[AMRadio] Frequency Question


Larry WA9VRH wa9vrh at dishmail.net
Wed Sep 12 20:32:25 EDT 2007


Hi Ellen,

I think I saw a mention you were on the third floor of your apartment 
complex. Is that the top floor? Reason I ask is maybe you should think of 
using a screwdriver antenna mounted on the roof. I have had excellent 
performance using a screwdriver form my Jeep. Just a thought.
73 Larry WA9VRH


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ellen Rugowski" <ellenjoanne2003 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Frequency Question


> Hi Jim,
>
> So far no troubles.  Besides, other than my landlady, nobody else knows 
> I'm
> operating a ham station (I don't want to deal with the nonsense I dealt 
> with
> at the University of Wisconsin in the 80s, when the Cryogenics lab blamed 
> us
> [W9YT- the ham club station] for every little glitch in their electronics
> sensors [even when we weren't on the air they "just knew it was us" 
> causing
> the problems]).  So, I operate stealth.
>
> An SB-200 for some oomph - hmmm that's a good idea.  I wish I'd thought
> about that. Thanks!  I'll keep an eye out for one as a "just in case I 
> need
> to use it", in the ususal places (swapfests, ePay, etc.).  As of now it'll
> be a work in progress (I hit a major cycle of bills, and money is tight at
> the moment).
>
> 73,
> Ellen - AF9J
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Frequency Question
>
>
>> Well Ellen, I have had that award for many years, back in the early 70s
>> it was.  Most were nice about it and we cleared the problems.  Others
>> were not so nice and I ignored them as much as possible.
>>
>> If you are having troubles with a Scout then a 200 watt amp won't do
>> much more than widen the circle a bit.  I say go for it and deal with
>> the troubles as they occur.
>>
>> As for an amp, look for a Heath SB 200.  Runs real well at the 150 watt
>> level and is Class B.  They can be had for reasonable bucks and there is
>> no issue of having to find a chassis, case and all the parts.
>>
>> Jim/W5JO
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > Hi Jim,
>> >
>> >  It's kind of hard to do, with me living in an apartment.
>>
>>  But, I have concerns about amp usage, earning me the "Worked All
>> Neighbors" award for my apartment building.
>> >
>> >  73,
>> >  Ellen - AF9J
>>
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