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R8600 IP+ function-What's it for?

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The manual says what it does but doesn't say in what mode nor what bands. Anyone know how IP+ can be useful? Mainly, can it benefit a desired signal say in HF? Like a SW broadcast? I have no idea.
 

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Possibly wrong forum. Amateur radio equipment is where this should be.

This is likely IC-7300 or 7610 related question.

73, K8HIT
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Possibly wrong forum. Amateur radio equipment is where this should be.

This is likely IC-7300 or 7610 related question.

73, K8HIT
Icom: IC-7300 IC-PW1 ID-5100A ID-51A Plus 2 IC-R30 Hytera PD782G Kenwood TH-D74 Uniden SDS100 DVMega SDRplay RSPduo
Good call, but it's for my R8600 which I should've specified. Hope I get an answer here as I googled it and found nothing.
 
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The IP+ function is supposed to improve third order intercept specs and lower the A/D converter distortion when very strong signals are close to weak ones you are trying to receive. Most people report it doesn't do anything noticeable.
 

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On my IC-7300 I normally leave it off for max sensitivity, but during a contest weekend when strong signals flood the bands, I will cut it on. I'm guessing it works the same for the R8600

The IP Plus function improves the Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) quality via DSP. This function optimizes the Analog/Digital Converter (ADC) against the distortion when you receive a strong input signal. It also improves the Third-order Intercept Point (IP3) while minimizing the reduction of the receive sensitivity.

Select ON to prioritize the IP quality, and select OFF to prioritize the receive sensitivity.
 
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Thanks guys. prcguy so this IP+ is in lieu of using PBTs? Or is it a feature mainly intended for SSB signals where you don't want to PBT voice copy into something unpleasant? You're talking "adjacent" strong signals right?
And edweirdFL- your instruction quote is verbatum what is in my R8600 manual so I'm guessing your 7300's receiver is very close or identical to the R8600.
 
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Its got nothing to do with filtering, just raising the dynamic range of the A to D converter by diddling with noise bits.

Thanks guys. prcguy so this IP+ is in lieu of using PBTs? Or is it a feature mainly intended for SSB signals where you don't want to PBT voice copy into something unpleasant? You're talking "adjacent" strong signals right?
And edweirdFL- your instruction quote is verbatum what is in my R8600 manual so I'm guessing your 7300's receiver is very close or identical to the R8600.
 
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