These recordings are of the linear AM transmitter in stereo:
These samples were recorded by Pete, WA1SOV using a Sony SRF A100 I.F. coupled to his SP 600: Sample 1 Sample 2
Here's a sample recorded using a Gonset converter ahead of a Sony SRF 42 with the transmitter in the dummy load: SRF 42 Test
Please note that even though the transmitter was in the dummy load any distortion you may hear is because the
Gonset converter was operating under near overload conditons.
This is what the transmitter sounds like on the stations monitor with the transmitter in the dummy load: Modulation Monitor Sample
And what about single sideband? "That stuff will never sound good" you say. Well... take a listen to this audio sample of Eric, WB2CAU talking to WB2RON: Eric on SSB
Eric is transmitting on a FlexRadio Systems software defined radio received on a software defined radio. Using modern technology SSB can be made to sound very good. With an SDR it's all in the software, what ever mode you want to run.
Go to the FlexRadio Systems site where you can learn more. You can download the software and use the SoftRock radio
board or roll your own. Here's some other software for the SoftRock board: Rocky
If you don't think clean audio can be achived with asymetrical modulation Read This.
Who's that lady? You've heard her for years on WA2FNQ. Now see the face behind the voice of the WA2FNQ I.D.s.
Traditional terrestrial radio has enjoyed a long, historic period. But in recent days people have become
disatisfied with the limited variety of programming available on the AM/FM dial. Music has disappeared from AM radio. Stations
have been bought up by a few media giants. Formats have disappeared leaving listeners to search elsewhere for their favorite
music. While the portable .mp3 player is one solution there are a couple of other alternatives:
Many people who don't mind paying a fee for the privledge of listening to a wide variety of formats have turned to Satellite
Radio for entertainment.
With thousands of stations available, Internet Radio is yet another alternative to terrestrial broadcasting.
Many of these stations are commercial free and the only cost to you is your internet connection. You can listen to stations from
all over the world while you're working on your PC using a free player like Winamp.
For example listen to 1290 GLI
Bringing back a small part of what was once "The Mighty 1290 WGLI" on the Internet.
Or check out the many stations available on SHOUTcast radio as well as 1290 GLI.
There are new advances in technology which are beginning to make Internet Radio competitive with terrestrial and satellite broadcasting.
Widespread WiFi will enable you to listen to Internet radio anywhere. There now are many WiFi enabled radios which will allow you to listen to Internet
radio without the use of your computer. Internet enabled radios in cars promises to be around the corner. It's also interesting to note that many terrestrial
broadcasters have begun to make their stations available on the internet as well We have nothing to do with this but here's WFNQ - FM.
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The Twin Towers:
Our unity is a kinship of grief and steadfast resolve to prevail over our enemies.
Here buildings fell.... here a nation rose. George W. Bush
Remembering September 11, 2001
I feel this way about it. World trade means world peace and consequently
the World Trade Center buildings in New York ... had a bigger purpose than
just to provide room for tenants. The World Trade Center is a living symbol
of man's dedication to world peace ... beyond the compelling need to make
this a monument to world peace, the World Trade Center should, because of
its importance, become a representation of man's belief in humanity, his
need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and
through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
Minoru Yamasaki, chief architect of the World Trade Center