An invitation and reminder from the AM Community about the upcoming AM Heavy Metal Rally [QSO party], from local sunset continuing all night Saturday, December 22, 2001. An invitation and reminder from the AM Community about the upcoming AM Heavy Metal Rally [QSO party], from local sunset continuing all night Saturday, December 22, 2001. This is our showcase event for firing up those lovingly-converted, restored, and homebrewed pieces of Big Iron on our ham bands, and play them to a wider appreciative audience who operate the more common vintage and contemporary radios, including those usually used on SSB. But featured will be those running "250 Watts or 250 Pounds". This event is a chance to hear the glorious sounds of converted broadcast rigs, big homebrew iron, KW-1s, old shipboard radios (MacKay, anyone?), BC-610s and T-368s from you military guys. As last year, a fabulous trophy will be awarded the station/operator voted the 'best sounding', as votes nationwide are sent to and tabulated by Electric Radio magazine, Barry Wiseman N6CSW, publisher. Last year's winner was Mike, WN3B, running a 1940's vintage Gates 250-C, a retired broadcast transmitter brought up to the shortwave ham bands. Suggested operating frequencies are: <center> 1885 KC USA, east of Mississippi 1900 KC, USA West 3880-3890 KC and 3830 on 75 meters 7290 on 40 meters</center> Light up the tubes or push the button marked A M and catch you there!