Transmitters and Receivers Glossary
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A solid-state transmitter is one that employs transistors for all
amplification, as opposed to a valve amplifier or a travelling
wave tube amplifier (TWTA). The term "solid state" is commonly
used to refer to semiconductor devices.
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