[AMRadio] Comment from N0JEF


wb4iuy at teara.org wb4iuy at teara.org
Wed Feb 10 20:05:01 EST 2010


At 06:30 PM 2/10/2010 -0600, you wrote:
>KJ4DJF, first, what is your name?  It is always good to have a name to
>direct comments to.
>
>I'm interested also in finding out what your 200 w. AM transceiver is.
>  I am not familiar with any recent ham rig that is a 200 w.
>transceiver but I am not closely following the new gear now.
>
>What you write about operating may be true part of the time, but if
>you have a signal that can be heard, most AM ops will recognize you
>without too much delay.  Unless you have a very poor antenna, 200 w.
>should be pretty good copy on 75 meters.  That's about what a Valiant
>puts out.  You could find a clear frequency and call CQ.
>
>Give us a bit more information like frequencies you have tried to
>operate on, and what you are using for an antenna and rig.   I promise
>people will be eager to work you.  There is little or no cliquishness
>in AM.

I'd been off the air for several years, got my old Heath station up and
running at about 15 watts, tossed my call in the pile a few times until I
was heard, and was in a huge round table on 3.885 in no time. I love AM...

Dave WB4IUY




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