2 METER AM NET

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  1. KA9DZR

    KA9DZR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi! My name is Dennis - call is KA9DZR. My QTH is Georgetown, IL.

    We have a 2-meter AM NET on 145.600 every night at 8:00 PM CST, using a vertical antenna, with the following radios: Clegg, Heathkit, Gonset, Ameco and Lafayette.

    Photo below of my 2-meter station.

    Thank you for reading this!

    Dennis
    KA9DZR

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  2. KG7LEA

    KG7LEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why AM? I'm curious and serious.
     
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Nostalgia.

    Gives folks a reason to put some of those great old 2m AM rigs on the air on an ongoing basis.

    Don't knock 2m AM until you've tried it.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  4. W2VW

    W2VW XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    And AM has better SNR than FM at weaker signal strengths.
     
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  5. KA9DZR

    KA9DZR Ham Member QRZ Page

    when I was abt 14 years old I went over to a ham qth an saw that he had 90ft tower with a 2 meter antenna an a clegg radio the type I don't remember that was back in 62 or 63 he said he had work 38 state on 2 mtr am he also had a globe 300 transmiiter that he use on 80/40 am an cw so when I got my ticket back in 84 I was on 40 mtr I hear a carrier on the high end of 40mtr I came back to that freq., abt one hour later the carrier was still there so I went to am too hear an that's how I got the am bug dennis
     
  6. KG7LEA

    KG7LEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Are there any good frequencies I can work for 2m AM?
     
  7. WA4ILH

    WA4ILH Subscriber QRZ Page

    My first introduction to ham radio in the early 60s was with Gonset AM radios at our local Civil Defense office. The Gonset G28 for 10 meters, the Gonset G50 for 6 meters and the Gonset IV for 2 meters. Good memories.
    Tom WA4ILH
     
  8. KG7LEA

    KG7LEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    One of my first push-to-talk experiences as a Civil Air Patrol cadet in the early 60s. Those were AM? The FM equipment we had was all war surplus and that stuff in the yellow boxes were a marvel of simplicity.
     
  9. WA4ILH

    WA4ILH Subscriber QRZ Page

    Some of our VHF CD radios were yellow and clearly marked "CD". Civil Air Patrol could have had yellow boxes under the same contract. Just speculating.
    I had a friend (WA4UTS SK) who had an old HF (4 MHz? ) surplus Navy AM transmitter in his shack that had been used on CAP years ago.
    Tom WA4ILH
     
  10. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    My first AM experience was with a friends 2M CD Gooney Box in 1956 as a passenger in his car. The rig was on my lap and the 1/4 wave whip on top jammed into the SO-239 right in my face. Needless to say the performance was poor in that old 4 door Dodge.

    Carl
     

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