[AMRadio] AM nighttime 40m


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Wed Apr 1 17:08:00 EDT 2009


What frequency are they using on 75 & 40?

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Kent (Seattle), Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "VJB" <wa3vjb at yahoo.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:39 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] AM nighttime 40m


>
> Remember tonight if you're around for nighttime 40m activity that the
anchor stations for CCA First Wednesday AM night (on 80m) will later be
cruising down low on 40m to drum up additional activity.
>
> I understand from Larry/VRH's note that they will do so after they close
their time zone's participation in the CCA's coast-to-coast AM gathering.
>
> Here's who to listen for:
>
> 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Local East Coast Time Anchor:  Bob W0YVA
>
> 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Local Central Time Anchor:  Jim W0NKL and Brian K0EFJ
>
> 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Local Mountain Time Anchor: K0OJ Jim and Chuck KD0ZS
>
> 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Local West Coast Time Anchor:  WA6FIZ Mickey
>
> Be there or be square !!!
>
> --Paul/VJB
>
>
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> >    1. Re: Lots of AM on 7160 Right Now! (John Carrington,
> > M.D.)
> >    2. Re: Lots of AM on 7160 Right Now! (D. Chester)
> >    3. Re: Marti manual (Donald R. R Moore)
> >    4. 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite (VJB)
> >    5. Re: 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite (n9jcq at aol.com)
> >    6. Re: 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite (Mark K3MSB)
> >    7. Re: 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite (crawfish at surfmore.net)
> >    8. 7160 tonight (Mike Duke, K5XU)
> >
> >
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> >
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 09:44:48 -0700
> > From: "John Carrington, M.D."
> > <jmc05 at charterinternet.com>
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Lots of AM on 7160 Right Now!
> > To: "'Mike Duke, K5XU'"
> > <k5xu at comcast.net>, "'Discussion of AM Radio
> > in the Amateur Service'"
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> >
> > Mike...
> > That's good to hear and I wish my radio had been on...
> > I'm in Eastern Oregon and my son is at Millsaps
> > graduating on May 9... I've
> > got to get him into our wonderful hobby... To join his 3
> > uncles.
> >
> >
> > -73-
> > John
> > WB5CW
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> > [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Mike
> > Duke, K5XU
> > Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 5:57 PM
> > To: Discussion of AM Radio
> > Subject: [AMRadio] Lots of AM on 7160 Right Now!
> >
> > There is a large group of AM stations on 7160 right now.
> >
> > The calls I have heard thus far from my Jackson,
> > Mississippi qth are:
> >
> > K0EOO, WA3HUZ, WF2U, K4DEE, and WA3VJB. There are at least
> > 2 other stations
> > that I can't hear.
> >
> > It's almost like listening on 10 meters, as there is no
> > SSB qrm at the
> > moment, just some static.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Mike Duke, K5XU
> > American Council of Blind Radio Amateurs
> >
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> > Message: 2
> > Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:24:39 -0500
> > From: "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Lots of AM on 7160 Right Now!
> > To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
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> >
> > I have worked many AM  stations Sunday and Monday evenings
> > and early the
> > morning to follow.
> >
> > This includes some Europeans.  The Euros have mostly been
> > SSB, but one or
> > two of them have switched over to AM to be perfectly
> > readable, and they all
> > gave me good signal reports.  I think two-way transatlantic
> > AM QSO's should
> > be easy, running only moderate power and antennas.
> >
> > I have been running 450 watts input to a pair of 8005's
> > modulated by 805's -
> > the same rig I built when I was in Cambridge, MA and used
> > when I was in
> > Houston, TX.  The antenna is the 80m dipole, 110' high,
> > fed with open wire
> > line, broadside NE/SW.
> >
> > I think for night time operation, this band is less useful
> > for large
> > roundtables like we are used to on 75 and 160.  Kind of
> > like 20m,
> > inevitably, someone in the group is skipping over someone
> > else, and that
> > person has to wait several minutes listening to background
> > noise and dead
> > air.  I  think it would be better, and make for more AM
> > presence on the
> > band, to break away from the original QSO once it begins to
> > get large, and
> > start new QSO's off to the side when a clear frequency
> > can be found, and try
> > to maintain small groups and one-on-one QSO's.
> >
> > Some of the Europeans have indicated they still hear
> > several broadcast
> > stations occupying the usual channels on 7100-7200.
> > Evidently, as the major
> > powerhouses have moved out of the band per the WARC
> > agreement, lower power
> > broadcasters from Africa and Asia are filling in the void
> > to take advantage
> > of the clear frequencies.  I  still hear broadcast activity
> > from the Horn of
> > Africa, Ethiopia and Eritrea on 7110, 7165 and 7175 to be
> > specific.
> >
> > Unfortunately, the whole region is in political turmoil
> > right now, and armed
> > conflict involving Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti
> > could break out
> > at any time.  Reportedly, there are troops from all sides
> > amassed at the
> > borders.  Ethiopians are already fighting inside Somalia,
> > and Eritrean
> > troops have reportedly crossed over into Djibouti
> > territory.  Along with the
> > armed tension, some of these broadcasts are being jammed
> > with a transmitter
> > that puts out white noise, sounding a lot like some kind of
> > digital
> > transmission, but I suspect it is only random noise.
> >
> > Last night I listened in as the whole episode started up.
> > Radio Ethiopia
> > has been  regularly signing on at 0300 GMT on 7110, and
> > they are strong in
> > here until fade-out, usually between 0600 and 0800 GMT,
> > depending on band
> > condx.  Starting about 0340 GMT, two strong unmodulated
> > carriers appeared on
> > 7165 and 7175.  A few minutes before the hour, 7175 began
> > broadcasting what
> > sounded like Ethiopian or Eritrean music, with frequent
> > announcements.  I
> > don't understand the language, but I believe it was
> > Tigrinya, and I could
> > make out "Eritrea" in the announcements.  A ham
> > in VK land  has identified
> > this station as the Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea.
> > About the same
> > time, similar music began to modulate the 7165 carrier.
> > Seconds before 0400
> > GMT, the white noise opened up on top of the 7175 station.
> > It immediately
> > moved to 7165, nearly exactly zero-beat with the station on
> > there.  You
> > could hear the simultaneous modulation of both signals and
> > the carriers
> > beating against each other.  Then the noise moved down to
> > cover up both
> > stations.  Occasionally the noise stops for 2-3 seconds, as
> > if the operator
> > is  listening to see if the stations are still
> > transmitting.  Each pause,
> > both signals were clearly audible.  This noise  can be very
> > strong at times,
> > and render useless an entire swath between 7155 and 7175.
> > A nearly
> > identical sequence of events occurred Sunday evening.  I
> > was able to sort
> > out what was happening by the time Monday evening was over.
> >
> > Here is my suggestion.  AM'ers should continue to use
> > 7160 as a  gathering
> > point, since this frequency has a long history of AM usage
> > going back at
> > least through the 70's.  But we should avoid huge
> > roundtables and instead,
> > spread out.  But we should avoid whenever possible,
> > frequencies at even 5
> > kHz intervals ending in 5 or 0 that have long been used as
> > broadcast
> > channels, for two reasons.  (1) A few broadcasters, as
> > expected, continue to
> > occupy these channels and cause QRM, particularly in
> > Europe, VK/ZL and the
> > Far East.  We will have a better chance of being heard by
> > foreign DX if we
> > operate in between the former broadcast channels. (2) Many
> > US SSB stations
> > are so used to hearing the foreign broadcast carriers at
> > even 5-kHz
> > intervals, that they are likely to mistake amateur AM
> > carriers for broadcast
> > signals without further listening, and fire up right on top
> > of the AM QSO,
> > even if they have no malicious intention of jamming amateur
> > AM operation.
> >
> > Don k4kyv
> > _______________________________________________________________
> >
> > This message was typed using the DVORAK keyboard layout.
> >
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> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 3
> > Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 20:05:51 -0500
> > From: "Donald R. R Moore" <wa5ffk at juno.com>
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Marti manual
> > To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> > Message-ID: <20090331.200551.1472.0.wa5ffk at juno.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> >
> > Did you every get your copy?  If not I have a manual that I
> > could copy.
> > Don W5FFK
> > On Sat, 09 Jun 2007 19:54:47 +0000 zemanek at att.net writes:
> > > Does anyone have a copy of a Marti CLA 40 H compressor
> > limiter
> > > manual.
> > > 73
> > > Glenn Zemanek kc2fzv
> > >
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> > Message: 4
> > Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 18:18:38 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: [AMRadio] 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite
> > To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
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> >
> > Nice to hear the AM Party continuing tonight on 40m.
> >
> > >From near Annapolis I worked:
> >
> > WD8BIL Bud in Lorain O.
> >
> > KX5JT John at Maurice, Louisiana
> >
> > WD5JKO Jim  in Round  Rock, Texas
> >
> > Also heard Ashtabula Bill, W8VYZ, and he then provided
> > Jim/JKO with his "worked all VYZ" status -- 160
> > through 10 meters.
> >
> > Paul/VJB
> >
> > ******************************
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:47:03 -0400
> > From: n9jcq at aol.com
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite
> > To: wa3vjb at yahoo.com, amradio at mailman.qth.net
> > Message-ID:
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> >
> > Everyone sounds nice here in the Chicago area.  Local storm
> > static and
> > some SSB encroachment.  Not bad at all though.  Listening
> > on my Solid
> > State TR7
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com>
> > To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> > Sent: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 8:18 pm
> > Subject: [AMRadio] 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Nice to hear the AM Party continuing tonight on 40m.
> >
> > >From near Annapolis I worked:
> >
> > WD8BIL Bud in Lorain O.
> >
> > KX5JT John at Maurice, Louisiana
> >
> > WD5JKO Jim  in Round  Rock, Texas
> >
> > Also heard Ashtabula Bill, W8VYZ, and he then provided
> > Jim/JKO with his
> > "worked
> > all VYZ" status -- 160 through 10 meters.
> >
> > Paul/VJB
> >
> > ******************************
> >
> >
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> > Message: 6
> > Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:57:59 -0400
> > From: Mark K3MSB <mark.k3msb at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite
> > To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> > <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Cc: wa3vjb at yahoo.com
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> > 0155Z in E PA:
> >
> > W3HPW, N9KGR, K4KYV, N8ITF armchair copy.
> >
> > K1JJ, W8VYZ, weak
> >
> > WA3VJB no copy (too close Paul....)
> >
> > 73 Mark K3MSB
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 9:47 PM,  <n9jcq at aol.com>
> > wrote:
> > > Everyone sounds nice here in the Chicago area. ?Local
> > storm static and
> > > some SSB encroachment. ?Not bad at all though.
> > ?Listening on my Solid
> > > State TR7
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com>
> > > To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> > > Sent: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 8:18 pm
> > > Subject: [AMRadio] 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Nice to hear the AM Party continuing tonight on 40m.
> > >
> > > >From near Annapolis I worked:
> > >
> > > WD8BIL Bud in Lorain O.
> > >
> > > KX5JT John at Maurice, Louisiana
> > >
> > > WD5JKO Jim ?in Round ?Rock, Texas
> > >
> > > Also heard Ashtabula Bill, W8VYZ, and he then provided
> > Jim/JKO with his
> > > "worked
> > > all VYZ" status -- 160 through 10 meters.
> > >
> > > Paul/VJB
> > >
> > > ******************************
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> > >
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> > Message: 7
> > Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:13:50 -0500 (CDT)
> > From: crawfish at surfmore.net
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite
> > To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur
> > Service"
> > <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Cc: wa3vjb at yahoo.com
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> > Hearing everyone but Don KYV who I am sure is too close(150
> > miles) on 40.
> > I heard the VFO swishers who are probably slopbucket lids.
> > Sounding great
> > in the mobile(IC-718 with Perth Outbacker on my 1996 Buick.
> > I got to get a
> > 40m antenna back up this weekend!
> >                                                          73
> > de Joe W4AAB
> >
> >
> > > Everyone sounds nice here in the Chicago area.  Local
> > storm static and
> > > some SSB encroachment.  Not bad at all though.
> > Listening on my Solid
> > > State TR7
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com>
> > > To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> > > Sent: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 8:18 pm
> > > Subject: [AMRadio] 7160Kc AM Tuesday nite
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Nice to hear the AM Party continuing tonight on 40m.
> > >
> > >>From near Annapolis I worked:
> > >
> > > WD8BIL Bud in Lorain O.
> > >
> > > KX5JT John at Maurice, Louisiana
> > >
> > > WD5JKO Jim  in Round  Rock, Texas
> > >
> > > Also heard Ashtabula Bill, W8VYZ, and he then provided
> > Jim/JKO with his
> > > "worked
> > > all VYZ" status -- 160 through 10 meters.
> > >
> > > Paul/VJB
> > >
> > > ******************************
> > >
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> > Message: 8
> > Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:31:58 -0500
> > From: "Mike Duke, K5XU" <k5xu at comcast.net>
> > Subject: [AMRadio] 7160 tonight
> > To: "Discussion of AM Radio"
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> > When I first came up there about an hour ago, Don was as
> > strong as burnt
> > toast. The receiver would go totally quiet accept for his
> > audio whenever he
> > was transmitting.
> >
> > Shortly after that, the band moved around, and his signal
> > went down.
> >
> > Overall, I was hearing more stations from the group than I
> > was last night.
> >
> > Like Joe, I too will have a working antenna soon.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Mike Duke, K5XU
> > American Council of Blind Radio Amateurs
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> >
> >
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