[AMRadio] AMRadio Digest, Vol 118, Issue 7

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Sun Nov 3 10:16:41 EST 2013

There is a practical reason why the owner of a BC-610 does NOT put it up 
on 160.

That band, and no other, requires the operator to make modifications to 
the transmitter.

These modifications MUST be removed prior to operation on any other 
band.  Damage to the TX *will* occur if this is not done. It is a bold 
warning in the manual for the BC-610.

It is not a simple switch to change to that band.

I personally understand the hesitation to do this.  The specific parts 
that involved are not easily replaced.

Bob - N0DGN

On 11/2/2013 7:54 PM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
> Unfortunately since those days (1988 and earlier) the noise floor has
> gone way up.  At my place, 25 watts would be inaudible.  I want
> everyone to get on 160 but I am irritated when I work a guy running a
> DX100 on 160 and his "other rig is a BC610" or maybe even a broadcast
> rig!   Whatever your biggest maul is, _that's_ what you want to be
> running on 160.   If you only have a 100 watt rig, use it, but for
> heaven's sake, if you have 833As or some other big jugs, save the
> 6146s for 40 meters!
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
> On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM, Jim Candela <jcandela at prodigy.net> wrote:
>>    In my 40 or so years as a Ham, I had two antennas that did pretty well on 160m. In both instances I got out pretty good with 25 watts AM.

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