[AMRadio] Receive Preamp question

Mike Sawyer w3slk at hughes.net
Sun Nov 4 12:45:13 EST 2007

    Don't sell that FT-101 short. Of all the riceboxes, (past & present), 
the -101 has some of the best sounding audio for AM. Joe, WB5ZPQ, used to 
get on 160 all the time with his -101 and sounded FBOM! There are some mods 
to go a little farther but it isn't too bad for coming across the Pacific.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: John
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Receive Preamp question

The radio I have is a Yaesu FT-101E. I know its not
the best thing in the world for AM but it was alot
better than the TS 2000 and the 1000MP for AM use. It
was the first thing I could find at the moment. It
seems to do well on 40 meters and the crystal is
messed up on 80 meters so I haven't tried it there but
on 10 meters is where it dropped off. I have a friend
that did a alignment on it but its still is not quite
what I had in mind. I know under some conditions  a
preamp is useless. Thanks for the links and I will
study it a while. I looked at some of the reviews in
eham.net and thought about the MFJ 959C...

John W5HG

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