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Disturbing Behavior on My Part.....

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by KA4KOE, Jul 28, 2016.

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  1. K4KYV

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    Same here.

    The nearest thing to a SSB rig I've ever had is the little 7-watt Radio Shack 10m transceiver I bought at a close-out sale near the end of the previous sunspot cycle. The main reason I acquired it was for its FM capability, since my 75A-4 sucks at slope detection. It has AM, SSB and FM, but no CW, and appears to be a modified 'export model' CB transceiver. I tried operating 10m FM and it took me about a half dozen QSOs to realise I had absolutely nothing in common with those folks. I could never strike up any kind of conversation with them; it was like they were all from a different planet. The AM function sucks with its space shuttle audio, so why use that thing when I have my modified Eico 720/730 with hi-fi audio? I might have tried 3 or 4 QSOs on slopbucket, and found that to be about as uninteresting as the FM crowd.
  2. AC0OB

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    Well, I typoed that one.:(

    Should read:

    AC0OB - A Place where Thermionic Emitters Rule!
    Besides, when you're a Ham, you experiment with and improve boat anchors - that's what you do!. [​IMG]
  3. WA3VJB

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    Even that reference is becoming more and more dated, right?
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  4. K5UJ

    K5UJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think most of us didn't notice because we don't know a TS803 from a TS830. No need to sweat it Phil, hi.
  5. K4KYV

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    Right. Now, it would be the Soyuz Sound.
  6. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    When Im in the mood I fire up the CE-100V, Collins 75A4, and National NCL-2000 prototype; Ive had all since 1964-65. The CE phasing rigs had excellent audio out to around 3300-3500 Hz and also sounded fine on AM. A D-104 is used naturally.
    A Hallicrafters HT-32B, SX-1115, and a real mint NCL-2000 also get in the mix at times. BTW the HT-32 series has excellent AM and SSB audio since the filter passband isnt overly restricted. Another D-104 is far better than a restricted slopbucket mike that most used.

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  7. KL7AJ

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    I did hear some nice AM yesterday on 14258. Alas I couldn't break in with my 25 watts and a wire...but nice listening.
  8. N2DTS

    N2DTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    It can sound fine, I have no problem with the mode, just never heard anything interesting on it.
    I know there are vintage nets/groups using cool equipment, I just never heard any.
    Its just rants about the government, amplifiers, and medical issues.
  9. K8JD

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    Maybe you can modify the HW8 to go on AM !, maybe re tune the VFO range to go to the high end and put a big modulation transformer secondary in series with the supply voltage ! A small PA system amp would have enough output to to to 200 % modulation !

  10. KA4KOE

    KA4KOE Ham Member QRZ Page that's a classic.

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