[AMRadio] AM Broadcast Quality


Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 19:52:05 EST 2013


On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 5:32 PM, W2XJ <w2xj at w2xj.net> wrote:
> You can modify gear to an extent but when it comes to things like beefing up Iron the field of those who can narrows substantially. It also depends on the design. A 'value' design may have the frequency response determined across several audio stages, essentially requiring a redesign of the entire audio section.
>

I don't know how much AM operating you do Bob, but I'd say 9 out of 10
of the hams I work can "beef up iron in the field."

> For those who still have the old heavy iron, fine, but something like a Viking 500 still sells for around three grand, if you can find one in decent shape. A broadcast TX is much cheaper and will have better performance or you can build from scratch for less.
>

I completely agree with that.

Rob
K5UJ


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