[AMRadio] AM vs SSB???


Edward B Richards zuu6k at juno.com
Thu Apr 5 12:15:15 EDT 2007


Bob;

180 watts SSB is all in one sideband and useable. 180 Watts AM is divided
between the
carrier (1/2 power) and two sidebands (each 1/4 power) So the SSB is 4
times more powerfull.

73 from Ed Richards K6UUZ
Simi Valley, CA. Home of Air 
Force 1 pavallion


 Thu, 5 Apr 2007 08:52:28 -0700 "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
writes:
> What is the difference between 180W PEP AM and 180W PEP SSB? I don't 
> see any. To me the difference is in the demodulator.
> 
> Ask this question because I have access to a BASKETCASE HW-101. This 
> particular unit has already been used to salvage parts. I have been 
> thinking about rebuilding what's left of it to an AM transmitter 
> using possibly Controled Carrier similar to the DX-60.
> 
> I could possible get this done by the time the solar cycle 
> improves.
> 
> Finding a DX-100 or Apache class transmitter seems out of my reach 
> at this time. But my feeling is I could make the HW-101 conversion 
> for less than $200 and I can do it over a period of time. Like at 
> $50/mo!
> 
> I am a RETIRED SENIOR on FIXED INCOME! Not enough money for hobbies, 
> but LOTS of TIME!
> 
> Bob Macklin
> K5MYJ
> Near Seattle, Wa
> 
> "Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
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