|[AMRadio] AM in Iraq?|
James M. Walker
chejmw at acsu.buffalo.edu
Sun Oct 7 22:55:51 EDT 2007
I remember an AN/GRC-26D outside of MACV HQ. We used to get "hook-ups
back to Ft. Bragg, es 18TH ABN Corps. They would connect us to 5th S.F. Hq.
The link was using AN/GRC-26Ds on both ends (AM) and also the remotes were
tied in with TA-312s at each end. The audio quality was good, as was the
quality. Before you ask, I wasn't a radio operator there, but I knew most of
MACV Hq. guys, and they used to run phone patches back to bragg for H&W
traffic for us "Mud Slugs"!
Military AM radios, were always a problem if the system wasn't setup
in the first place. However the 26Deltas did a fine job when we were using
Sgt Boo to my friends, I don't have any live enemies!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Will" <lhwill at verizon.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM in Iraq?
> Hello All,
> My personal experience in Vietnam (1967-68) in the Army SigC is AM voice
> was already dead. It doesn't and never did work in the high noise levels
> near the equator. Enjoy AM in the winter but it is just isn't an comm
> medium when near 100% copy is required, unless you are WKBW or WABC at 50
> kW ERP. Here at 40N, I only use AM on 160 reliably from Nov -Mar, and I
> run an RCA BTA-1R1.
> I love AM but I also know its limitations.
> At 03:59 PM 10/7/2007, you wrote:
>>----- 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 Glen, I
>>was wondering if you could describe to the group how AM might take part in
>>military communications in Iraq. Also, is there any Ham Radio operating
>>being allowed? Regards, Jim Candela WD5JKO
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