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The transmission of speech and data over 942 MHz pilot tone single sideband (SSB) mobile radio links is the main concern of this paper. It has been found that the use of feedforward signal regeneration enables a speech quality to be obtained in the Rayleigh fading environment which is superior to that achieved by a 25 kHz Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) type FM system and markedly superior to that obtained with a 12.5 kHz FM system. A new optimized form of SSB, phase-locked transparent tone-in-band (TTIB), is shown to be capable of achieving coherent data transmission such as M-ary phase shift keying (PSK) in the presence of Rayleigh fading without the usual "high-level" irreducible error rates. The signal processing described has wide application from line to satellite communications.