Re: Information Learned Too Late

Joe A. Dellinger (jdellinger@amoco.com)
Sun, 16 Jul 95 15:00:28 CDT

	If you are willing to pay in the $300-400 range, the
Sony ICF-2010 (American name) is a very good radio and a very
good deal. It has SSB *and* synchronous detection. In general
for picking up amateur broadcasts SSB is a must... by not
wasting power on two sidebands and a carrier when only one
sideband is needed you can make more efficient use of the
radio spectrum. Beat frequency oscillators are a sort of
klunky way of picking up SSB... synchronous detection is
a lot nicer. Usually you can only get that feature on table
top models, though. The Sony ICF-2010 is an exception.