In a previous post I mentioned this topic but somehow it skewed off in another direction. For AM operation we normally maintain a 1:4 power ratio, where 25W of carrier peaks to ~100W. When I operate AM, I adjust my 6500’s output to produce 200W out of my Acom 1000. This produces a solid 800-900W output on peaks. I did some experimenting and decreased the AM Carrier setting on the 6500 to reduce the resting carrier (no modulation) to 100W out of the Acom 1000. The peak power still achieves the same 800-900W output. This lowers the operating temperature of the Acom by 8-10 degrees C. Further experimentation verified that at this 1:8 ratio, both legacy and SDR receivers did not have any problem locking on the signal. Has anyone else tried this, and does anyone know of any down side to doing this? I’ve mentioned it on the air a few times and the only comments I’ve received is that most transmitters don’t have an AM CARRIER adjustment that’s accessible to the end user. This might be a viable suggestion for those using less capable amplifiers on AM.