[AMRadio] Getting back on AM

k2owr at comcast.net k2owr at comcast.net
Fri Aug 1 17:04:22 EDT 2014

Likely you will encounter the AM guys who try to entice u to restore one of the antiques. I did it and had a year of fun getting my Valiant 2 up and running. Bill K4owr

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-----Original Message-----
From: manualman
To: amradio
Sent: August 1, 2014, 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Getting back on AM

I've heard and worked a number of guys using the TS-2000 on AM over the
years and it sounds great.
You should have a lot of fun with the rig and it only weighs 17 pounds.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:15:49 -0400 rbethman <rbethman at comcast.net>
> Well,
>> I know to many, that this is heresy.  However, I acquired a Kenwood 
>> TS-2000 just completely re-manufactured by Kenwood.
>> It will do 25W on AM.  It will do this from 160m through 6m.
>> I will follow it with an Amp Supply LK-500ZB.  I already am more 
> than 
> aware of the issues of AM with SS in lieu of tubes!
>> It shouldn't take very long at all to get the mic gain issue under 
> control!
>> I've been that path before.  I've done it with a DX-60 and with a 
> Kenwood TS-930SAT.  The latter finally went toes up!
>> I can also tie my SP-600 into all this as a separate receiver.  It 
> certainly must have better receiving sensitivity than the Kenwood.
>> I may or may not venture into 6m.  I don't know how that will fit 
> into 
> the antenna farm.
>> I am adding a 40m Double Bazooka to the morass of wires.
>> Masts from Max Gain are on order.  This will put everything up about 
>> 15ft higher than I am now.
>> It will also allow for a flatter dipole setup in lieu of this sick 
> inverted vee affair that I'm using now.
>> The final piece to connect the Kenwood to the Amplifier *just* 
> arrived 
> as I was composing this.
>> It is a package that allows these SS rigs to key Amps that use 
> 120VAC/VDC to safely key them without damage.
>> Now it is only a matter of wiring it all together, and solder one 
> dumb 
> wire in the amp that came loose from its relay, and button it all 
> up.
>> Will be trying things out not long from now.
>> Catch y'all on the air!
>> Bob - N0DGN

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