NU9N eSSB Flash Into Page
NU9N eSSB Hi-fi Audio
Amateur Radio Extended SSB Hi-fi Mid-fi Lo-fi Audio
 
W3C Validated HTML 4.01 Compliant
W3C validated CSS compliant

History About Amateur Radio Operator
NU9N, John Anning


History About Amateur Radio Operator NU9N, John Anning
and IcyColors.com Web Site Design

Hi Fi Audio, as far back as I can remember, has been my passion. At age 7, I played with my dad's old 1 7/8 ips 1/4" open-reel tape recorder. I would ham-it-up pretending to be a disc-jockey. Then I graduated to the cassette deck, then again to a 15 ips Teac multi-track recorder and now into some limited but interesting computer based digital recording.

At age 10, my dad bought us kids some CB walkie-talkies and again I was excited, only this time, I was actually On-The-Air! As a musician and songwriter, I saw a need in 1980 to purchase an analog multi-track tape based recording system for the production of my own demo-tapes. This was great fun and very rewarding. My recording skills were being harnessed, as well as my ear for mixing and blending tracks. I also started learning the art of post-production processing such as EQing, Compressing, adding effects, etc... In 1982, I bought my fist real CB, a President Washington. I was hooked!

It wasn't until 1987 that I tested for my amateur novice license. Within a month, I made Extra class and never looked back to CB. I still continued to produce my music, but Ham Radio split my hobby interests in two.

In 1988, my Dad encouraged me to buy a PC Compatible computer. I did, and again, I was hooked! My music/recordings and Ham radio were on hold while I was discovering the art of computing. I was active on the 2 meter band running a full service packet BBS, but that was about it.


One day in 1996, I was tuning across the 20 meter band and heard this guy talking. I thought "whoops, I must have accidentally landed on an AM broadcast memory in my radio." When I realized that it was SSB, I was simply amazed that anyone could produce audio of this caliber! This was my first exposure to 14.178 MHz. (By the way, that guy I first heard on 14.178 MHz was W2ONV) I kept hearing these guys on 14.178 playing with external audio equipment and mini-disc recording systems, "tweaking" this and "tweaking" that. Hey, this sounded like fun! My brain began storming! I loved hi-fi audio, amateur radio, recording and computers. I was hooked and the rest is pretty much history.

This web site was my first attempt at site designing and has been a learning experience. I currently hold A+, i-Net+, CIW Professional Designer and CIW Master Designer certifications.

eSSB Hi Fi audio has been a challenge and there have been many problems to solve. I hope I can assist those interested in producing their SSB hi-fi audio solve their associated problems as well, without having to go through all of the bottles of Extra Strength Excederin that I went through. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know.

73,

-John (NU9N)
NU9N eSSB / AM Station Equipment and Configuration:

Microphone:

Microphone Preamp:



Audio Processing:
Equalizer:
Compressor:
Multi-Band Processing:
Peak Limiter:

Effects Processor:

Mixer / Splitter:



Audio Transformers:



Power Supply

Transceiver:



Amplifier:

Antenna Tuner:

Ant 10/15/20 meters:
Ant 10~160 meters:
Ant 10~80 meters:

Recording:


AFAnalysis:

RF Analysis:

Linearity Analysis



Computer Stuff:




Video Hardware:

Monitor:

Audio Hardware:

Keyboard:

Misc Software:

Receiver Audio


Reproduction:


Misc Hardware:

Shure SM7 dynamic - original version (circa 1987)

Fredenstien V.A.S. solid state mic pre utilizing an OPA2 op-amp, matching input transistors, and an American made steel core output transformer

Behringer DEQ2496 with
behringermods.com mods
Behringer DEQ-2496 Ultra-Curve Pro (PEQ)
Behringer DEQ-2496 Ultra-Curve Pro (DYN-COMP)
Behringer DEQ-2496 Ultra-Curve Pro (DEQ)
Behringer DEQ-2496 Ultra-Curve Pro (DYN)

Behringer DSP2024P Virtualizer Pro (Sidechained)

Modified Behringer MX 882 Ultralink Pro with AD823 Op-Amp replacements, ground bus improvements, capacitor replacements, and rectifier mods.

Jensen Iso-Max CI-1RR, Jensen Iso-Max PI-XR,
Jensen JT-11p-1, Jensen Iso-Max PI-2XX,
Ebtech Line Level Shifter

Astron VS-35M

Apache Labs ANAN 7000dle (Black version)
Firmware: Protocol 2 v2.1.18
Software: Thetis v2.9.0.6 x64

Ameritron AL-80A (Single Eimac 3-500Z Triode)

Palstar AT4K

Telex/HiGain TH7 Triband Yagi @ 70 ft.
265 Ft. Flat-Top Dipole @ 70Ft.
280 Ft. Delta Loop @ 65Ft height.

Thetis v2.9.0.6 software internal wave recorder
32 Bit IEEE Floats direct from receiver output audio

PC-Based - Spectra Plus v5

Thetis v2.9.0.6 software (PanFall display)

CleanRF Technologies RF-D (RF-Demodulator)
CleanRF Technologies RF-S (RF-Sampler)
Tektronix 2215 60MHz Oscilloscope Monitor

HP Envy Computer - 9th Generation
Intel Core i5-9400 2.90 GHz (6 cores)
1TB solid state drive & 16GB DDR4 Ram
OS: Windows 11 64bit ver 21H2

Asus GeForce GT 1030 with 2GB onboard Ram

Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI 1920x1080

Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme 24bit / 96kHz Sampling

IBM Model-M 1391401 (1989 Buckling Spring)

iAdobe Audition 3.0 / Spectra Plus v5

Sherwood RX-4010R 60W/ch Stereo Amplifier
THD: 0.08%, STN: 95dB, FR: 5~60kHz

Headphones: Sony MDR-7506
Speakers: Optimus STS-100 3-way

Luxo Microphone Boom


NU9N Wiring Schematic

John M. Anning - NU9N
Phone: 1-815-631-5042
e-Mail:
  e-Mail NU9N
Home | Intro | About | Rx | Tx | Extended SSB | AM | Rec/Play | Photos | Feedback | Sites | MP3
Apologetics 1 | Apologetics 2 | Audio Glossary | Donate | eSSB Mods | eSSB Ready Rigs | Transmitter Settings for eSSB
File Downloads | News | Radio Connections | Transmitter Settings | Scope Your Audio | Site Map | Site Search | T-Pad Calculator
eSSB