[TenTec] In praise of older technology AM transmit with Ten Tecrigs
jrichards at k8jhr.com
Thu Feb 27 05:05:22 EST 2014
My experience using the Omni VII on AM parallels Bob's story.
I have used the Omni VII to check into a long standing group of AM hams
who mostly live in and around Chicago, and they say my Omni VII sounds
great. I generally use a headset (AtudioTechnica BPHS-1 or a Shure
SM-2) with no EQ on transmit or receive. Bass roll-off is about 225 Hz
-- exactly the same as what I run on SSB and they say I sound really good.
I also follow Bob's technique of tuning in SSB, but I tune at a bit
lower power than he states, and simply switch to AM when it is my turn,
and that is it, nothing more. It is a lot of fun because these are some
of the most courteous hams I have ever met on the air.
I follow Bob's technique... as he was one of the few hams who did not
blow me off when I was a really new ham and needed a less technical
explanation of how to use the amp properly. Good teachers can explain
stuff on many levels. But I won't say more, lest he blush.
---------- K8JHR ------------------------
On 2/25/2014 5:27 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
> I find that my Omni VII on AM sounds quite good.
I run the Omni VII at about 20 watts out as that is adequate to drive
the amp to about 200 watts of carrier or
> about 800 watts PEP.
> Speaking of amps on AM. First one should tune the amp to full rated
> output using the TUNE mode typically at 100 watts and then switch to
> the AM mode on the radio.
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