[AMRadio] Last nights AM Net on 80 Meters


Emil Dular WD4SCZ at aol.com
Fri Apr 5 18:26:03 EDT 2013


Yep, got the Gonset G-50 ready and listening most evenings.  Not hearing 
much AM yet.

Emil WD4SCZ


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <manualman at juno.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Cc: <ac5rd at yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, 04 April, 2013 14:48
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Last nights AM Net on 80 Meters


> 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>
> writes:
>> 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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