[AMRadio] Old Novice Days


Bill Marx bmarx at bellsouth.net
Sat Feb 19 15:12:32 EST 2005


My Novice Frequency in the 50's was 7156. You could work the entire Novice
band with one crystal. It wasn't uncommon to tune up the band 20 kHz and
hear someone returning your "CQ" call five minutes after you stopped
sending. Lets face it...we all did the same thing hoping someone would hear
us.

Bill Marx W2CQ
KN2PEQ in 1958)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Crawford" <crawfish at surfmore.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Old Novice Days


> The Novice 40m band in late '60's/early '70's was 7150 to 7200. I had
> crystals on 7173 and 7175 and 7163(I think). Lots of fun with Ameco AC-1
and
> Drake 2-A(sadly, don't have either one now).
>                                    Joe W4AAB (WN4AUX 1972-73;WA4AUX
1973-99)
>
> Geoff writes:
>
> > ronnie.hull wrote:
> >
> >> a recent qso about novice days, stimulated my interest and I got out my
> >> old log books. My very first cq qso was on november 24, 1969, with
> >> WN8AAD, George in Hamden Ohio, on 7.160mhz, at 22:45    I wonder
whatever
> >> happened to ole George?
> >>
> >
> > I swear I remember mom getting her ticket in 1967.  She is WB5BBF,
> > recently upgraded to general and renewed her ticket for another 10
years.
> >
> > Even then, I *thought* I recalled the novice frequencies on 40m being
from
> > 7100 ~ 7150kc. The fone band was the same as it is now... 7150 ~ 7300kc.
> >
> > Are you sure your first QSO was on 7160kc?
> >
> > ;-)
> >
> > 73 = Best Regards,
> > -Geoff/W5OMR (/5 New Orleans, LA)
> >
> >
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