[AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams

jeremy-ca km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Thu Nov 22 20:55:14 EST 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ellen Rugowski" <ellenjoanne2003 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams

> ----- 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

What do you plan to use with the Viking II? Several wire antennas and 
verticals will work quite well with a tuner. A 80M dipole will work very 
well with a zillion lobes and equal a small yagi in some directions; 
requires a tuner.


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