[AMRadio] Last nights AM Net on 80 Meters

manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Thu Apr 4 14:48:01 EDT 2013

And, don't forget about AM on 6 and 2 meters. We're getting to that time
of the year where 6 meters starts to open up with lots of Sproadic E
which brings out lots of  "vintage" rigs for some old fashion 6 meter AM
operating. 50.4 MHz is the typical calling frequency. On 2 meters, look
for some AM operating around 144.270 MHz. If you were around in the 50's
and 60's, you probably remember the fun of operating AM on the VHF bands.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Thu, 4 Apr 2013 14:18:16 -0400 "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
> Welcome back Tom, and welcome aboard, Chance.
> It's a fun mode for sure, enjoyable for the laid back approach to a 
> contact
> as much as the ease of listening to a natural sounding human voice. 
> And you
> can enjoy the mode with old equipment or new, including old school 
> vacuum
> tube or new Class E homebrew, the newer Flex SDR radios, or a good 
> ol'
> plate modulated rig like a converted broadcast transmitter. Many of 
> the new
> Yaecomwood transceivers even work and sound pretty decent on AM.
> I'm guessing you were listening to the Collins Collectors 
> Association AM
> net last night. They hold it the first Wednesday of each month. I 
> was
> actually able to jump in early on for the first time in a year or 
> more. Not
> much for nets but now and again it's fun to pop in and say hi to 
> old
> friends as well as those I've yet to work. The only drawback is, you 
> won't
> hear 90% of those old rigs again until the next net. Would be nice 
> to hear
> more of those stations on more often.
> You certainly picked a good receiver to listen in with. The 183D 
> with its
> p-p audio output sounds great on those AM signals. Last night was 
> pretty
> quiet too, compared to recent static-filled evenings.
> Be sure to tune around the bands, you'll find AM everywhere from 10 
> through
> 160 on HF. There are several groups who hang around down in the 80m 
> portion
> below 3.740 most nights and weekends, the upper end of 40m 7.285 - 
> .295 and
> down around 7.160 which is an old AM watering hole from the past. On 
> 15m
> there's been a lot of activity up around 21.400-450.
> Hope we get to work you on the air sometime over here in Raleigh, 
> NC. Just
> got my station back on the air in the last month and been itching to 
> get on
> more.
> 73 -
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ/4

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