[AMRadio] Tech info for some mow dern stuff.

donroden at hiwaay.net donroden at hiwaay.net
Thu Aug 3 09:29:08 EDT 2017

Messiner EX Signal Shifter
Heathkit DX-40
Viking Valiant
Bauer 707
Harris MW1A one KW AM transistor rig
Harris SX1A and SX1  one KW FET class D pulse width

Collins S-Line ( the whole set... mike to 30S1 )
62S1 my first 2 meter SSB. worked a lot of OscarSats in the early 70s  
with that combo

FT-747GX ... probably my favorite small plastic. It made me a lot of $$
as a signal generator in the AM Band tuning AM antennas and tuning units.
nice little PSK-31 rig. Sounds good on AM.

FT-767GX  My first "DC to Daylight" transceiver. Nice sounding AM
connects well to my CAT-1000 repeater controller as a remote base.
Countless dual band mobiles ...

even a Kenwood TR-751 2 meter SSB Mobile ( planned rover.. never implemented )

A pair of TS-2000s .... this radio does EVERYTHING ... maybe not as  
well as some radios on specific frequencies/modes but I still marvel  
at the design technology that went into this radio 18 years ago...  
SkyCommand with a walkie... beats the 767/CAT1000 combo hands down.

I have enjoyed them all... I plan more AM operation with the broadcast rigs.
( or maybe the plastics with a 20db linear )

Like my dogs, once they come into the house ( ham shack ) they never leave.
They are all worth more to me just sitting quietly waiting on me to  
decide just what to do than any $$ I might get from selling.

And the garage has a 1957 Chevy and a 1969 Chevy in various stages of  
restoration....   I'm told it's a disease or mental defect.... hoarding.

Maybe the kids can find a reputable auction house when I go SK.


Quoting Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>:

> On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Randy Berry <randyn3lrx at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My Plastic Radio is a K7DYY Super Senior.
> That's an AM rig.  A plastic radio is a manufactured slopbucket
> transceiver, usually solid state and made off-shore after around 1980.
> The DYY rig, is a real AM rig, class D.  a few broadcast transmitter
> manufacturers briefly made tube class D pulse width rigs in the 1980s.
> Continental made one that ran three 3-500Zs, two for the final PA and
> one to switch it on and off.
>> It might be modern but at
>> least it's a REAL AM transmitter, and legal limit out of the box.
> Depends on what you mean by "legal limit."
>> I tried to build a Class E transmitter but that project is still in
>> pieces. in my closet. I'd love to build a big bottle rig one day when
>> I have the space to do it.
> Good luck with the class E rig.  Also hope you realize your dream of a
> tube maul.
> Once you go vacuum in a rack there's no retraction back.  One look at
> hot glass and you'll give solid state a pass.
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
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