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IMD will respond more to attenuation as the receiver will be operating in a more linear region. This is your best bet for detecting IMD: If you add 3 dB of attenuation (or reduce gain by 3 dB) and you see some signals or the noise floor go down by more than 3 dB, you've significantly reduced IMD. There is another way to determine if attenuation should be ...


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On some (most?) receivers, if the RF gain is turned up too high, intermodulation distortion increases due to increasing non-linearities (maybe even clipping, etc.) I'd argue that's all receivers, even, since that's exactly what "turned up too high" would imply. You get a non-linear effect, and that always leads to intermodulation. If that doesn't ...


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