[AMRadio] Why Only 75M

Brett Gazdzinski Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net
Sat Nov 22 17:34:50 EST 2008

There was activity on 40 today, and usually is on weekend mornings.
Not as much as there used to be, but the band is variable, and broadcast comes in
around noon.

When its in good shape, 40 is great, you can run 50 watts and cover the east coast and into
Canada with a good signal.

It is kind of nice knowing where the AM operation is though, instead of tuning all around on 80 and 40, and other bands, you tune around 3880 or 7290, depending on which band is doing well.

I know people are always saying get out of the ghetto, but its convenient to look around one spot for activity instead of tuning all over many bands...

I was working on stuff in the shack and listening on both 80 and 40 meters today.
I have recently got an sdr-iq which allows you to look at 200 KHz and do a mouse click and listen to any signal in the window, any band, any mode, and its actually a very good receiver.
It helps to find signals to listen to.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bob Macklin 
  To: AM Radio 
  Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:51 PM
  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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