[AMRadio] 6m AM and 2m AM Activity


bcarling at cfl.rr.com bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Tue Oct 4 06:05:15 EDT 2005


GREAT ALLEN!
YOU (we) are the future of VHF AM.
Stay with it.  There ARE many of us out here with 6m AM capability 
who just need a NUDGE to get on the air more often!

I think if more of us talked it up on the internet there would be a ton 
more activity and maybe even start some new nets!

I would be willing to get involved.

ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE???

Hailing DC, VA, MD, FLORIDA!!!

CQ CQ CQ CQ 6m AM!!

I will be on 50.4 MHz calling CQ and listening to your calls this weekend!

73s from AF4K, Brian

On 3 Oct 2005 at 20:51, Allen Jones wrote:

> Here in northwest Indiana there is very little 6M AM
> activity.  This Spring I bought a very nice Ameco
> TX-62 along with an Ameco CB-6 converter which I feed
> into my Heathkit SB-301.  I have worked only two AM
> stations within a 100 mile radius and some Es into the
> East coast using 4 elements at 65'.
> 
> I am less than 40 miles from Chicago and this area had
> a tremendous amount of 6 and 2M AM activity in the
> 60's and early 70's. The Heath factory was only 30
> miles from here accounting for much of the activity in
> SW lower Michigan.  I sometimes wonder what happened
> to all those Gonsets, Heathkits, Clegg, Hallicrafters,
> Johnson and others.  Are they sitting in a basement or
> dusty garage or rusting away in a landfill.
> 
> How may of you guys remember the Heath VHF-1 Seneca? 
> You could easily identify one from the carrier
> controlled modulation.  I have a really nice one that
> I plan to get going one of these days.  I also have a
> Clegg 99er and a 66er.  Plenty of AM gear (SSB too)
> but little AM activity sad to say.
> 
> 73
> 
> Allen, W9DZ
> 
> 
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