[AMRadio] GG 813 Linear in GE Ham News

Jim candela jcandela at prodigy.net
Mon Oct 10 20:00:30 EDT 2005

I once knew a Novice ham about 30 years ago who modified a Viking I to have
an external power supply for the modulator, and 8417 modulator tubes. This
thing could really modulate that 4D32. One lonely day the thing was put on
11 meters, and the 5R4's were removed so there was NO B+ or screen voltage
to the final RF amp...that is until the modulator was driven. This produced
a very distorted and effective jammer that occupied all 23 channels and then
some. Another ham cam by who could play the harmonica. You could say this
was DSB without carrier, and overdriven to the limit for maximum splatter
effect.  I forget the name of that troublemaker, but my good buddy W5OMR is
using those same two 8417 tubes today in his Titanic speech amplifier.


-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net]On Behalf Of Donald Chester
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 12:49 AM
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] GG 813 Linear in GE Ham News

>This scheme is also taken even further into the cutoff region in CB-land
>and used to obtain a low level carrier, say 1 watt, while still obtaining
>12 watts peak envelope levels at full modulation. A radio or amplifier set
>up to do this is called a 'modulator', and gets you alot of 'swing' on the
>old power meter.

And gets you a  lot of splatter and distortion too.


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