[AMRadio] 40M AM (Was: re: Amateur Radio Exam Question)

Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Fri Feb 8 12:11:24 EST 2008

I have the same interest. The longest dipole I can have is a 40M one. O live
in a 4th floor "RETIREMEN APARTMENT. I cannot have an outdoor antenna or
access to the attic.

My apartment is 20ft by 20ft with the livingroom window facing south. My
antenna starts in SE corner. One leg goes west about 18ft to the SW corner
then turns north to the NW corner of my bedroom. The other leg goes from the
SE corner north about 20ft to the NE corner then turns west to the NW corner
of my kitchen

A couple of years ago I was hearing 40M SSB between 7200 and 7300 during
contests. And at times I could hear people from Central California in the
7200 to 7300 segment even during non contest times.

Right now the only time I am hearing anything on 40M is during contests.

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message -----
From: "JT Croteau" <jt.n1ese at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 7:34 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] 40M AM (Was: re: Amateur Radio Exam Question)

> On Feb 8, 2008 10:23 AM, Todd, KA1KAQ <ka1kaq at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hope to hear more of you on the air over the weekend.
> Todd, or anyone, what is the activity like on 40M AM these days?  Is
> there any?  When I get my AM station on the air, I will likely be
> sending a fair amount of time on 40 (if there is activity) as my
> current antenna is a resonant 40M dipole.  I've never used SSB or any
> modes other than CW and RTTY/PSK on 40M so I have no clue what to
> expect.   I've been able to use a transmatch on this 40M dipole before
> to get favorable results on 80M CW/DATA but it is a cloudburner for
> the most part and only good for regional work.  I'm going to be
> putting up new antennas this spring.
> --
> JT Croteau, N1ESE - Manchester, NH (FN42gx)
> Contest Manager, TARA Skirmish
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