Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net

donate to eham
   Home   Help Search  
Pages: Prev 1 [2] 3 4 Next   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: HF Radios on AM  (Read 3288 times)
KC8KTN
Member

Posts: 1870


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2018, 04:23:56 PM »

Why would anyone in America want to sound like a BC station. BC=British Canadian why???. Keeping it Real. Nuff Said.
Everyone have a Blessed day and be safe this Labor Day Weekend. Everyone Please Enjoy Ham Radio. 73s
Logged
KM1H
Member

Posts: 4807




Ignore
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2018, 05:07:34 PM »

Quote
Why would anyone in America want to sound like a BC station. BC=British Canadian why

What planet are you from? Roll Eyes
Logged
KB2WIG
Member

Posts: 623




Ignore
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2018, 05:10:04 PM »

The IC 7300 seems to do well on AM.

As far as other radios, the "big thing" seems to operate at a carrier level of approximately 1/4 of the published CW power output. I.e, 100 watts CW ~ 25 watts AM. There are 'headroom' issues, and distortion caused by too much audio gain.

Older ICOM radios, which I have a few, seem to need external control to reduce power out. In the case of my IC 746, I adjust the ALC by using an outboard power supply consisting of a pot and 9V battery. On occasion, I'll feed audio into the radio(s) acc input, for a little bit better fidelity.

For them that's interested,     http://amfone.net/Amforum/index.php       has a plethora or two of information.

klc
« Last Edit: August 30, 2018, 05:14:43 PM by KB2WIG » Logged

EXTRALight  1/3 less WPM than a Real EXTRA
K6BRN
Member

Posts: 1234




Ignore
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2018, 09:00:30 PM »

Both the Yaesu FTDX-3000 and FT-991 do AM well.  But the instructions regarding ALC have to be ignored - they are simply wrong..
Logged
KC8KTN
Member

Posts: 1870


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2018, 10:00:34 PM »

Icom 7300 AWESOME Radio. Nuff said.
Everyone have a Blessed day and be safe. Enjoy the Holiday weekend. I will be doing a lot of ham radio tis weekend.73s
Logged
K9MHZ
Member

Posts: 1725




Ignore
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2018, 06:34:46 AM »

Why would anyone in America want to sound like a BC station. BC=British Canadian why???.

Chucky, you've completely lost us with that one.
Logged
K9MHZ
Member

Posts: 1725




Ignore
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2018, 06:36:51 AM »

Icom 7300 AWESOME Radio. Nuff said.
Yep, fine gear.
Was there a debate about it, though ("Nuff said")?  Missed that part.
Logged
W3WN
Member

Posts: 831




Ignore
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2018, 08:29:27 AM »

Why would anyone in America want to sound like a BC station. BC=British Canadian why???. Keeping it Real. Nuff Said.
Everyone have a Blessed day and be safe this Labor Day Weekend. Everyone Please Enjoy Ham Radio. 73s
Yogi Berra's estate called.  They're billing you for malapropisms.
Logged
K9MHZ
Member

Posts: 1725




Ignore
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2018, 03:01:36 PM »

I think Chucky should stick to billboard designing.
Logged
G3RZP
Member

Posts: 1166




Ignore
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2018, 03:13:26 PM »

Chucky boy,

'BC' in this context is pretty well internationally recognised - even in a lot of the non-English speaking world - as an abbreviation for 'Broadcast'.

There IS a world outside MI and the CB bands!
Logged
KC8KTN
Member

Posts: 1870


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2018, 04:19:53 PM »

I just thought BC was backwards reference for CB radio. Nuff said. Keeping it real.
Everyone have a Blessed day and be safe. 73s
P.S. #1.  Go Irish beat Michigan.  38-13 final N.D. wins.. Nuff Said....
P.S. #2. I will be listening to my scanner before the game I have N.D. police in memory interesting stuff happens on Game Day.
P.S. # 3  I LOVE HAM RADIO
« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 04:23:59 PM by KC8KTN » Logged
VE3PP
Member

Posts: 164


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2018, 05:12:46 PM »

Quote
Why would anyone in America want to sound like a BC station. BC=British Canadian why

What planet are you from? Roll Eyes

I was thinking the same thing. That dude is not playing with a full deck of cards.  Roll Eyes
Logged
VE3PP
Member

Posts: 164


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2018, 05:18:32 PM »

In the past I worked on of the Kings of AM on 40 meters. Don, K4KYV is an AM/CW guy.

I worked him with my FT-950 and if I had not told him what I was running he told me he would not have known any better. I have worked a few other AM stations with it in the past. And have done the same with my FTDX-1200.

Proper mic gain is the key. I was driving my AL-80A with 20 watts carrier.

I also worked another AM guy on 15 meters one day while operating a TS-850SAT. Again, he said it sounded great. Correct mic gain was the key once again.

Sure some die hard AM'ers frown on guys using SS rigs on AM. But if set up properly they sound just fine.

Funny thing is I have never operated AM with my Drake TR-4 or my T-X4B/R4C.
Logged
K9MHZ
Member

Posts: 1725




Ignore
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2018, 07:07:46 PM »

...Nuff said.......
.. Nuff Said....

Is this the new "WOW"?
Logged
WZ7U
Member

Posts: 1073




Ignore
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2018, 11:33:45 PM »

The way you guys keep going on about AM I might just have to try it myself.
Logged
Pages: Prev 1 [2] 3 4 Next   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!