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    Quote Originally Posted by WTKX View Post
    Get a kick out it when they ask what plate modulated rig I'm running on AM.

    I let them try to guess for a while. Fun times.
    Do you tell them, Telefunken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG4CGC View Post
    Do you tell them, Telefunken?
    You got them there fuzzy inserted carrier? Those old ducks were fun to follow around. The R4/T4 Liked to dance it's way into another radio service. I had an old Swan that had 13.9-30mhz. I think it weight 140 pounds. I want the REAL plate modulated AM signal. I will get there some day. A 'real' AM signal heard on a tube type receiver, The listener will receive the full blessin of my sexy AM voice.
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    RIP Albi
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    Starting at 4:50, and that's Moon Unit, Zappa's Daughter

    Cause you're the crew slut

    I'm into leather
    That's good!
    Crew slut
    A lot of the boys in the crew love leather
    And rubber?
    Crew slut
    Yeah, they like rubber too... shrink-tubing with a hair dryer
    Trade your spot on the bench for a guy with a wrench
    And be a crew slut

    Ha ha ha
    You like that, huh?
    Crew slut
    I told you you'd love it
    It's a way of life!
    The guys in the crew
    Have got a present for you!

    A present for me?
    We got a present for you!
    Whaddya got?
    Whaddya gonna give me?

    It looks just like a Telefunken U-47
    You'll love it
    With leather?
    So NSFW it will Kill yer Mama... Don't make a fuss, just get on the bus!

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    Broken Threads Are For Assholes.
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    Slightly back on track:

    I wonder what kind of AM signal a properly set up FT-102 and amplifier with enough headroom (Henry 8K Ultra, Ulvin Tremendus IV, Alpha 77SX) is capable of? Obviously, you want to loaf both exciter and PA along in when running in AB1, continuous carrier service...and most amateur amps are rated legal limit with a duty cycle less than 100%. In some cases, a LOT less.

    Now if I only had 440v 3ph power in here...
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    Conventional wisdom states that I can get away with 100-150 watts (carrier) max with the HL-2200

    When I try it, I'm gonna watch temps with my laser thermometer
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTKX View Post
    Conventional wisdom states that I can get away with 100-150 watts (carrier) max with the HL-2200

    When I try it, I'm gonna watch temps with my laser thermometer
    Likewise with the FL-2100B or similar amps if proper cooling is provided. The modded FL-101 I have sounds so nice on AM I almost don't want to replace it in the lineup, but I need to redesign parts of the companion receiver (namely, the IF Assembly) in order for it to be really usable on today's bands.

    So, the -102 gets the nod.

    I really wish Kenwood would have included AM in their TS-820 suite; it's a shame to have a paired R-820 and not be able to take full advantage of that mode when running as twins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suddenseer View Post
    You got them there fuzzy inserted carrier? Those old ducks were fun to follow around. The R4/T4 Liked to dance it's way into another radio service. I had an old Swan that had 13.9-30mhz. I think it weight 140 pounds. I want the REAL plate modulated AM signal. I will get there some day. A 'real' AM signal heard on a tube type receiver, The listener will receive the full blessin of my sexy AM voice.
    You know what the frustrating thing is?

    My rig is GPS stabilized to a 10Mhz reference. The biggest problem doing AM is following all these old AM rigs around while they drift.

    On a separate non-related note: What is up with DX Engineering? Made a couple of orders with them over the last two weeks- the items arrived here *next day*.

    I usually have bad experiences with vendors but these guys are downright impressive.
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