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Very neat way to monitor your signal’s clarity etc etc etc….with a bunch of variable controls to “make” it sound clean, clear etc etc etc. :/
This does not mean your TX signal is in fact sending out the way your “adjusted by ear” antique receiver is making it sound like.
Remember, 99.9999 percent of the radios being used to pick up your flea powered TX does not have all those adjustments to play with.
I noticed many here are or were HAM operators. Why not BUILD a proper modulation monitor eh? One without any AGC or AVC or ABW???
Pretty easy to do….and can be done with junk parts….and I know most hams either know someone with calibrated test gear or have access to those so their home made modulation monitor can be calibrated….perhaps not 100 percent accurate but FAR more accurate and FAR better than just tweaking some old antique receiver’s adjustments till you hear the signal clean up. (lol).
Don’t get me wrong here, I think its great someone is putting that old thing to some use besides being the household dust collector. But for using to check one’s modulation purity well…..considering the alternatives available with far more accurate results and REAL results….I think the old gal radio is better served sitting in the corner for a conversation piece while its playing your station….AFTER its been checked by more accurate and reliable test gear! :)))