|[AMRadio] AM Event on 160|
k4kyv at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 27 00:12:35 EST 2005
This Thursday, 29 DE 05 starting at 0200 GMT, is once-a-year AM Night on the
Greater Cincinnati Amateur Radio Association Net on 1936 kHz. The net meets
every Thursday of the year at that time and frequency, but normally the net
is SSB-only. Once a year, the last Thursday of the year, it becomes an
all-AM net. The only exception is when Xmas falls on a Thursday, the net
doesn't meet, and AM night is the Thursday before Xmas.
The net started out in 1936, providing emergency communications during the
great 1936-37 flood. Someone decided to commemorate the year by choosing
the frequency of 1936 kHz, and the net continued to operate regularly on
that frequency until WW2. After the war, due to the LORAN restrictions, the
net no longer operated. But in 1986, coincidentally the 50th anniversary of
the flood, as 1900-2000 was restored to amateur use, the net was restarted
on its original frequency.
Net control Thursday night will be Bill, NM4A who operates from northern KY.
All stations with 160m AM capability are encouraged to participate in this
special annual AM event.
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