[AMRadio] AM on Ants(forgot to ID)

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Mon Jun 21 14:24:57 EDT 2010

de N0DGN,

First, a DX-60 will drive a pair of 3-500Zs with a carrier of almost 300W.

It isn't important whether a SSB station mumbles about the carrier not 
being nulled out.  An AM rig is "supposed" to have a carrier.

Then the antenna issue is dependent on whether the limits of property 
size, tree height, and or tower/pole height aren't always what is the 
most desirable.

If one can't afford a tower, try to contact the local power company.  
See if you can get a "used" pole.  sometimes when they do have them, you 
can get them to either drop it off,, OR if you talk "real" nice, they'll 
bore the hole and set it for you.

Bob - N0DGN

On 6/21/2010 2:04 PM, CL in NC wrote:
> (forgot to ID myself)
> Also, if you are using controlled carrier AM modulation, your unmodulated low power AM carrier may be down in the mud, but your fully modulated signal is very easily heard.  Sometimes the receiving end will complain about signal strength, and I think this has more to do with the type of detector in the RX, where the carriers only function is to charge the RC circuit after the detector.  Controlled carrier can sometimes sound like SSB, and I used to get told all the time, when using a DX60 on 20 meters, and phasing type SSB rigs where still abundant, that my carrier was not nulled out completely.
> Charlie W4MEC, in NC

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