[AMRadio] Low Power AM?


Jan Erik Holm sm2ekm at telia.com
Mon Nov 24 02:26:33 EST 2008


Yes sometimes I use my FT-1000D on AM, if you set it right
it sounds pritty good, I would rate it as a pritty good
ricebox on AM, however it doesn´t give me any good feelings
like the DX-100 does.

/ Jim SM2EKM
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Ellen Rugowski wrote:
> Mike,
> 
> You're not alone in using a ricebox for AM.  A fair amount of us do.  I 
> save my Viking II for 160 & 75m.  On 40 & above, I use a 30 year old 
> Yaesu FT-301SD, which does about 30W of carrier (I run it at 25, to keep 
> the finals happy).  I usually have pretty decent results with the '301 
> on high band AM.  My only complaint about high band AM, is that with the 
> exception of 10m during the Sporadic E season, I don't hear much AM on 
> the other bands,  I've called occasionally on 20m, and at times till I 
> was blue in the face on 40m, with no luck.  The only AMer I ever hear in 
> any amount on 40m, is Ashtabula Bill, W8VYZ.
> 
> 73,
> Ellen - AF9J
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Duke, K5XU" <k5xu at comcast.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 2:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Low Power AM?
> 
> 
>> I've had several complete and quite enjoyable 20 meter AM contacts 
>> running
>> only my TS570, which is my only functioning AM rig at present.
>>
>> Granted, most of the other stations were running full power, or at 
>> least a
>> Viking II power level.
>>
>> But, if you can get into a qso on 20 with a reasonably good signal, it 
>> works
>> well at low power as long as the frequency is clear.
>>
>> However, as was mentioned here recently, it's been months since I heard
>> anyone on AM on 14.286, or anywhere else on 20 meters.
>>
>>
>>
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