[AMRadio] 6 Meter AM


donroden at hiwaay.net donroden at hiwaay.net
Tue Oct 31 15:49:14 EDT 2017


Ed,

I wouldn't expect that you would hear much on 50.2 unless the band is  
wide open and everyone has or is moving away from 50.4

Its hard to make 6 meter contacts, but you might have a fighting  
chance if you found a 50.4 crystal.

Don W4DNR


Quoting Ed via AMRadio <amradio at mailman.qth.net>:

> I run a Hallicrafters SR-46. Rock bound on 50.2.   Never hear much,  
> though I leave the rig on a lot.
>
> VR,   Ed Mullin
>
>
>> On Oct 30, 2017, at 2:29 PM, CL in NC via AMRadio  
>> <amradio at mailman.qth.net> wrote:
>>
>> 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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