[AMRadio] Old Novice Days


ronnie.hull ronnie.hull at glowbugs.com
Wed Feb 23 12:45:30 EST 2005


nope, I found my old log book and ALL of my novice qso's were on 7.155, 7.160 
and 7.175    W5SUM

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From: Bill Connelly <w3mj at ptd.net>
To: Discussion of AM Radio <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 12:42:22 -0500
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Old Novice Days

> I think the Novice band was 7100 to 7150.  My pet rock was 7110.
> 
> Bill, W3MJ
> 
> At 12:38 PM 2/23/2005 -0500, you wrote:
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> >That's right, the 40 meter novice band in the 60's was from 7150 to 
> >7200.  The phone band was smaller then, from 7200 to 7300.  I can't 
> >remember the exact xtal frequencies, but I sure had a lot of fun on CW as 
> >WN2QEV in 1964/1965.  At first I had to ask people to QRS, but after a 
> >short time it was no problem copying everybody.
> >
> >I shared a Heathkit DX-40 and KnightKit Star Roamer with my twin brother 
> >Al, WN2QEW/NE2D.  Then we saved our pennies and bought a used 
> >Hallicrafters S-85 receiver, and discovered that 15 meters was far from 
> >being a "dead" band like it appeared to be with the Star Roamer.  We had a 
> >lot of fun on that band as well.
> >
> >73, Don K2FY
> >Rochester, NY
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> >[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net]On Behalf Of Joe Crawford
> >Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 2:58 PM
> >To: Discussion of AM Radio
> >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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