[AMRadio] Old Novice Days


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Wed Feb 23 16:57:56 EST 2005


Both my DX-60 and SB-401 have output below the current limit so I am not
worried.

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ/7
Seattle, Wa.

"REAL RADIOS GLOW IN THE DARK"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff" <w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu>
To: <garyschafer at comcast.net>; "Discussion of AM Radio"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Old Novice Days


> Gary Schafer wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Geoff wrote:
> >
> >> Bill Connelly wrote:
> >>
> >>> Thank you!
> >>> Bill, W3MJ
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> At 12:09 PM 2/23/2005 -0600, you wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Bob Macklin wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> <>In 1969 the 40M Novice segment was 7150 - 7200. In 1986 it was
> >>>>> 7100 - 7150.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Bob Macklin
> >>>>> K5MYJ/7
> >>>>> Seattle, Wa.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Before that.  I got my ticket in Feb of 1984, and it was 7100 to
> >>>> 7200kcs
> >>>>
> >>
> >> Hold off on the thanks...  after I read and re-read that, something
> >> didn't look correct...
> >>
> >> Let me try again, with these statements that I know (to the best of
> >> -my- current education)
> >> to be fact...
> >>
> >> I do not ever, at anytime, remember the Novice CW sub-band of 40m ,
> >> being more than 50kc wide.
> >>
> >> I've always known the Novice CW sub-band of 40m to be from 7100 to
> >> 7150kc.
> >>
> >> There.  That's what Ive been -meaning- to say and/or stick with.
> >> I, personally, don't ever remember the Novice band on 40m being as
> >> high as 7200kc
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> 73 = Best Regards,
> >> -Geoff/W5OMR
> >>
> >
> > Geoff,
> >
> > I think you are right about it being only 50kc wide. I don't know when
> > they changed but in the early 60's it was from 7150 to 7200. My one
> > and only crystal then was 7175 kc. You young kids probably don't
> > remember that. :>)
>
>
> Of course, there are some rigs and receivers (I'm thinking Heathkit)
> that had on a glass drum the 'fone segments in a heavy(ier) black  line,
> and 7.2 to 7.3Mc were bold'ed.  It couldn't have been long (relativly
> speaking) from when Phone operation was permitted on 40m.  The only
> "Class A" bands were 80, 20 and 10m then. 11m was there (don't remember
> a lot about it, other than it was a ham band at one time, and probably
> the best DX band hams had) and this was before 15m.
>
> Interesting discussion.  I wonder if anyone has a time-line on when the
> major changes in Ham Radio took place, in regards to rules/operating
> privledges took place?
>
> 40m was a CW only band after WWII until the 50's.  75w DC Input was the
> Novice power limit.  1kW DC Input (which is MUCH easier to measure than
> PEP but that's another whole thread in/of itself ;->) for Generals and
> above, regardless of mode.
>
> I've visited a few SSB'er hamshacks lately and some (not all) are
> running amps that are (according to the supposed 'peak-reading'
> wattmeters) running 2kW PLUS in output power.  (Not that it *bothers*
> me, just an observation).
>
> I wonder if this is something that's being done all over, or just a
> 'specific group' of guys who are running the illegal limit?
>
> C'mon, man... a pair of 3CX800A7's?  That's 1600w of dissapation,
> fer-cryin'out-loud!  The right voltage on the plates would make 'em sing
> to -at least- 2kW pep output.  And some of these dual 4-1000 homebrew
> amps I hear on the air?  Isn't it the Alpha 8877 amp that runs 2 (not
> one, but *TWO*) 8877's in the output, EACH with a plate dissapation
> rating of 1,500w?
>
> *shrug*
>
> It's nice to remember the old days.  And, yes. the times, they are
> a'changing.   It's just that I just don't necessarily think some of us
> hams are changing in a good/positive way.
>
> The Law is Always The Law.  It doesn't bend because you run a different
> mode.
> The LEGAL output limit is 1500w PEP.
>
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR
>
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