The kids (grown and with kids of their own) gave me one-of-the-above for Christmas. First (and preliminary) report:
Although I asked only for the basic model, I received the blue-tooth enabled version. And, as I am a fan of, and keep two SSTRAN AMT (3000 and 5000) devices, those are my points-of-comparison.
Set-up: The Hurricane has a front panel menu with function and step-up/down buttons. The AMTs require frequency settings on internal SIP switches. Advantage: Hurricane.
Gain: The Hurricane has a bar-graph for gain. The AMT is 'ear'. Advantage: Hurricane.
Modulation: Again, the Hurricane has a modulation bar-graph, but unlike the AMT, modulation is not controllable. Advantage: Neutral.
Compression: The AMTs have a compression control. Advantage: AMT.
In operation - and only in a preliminary set-up: Both have very nearly the same range, and both are very clean within that range. Not a trace of hum with either. However, the Hurricane is blue-tooth enabled - advantage Hurricane.
The Hurricane came fully assembled, I had (back in the day) to assemble the AMTs. I see no particular advantage to either conditions.
Size: The Hurricane is about 1/2 the volume of the 3000, and 1/4 the volume of the 5000. However, the 5000 will accept many antenna configurations. Apparently, the Hurricane will as well - so when I get to my outdoor antenna, I will see if that is true.
Guys and gals: Here is a viable, fully frequency-agile AM transmitter that is NOT from the Pacific rim, is well made and works right out of the box at a reasonable price.
Melrose Park, PA