Then there's always the option of making minimal modifications to the RF section and externally modulating the transmitter with a more capable audio power amplifier. This is easily applied and reversible in many E.F. Johnson transmitters due to the necessary connections being already available on the accessory plug. Transmitters like the Valiant have audio sections which require a lot of attention if one wants reasonable amounts of distortion and an effective signal. This method was used extensively by AMers who kept AM alive during the time when ssb was considered universally superior. The above route is a relatively easy decision if your transmitter has a 4:1 modulation transformer impedance ratio and modulator tubes which require inverse feedback in order to give reasonable performance. 6146s are particularly bad modulator and linear RF amplifier tubes without a working inverse feedback circuit. Some AM transmitters in the 50s were built for use my minimally aware owners. Clipper/filters and anemic modulators were put in place to stop splatter. Today good compression equipment is cheap and available. Different times. A Ranger is a different animal as plenty of folks use them to drive a large linear AMplifier. If one avoids the technically inferior method of juggling loading and/or screen voltage to lower the Ranger's power, one can enjoy an automatic increase in modulator dynamic headroom with a simple circuit change.