G4A03 What is normally meant by operating a transceiver in "split" mode?
A. The radio is operating at half power
B. The transceiver is operating from an external power source
C. The transceiver is set to different transmit and receive frequencies
transmitter is emitting a SSB signal, as opposed to DSB operation
- Operating split means using one VFO for transmitting and another for receiving. This is often used when a rare DX station is on the air with many callers. Operating simplex – transmitting and receiving on the same frequency – can result in a lot of confusion with stations trying to hear the DX station while others transmit. By transmitting on one frequency and having callers transmit somewhere else (usually on adjacent frequencies) everyone can hear the DX station and keep “in sync” for more orderly, effective operating.