Two years ago we ran our first sideband transceiver special section in 73, The reader response was so enthusiastic that I decided to repeat the section every year. Then, last year, with the amateur equipment sales at a ten year low due to the panic over the ARRL Executive
Committees submission of RM-499 to the FCC, there seemed to be little need for a buying guide. Things look much better this year. Quite promising. 1.6*5 of our readers told us that they intended to buy a sideband transceiver in the near future. That's a lot of transceivers.
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