[AMRadio] New Year's Resolution-Getting Back on AM!


Bob Scupp k5sep at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 25 16:54:42 EST 2006


Fellow Amer's-

Hi! My name is Bob K5SEP living in Mountainair, New
Mexico. The town is about 75 miles Southeast of
Albuquerque on the East side of the Rockies. The town
is about one square mile in physical size with a
population of 1,300. Mountainair is just under 6,500
feet above sea level (almost geographically the center
of the State). It is extremely rural with mainly
farming and ranch land.

Probably the first quarter of 2007, I will be moving
to the new K5SEP Radio Ranch. I work for UPHI.NET, a
local high speed wireless Internet company providing
service to residential/businesses in this portion of
Torrance County. The head end of our system is on the
West side of town on a hill overlooking the Estancia
Valley. I will have my own mobile home on their
property. I should be getting a large storage shed
too.

I have been continuously licensed since my senior year
of high school (1967-68). My Novice station back in my
hometown of Passaic, New Jersey was a Heathkit DX-60B
transmitter and Lafayette HA-63A receiver (as WN2CXS).
My second station when I upgraded to General after
1968 was an E.F. Johnson Viking II with matching VFO,
National NC-300 receiver and 40 meter dipole. Wish I
had not sold the gear when I moved to NM in 1976.

I recently purchased a close facsimile which includes
the E.F. Johnson Viking II w/matching VFO w/ten 40/75
meter AM phone crystals, National NC-109 receiver
w/manuals, D-104 mike and other accessories. Found an
Amateur North of me who needed the cash. To my
knowledge, he electronically went through everything,
replacing electrolytic caps, etc. It was fully
operational when he took it off the air very recently.

There is a 55-60 foot self supporting tower on the
property where the mobile home will be. It is used for
a microwave repeater for the high speed wireless
Internet network. Since the two owners are both
Amateurs, no problem using it for my antennas.

I actually have not be on HF AM in many years, so when
this comes together next year it will be great! I am
also into collection/repairs antique radios.
Looking forward towards an exciting 2007 meeting some
of you on the air.

Bob K5SEP


 
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