Main Question or Discussion Point
I guess its time I try and understand Shannon's Formula as it relates to a simple RF data link application. The part I am having trouble understanding is the S/N in the formula. If I am delivering 1dB of usable RF power at some carrier frequency and have an allowable bandwidth of 870 KHz and the noise floor in this system can be said to be -80dB how in Gods name do I develop the S/N part of the equation? Any help is most welcome.