|[AMRadio] would like to build a little homebrew project|
w5jo at brightok.net
Tue Jul 31 11:50:41 EDT 2007
Brett is on the right path. I have always heard from all my
old(er) elmers that it takes two things to work on 160. 1.
Power 2 a vertical antenna.
This is not to say you won't work anyone in your area with
low power, but if you hear someone at a distance, the 200
Watt + carrier can make the difference.
There is a guy in AZ who uses a Viking 2 (100 watts) with a
90 ft. folded unipole and he is as strong in Oklahoma as
75/80 is much the same except a dipole can do a good job for
you. I realize what you are doing, but I do suggest you put
up a very good antenna for 160. It will pay off with the
>A collection of old handbooks is a great thing to have,
> both the arrl and the bill orr handbooks.
> A 6146 modulated by a pair of 6l6's would be nice,
> 50 watts of carrier, 200 watt pep.
> You can put a xtal in the grid, or build an osc stage
> to isolate things a bit.
> Or buy an old VFO to drive it.
>> I'm wanting to build a little homebrew project and build
>> bigger ones
>> based on what I learn from the smaller project. Just
>> wondering if
>> anyone could point me in the right direction for building
>> a nice
>> little AM transmitter, preferably for use on 160
>> meters... I guess
>> I need to find some really old ARRL handbooks because the
>> ones I have
>> from the late 60s and 70s aren't helping me.
>> 73 Jason N1SU
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