|[AMRadio] Wanted: Receiver - New England|
bluebirdtele at embarqmail.com
Sun Feb 17 21:23:54 EST 2008
I get to beat up the HQ 100 again!
Where's the BFO in the HQ 100?
There isn"t any! you have to make the q multiplier oscillate to copy cw with
this radio and ssb copy is not so hot
The HQ one ten has one and is a way better radio
The funny thing is they cost about the same to buy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rodger Hough" <nfn07981 at naples.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Wanted: Receiver - New England
> There are a couple of Hammarlund receivers, the HQ-100 General Coverage
> and the Hammarlund HQ-110 that provide pretty good AM performance on the
> lower bands. They sound pretty good as is into a decent, efficient
> speaker and with the modifications included in this article (costing all
> of about 2 bucks), they sound even better. I have both receivers and am
> amazed at the nice sounds I receive from the Florida AM Group.
> The good news is, these receivers can often be found for less than half
> of your proposed budget.
> On Feb 17, 2008, at 7:58 PM, JT Croteau wrote:
>> I want to thank everyone who has responded so far, both on and off
>> list, to this thread. Brett, N2DTS, said, a couple posts posts back,
>> that I need to take a better inventory of my priorities so let me try
>> and clarify what they are to me.
>>> From what I've read, there are two categories of receivers;
>> "Battle-Fields" and Hi-Fidelity and it is very difficult to have your
>> cake and eat it to. Unfortunately, I am trying to have a mixture of
>> both but leaning more towards Hi-Fi because it is the pure love of the
>> sound of AM that is driving me to setup this AM station.
>> I am learning that there is no perfect receiver and it is very hard
>> for a newbie like me to pick one. I wish I had the luxury to afford
>> to buy several different ones like some people but I can only afford
>> one receiver at the moment A big problem for newbies is the fact
>> that EVERYONE has differing opinions for each model and it's often
>> hard to get two people to totally agree on the same model. For
>> example, I'll ask for opinions on an ABC-123 and one person will
>> reply, "oh yeah, it's awesome on AM" while another will say "stay
>> away, it's only good for slopbucket signals". If I could afford
>> multiple purchases, it'd be much easier to take a gamble and
>> experiment but I can't so it's very difficult to choose from just
>> looking at specs and "opinions".
>> With this said:
>> AM 75M and 40M coverage is my primary interest at this time, I will
>> NEVER be using the radio to tune in slopbucket nor CWer. SWL and 160M
>> coverage would be nice as well but it will be a couple years before I
>> have space for a 160M antenna.
>> Hi-Fidelity is near the top of my must haves but not if it's
>> results in a huge hit on receiver performance. However, I definitely
>> don't want bottom of the barrel communications grade audio. I've been
>> in some shacks where the audio fills the room and you can feel the
>> audio down to your bones. I want to achieve this or as close as I can
>> get within my budget.
>> Looks, style, size, and weight don't really matter as it's what's
>> inside the box that counts to me. Ideally the smaller the better and
>> if it fits in a standard 19" rack, all the better as I have plenty of
>> rack space.
>> Budget - Yeah, this will always be an issue for me. But I can
>> realistically afford to spend a max. of $400 on a receiver so I may
>> not be able to get super Hi-Fi with this budget but I would think that
>> I should be able to still find something with very good fidelity. If
>> I had the money to go all out, I'm the type of person who definitely
>> would so I am not trying to cheap out on this. But I do want to get
>> something now rather than save an wait.. patience and me have never
>> gotten along.
>> Since my first post a couple days ago, I've been reading a bit about
>> Hallicrafters SX-17's and SX-42's with their push-pull 6V6's and how
>> they can really make some very nice audio - a couple people seem to
>> really like these. However, for some reason, these two rigs don't
>> seem to be mentioned much.. are they genuine "sleepers" in this case?
>> The SX-17 appears to have good sensitivity and good selectivity with
>> an IF bandwidth switch actually works. I think I read that the narrow
>> position is somewhere around 4-5 kc and the wide is somewhere around
>> 10-12 kc.
>> Has anything I've said made sense and may point me to more specific
>> models of receivers I should be looking at?
>> Thanks again.
>> JT Croteau, N1ESE - Manchester, NH (FN42gx)
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