k0occ at comcast.net
k0occ at comcast.net
Sat Jul 29 00:09:42 EDT 2006
Based on your comments below, I would prefer a 75A-4. It has a product detector where the other receivers SP-600, R-390, R-390A, R-388, 51J-4 do not. There is some AM activity on 160, 80, and 40, but SSB activity is much more prevalent. Unless you like riding the RF gain control all the time when copying SSB or CW, you would really appreciate the product detector. However, you do give up "general coverage" capability with a 75A-4.
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From: Rick Brashear <rickbras at airmail.net>
> Thanks for the reply. You brought up some interesting points. The bulk
> of my listening activity is on 160, 75 and 40 meters. I seldom listen
> to short-wave broadcasts, so that won't come into play. As for
> fidelity, I'm no spring chicken and my ears are not as sharp as they
> once were, (that's a bad place for an audio engineer to be) so I need
> clean audio. I can always process it with outboard equipment to get the
> exact sound these old ears prefer. I have at this time a great old
> HQ-180 that I use as my primary receiver. However, it's more of a
> communications receiver than a ham receiver, so it's lacking in areas,
> but has beautiful audio. I also use a National NC-183 that has
> fantastic audio. Even though I have gone through it completely and
> spent hours getting the alignment exactly right, it still doesn't
> perform as well as I'd like. I think it's doing all it was designed do,
> but that's not enough.
> Thanks again for your questions and observations. In light of my reply,
> what would you recommend?
> W1EOF wrote:
> >Rick - I think this can only be answered depending on what you are looking
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