[AMRadio] Re: Getting on the Air - May 2008 QST


Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Tue Apr 22 13:39:49 EDT 2008


In today's amateur world, the operator's interest can be the "use of the
AM mode" versus "using vintage equipment that helped developed the AM
mode". I would suspect, there are many amateurs who have no interest in
stepping back in time with receivers that required lots of knob
manipulation or with transmitters that required
peak/dip/load/switch/pray/etc. several times just to QSY around the
bands. Their interest is communicating with quick and non-cumbersome type
operations. The "appliance" provides this flexibility. When I'm in a
hurry to get on the air, the "appliance" is a blessing while the old
"stuff" sits there warming up, warming up, warming up.

Pete, wa2cwa
http://www.manualman.com

On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 02:56:54 -0700 (PDT) VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com> writes:
> "Let's not forget that there are "appliance operators"
> on AM, as well."
> 
> Barrie of course you're correct, but that takes us
> away from the point of concern, where someone at a
> publishing house is trying to dissuade people from
> working on or crafting their own gear. Watch for type
> acceptance next. "No user serviceable parts inside."
> 
> I welcome "appliance operators" to AM, where they will
> remain exposed on a regular basis to the encouraging,
> knowledgeable base of information and discussion among
> the rest of us.
> 
> --Paul/VJB


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