Re: IC7000 tx audio

Mark Chalkley


I was an avid SWL’er long before I became a ham.  I had numerous receivers: Drake R8B, Lowe HF-150, Sony 2010, JRC NRD-535, I’ve lost track.  But the easiest one to listen to, for me at least, by far, was a Hammarlund SP-600 “boat anchor”.  I won’t call you crazy - I can relate...

Mark - WC1Z

On Nov 1, 2019 at 19:00:44 CDT, Joe <k1ike_mail@...> wrote:

On 11/1/2019 6:38 PM, Les Barnes wrote:
> I even have a hard time with most solid state amps - so tube audio > systems are my thing

I go back to the late 1950's with being an SWL and a ham. I had found that the tube receivers seemed to be easier on my ears than the early solid state receivers, especially on the higher frequencies like 10 meters. 10 was not a crowded band and it seemed easier to hear a single weak signal that was barely over the noise on a tube receiver. Solid state receiver noise seemed more harsh on my ears. Maybe just my imagination, or was a factor of receiver design and not the fact that it was tube vs transistor.

Call me crazy, yo won't be the first......

73, Joe, K1ike

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