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Re: [TenTec] AM, was "Just noticed ..."

To: geraldj@weather.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] AM, was "Just noticed ..."
From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm@mendelson.com>
Reply-to: gsm@mendelson.com,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 15:55:01 +0300
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On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 06:42:16AM -0600, geraldj wrote:
> Some SW AM Broadcasters have been running SSB AM for years.

It makes sense to them, it saves electricity, it reduces adjacent channel
interference, and it's 100% compatible with the "legacy" radios. 

As for ham radio, it may not make sense. It does not produce the "broadcast
quality" voice that some people want. Depending upon the radio, and how
it is designed and aligned, it may sound wonderful or it may sound bad.

It's like many other "compatability" modes. It works, but it may not
work as well as the original. 

IMHO if you want to join an AM net, it gives you the capability. If you
want to keep alive AM as a mode, and preserve that part of the radio
art, it won't.

It's like CW, Ten-Tec rigs are designed to do CW well, some of the competition
is designed to do SSB well and include CW because they think they have to,
but almost no one will use it.


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