|[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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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.
On Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:15:49 -0400 rbethman <rbethman at comcast.net>
>> 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
> 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
>> 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
> 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*
> 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
> wire in the amp that came loose from its relay, and button it all
>> Will be trying things out not long from now.
>> Catch y'all on the air!
>> Bob - N0DGN
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