|[AMRadio] 10 Meter AM Frequencies|
ronnie.hull at glowbugs.com
Tue Apr 4 14:29:59 EDT 2006
y'all got to remember that when ten is open, 5 watts can work the world. I'm
reminded of a time years ago when 4 of us here in shreveport were talking on
ten meters and kept getting interrupted by others. We all turned our drive
down as far as it would go. I had virtually no deflection from my wattmeter.
Suddenly, a fellow in Tucson broke in and said "hey I can still hear you
4 years ago when propogation was still decent, I worked 13 european
countries on ten am with a barefoot ranger.
you just don't need a great deal of power to make good contacts on ten meters
Ronnie - W5SUM
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From: "TChesek at Epix.Net" <tchesek at epix.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 13:48:12 -0400
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 10 Meter AM Frequencies
> I'm somewhat intrigued with converting a CB radio to 10 meters from
> the pure technical perspective, but the typical 4 watts AM power
> leaves a LOT to be desired. Am I missing something here? I have a
> Radio Shack HTX-10 that does 7 watts AM but is more respectable on
> FM and SSB at 25 watts.
> I have a Pace Sidetalk 1000B that I could use but it is a well featured
> radio with built in SWR/power meter, clock/power off timer, noise
> blanking, and of course SSB. The SSB is what would be attractive for
> conversion but I hate to butcher a nice radio. On the other hand I
> have an old JC Penney 23 channel radio or a Realistic TRC-430 40
> channel radio(not sure if this can be done with a 1 crystal/PLL
> scheme) that I could use for AM and wouldn't mind diddling with but
> again, to what end other than the fun of it which is ok in itself I guess?
> Tom K3TVC
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