[AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams


Ellen Rugowski ellenjoanne2003 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 22 20:46:34 EST 2007


----- Original Message ----- 
>
> Tropo isnt necessary to work 70 miles with low power; you are still in the
> extended groundwave region.
>
> I can work 5-10 watt AM stations any evening at that range as long as they
> have an antenna in the clear. A simple 3 el yagi on the roof will do it,
> dirt simple to build.
>
> The hardest part with those old radios is marginal receivers. Give them a
> few new tubes and an alignment. Also be sure that you are actually on 50.4
> or whatever the locals have designated. Its also easy to build/buy a RF
> actuated SS preamp which will really wake up those radios.
>
> Carl
> KM1H

True.  On 2m, I used to regularly work out 130miles or so with 25W and a 3
el HB quad.  But, living in an apartment, I aint gots the space for a 3-el
yagi.

73,
Ellen

P.S. - I wish I could do a 6m V-beam again



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