[AMRadio] AM vs SSB???


Bill Smith hbco2 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 5 13:11:27 EDT 2007


Do you mean 45 watts carrier?   (180 watts /4).  You might get away with
this power level at the peak of the sunspot cycle.  Otherwise, the
transmitter would be suitable as a driver for a linear amplifier.

It sounds like a fun project.

73 de Bill, AB6MT
hbco2 at sbcglobal.net


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
To: <glowbugs at piobaire.mines.uidaho.edu>; "AM Radio"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 8:52 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] AM vs SSB???


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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