|[AMRadio] 40 mtr AM open|
macklinbob at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 23:55:12 EDT 2014
The thing to do is get a group of people interested to set up a time and
It get discouraging to randomly listen or call CQ with no results.
All the 40M SSB I hear here is mostly below 7200 except on contest days.
40M used to be a good early evening band.
I blame the lack of activity on 24/7 cable TV.
I have an antenna limitation. Just a 40M dipole that's also OK on 15M.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: "AM Radio List" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 40 mtr AM open
> I tuned 40 meters from one end to the other just now, mostly because of
> Don't post about the SWBC stations. I heard only one just above 7.3, at
> least I think that is where it is because the frequency readout on my NC
> 183D is not all that accurate.
> Other than that, I did not hear a single SWBC station, just other hams
> chatting away on SSB widely spaced on the band. It has been many years
> since I did that because I am so accustomed to hearing the BC stations,
> that I have given up listening to 40 meters. There is some atmospheric
> static because of the approaching front, but it is not overpowering.
> Most people may be like me and not try the band but, tonight, it would
> have been a good band for a QSO or three without interference. I doubt I
> could have heard stations with good antennas much beyond Ohio or so, but
> it would have been alright for some distances.
> I think I will tune the band more now to see what is going on. Maybe some
> of us will start a QSO or two and we can have a good time coast to coast
> this winter.
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