macklinbob at msn.com
Thu Jan 27 14:31:12 EST 2005
While AM ativity seems to be mainly a BA segment of the hobby iot really is
not. Many of the AMers run both tube stuff and solid state stuff. Class E AM
Txes are solid state.
If you can hear them give them a call. Where are you located?
"REAL RADIOS GLOW IN THE DARK"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Fuller" <n0mn_k0bjf at msn.com>
To: <AMRadio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:22 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] Hello!!
Hello everyone, Rich (N0MN/5) here, I've been bitten by the AM and nostalgia
bugs and will need help (NOT a cure, though, hi). My dad got his Tech
license back in '59 or '60 (I was in junior high) and he put together a 6M
AM station using a Hammarlund HQ-129X (although I just can't remember how he
received on 6M) and a home brew transmitter. He passed away in '92 but some
of the fondest memories I have are he and I out in his converted chicken
coop hamshack tuning around on the old HQ. Even with a 4el 6M beam we could
pick up foreign broadcast stations and hams on the lower bands. Oh, the
audio that the Hammarlund had!! I had been looking for an HQ-129X for years
at hamfests and in ads and even in last few years on ebay but was never
successful until recently. I picked up one on ebay from a very nice
gentleman up in Washington state that gave me the history behind the radio.
It will require a few parts replaced which I have already started on but I
think it will work just fine. I also found a near mint Gonset GSB-100
transmitter that I don't think I will have to do anything to. I say all
that to ask a question: It will be a while before I get the AM station all
set up and I've been listening to some of the AMers on 75M and I have picked
up that there is a wealth of experience and knowledge out there and I have
AM capability on a more 'modern' rig (IC-756), is there any unwritten rule
about jumping in on a radio that doesn't 'glow'?? As I get more into the
restoration project I would like to ask for advice but certainly want to
comply with protocol.
Rich Fuller NØMN
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