[Boatanchors] [Amps] FW: Best Boatanchor 160-10mReceiversforSSB?

Fuqua, Bill L wlfuqu00 at uky.edu
Sun Jun 5 17:39:19 EDT 2011

One last thought about using the computer interface.
You not only can decode many other digital modes but you can 
record as well.  There is a nice program called Scanner Recorder that
is free and even  has squelch and puts everything into one file.
  It has a built in logging feature that generates a text file telling you when
it recorded signals, the duration and the real start time and the start time
as it appears in the file.

I realize this is a mix of technology but we do it all the time without even
thinking about it. Just as rignt now. I would guess a pure boatanchor 
person would want to communicate via radio rather than computer but
here we are. 
  Another example is that even if you are using a tape recorder to 
record shortwave programs, it is most likely that it is solid state.

Bill wa4lav

From: Fuqua, Bill L
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 5:33 PM
To: Boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Subject: FW: [Amps] FW: [Boatanchors] Best Boatanchor 160-10mReceiversforSSB?

These are very rare and even on ebay may only see one or two a year.
I wish I had one.

I had a thougth one day that I could use my TenTec R320 DSP USB receiver as an IF
processor for my boatanchors. It would work with any of them since it could tune any IF.

But a cheaper solution if you are really looking for IF processing and will allow a computer
in your hamshack is to simply make a down converter for the last IF down to 10kHz and
use your sound card as an IF processor. An added feature is that you can also decode the
digital sortwave broadcast.
   Not ideal but a neat clean solution.

Bill wa4lav

From: Rob Atkinson [ranchorobbo at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 4:15 PM
To: Fuqua, Bill L
Cc: amps at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [Amps] FW: [Boatanchors] Best Boatanchor 160-10mReceiversforSSB?

Because I did not know they were going for that much.  Where do you
see the high prices?  under tables at flea markets?


On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Fuqua, Bill L <wlfuqu00 at uky.edu> wrote:
> With HC10 going for more than receivers such as HQ180s and HQ170s why would you buy one?
> These have the same IF ans in the HC10.
> 73
> Bill wa4lav
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> From: amps-bounces at contesting.com [amps-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Rob Atkinson [ranchorobbo at gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 1:40 PM
> To: amps at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [Amps] FW: [Boatanchors] Best Boatanchor 160-10mReceiversforSSB?
> If you wind up with an old AM/CW rx with a 455 KHz IF you can keep a
> look out for a hammarlund HC-10 and it will give you SSB coverage and
> maintain the tube signal chain.
> I don't know what the prices are but RME might be a manufacturer to
> look for.  I have seen NC300s go for pretty cheap so that is certainly
> a very good rx for the money and ya gotta love that weighted flywheel
> tuning.
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
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