|[AMRadio] Ranger... good news, bad news|
jack at schmidling.com
Fri Nov 3 18:51:36 EST 2006
Thanks to the help of Rick Brasher and others on this list and three
weeks with the longnose and soldering iron, I fired up the Ranger and
got standing ovations this morning and on the Noon Net.
The Noon Net, BTW, was a smashing success with 6 checkins including N900
from this list.
The bad news is, after it was over I was informed that several ops had
problems hearing me. I then fired up the TS430 and SB200 and got loud
and clear from these ops.
So, after all this work, I have a working Ranger that seems to need some
help. I also have a working T60 that I was using with the amp while
working on the Ranger.
With that as background, I seem to have two options if I want to stick
1. Boost the power of the T60 to get all I can out of the amp.
2. Reduce the power of the Ranger for the same purpose.
The latter seems (intuitively) the obvious and simpler option. However,
I have read page after page of mods and changes to the Ranger to make it
suitable to drive an am and wonder why I can't just reduce the drive to
get about 15 watts out and be done with it.
What am I missing?
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