|[AMRadio] Getting started|
ken.sands at cavtel.net
Tue Feb 24 15:58:31 EST 2009
Nice station, Todd!!
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Todd, KA1KAQ <ka1kaq at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 6:01 PM, <kc0hfl at cox.net> wrote:
> > 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.
> It really depends what you want out of it for performance. Nice audio,
> excellent selectivity, bullet-proof front end? Probably the best
> overall radio would be the R-390A which can be had for the top end of
> your price range if you shop outside ebay and don't mind doing some
> work to bring it up to spec. Some of the earlier Hallicrafters rigs
> offer nice push-pull audio output if you're seeking nice, full audio.
> Early Hammarlund Super Pros and some Nationals fall into the category
> too and can be found in the $200-$300 range. And as Ed said, the Drake
> gear is still some of the best gear value for performance out there.
> But really, pretty much any receiver with AM will work since the
> signal tends to be broad enough that drift isn't a big issue. It
> depends more on what you want for features and performance, size,
> weight, etc. The cheaper/low end sets just tend to be a bit
> more....challenging (annoying?) to use.
> ~ Todd, KA1KAQ/4
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