[AMRadio] Re: 6m AM and 2m AM Activity


k0ng at inebraska.com k0ng at inebraska.com
Wed Oct 5 19:11:38 EDT 2005


Brian: We use 144.440 MHz for a local simplex commo frequency here in Lincoln
NE. We would appreciate some QRM from 144.450 AM OM !!

PS: We use 144.320 for AM, helps protect (?) the beacon band at 144.300.
I grind the rocks for the local chaps.

73 DE Charlie,  K0NG  ..

Quoting bcarling at cfl.rr.com:

> 144.450 MH zis the universal calling frequency for 2m AM.
>
> It must be because that works well with an 8025 kHz crystal
> in many rigs! They typically use a X18 multiplying scheme.
>
> I have those 8025 kHz crystals available if anyone needs some for
> their rigs... (FT243 style.)
>
> 73 - Brian, AF4K
>
> http://www.af4k.com/8MHz_crystals.htm
>
> On 4 Oct 2005 at 9:44, Mark Langenfeld wrote:
>
> > I remember 2M AM fondly (and, yes, still have gear for it in the
> > basement).  But I think it's been handicapped by the lack of a uniform
> > calling freq (like 50.4 on 6M) or window. 2 is indisputably one of the
> > most heavily used bands. What with somewhat different band plans from
> > region to region, the proliferation of packet and repeaters and the
> > satellite allocation, it seems as though few have given such a thing
> > much thought.  If band planners could be persuaded to carve out a sliver
> > for AM somewhare between 144 and 145 mHz (I'm not holding my breath), I
> > think a lot of us could be convinced to fire up the old gear on a more
> > regular basis.
> >
> > Mark - WA9ETW
> >
> > > 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!
> >
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