AM is alive and well, even on 20m
Just had a round table rag chew on 20m AM, 14.286. Lots of AM activity on the bands nowadays.
"Net control" so to speak (no net, really) was Tim VE8XJ up in Canada's Northwest Territories. HUGE signal. We had check ins from Florida, Texas and Montana, plus me and maybe some others I couldn't copy.
Tim almost pinned my S-meter at 60/S9.
I used my old (very old!) homebrew 4-125 plate modulated by P-P 811As, which I built as a kid back in 1966. Evidently it still works, although I don't use it much. When I turn that on I'm always amazed something doesn't blow up, but they used to build "parts" well back then.
AM is booming for some reason. If you have anything that can work it, give it a shot. Never know what's out there.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw