[AMRadio] Ham mods (was Re:SP600 Question)]

Charles Ring w3nu at roadrunner.com
Tue Sep 15 13:41:37 EDT 2009

I wonder why the Ranger would be among the best stock audio and the 
Valiant among the worst? Same maker, same vintage, etc.

73 de W3NU

Larry Szendrei wrote:
> Concerning the discussion of audio modifications to commercially designed
> amateur AM transmitters:
> A lot of these rigs from the 1950s (Viking I, Viking II, Valiant, DX-100)
> did, in fact have pretty nasty audio in their stock state, and there are
> good reasons to go in and engineer improvements in that department - and
> there are many "low-hanging fruit."
> Granted, modifications made by hams will cover the spectrum from
> worse-than-stock to an "extreme make-over" in the positive direction. So
> will their physical implementation.
> (From what I've heard and had experience with, the Collins 32V-* series,
> and the Johnson Viking Ranger, are among the best-sounding in stock form
> of this generation of gear.)

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