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Re: [TenTec] Orion II Reviews?-Follow up

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II Reviews?-Follow up
From: Barry Gross <barry.n1eu@gmail.com>
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Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 13:20:52 +0000
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On 2/4/06, John Nason / NA9U <na9u@arrl.net> wrote:
> Not sure why ancient mode is still used.  I realize
> guys built surplus stuff that could only use AM.  Give
> me a break, why would any rig today even have it?
> Double the bandwidth and a fourth of the power.
> Despite the decline of licensees our bands are too
> crowded for this stuff.  I assumed the version
> intentionally removed AM, why do view it as a bug?

I don't do much AM, but when the sunspots were here I would get on 10M AM at
29-29.1Mhz.  There's plenty of spectrum up there.  Sometimes on topband also
at 1905, where there's also plenty of room.  I just like the way AM sounds,
very nice fidelity.  AM'ers also tend to be more ragchewers and quite
knowledgeable technically - not the typical applicance operators.

With all due respect, your perspective is pretty narrow Jason and your
assumption about Orion2's AM incorrect.

73, Barry N1EU
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