[AMRadio] Why Only 75M

Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Sat Nov 22 14:30:19 EST 2008

Yes, 7282 is the So. Cal. group.

I'm in a retirement apt (large closet) and only have a 40M dipole that would also work on 15M. I can put up a 20M and 10M dipole in my closet. But a full 75M antenna is out of the question.

But I have been thinking about trying a 75M loop in my living window. That may be one of next year's projects.

Bob Macklin
Kent (Seattle), Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Craig C. Heaton 
  To: 'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service' 
  Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2008 10:34 AM
  Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Why Only 75M

  Hi Bob,


  Wish there were an answer to your question. After moving to the Pacific Northwest several years ago I put up a 40 dipole. Called CQ for days on 7.290 with little results. Every blue moon I might catch AB7YD out of Seattle. Most of the daylight hours 40 is dominated by foreign broadcast. I was just out to the shack at 9 AM, listened for a few minutes and decided too much FBC!


  So, my short answer; I put up a 75 meter full wave loop and joined the AM crowd @ 3.870. Short note, I do hear some carriers on 7.293MHz and I think they are So-Cal station on AM.






  From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Bob Macklin
  Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2008 9:52 AM
  To: AM Radio
  Subject: [AMRadio] Why Only 75M


  Why does AM operation seem to be limited to 75M only.


  When I moved to this location 5 years ago I was able to hear the So. Cal. AM group on 14286 in the late afternoon. But about one year later all I ever heard there is SSB.


  What's wrong with 40M AM. Am I just listening at the wrong time?


  Bob Macklin
  Kent (Seattle), Wa,
  "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"


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