|[AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams|
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"
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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
>> extended groundwave region.
>> I can work 5-10 watt AM stations any evening at that range as long as
>> 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
>> or whatever the locals have designated. Its also easy to build/buy a RF
>> actuated SS preamp which will really wake up those radios.
> 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
> 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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