classic and the other well thought out and still changing for the better.
I know the UK/European radio is different than US in using digital modes. The US might be using it already to some degree on 11m; but I have seldom heard or seen it - despite the fact that it can be done.
Staying in the realm of CB
's is where this is going. The points were made to point out these changes come slowly to CB
. But TX
audio quality is improving and is apparently growing.
I'm sure that this info doesn't surprise or amuse those who have been in the radio hobby for any real length of time. However, for those beginners and even intermediate CB
operators that have wondered the 'hows and whys' of hifi TX
audio; this is for them...