[AMRadio] AM Usage with Linear AMPS

Geoff/W5OMR w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Tue Nov 23 07:40:56 EST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Carling" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 6:25 AM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] AM Usage with Linear AMPS

> I thought that the WRL DuaoBander mobile was only SSB.

it is.

> On 22 Nov 2004 at 22:11, John Coleman, ARS WA5BXO wrote:
> > My experience (which is very little when it come to these sweep tube
> > rigs) is they or rated for a belch or some thing short and don't hold up
> > to a fix channel field day adventure with out tube replacement.  I had a
> > DuaoBander mobile for a while rated a 400 watts PEP input I never saw
> > more than 150 watts output while whistling in the mike.  It was in
> > perfect condition and would light a 50 watt bulb with normal speech.  I
> > thought it would have blown it out.  I was very disappointed. Yet, it
> > was one of the most heard radios all over the country by many AMers in
> > the late 80s.

I was one of the AM'ers that heard his SSB mobile, wherever he was, from 
Texas to Virginia, regardless of Band, or time of day.  That rig WORKED,
and the Antenna... geeze... a work of ART! :-)

73 = Best Regards,

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