From k4kyv at charter.net Tue Mar 1 16:44:26 2016 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 15:44:26 -0600 Subject: [AMRadio] Fwd: ARLB007 FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Petition That Seeks 80/75 Meter Adjustments In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <000101d17403$87238170$956a8450$@charter.net> > Rob Atkinson > The FCC has put the ARRL's January Petition for Rule Making (RM > 11759 - found on the web at, > http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=60001374190 ) on public notice > and invited interested parties to comment on what the League has called > "minimal but necessary changes" to 80 and 75 meters. The ARRL petitioned > the FCC to fix a "shortfall in available RTTY/data spectrum" that the > Commission created when it reapportioned 80 and > 75 meters 10 years ago. > Rob > K5UJ Looks like so for, comments are running overwhelmingly in opposition to the proposal. Copy and paste the following url into your browser's address bar: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search_solr/doSearch?proceeding=RM-11759&ap plicant=&lawfirm=&author=&disseminated.minDate=&disseminated.maxDate=&receiv ed.minDate=&received.maxDate=&dateCommentPeriod.minDate=&dateCommentPeriod.m axDate=&dateReplyComment.minDate=&dateReplyComment.maxDate=&address.city=&ad dress.state.stateCd=&address.zip=&daNumber=&fileNumber=&bureauIdentification Number=&reportNumber=&submissionType=&__checkbox_exParte=true&start=0 From k6xyz at sbcglobal.net Thu Mar 3 15:14:40 2016 From: k6xyz at sbcglobal.net (David Harmon) Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 14:14:40 -0600 Subject: [AMRadio] Johnson List Message-ID: <001401d17589$5216f2a0$f644d7e0$@sbcglobal.net> Hi guys....man, I really had fun on the CCA AM net last night....great conditions and wonderful AM audio from all stations. Question....I have made a couple of posts to the Johnson contesting list and nothing comes out. Just wondering if that list is still working or if there is something I am doing wrong?? Any comments on this? 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK From k6xyz at sbcglobal.net Thu Mar 3 19:29:11 2016 From: k6xyz at sbcglobal.net (David Harmon) Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 18:29:11 -0600 Subject: [AMRadio] Is It Working? Message-ID: <000001d175ac$e07abd60$a1703820$@sbcglobal.net> 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK From k6xyz at sbcglobal.net Thu Mar 3 19:30:15 2016 From: k6xyz at sbcglobal.net (David Harmon) Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 18:30:15 -0600 Subject: [AMRadio] Is It Working?**Yes it Is...Thanks!! Message-ID: <000101d175ad$06bc49d0$1434dd70$@sbcglobal.net> 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK -----Original Message----- From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of David Harmon Sent: Thursday, March 3, 2016 6:29 PM To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] Is It Working? 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. 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K6XYZ at SBCGLOBAL dot NET 73 David Harmon K6XYZ Sperry, OK From kenw8ek at gmail.com Sat Mar 5 08:54:11 2016 From: kenw8ek at gmail.com (Ken, W8EK) Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 08:54:11 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Wattmeters and SWR Bridges FS Message-ID: <56DAE503.9070101@gmail.com> Wattmeters and SWR Bridges For Sale: YS-60 Peak Reading Wattmeter The Yaesu YS-60 is a compact, peak-reading SWR/Power meter with measurement accuracy of better than 10%. This meter is different than most, since it really reads PEP power. It has an electronic circuit to properly capture the peak power, unlike most peak meters which simply put a capacitor across the meter. Of course it can also read average power. Insertion loss is only 0.1 dB with a power limit of 700W on 160 meters and 1000W from 3.5 to 60 MHz . It has 50 ohm input and output impedances, with rear panel SO-239 input and output jacks. It has red & black wires for the required 13.8 (11-15) V DC at 200 mA. Power is needed not only for the lighted meter, but for the electronic circuitry to read peak power. It can be used to measure SWR without 13 V DC. This meter really works great. I would keep it if I did not have an LP-100 A! With paper work for $80. Royce Model 2-100 SWR Bridge This is what I think of when I think of an HF SWR Bridge. SO-239 connectors on each end, and a meter at one end. It is in good condition, both electrically and cosmetically. $17 Hawk H-3000 SWR Bridge This HF SWR bridge is relatively small, so would be ideal for mobile or portable use. It works fine and looks fine. $15 M C Jones "Micro Match" MM-1: The "Micro Match" is one of the very, very early SWR bridges. It is made by M C Jones Electronics of Bristol, Conn. I do not know the exact vintage, but would guess in the 1940's or 50's. The MM-1 is certainly related to the more common Model 261, 262, and 263 units. Paper work from them is included, since they are similar. This unit has both SO-239 and BNC connectors on each side, in parallel, so that either can be used. A toggle switch is on top (for forward/reflected power), with a range switch on the left, and SWR adjust control on the right, and the meter in the middle. Own this vintage piece of equipment for only $20. Prices do not include shipping from Florida. I also have many other accessories available such as many different types of microphones, HTs, HF, VHF and UHF rigs, HF and VHF/UHF antennas, etc. Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests. Thanks. 73, Ken, W8EK Ken Simpson E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net Voice Phone (352) 732-8400 From paul at paulbaldock.com Tue Mar 8 15:51:40 2016 From: paul at paulbaldock.com (Paul Baldock) Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:51:40 -0800 Subject: [AMRadio] Adjustable Regulated Screen Supply. Message-ID: I have acquired a commercially made adjustable regulated screen supply. It uses 2 x 6146s in parallel as a series regulator. It supplies 175mA from 225-325 Volts. The serial number label says Trans Electronics, a Division of Burton Mfg of California.. It is labeled Model RSL 317. However the back of the schematic says A-100, and has a manufacturing date of 6-25-66 written on it. It looks brand new and may never have been used, but test perfectly with excellent regulation from no load to full load. Is anybody familiar with this company or power supply? - Paul KW7Y --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus From bjtatum1 at att.net Tue Mar 8 19:46:22 2016 From: bjtatum1 at att.net (Byron) Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 18:46:22 -0600 Subject: [AMRadio] Chicago Standard Transformer Message-ID: <38669.45089.bm@smtp114.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> Hello- I was hoping someone may be able to help me identify a transformer by Chicago Standard. This transformer is NOS and the terminals have never been soldered to. Here are some details: 1. Transformer is hermetically sealed, about 6? tall by about 4? square weighing about 20#. Is painted black and labeled Chicago Standard Transformer. 2. Does not have the transformer diagram painted on side or top like most hermetically sealed ones do. Has 4 of #10 mounting studs on bottom. 3. All terminals are on bottom of transformer. Has 3 high voltage ceramic insulated terminals in one row labeled 1, 2 and 3. There is 78 ohms between 1-3. There is 37 ohms between 1-2 and between 2-3. I am assuming this is a HV winding. 4. There are 3 rows of smaller, lower voltage ceramic insulated terminals spaced away from HV terminals. There are two rows of 4 terminals and one row of 3 terminals. These are labeled 4 through 14. All of these terminals have continuity to each other. If I measured from 4-14 I get the greatest resistance which is 0.4 ohms. There is either 0 or 0.1 ohms between any consecutively numbered terminals; probably some variation in my meter and probes contacting transformer terminals. Terminals 4-14 appear as one winding with many taps. I have not tried to put any voltage on this unit. Normally I will use a 5 VAC filament transformer to power a HV transformer primary. However, I am not sure of this transformer type. The very low resistance of terminals 4-14 suggest a 115 or 230 VAC primary, and the 78 ohms between 1-3 suggest a HV winding. There is no conventional Chicago or Stancor part #, it only has the numbers 20208 stamped on underside. Thanks, Byron W5FH From cmccartney at on-sitetraining.com Wed Mar 9 13:42:28 2016 From: cmccartney at on-sitetraining.com (Craig McCartney) Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 10:42:28 -0800 Subject: [AMRadio] WebSDR in California Message-ID: <008401d17a33$6f2261a0$4d6724e0$@on-sitetraining.com> I have installed a WebSDR system at a Globe Wireless receive site on the California Coast. This is a multiuser system and covers 160M, 75M, 60M and 40M, especially the AM portion of those bands. It can be accessed through links on the AMI West site: http://www.ami-west.com/ web site, or directly at: http://69.27.184.62:8901/. 73, Craig McCartney Palomar Park Radio, W6DRZ From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Wed Mar 9 13:54:31 2016 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 12:54:31 -0600 Subject: [AMRadio] WebSDR in California In-Reply-To: <008401d17a33$6f2261a0$4d6724e0$@on-sitetraining.com> References: <008401d17a33$6f2261a0$4d6724e0$@on-sitetraining.com> Message-ID: Thanks Craig. Is this at the KFS site at Half Moon Bay? 73 Rob K5UJ On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM, Craig McCartney wrote: > I have installed a WebSDR system at a Globe Wireless receive site on the > California Coast. This is a multiuser system and covers 160M, 75M, 60M and > 40M, especially the AM portion of those bands. > It can be accessed through links on the AMI West site: > http://www.ami-west.com/ web site, or directly at: > http://69.27.184.62:8901/. > > > 73, > Craig McCartney > Palomar Park Radio, W6DRZ > > > > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > Message delivered to ranchorobbo at gmail.com From cmccartney at on-sitetraining.com Wed Mar 9 20:59:55 2016 From: cmccartney at on-sitetraining.com (Craig McCartney) Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 17:59:55 -0800 Subject: [AMRadio] WebSDR in California In-Reply-To: References: <008401d17a33$6f2261a0$4d6724e0$@on-sitetraining.com> <00a401d17a4a$e03d3010$a0b79030$@on-sitetraining.com> Message-ID: <010e01d17a70$8b606050$a22120f0$@on-sitetraining.com> Rob, There a couple of current pictures at http://online.sfsu.edu/hl/lowebsdr.html courtesy of Hal, KK6HY Craig -----Original Message----- From: Rob Atkinson [mailto:ranchorobbo at gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 4:23 PM To: Craig McCartney Subject: Re: [AMRadio] WebSDR in California I visited that site a few years ago. I was in Menlo Park on business and found it by accident one Saturday in November 2011. I got as far as the gate but took some photos of it. 73 Rob K5UJ On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 3:30 PM, Craig McCartney wrote: > Yes > > -----Original Message----- > From: Rob Atkinson [mailto:ranchorobbo at gmail.com] > Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 10:55 AM > To: Craig McCartney > Cc: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] WebSDR in California > > Thanks Craig. > > Is this at the KFS site at Half Moon Bay? > > 73 > > Rob > K5UJ > > On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM, Craig McCartney > wrote: >> I have installed a WebSDR system at a Globe Wireless receive site on >> the California Coast. This is a multiuser system and covers 160M, >> 75M, 60M and 40M, especially the AM portion of those bands. >> It can be accessed through links on the AMI West site: >> http://www.ami-west.com/ web site, or directly at: >> http://69.27.184.62:8901/. >> >> >> 73, >> Craig McCartney >> Palomar Park Radio, W6DRZ >> >> >> >> >> ______________________________________________________________ >> Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list >> Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ >> List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: >> http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio >> Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net >> To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with >> the word unsubscribe in the message body. >> >> This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this >> email >> list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html Message delivered to >> ranchorobbo at gmail.com > > From k4kyv at charter.net Sun Mar 13 13:19:47 2016 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:19:47 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] FAV 22 CW code practice station on 3881kc Message-ID: <000201d17d4c$8b6e6770$a24b3650$@charter.net> This should explain the CW signal we've been hearing. It is a French code practice station, not a numbers station. 3881 kc/s is not an amateur frequency in Region I (Europe). If this url appears with a line break, copy and manually paste the full address (both lines) into your browser. http://www.numbersoddities.nl/M51-profile.pdf Don k4kyv From jayw5jay at cox.net Fri Mar 18 10:45:29 2016 From: jayw5jay at cox.net (Jay Bromley) Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:45:29 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] (no subject) Message-ID: <012e01d18124$d1ac22a0$750467e0$@cox.net> Guys, If anyone is interested in a Gates BC-1G that is in pretty decent shape, contact me and I will put you in touch with the person that has it. It is in the Fort Smith, AR area and the driver boards look very good like not much use. My contact down there says he would be willing to take pictures, etc. I can give you his phone number when you email me direct. Prefer not to BC it over the forum, sorry if that provides any hassle. 73 de w5jay/jay.. From knjhanlon at msn.com Fri Mar 18 13:16:03 2016 From: knjhanlon at msn.com (JAMES HANLON) Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:16:03 -0600 Subject: [AMRadio] Chicago Standard Transformer Message-ID: Byron, I'd suggest putting some voltage across the obvious high voltage terminals and then measuring the resulting voltage across the remaining terminals. That will at least give you some information on the transformation ratio between the windings. Jim, W8KGI From w5jo at brightok.net Thu Mar 24 15:12:07 2016 From: w5jo at brightok.net (w5jo at brightok.net) Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:12:07 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Band Plan Message-ID: <604890F0FCA84228A003572DFCB45C94@JimPC> The ARRL is asking for comments about the upcoming IARU region 2 band plan proposal. AM is mentioned in the plan and bandwidth is set at 6 Kc. Here is a link to the IARU website with a download of the plan. Those interested can take a look and it would be good if we all started to work on the ARRL now. You are aware they have filed a proposal to shrink the 80 meter phone privileges and give the space to digital. No one can really tell why they are doing that given the lack of activity on the current digital space. If you look at the table there is no mention of AM specifically, only in the definitions and is placed under "all modes". So to, maybe, have a positive impact on the proposal,we must start early. http://www.iaru-r2.org/band-plan/ http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-hf-band-planning-committee-seeks-suggestions-on-iaru-region-2-hf-band-plan Jim W5JO From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Thu Mar 24 16:45:50 2016 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:45:50 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Band Plan In-Reply-To: <604890F0FCA84228A003572DFCB45C94@JimPC> References: <604890F0FCA84228A003572DFCB45C94@JimPC> Message-ID: The IARU is a paper international body that is just an extension of the ARRL and other ARRL facsimiles in other countries. They like to look like they are part of the ITU with "international" and "union" in their name but don't let that fool you--they have zero official standing as any treaty forming UN type body and can only watch and offer opinions. They have these confabs where ARRL stuffed shirts toddle off to gather and gas about ways of turning their bandwidth derangement into reality and they can produce band plans until pigs fly but it doesn't mean doo doo because the FCC is where the rubber meets the road. But they keep trying by framing their band plan in the guise of "this is what other countries are doing and you should conform..." We need to be vigilant and really weigh in with the FCC if any of their 6 KC dreams and other nonsense manage to wind up in some official FCC docket. Of course it doesn't hurt to pound away on the ARRL but they'll probably ignore us. 73 Rob K5UJ On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 2:12 PM, wrote: > The ARRL is asking for comments about the upcoming IARU region 2 band plan > proposal. > > AM is mentioned in the plan and bandwidth is set at 6 Kc. Here is a link to > the IARU website with a download of the plan. Those interested can take a > look and it would be good if we all started to work on the ARRL now. You > are aware they have filed a proposal to shrink the 80 meter phone privileges > and give the space to digital. No one can really tell why they are doing > that given the lack of activity on the current digital space. If you look > at the table there is no mention of AM specifically, only in the definitions > and is placed under "all modes". > > So to, maybe, have a positive impact on the proposal,we must start early. > > http://www.iaru-r2.org/band-plan/ > > http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-hf-band-planning-committee-seeks-suggestions-on-iaru-region-2-hf-band-plan > > Jim > W5JO > > From donroden at hiwaay.net Thu Mar 24 20:43:07 2016 From: donroden at hiwaay.net (donroden at hiwaay.net) Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:43:07 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Band Plan In-Reply-To: References: <604890F0FCA84228A003572DFCB45C94@JimPC> Message-ID: <20160324194307.20815zxgaprkf5i3@webmail.hiwaay.net> Someone should tell the ARRL that if boaters can't afford commercial email, maybe they can't afford that 100 foot yacht. Don W4DNR Quoting Rob Atkinson : > The IARU is a paper international body that is just an extension of > the ARRL and other ARRL facsimiles in other countries. They like to > look like they are part of the ITU with "international" and "union" in > their name but don't let that fool you--they have zero official > standing as any treaty forming UN type body and can only watch and > offer opinions. They have these confabs where ARRL stuffed shirts > toddle off to gather and gas about ways of turning their bandwidth > derangement into reality and they can produce band plans until pigs > fly but it doesn't mean doo doo because the FCC is where the rubber > meets the road. But they keep trying by framing their band plan in > the guise of "this is what other countries are doing and you should > conform..." > > We need to be vigilant and really weigh in with the FCC if any of > their 6 KC dreams and other nonsense manage to wind up in some > official FCC docket. Of course it doesn't hurt to pound away on the > ARRL but they'll probably ignore us. > > 73 > > Rob > K5UJ > > On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 2:12 PM, wrote: >> The ARRL is asking for comments about the upcoming IARU region 2 band plan >> proposal. >> >> AM is mentioned in the plan and bandwidth is set at 6 Kc. Here is a link to >> the IARU website with a download of the plan. Those interested can take a >> look and it would be good if we all started to work on the ARRL now. You >> are aware they have filed a proposal to shrink the 80 meter phone privileges >> and give the space to digital. No one can really tell why they are doing >> that given the lack of activity on the current digital space. If you look >> at the table there is no mention of AM specifically, only in the definitions >> and is placed under "all modes". >> >> So to, maybe, have a positive impact on the proposal,we must start early. >> >> http://www.iaru-r2.org/band-plan/ >> >> http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-hf-band-planning-committee-seeks-suggestions-on-iaru-region-2-hf-band-plan >> >> Jim >> W5JO >> >> > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > Message delivered to donroden at hiwaay.net > From manualman at juno.com Thu Mar 24 21:33:12 2016 From: manualman at juno.com (manualman at juno.com) Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 21:33:12 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Band Plan Message-ID: Huh? What does your response have to do with the IARU Region 2 organization, which the U.S. is part of and represented by the ARRL, in reviewing the Region 2 band plan? The IARU organization reviews the Region 1, 2, and 3 band plans every couple of years. Pete, wa2cwa On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:43:07 -0500 donroden at hiwaay.net writes: > Someone should tell the ARRL that if boaters can't afford commercial > > email, maybe they can't afford that 100 foot yacht. > > Don W4DNR > > > > Quoting Rob Atkinson : > > > The IARU is a paper international body that is just an extension > of > > the ARRL and other ARRL facsimiles in other countries. They like > to > > look like they are part of the ITU with "international" and > "union" in > > their name but don't let that fool you--they have zero official > > standing as any treaty forming UN type body and can only watch > and > > offer opinions. They have these confabs where ARRL stuffed > shirts > > toddle off to gather and gas about ways of turning their > bandwidth > > derangement into reality and they can produce band plans until > pigs > > fly but it doesn't mean doo doo because the FCC is where the > rubber > > meets the road. But they keep trying by framing their band plan > in > > the guise of "this is what other countries are doing and you > should > > conform..." > > > > We need to be vigilant and really weigh in with the FCC if any of > > their 6 KC dreams and other nonsense manage to wind up in some > > official FCC docket. Of course it doesn't hurt to pound away on > the > > ARRL but they'll probably ignore us. > > > > 73 > > > > Rob > > K5UJ From k4kyv at charter.net Fri Mar 25 11:35:35 2016 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:35:35 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Band Plan In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: <002e01d186ab$f97be130$ec73a390$@charter.net> Actually, this has more to do with RM-11759, which is largely centred round the ACDS allocation in Part 97. The push for automatically controlled data transmission is primarily for the benefit of Winlink operators who want to use ham radio for just that, to circumvent paying for commercial e-mail service to their RVs and private yachts. Some Winlink operators have admitted that they have no interest in amateur radio at all, but took the test and became licensed only to have access to free e-mail. The connection with the band plan is that in their petition, ARRL asserts that the 2006 phone band expansion caused the FCC rules to be inconsistent with IARU Region 1 and 2 band plans. Examination of these band plans would suggest the contrary. Here are excerpts from R1 and R2 band plans for the 3500-3650 kHz frequency range. Unabridged versions may be viewed by clicking on the link under each chart. Region I 3.5 MHz Band: Frequency, kHz Bandwidth, Hz Modes of emission 3500-3580 200 CW 3580-3590 500 Narrow band modes - digimodes 3590-3600 500 Narrow band modes - digimodes Automatically controlled data stations (unattended) 3600-3620 2700 All modes - digimodes Automatically controlled data stations (unattended) 3600-3650 2700 All modes, 3630 kHz - Digital Voice Centre of Activity, SSB contest preferred http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/spectrum-and-band-plans/hf Region II 3.5 MHz band: Frequency, kHz Bandwidth, Hz Modes of emission 3500-3580 200 CW 3580-3590 500 CW, Digital modes Examples: RTTY, PSK, FSK, etc. 3590-3600 500 CW, Digital modes, ACDS 3600-3625 2700 All modes, ACDS 3600-3650 2700 All modes SSB contest preferred http://www.hflink.com/bandplans/Region_2_MF__HF_Bandplan_Annex__1_2008.pdf ` Overall, the current US rules appear to be more consistent with these regional band plans than they would be under the proposed changes. Region I and II band plans each allow phone and image (all modes) down to 3600 kHz, corresponding to the present US sub-band boundary. US regulations presently allow ACDS in 3585-3600 kHz, and two thirds of that segment is in harmony with ACDS segments at 3590-3600 in both regional plans. The proposed shift of the US segment would preclude licensees from transmitting ACDS in the 3590-3600 kHz segment listed in both band plans. The petition does not propose any expansion of the 15 kHz ACDS segment, and the only inconsistencies between present US rules and the regional band plans are the 5 kHz of ACDS privileges at 3585-3590 kHz, and the maximum bandwidths of ACDS signals in the segment that US amateurs share with other countries. This appears less significant than the 50 kHz of phone/image spectrum listed in the band plans that the proposals in RM-11759 would place off-limits to US licensees. In any case, IARU band plans merely voluntary guidelines, and carry no force of international law. > What does your response have to do with the IARU Region 2 organization, > which the U.S. is part of and represented by the ARRL, in reviewing the > Region 2 band plan? The IARU organization reviews the Region 1, 2, and 3 > band plans every couple of years. > > Pete, wa2cwa > > On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:43:07 -0500 donroden at hiwaay.net writes: > > Someone should tell the ARRL that if boaters can't afford commercial > > > > email, maybe they can't afford that 100 foot yacht. > > > > Don W4DNR From kenw8ek at gmail.com Fri Mar 25 11:35:35 2016 From: kenw8ek at gmail.com (Ken, W8EK) Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:35:35 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Two Dentron MLA-2500 HF Linear Amplifiers FS Message-ID: <56F55AC7.5050002@gmail.com> Dentron MLA-2500 HF Linear Amplifiers For Sale: I have two different Dentron MLA-2500 HF Linear Amplifiers available. The MLA-2500 is a good quality SSB linear amplifier with 600 watts total plate dissipation and a 1KW DC CCS input rating, covering the traditional HF ham bands from 160 to 10 meters. The MLA-2500 will produce an input power of 2KW PEP. Eimac data gives the pair of 8875 triodes an output rating of 1174 watts (CCS). The first MLA-2500 works just like it should. This particular amp produces in excess of 1000 W when driven with 50 or 55 watts, depending on band. At 1100 W out, the grid current meter just barely registers. The tubes are obviously in good shape. This amp has had the filter caps replaced, but otherwise is "factory stock" to the best of my knowledge, except that the power switch has been replaced. It produces power as it should, and looks very nice. Paper work included for $800. Pickup near Ocala, FL is certainly preferred. The second MLA-2500 has lower power output. This particular amp produces from 650 to 700 watts, depending on band (obviously less on 10 m). This is about the same power as a Heath SB-200. Although the tubes could be replaced, or it could be retrofitted with other tubes, it can be used as if it is an SB-200 (with a MUCH heavier power supply). I have priced it accordingly (as if it was a Heath SB-200). This amp has had the filter caps replaced, but otherwise is "factory stock" to the best of my knowledge. It looks very nice. Paper work included for $400. Pickup near Ocala, FL is certainly preferred. Note that power was measured with an LP-100 A wattmeter, traceable to NBS, and not some uncalibrated wattmeter. I also have many other accessories available such as many different types of microphones, HTs, VHF and UHF rigs, HF and VHF/UHF antennas, connectors, miscellaneous accessories, etc. Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests. Prices do not include shipping from Florida. Pick up near Ocala, FL, just off of I-75 is preferred. Thanks. 73, Ken, W8EK Ken Simpson E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net Voice Phone (352) 732-8400 From mjcal77 at yahoo.com Fri Mar 25 14:51:41 2016 From: mjcal77 at yahoo.com (CL in NC) Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:51:41 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] Band Plan References: <1122246379.5351677.1458931901757.JavaMail.yahoo.ref@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <1122246379.5351677.1458931901757.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> After several decades writing the ARRL about various things, I have figured out that, like politicians, they give lip service to anything you wish to discuss. There are one or two ARRL elites that monitor traffic on this site, but they learn nothing. An answer to an email I sent about my concerns over the ARRL and QST generated a one line answer from the female president assuring me that they think everything is just fine with everything the ARRL does or publishes. Think I'll go pull on Superman's cape and spit into the wind, since the the results would be alot greater than thinking I or anybody else have any effective input over the plans of the League. Charlie, W4MEC in NC From tchesek at ptd.net Fri Mar 25 15:13:14 2016 From: tchesek at ptd.net (Thomas Chesek) Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:13:14 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Band Plan In-Reply-To: <1122246379.5351677.1458931901757.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> References: <1122246379.5351677.1458931901757.JavaMail.yahoo.ref@mail.yahoo.com> <1122246379.5351677.1458931901757.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Message-ID: <014d01d186ca$626ad7a0$274086e0$@ptd.net> You might never know if your comments make a difference. Did someone ever offer you an opinion that you initially dismissed but later on thought it was a good idea? During the ARRL 100th Anniversary I wrote the QST editor an email asking if it would be possible to publish an article regarding the nuts and bolts of how the 100th ARRL Portable WAS event was coordinated. I was curious how they enlisted operators, what equipment was required etc.. I received what I call the usual blah blah blah answer as to how much work it would be to have such a story and nothing was being planned along that line. Funny thing, later in the year just such an article appeared in QST. I would like to think that my message and probably others who had the same idea had an impact on them following through with writing an article. Tom K3TVC -----Original Message----- From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of CL in NC via AMRadio Sent: Friday, March 25, 2016 14:52 To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Band Plan After several decades writing the ARRL about various things, I have figured out that, like politicians, they give lip service to anything you wish to discuss. There are one or two ARRL elites that monitor traffic on this site, but they learn nothing. An answer to an email I sent about my concerns over the ARRL and QST generated a one line answer from the female president assuring me that they think everything is just fine with everything the ARRL does or publishes. Think I'll go pull on Superman's cape and spit into the wind, since the the results would be alot greater than thinking I or anybody else have any effective input over the plans of the League. Charlie, W4MEC in NC ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html Message delivered to tchesek at ptd.net From dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca Sat Mar 26 18:49:37 2016 From: dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca (Donovan W. Case) Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2016 19:49:37 -0300 Subject: [AMRadio] Globe 755A Manual Message-ID: <017401d187b1$c6983500$53c89f00$@sympatico.ca> Hello group, I wanted to ask if anyone would happen to have a pdf of the manual for a Globe 755A. I understand it is different than the 755. The 755 seems to be the only one available on the BAMA website. I am planning to use it with a Globe Scout 65 I recently purchased. Thanks for your help! 73 Donovan VE1BDC From w5jo at brightok.net Sat Mar 26 19:22:24 2016 From: w5jo at brightok.net (w5jo at brightok.net) Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2016 18:22:24 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] WRL 755A VFO Message-ID: I wonder how much of the manual you need? I have a construction manual and several pages devoted to construction. There is very little difference between the 755 and 755A manuals, most of which is the power supply, adding a choke in place of the resistor between the two electrolytic capacitors terminals. The other difference is the value of the temperature compensating resistors, chosen for each VFO at construction. What is your pleasure? Do you need it all? Jim W5JO -----Original Message----- From: Donovan W. Case Hello group, I wanted to ask if anyone would happen to have a pdf of the manual for a Globe 755A. I understand it is different than the 755. The 755 seems to be the only one available on the BAMA website. I am planning to use it with a Globe Scout 65 I recently purchased. Thanks for your help! 73 Donovan VE1BDC From dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca Sat Mar 26 19:51:08 2016 From: dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca (Donovan W. Case) Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2016 20:51:08 -0300 Subject: [AMRadio] Globe 755A Manual Message-ID: <018701d187ba$5e8c39d0$1ba4ad70$@sympatico.ca> Hello group, I wanted to ask if anyone would happen to have a pdf of the manual for a Globe 755A. I understand it is different than the 755. The 755 seems to be the only one available on the BAMA website. I am planning to use it with a Globe Scout 65 I recently purchased. Thanks for your help! 73 Donovan VE1BDC From dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca Sun Mar 27 08:39:35 2016 From: dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca (Donovan W. Case) Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 09:39:35 -0300 Subject: [AMRadio] Test Message Message-ID: <01d201d18825$b8521690$28f643b0$@sympatico.ca> Just testing to see if I have access yet. 73 Donovan VE1BDC From w5jo at brightok.net Sun Mar 27 09:11:58 2016 From: w5jo at brightok.net (w5jo at brightok.net) Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:11:58 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Test Message In-Reply-To: <01d201d18825$b8521690$28f643b0$@sympatico.ca> References: <01d201d18825$b8521690$28f643b0$@sympatico.ca> Message-ID: <578E1DDEDC2F4C408575AF1B5BD5B9B7@JimPC> The message posted. If you did not receive it check the settings to allow the system to send you the messages you post. Did you receive the attachment I sent last night? Jim W5JO -----Original Message----- From: Donovan W. Case Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 7:39 AM To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] Test Message Just testing to see if I have access yet. 73 Donovan VE1BDC From zehelmer at yahoo.com Sun Mar 27 17:23:13 2016 From: zehelmer at yahoo.com (zehelmer) Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:23:13 +0100 Subject: [AMRadio] Test Message In-Reply-To: <578E1DDEDC2F4C408575AF1B5BD5B9B7@JimPC> References: <01d201d18825$b8521690$28f643b0$@sympatico.ca> <578E1DDEDC2F4C408575AF1B5BD5B9B7@JimPC> Message-ID: <276895.8682.bm@smtp205.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> Yes! 73 Joe CT1AXG Enviado do Correio para Windows 10 De: w5jo at brightok.net Enviado: 27 de mar?o de 2016 14:13 Para: Donovan W. Case; amradio at mailman.qth.net Assunto: Re: [AMRadio] Test Message The message posted. If you did not receive it check the settings to allow the system to send you the messages you post. Did you receive the attachment I sent last night? Jim W5JO -----Original Message----- From: Donovan W. Case Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 7:39 AM To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] Test Message Just testing to see if I have access yet. 73 Donovan VE1BDC ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html Message delivered to zehelmer at yahoo.com From zehelmer at yahoo.com Sun Mar 27 17:36:29 2016 From: zehelmer at yahoo.com (zehelmer) Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:36:29 +0100 Subject: [AMRadio] Test Message In-Reply-To: <578E1DDEDC2F4C408575AF1B5BD5B9B7@JimPC> References: <01d201d18825$b8521690$28f643b0$@sympatico.ca> <578E1DDEDC2F4C408575AF1B5BD5B9B7@JimPC> Message-ID: <217184.73717.bm@smtp235.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> Rejected for dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca 73 Joe CT1AXG Enviado do Correio para Windows 10 De: w5jo at brightok.net Enviado: 27 de mar?o de 2016 14:13 Para: Donovan W. Case; amradio at mailman.qth.net Assunto: Re: [AMRadio] Test Message The message posted. If you did not receive it check the settings to allow the system to send you the messages you post. Did you receive the attachment I sent last night? Jim W5JO -----Original Message----- From: Donovan W. Case Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 7:39 AM To: amradio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] Test Message Just testing to see if I have access yet. 73 Donovan VE1BDC ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html Message delivered to zehelmer at yahoo.com From dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca Sun Mar 27 19:12:30 2016 From: dwcase at nb.sympatico.ca (Donovan W. Case) Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 20:12:30 -0300 Subject: [AMRadio] Test again Message-ID: <025101d1887e$22ffc7a0$68ff56e0$@sympatico.ca> Testing again for connection. Sorry for any inconvenience. 73 Donovan VE1BDC From zehelmer at yahoo.com Sun Mar 27 19:18:37 2016 From: zehelmer at yahoo.com (Jose HF Silva) Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 23:18:37 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] Test again In-Reply-To: <025101d1887e$22ffc7a0$68ff56e0$@sympatico.ca> References: <025101d1887e$22ffc7a0$68ff56e0$@sympatico.ca> Message-ID: <1325524742.664348.1459120717986.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> yes joe On Monday, March 28, 2016 12:13 AM, Donovan W. Case wrote: Testing again for connection.? Sorry for any inconvenience. 73 Donovan VE1BDC ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html Message delivered to zehelmer at yahoo.com From kenw8ek at gmail.com Wed Mar 30 13:16:00 2016 From: kenw8ek at gmail.com (Ken, W8EK) Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:16:00 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Extension "Riser" feet for Kenwood and Heath, plus more FS Message-ID: <56FC09D0.3060309@gmail.com> Extension "Riser" Feet for Kenwood and Heath plus other miscellaneous items For Sale: Kenwood "Extension Feet": This is a set of two feet that are often used on various Kenwood rigs to raise the front by about 1/2 inch to give a rig, speaker, remote VFO, etc. the tilt that makes it easier to read. This is a complete set of two front feet, with the needed hardware. I have a couple sets available for $15 each. Heath "SB Line" Extension Feet: This is a set of all four feet as used on most of the Heath SB line included transceivers, speakers, amplifiers, etc. It consists of the two shorter feet for the back, and two taller feet for the front, plus hardware for all. $20 Other items: Linear Amp Switching Cables for Kenwood Rigs: This cable goes from a Kenwood transceiver to a linear amplifier to switch the amp from transmit to receive. One end has a DIN connector, as is used with most Kenwood rigs. The other end has an RCA phono plug, as used by most linear amplifiers. Before using this cable, please check the switching capabilities of your transceiver, and the requirements of your amplifier. Cable for switching the T/R relay. Only $15. Cable as above, but with ALC line in addition to T/R switching. $22 Code Key and Cables for code keys and paddles: Cable for straight key About 3 feet long, with a mono 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) phone plug on it, as used with a straight key. $5 As above, but 1/4 inch plug. $5 Cable for paddles About 3 feet long, with a 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo connector on the end, as used by most rigs for paddles. $8 As above, but 1/4 inch plug. $8 As above, but 1/4 inch plug and coiled cord. $10 Crystal for TS-820 This crystal is used in the "fixed" mode, as opposed to VFO mode. Actual crystal frequency is 5240 KHz, in an HC-25 U holder that plugs right into the TS-820 to give a 7260 KHz "fixed" frequency. I expect it can be used in other rigs such as the TS-520 as well, and likely on other bands so that it produces 14260, etc. $8 Heath SB-220 / SB-221 parts: Heath SB-220/221 Plate meter Looks close to new, with no scratches or defects. $75 Heath SB-221 logo This is the logo with the Heath name and SB-221, that goes in the upper left of the front panel. It looks perfect. No scratches or defects. $15 SB-220/221 grid choke (1 mh, Part # 45-4, RFC 4 and 5) These often go up in smoke when there is a tube problem. These are fine, with no problems. $5 each Manual for SB-221 HF Linear Amplifier, $25 Knobs for SB series: Dark green knobs with aluminum skirt, 1 1/8 inch in diameter. These are the medium size knobs used in all of the SB series of transceivers, receivers, transmitters and accessories. Several available at $5 each. I also have many other accessories available such as many different types of microphones, HTs, VHF and UHF rigs, HF and VHF/UHF antennas, connectors, miscellaneous accessories, etc. Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests. Prices do not include shipping from Florida. Thanks. 73, Ken, W8EK Ken Simpson E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net Voice Phone (352) 732-8400 From k4kyv at charter.net Thu Mar 31 16:39:41 2016 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:39:41 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] AM Transmitter Performance without Filter Chokes Message-ID: <000301d18b8d$73bcfcf0$5b36f6d0$@charter.net> By Wallace W. Walhgren. Electro Engineering Works, San Leandro, CA "Common problems in AM transmitters due to filter chokes, tubes, etc." http://bh.hallikainen.org//wiki/uploads/ElectroImpulsePaper.pdf From wz5q at wz5q.net Thu Mar 31 20:54:39 2016 From: wz5q at wz5q.net (Mike - WZ5Q) Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:54:39 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] AM Transmitter Performance without Filter Chokes In-Reply-To: <000301d18b8d$73bcfcf0$5b36f6d0$@charter.net> References: <000301d18b8d$73bcfcf0$5b36f6d0$@charter.net> Message-ID: <56FDC6CF.50901@wz5q.net> Thank you Don, an excellent read. Mike WZ5Q On 3/31/2016 3:39 PM, Donald Chester wrote: > By Wallace W. Walhgren. Electro Engineering Works, San Leandro, CA > > "Common problems in AM transmitters due to filter chokes, tubes, etc." > > http://bh.hallikainen.org//wiki/uploads/ElectroImpulsePaper.pdf > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > Message delivered to wz5q at wz5q.net > From jcandela at prodigy.net Thu Mar 31 23:14:58 2016 From: jcandela at prodigy.net (Jim Candela) Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 03:14:58 +0000 (UTC) Subject: [AMRadio] AM Transmitter Performance without Filter Chokes In-Reply-To: <56FDC6CF.50901@wz5q.net> References: <56FDC6CF.50901@wz5q.net> Message-ID: <1898548843.888425.1459480498458.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com> Some might remember Joe Curcio who has for over 30 years been beating on the drum regarding, "The audibility of power supplies". I'm not to float a bunch of LM317's on a 450v B+ buss, but that is what he does... The Audibility of Power Supplies | ? | | ? | | ? | ? | ? | ? | ? | | The Audibility of Power Supplies? The Audibility of Power Supplies? | | | | View on www.curcioaudio.com | Preview by Yahoo | | | | ? | JimWd5JKO On Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:54 PM, Mike - WZ5Q wrote: Thank you Don, an excellent read. Mike WZ5Q On 3/31/2016 3:39 PM, Donald Chester wrote: > By Wallace W. Walhgren. Electro Engineering Works, San Leandro, CA > > "Common problems in AM transmitters due to filter chokes, tubes, etc." > > http://bh.hallikainen.org//wiki/uploads/ElectroImpulsePaper.pdf > > ______________________________________________________________ > Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net > AMRadio mailing list > Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ > List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html > List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio > Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net > To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with > the word unsubscribe in the message body. > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > Message delivered to wz5q at wz5q.net > ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Archives: http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/amradio/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. 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