[AMRadio] Left Coast AM?


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Wed Oct 24 13:10:57 EDT 2007


I usually have the reciever on 40M at that time period. I will start parking
it on 3870 in the later evening. At least my antenna is right for that path.

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "W6OM" <w6om at cox.net>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 9:56 AM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Left Coast AM?


> I work VE7ZWZ in BC two or three times a week around 8 - 9 PM on 3870
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Bob Macklin
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 9:49 AM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Left Coast AM?
>
> But what time should I be looking on any of these frequencies.
>
> When I moved to this locatin in 2003 I was able to hear the PNW AM group
on
> 3870. But now they are down in the noise.
>
> I used to check 14.284 in the early evening (between 4PM and 5PM PST).
Again
> I use to hear them a few years ago but I have not heard them in over 2
> years.
>
> I was tols one to check 7290 at noon on saturdays. I tried that and no
luck.
>
> I received a note from a ham in Alaska that told me the farther north you
go
> the worse things get.
>
> On 80M I do receive the PNW RTTY net most night on 3595. What I am
receiving
> seems to be ground wave. That's what I would expect right now.
>
> The PNW AM locals (Seattle) are located north of me and over some high
> hills. I suspect that I am off the end of their antennas.
>
> My antenna currently runs east to west. So my best path is N/S.
>
> Bob Macklin
> K5MYJ
> Seattle, Wa,
> "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "W6OM" <w6om at cox.net>
> To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 9:31 AM
> Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Left Coast AM?
>
>
> > Plenty, 3870, 3880, 1925, 1885, 7,293, 7,140, 14,286.  Daily AM activity
> > from all 11 western states AM community a total of 183 check ins the
last
> > two months..
> >
> > Ron  W6OM
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> > [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Bob Macklin
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 9:28 AM
> > To: AM Radio
> > Subject: [AMRadio] Left Coast AM?
> >
> > Is there any real West Coast AM activity besides the PNW AM group that
> > operates on 3870 in the early evening?
> >
> > Is there any West Coast AM activity on 40M?
> >
> > Recent ly I have been hearing SSB activity on 14.286 during the time
> period
> > that the the AM group used to operate.
> >
> > Or is the problem just the dead bands due to the solar cycle?
> >
> > Bob Macklin
> > K5MYJ
> > Seattle, Wa,
> > "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
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