[AMRadio] Low Power AM nets

Rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Mon Jan 3 18:56:02 EST 2005


    I am notorious for running my DX-60 on 40m.  I get GREAT results!  
On a few VERY rare instances, I run it into a pair of 3-500Zs.

    I get beautiful reports!

    As has been said, band conditions are ALL.

    I worked on mine performing the WC3K (SK), mods.  Bill was REALLY 
into improving screen modulation.  He even came up with a PTT circuit, a 
modulation indicator circuit, AND putting the power/modulation control 
on the front panel - unobtrusively!

    I believe almost all of his mods, save perhaps the PTT, made it into 
ER Magazine.


P.S.  That is 40m AM in the AM!

Schichler, Alfred wrote:

>I was wondering if there are any nets, or just parts of the 75 or 40 meter
>bands where I could find anyone on low power AM, preferably
>controlled-carrier, screen-grid modulation.
>I recently got a DX-40 / HQ-100 AM Station on the air, for nostalgic
>purposes, but it seems like the only AM stations I usually hear are ones
>with high-power, high-quality plate modulated AM, and I don't want my puny
>signal to be just lost in the crowd or ridiculed. (Not that that would
>necessarily happen, but it seems like a possibility). I haven't listened at
>all hours of the day or anything, but I haven't found what I'm looking for.
>I would appreciate any info on this subject.
>Al, NE2D
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