[AMRadio] band plan


Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 06:40:23 EDT 2013


p.s. that distance applies unless you find someone to work who is
lucky enough to have the increasingly rare rural low noise level.

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 5:38 AM, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't want to discourage anyone from trying, but here in town, the
> noise floor is high enough so that some power and a halfway decent
> transmitting antenna (usually inverted L, T, shunt fed or base fed hot
> tower with a lot of radials) on the station I'm working is nice.  One
> problem may be that 160 at night doesn't start to get good until after
> 9 p.m. local time, which is when a lot of hams seem to hit the hay
> now.  I must admit that on weeknights I can't stay up real late
> either.   But earlier, a cloud burner and 100 watt rig will often do
> you okay as long as you don't try to work someone more than 150 to 200
> miles away.
>
> Rob
> K5UJ
>
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM, Jim Wilhite <w5jo at brightok.net> wrote:
>> Down in our part of the world very few people operate AM on 160.  I have
>> tried in the past to get some activity stirred up to no avail.  I can hear
>> some stations East of Old Muddy on 1.885 but, for the most part, they are
>> weak here.  The stations on 1.985 are stronger but again some of them are
>> weak.
>>
>> I don't wish to get into a conversation unless I can hear all stations so
>> that means I stay silent most of the time unless I have a schedule.


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