|[AMRadio] AM in Iraq?|
zemanek at att.net
Sun Oct 7 19:57:40 EDT 2007
The first time I was in Afghanistan before Iraq kicked off I brought a Ten
Tec Jupiter with me. It was 100 watts and had more power than the HF radio
at the time we were using. I had some connectors and cables put together and
used the Ten Tec on SSB with the encryption module going into the mike
jack.The ten Tec was Mars capable and I was able to get into the military
freqs. Worked great wish I took pictures for ten tec. I brought an SGC 2020
with me the second time in AF and used the 2 letter call before my call sign
with a small ladder line dipole and tuner and hooked up to a military
battery a BB5590 for the 12V. Reached some Europe and Norway and Belorusse
and a couple of other countries. I tried to make it back to the US had guys
listening but no luck. The last couple of times in Iraq I did not have a
radio with me. The Iraq govt there shut down Ham Radio. The bad guys use
cellphones and internet not HF. I did not try on AM. The HF radio we use
is automatic link --a handshake between trans and receiver--not used much
works good low power. I knew some guys did a 6000mile test shot on less than
a watt. Everything is FM and Sat Com.
I do have an official call sign given to me by the Kyrgyzstan Radio Ministry
and in the process of putting a shack together there for use when I visit. I
will try an AM shot from there when I get there. Chris w2JBL formerly KD2XA
is the AMer that has helped me a lot
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of EdwMullin at aol.com
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 6:02 PM
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM in Iraq?
When I was there, (04-05) I was able to get a local call (YI9HYS) and
operate using a kenwood TS-520 that I bought off line and had shipped over.
operations that I noticed, other than Shortwave broadcasting. Though I
mostly stuck to 20 meters SSB/CW.
Besides broadcasting I never ran into an AM ops. Though if it was an old
buzzard in another language, I wouldn't have been able to tell the
I THINK the tactical coms are all FM now.
In a message dated 10/7/2007 3:59:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
jcandela at prodigy.net writes:
----- Original Message ----
From: Glenn Zemanek <zemanek at att.net>
>Glenn kc2fzv --on my way to the sandbox again. Sorry to continue this
>thread as it probably is against list regs but I just had to comment
I was wondering if you could describe to the group how AM might take part
military communications in Iraq.
Also, is there any Ham Radio operating being allowed?
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