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I have a Sony SRF-A100 AM stereo receiver,
which many consider to be the best AM
stereo receiver ever made from that era.
(The early 1980s.) I understand that Sony
still makes a similar AM stereo portable of some
kind, but you have to order it directly
My SRF-A100 works fine, but is in very poor cosmetic
condition. It has no front panel. I plan to
try to fix it up, but that’s on the back
burner. I would never part with the radio,
even though it’s appearance is so poor.
I do not have the money to invest to
transmit that old AM stereo system, but
I can dream, can’t I?
By the way, if you go to YouTube. and type
in “AM Stereo” you will find some recordings
of some stations that used this mode in the
past. The quality varies from pretty bad to good.
I was amazed when I listened to an old recording
of WOWO in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The person
who made the recording was almost 500 miles
away and it sounded pretty good.
Another recording that sounded good was from
a station in Tokyo, Japan on 1242 KHz (?)
They were playing hits from the U.S., but
talking in Japanese.
It was a great time back then to listen to AM
radio in stereo. It sounded pretty good, but
now it’s mostly gone. I believe there are two
stations here in Connecticut that may still be
using that system. This is probably because
nobody changed the old transmitters and
the associated wiring. I know of one station
that is still playing music. I’ll have to check
it tomorrow. I can only hear it during the day.
Maybe they are still transmitting stereo with
this old system.