2020 AM Rally: January 31 - February 2

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by N1BCG, Jan 3, 2020.

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  1. N1BCG

    N1BCG Ham Member QRZ Page

    The fourth annual AM Rally operating event is in four weeks!

    0000Z Saturday February 1 - 0700Z Monday February 3

    ( 7:00pm EST Friday January 31 - 2:00am EST Monday February 3 )
    ( 4:00pm PST Friday January 31 - 11:00pm PST Sunday February 2 )

    The annual AM Rally operating event, held on the first weekend in February, encourages all operators to explore amateur radio's original voice mode by showcasing the various types of AM equipment in use today ranging from early vacuum tube rigs to the newest SDR based transceivers.

    "There's a noticeable surge in the use of the AM mode, partially driven by the growing attention manufacturers are giving to it over the past few years. Both new and experienced ops are discovering that AM can sound quite good, enhancing the enjoyment of QSOs. The AM Rally operating event provides a great reason to give it a try".

    This event is open to any and all radio amateurs who are running full carrier amplitude modulation (standard AM), using any type of radio equipment. Modern, Vintage, Tube, Transistor, Software Defined, Military, Boat Anchor, Broadcast, Home Brew or Commercially available radio are encouraged to join in on the AM fun on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6 meter bands.

    "Those who have never tried the AM mode will find plenty of help if needed. AMers are an inviting group who enjoy welcoming newcomers".

    Details at www.AMRally.com

     
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  2. KA4KOE

    KA4KOE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looking forward to it! Spreading the word on the two main Facebook AM Groups.
     
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  3. W2BTK

    W2BTK Ham Member QRZ Page

    And don't forget the Millenials On The Air event that will be running along side the AM rally during that weekend! Ive reserved the special call "W0T" for the weekend.
     
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  4. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll activate the Northern marine radiotelephone on board the SS Red Oak Victory. Probably also the TS570 and several other rigs.

    Looking forward to this event!
     
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  5. N1BCG

    N1BCG Ham Member QRZ Page

    KB3WFV is ready for the AM Rally

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  6. N1BCG

    N1BCG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh, by the way, in support of the brotherhood of promoters of the AM mode, here are TWO OTHER events to check out for those who just can't get enough of adding two sidebands to a carrier:

    1) AM Amateur Radio Europe AM QSO Party (160, 80*, 40**, 20, 15, 12*** and 10 Metres)

    * U.S. Advanced and Extra phone segment only due to Region 1 bandplan
    ** Below 7200kc phone segment only
    *** Not recommended for U.S. based ops

    Saturday 25th January 2020 - 06:00 UTC until Sunday 26th January - 12:00 UTC

    https://www.icqpodcast.com/news/2019/11/10/am-amateur-radio-europe-announce-the-am-qso-party-2020


    2) Amplitude Modulation QSO Party (160, 80, 40, and 20 Meters)

    Saturday February 15, 2020 @ 2300 GMT to Sunday February 16, 2020 @ 2300 GMT

    http://www.antiquewireless.org/event-details-for-am-qso-party.html


    How's that for some cross-promotion? Party on, hamateurs!
     
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  7. N1BCG

    N1BCG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ready for the AM Rally THIS weekend?

    As a special feature, this Saturday night is LADIES NIGHT on W1AW!

    Really? YLs running the big iron? Yep...

     
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  8. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    good catches, thanks for posting. these days propagation is such that I can't even hit a flyover state from here, so EU is out. But the Antique Wireless event sounds great, perfect for K6YVM.

    ROVARC folks are excited about AM Rally this weekend. We made final preparations and tests today. Hoping for more QSOs this year than last year, just 4 in 2 days. But we had the beer and pizza thing really going. This year I think radio activity will be truncated on Sunday afternoon because of football. Red & White vs. White & Red.
     
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  9. WA3VJB

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  10. N1BCG

    N1BCG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Bob Heil interviews ARRL Asst. Lab Manager Bob Allison (WB1GCM), Brian (KB3WFV), and Steve (WA1QIX) on this week's episode of Ham Nation to promote the 2020 AM Rally.

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