[AMRadio] band plan


Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Thu Oct 31 09:33:47 EDT 2013


Daytime is great for 160m AM

THINK SATURDAY MORNINGS

Bry Carling
http://af4k.com

> On Oct 31, 2013, at 6:38 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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