On 2/4/06, John Nason / NA9U <email@example.com> 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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