[AMRadio] AM Activity?

wb6orz wb6orz at pacbell.net
Fri Jul 29 07:28:42 EDT 2005

    Hi, Pete. Interesting post.
    Maybe AM activity has fallen off some because of the conditions, but out 
here the AMI Net still holds forth weekely on 3870, with as many as 40-50 or 
more check-ins. Also, we have a local AM Early Birds Net Sat AM's, with 
several regulars (including me).
    In terms of any general fall-off, maybe it's the aging of the group, of 
course we know that phenonenon.
    My Valiant and Ranger are faithful, and I've been meaning to run my CE 
100V on AM, when I recently heard another on the air, it sounded great. 
Angel Music.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "peter markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:19 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM Activity?

> With all the AM rigs changing hands over the last several years, and the
> AM mode being included on most of the current crop of transceivers, one
> might wonder why isn't AM heard more often on the bands. I've even notice
> that AM in the Northeast, less a few regulars or irregulars depending on
> who is drawing the description, is not as active as it use to be. As we
> head to minimum in the cycle, 40, 80, and 160  meters, because of  lower
> noise conditions, should be great. Maybe they're all going digital.
> Pete, wa2cwa
> On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 17:30:54 -0700 "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
> writes:
>> The 40M AM frequency is 7290. But I have only heard SSB there and not
>> very
>> often.
>> I have not heard anything on 14286 in well over a year.
>> And in the PNW 3870 is dead because of band conditions.
>> Bob Macklin
>> K5MYJ/7
>> Seattle, Wa.
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