PCR-100 or 1000?

PCR-100 or 1000?

Post by Brad Hoove » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Hi,

I'm a shortwave listener and I was hoping to expand my monitoring by
buying either the PCR-100 or PCR-1000.

What I don't understand is the PCR-1000 is listed with a range of 100
kHz - 1.3 GHz with AM, FM, WFM, SSB, CW bands. Meanwhile, the the
PCR-100 has a greater coverage area 10 kHz - 1.3 GHz but is listed as
having only the AM, FM, WFM bands.  I thought that a band was just a
division of the spectrum; so shouldn't both receive the same bands?  Any
help is greatly appreciated.

Brad

 
 
 

PCR-100 or 1000?

Post by Rich Wells, N2MC » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00



> What I don't understand is the PCR-1000 is listed with a range of 100
> kHz - 1.3 GHz with AM, FM, WFM, SSB, CW bands. Meanwhile, the the
> PCR-100 has a greater coverage area 10 kHz - 1.3 GHz but is listed as
> having only the AM, FM, WFM bands.  I thought that a band was just a
> division of the spectrum; so shouldn't both receive the same bands?

That is one definition of a band. But AM, FM, etc. refer to the
receive mode the radio can be put in to listen to signals. You
need to match the recieve mode of the radio to the transmit mode
of the signal to hear it properly.

So if you really are looking to expand your SW listening, then
the PCR1000 is the way to go since it has SSB. SSB is used on
amateur bands, by utility stations, and one of my favorites,
HF aeronautical freqs.

If you are just going to tinker some and are not as "serious",
get the PCR100 to save some money.

Strong Signals,
Rich Wells              N2MCA
http://www.strongsignals.net/