[AMRadio] Getting started


Edward Swynar gswynar at durham.net
Mon Feb 23 20:08:35 EST 2009


Hi Bob,

For my $$$, I'd say you can't beat a Drake R-4 receiver (the closest thing
besides that MIGHT be a Heathkit SB-301 --- but the '301 doesn't have
160-meters, and the "stock" optional AM filter is both pricey and narrow).

Good R-4's can be had for around the $125.00 price range these days. The
R-4A's / B's and C's cost more, but for a solid, dependable all-around
rig --- for a good price --- you can't beat the R-4 with a stick, IMHO...

~73!~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Crawford" <crawfish at surfmore.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Getting started


> Drake 2-A is another great AM receiver. It has bandwidth of 2.4 and 4.8
kHz.
> The 2-B only goes up to 3.6 kHz. Of course, my R-390-A goes up to 6 kHz.
>
Joe
> W4AAB
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bernie Doran" <qedconsultants at embarqmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 6:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Getting started
>
>
> >I have been using a Drake R4, it could be a little wider(4.8KC), but for
> > $200 it is a great little rx. Bernie W8RPW.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <kc0hfl at cox.net>
> > To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> > <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 6:01 PM
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Getting started
> >
> >
> >>
> >>  Okay maybe I should have been a little more specific up to 300/350
> >> dollars for a receiver that would be my range I guess. I have looked at
a
> >> few Hammurlunds and Hallicrafters that look interesting like the HQ
> >> 110,150,170 and I bought a SX-99 real cheap from a local Ham I hope to
> >> check it out soon.
> >>
> >> 73,Bob
> >> ---- Bob Macklin <macklinbob at msn.com> wrote:
> >>> Define "without going broke".
> >>>
> >>> Any Hallicrafters is stable enough for AM. So are the low end National
> >>> receivers.
> >>>
> >>> Do you want a ham band only or a General Coverage receiver?
> >>>
> >>> Bob Macklin
> >>> K5MYJ
> >>> Kent (Seattle), Wa,
> >>> "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From: "Robert Perdue" <kc0hfl at cox.net>
> >>> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> >>> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 10:51 AM
> >>> Subject: [AMRadio] Getting started
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> > Hello I am in the process of setting up an AM station here in the
> >>> > shack
> >>> > I
> >>> have a Viking Ranger for the TX but picking a receiver has been a
chore
> >>> can
> >>> anyone give me some suggestions? I want a good receiver without going
> >>> broke.
> >>> >
> >>> > 73,Bob kc0hfl
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