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Getting started on AM

Aug 25th 2014, 15:38

W9AVN

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Greetings;

Recently I tried AM reception on my FT 990.
I tuned to all the AM frequencies but all I got was muddled receptions on all the bands. I did this on various days/nights and different times.

I'm using a coax fed vertical antenna, turned off all the
filters, etc. but still got heavily muffled reception. What am I doing wrong? By the way, SSB reception is great.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I would like to try
AM ragchewing.

Thanks,

Jim W9AVN
Aug 27th 2014, 14:07

WB1GCM

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Total Posts: 0
Jim,

Press the 2.4 kHz bandwidth button while in the AM mode. That will disable the 2.4 kHz filter and give you a better frequency response.

Bob Allison, WB1GCM
ARRL Test Engineer

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