|[AMRadio] AM TRANSMITTER RALLY|
bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Tue Jan 12 15:27:23 EST 2010
Have you found any other guys on 50.400 MHz down there yet?
We had a net on that frequency every Tuesday night here in Central FL
until about a year ago. They moved it to 50.3 MHz SSB - ugh!
It is kind of seasonal though, and you can still sometimes find
guys on 50.400 MHz AM.
There is a national calling frequency of 144.450 for 2m AM and
I know that is still active in a number of areas around the country too.
Most rigs use 8025 kHz crystals X 18 typically.
See you on the air when the tropo starts lifting things up this way!
73 - Brian, AF4K near Orlando
On 12 Jan 2010 at 20:20, jf4164 at yahoo.com wrote:
> Would love to but only have six and two meter AM. Old Heathkit gear.
> Oh well.
> John--WA4VPY--South Florida.
> Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
> From: "Bry Carling" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:30:08 -0500
> To: <FLBOATANCHORS at yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: Re: [FLBOATANCHORS] AM TRANSMITTER RALLY
> Is anyone else on here planning to participate?
> On 9 Jan 2010 at 6:46, Bry Carling wrote:
> >Announcing the 2010 Amplitude Modulation Transmitter Rally
> >Contest and Operating Event
> > On the HF Amateur Bands (160 meters to 10 meters)
> >Saturday, February 6, 2010 6:00 AM E.S.T.
> > to 2:00AM E.S.T. the following day.
> > The purpose of this event is to encourage the use of Amplitude
> > on the Amateur Radio Bands, and to highlight various types of AM
> > in use today. This event is open to any and all radio amateurs who
> >running full carrier amplitude modulation (standard AM), and any
> > type of
> >equipment may be used.
> >Commonly used AM Frequencies:
> > 160 Meters: 1880-1885, 1930, 1945, 1975-1995.
> > 80 Meters: 3730-3740, 3870-3885.
> > 40 Meters: 7160, 7280-7295.
> > 20 Meters: 14286.
> > 10 Meters: 29000-29200.
> >These commonly used frequencies can be good starting points. As
> >grows, expand to other frequencies to prevent congestion and
> >large round tables. As always, PLEASE be considerate of existing
> > QSOs and
> >Nets, and ensure that the frequency is clear before calling "CQ,
> >Transmitter Rally".
> >Points are to be awarded as follows:
> > a) 1 point for each station worked a specific band. If you work
> >station on more than one band, you get 1 point for each band.
> > b) 1 point for each state, country or Canadian Province worked.
> >Note: Both you and the station with whom you are QSOing must be
> > The following information must be included in your log for each
> >contact to
> > be counted:
> > Time (local), Frequency, Call Sign, First Name, Their Location
> >(state is
> > OK), Their Equipment
> > Log Format: Each item should appear in a separate column, one line
> >Template logs are here: www.classeradio.com/amtrlog.xls (excel)
> >www.classeradio.com/amtrlog.csv (csv)
> >Please let us know about anything unusual or unique you hear and /
> > or any
> >nominations for stations in "unusual" categories or with unusual or
> > A description of your station equipment, power and any other
> >features should also be included as part of your submission along
> > your mailing and email addresses. Pictures (in electronic form if
> >available) are also encouraged!
> >Whenever possible, please use electronic submission of logs using
> >Excel or
> > CSV (comma separated values) (preferred) formats. Email logs to:
> >amtr at radioassociates.com
> > If you do not own, or cannot use a computer, paper logs may be
> >Radio Engineering Associates
> > AMTR Logging
> > 79 Tyler Road
> >Townsend, MA 01469
> >Awards and Prizes will be given for the following areas:
> > * 1) Overall highest points: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
> > * 2) Highest points in each of the following categories for
> > o a) Using a classic commercial AM Amateur transmitter (such as a
> > Desk KW, Collins 32V3, DX- 100, etc.)
> > o b) Using a converted AM Broadcast Transmitter.
> > o c) Using a military transmitter.
> > o d) Using a home built vacuum tube transmitter (vacuum tubes in
> >amplifier and modulator).
> > o e) Using a home built solid state transmitter.
> > o f) Using a low level transmitter and linear amplifier.
> > o g) Using anything not covered by the above.
> >Note: Special recognition will be given to stations that show up in
> >other folks' logs, even if these operators did not send in a log
> >themselves. This is to recognize the spirit and importance of
> >during the event, even if one is not actively participating in the
> > In addition to point awards, other awards will be issued on an
> >basis, depending on the specific situation. Examples of these are:
> > * a) Very unusual or unique equipment
> > * b) Most clip leads in the transmitter
> > * c) Most hum or incidental FM
> > * d) Longest transmission heard
> > * e) Highest weight to power ratio
> > * Etc, etc, etc.
> > Hope to see you all there!!
FORWARDED from the FL Boatanchors Group on Yahoo.
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