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Mar 6, 2004
Paige, Republic of Texas
Well then please explain to me what's being said in this review on eham.net about solid state HF Ham Rigs:

Okay, much of the problem stems from two things. The first is the microphone. It sounds just as bad on FM as it does on AM because the mic is focused more for keeping the bandwidth on SSB under 3k. Second is operators take it out of the box adjusting the factory settings for their voice and operating conditions. Put a full range mic and tweak the AM level settings in the menu. I'll bet you will find a surprising difference in the transmitted AM audio.

In the link you posted KB1QH said "The fcc is crazy they want every one to stay on side band i guess this is why they build low level audio solid state ham radios." Then a little farther down K4KWH adds "Um, not to get into any argument at all, but a 706 WILL give quite satisfactory results on AM! I do it on a regular basis, and I own two 706 MKIIG's." One of them knows what the problem is, the other knows what the problem is and how to work around it.

So there you have it.
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