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

KB2WIG at twcny.rr.com KB2WIG at twcny.rr.com
Fri Feb 8 13:09:09 EST 2008

There is activity, but as said, the b'cast mucks things up. For a 
while, thers was some activity after 10 PM est, but i've not been on 
that late.. My last 40m contact was with Don, K4KYV, sometime last 

Whats  a TARA Skirmish ?? 


----- Original Message -----
From: JT Croteau <jt.n1ese at gmail.com>
Date: Friday, February 8, 2008 10:35 am
Subject: [AMRadio] 40M AM (Was: re: Amateur Radio Exam Question)
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service 
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> 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 
> 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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