2 Meter SSB?

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by N4MTB, Aug 19, 2018.

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  1. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I bet this looks exactly like an OTARD TV antenna...:D:p

    I made a 5 element portable VHF Yagi out of a folding TV antenna.

    It's really lightweight and you can fold back all the elements to carry it around in the car and later put it on top of a telescopic painters extension pole.

    This is the construction article: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Technology/tis/info/pdf/9611034.pdf

    This is my portable VHF Yagi antenna...

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    This is KC8VWM out... :D
     
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  2. W9AFB

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  3. VE3CGA

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    what time is the net on, I got 144.240 on wed nights, I'll have a listen and call-in if I heard anyone here.
    Worked over that way a few times this summer
     
  4. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    A better question; does anyone still use 2M AM ???
     
  5. N3LRX

    N3LRX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Dunno, but I will if I can get anyone to talk to me on AM. I used to have a Heathkit Twoer. I never got the chance to talk to anyone on it though.
     
  6. WB2WIK

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    I'd say, basically, "no."

    However there may be small pockets of activity here and there where there are Twoer and Gonset collectors and such.

    IMO best way to start up 2m AM activity would be to first buy ten Twoers, check them all out and get them working properly, keep one and give nine to local friends.:)

    Pat MHZ probably has enough of them to do that.
     
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  7. W9AFB

    W9AFB Ham Member QRZ Page

    In the early 2000's, there was a 2M AM net in the Chicago western suburbs. No idea if it's still there.
     
  8. WB2WIK

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    We still have some AM activity on 6m, on 50.400 MHz.

    It's fun, I've joined them a few times.

    But I haven't heard any 2m AM activity in years.
     
  9. N3DT

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    I've got a Seneca VHF-1 if that's good for anything? I think I used it back in the 70's on AM for a while from Bladensburg, MD with a mag loop in an apartment. It may still work.
     
  10. W7UUU

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

    Some do...

    Dave
    W7UUU

     
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