|[AMRadio] 6 Meter AM|
macklinbob at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 14:52:48 EDT 2017
I sure wish we had an interest in VHF AM here in the PNW!
We do have a VHF Weak Signal group but they are almost strictly contest
operators. Their weekly net checkins are just "HI, I'm still here, Goodbye"!
I used to have several Heathkit VHF AM rigs but I sold them because there
was no activity. But I could hear the local 6M FM repeater on the Shawnee.
I kind of like the Pawnee and Shawnee. But I may look at some of the other
I do have a SB-301 with both the 6M and 2M converters and they do work on
contest days. But it's all SSB.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
----- Original Message -----
From: "CL in NC via AMRadio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 11:29 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] 6 Meter AM
> We have a weekly very informal net here in the upstate of SC and the
> bottom of NC near the line. 50.4 on Tuesdays at 8PM. Check ins have run
> from just 2 or 3 to up to 10 on it's best days. When the band is open,
> there are many AM signals present, so much we had to QSY off 50.4, and we
> have worked into Nova Scotia as best DX so far. Ameco, Heathkit,
> Lafayette, Gonset, Polytronics, just about all the gear that had 6 meters
> included are present including a couple rice boxes in the group.
> Receiving systems are mostly converters, Ameco and Heath, and some
> receivers like Hammarlunds with 6 meters in them. I recently got a LW51
> on the air paired up with a RME VHF 2-11 receiver. Was hoping to get them
> onto 2 meter AM as most of that gear was dual banded for 6 and 2, but
> nobody has been inspired yet.
> Charlie, W4MEC in NC
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