It'll be interesting when Prime Minista shuffles off this mortal coil and his gear goes up on the block. I've heard the guy on the air before and there's one word I'll say about his operation:


No splatter, distortion (audible or visible on the scope) and the audio chain was properly equalized for AM. He's put some time and cash into that setup.

My experiences with fixing things mirror Eddie's, right down to the 'lose-customers-because-it's-legal' bit. As for Class D gear: Give me a high-performance vintage classic like a Stoner Pro-40, CPI CP-2000 or Cobra 2000 over ANY Ranger product, especially where the receivers are concerned. It's not that big of a deal to crush the Majick Diode and get your HF ham rig on 27MHz but it's a lot more challenging to work stations via weak-signal or skip modes using QRP (legal Class D) power levels.