AM station in the 40m band?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA3BQE, Aug 14, 2019.

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  1. KN6CSB

    KN6CSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    ya, shortwave stations are on 40 meter, I first heard them and remember having hard time tuning into them since I didn't realize some are in AM, once I did could hear good signal from several
    check out https://www.short-wave.info/ good way to find out what it is you are listening to.
     
  2. W4ZD

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    Back then I think I had maybe 3 crystals cut for the 40M novice band. Usually one of them worked out.

    What was fun was tuning up and down, listening for a response to my CQ. "Oh my gosh, I hear my call!" None of today's simplex or "up 5" nonsense. :)
     
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  3. KE0EYJ

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    We're limited to below 7.200 here in Asia, because it's broadcast from China and North Korea after that.

    HL1ZIX
     
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  4. HB9FUH

    HB9FUH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think it's only Region 2 (the Americas) that has 7.200-7.300 for Amateur use.
     
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  5. KA2CZU

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    having a novice license, crystal controlled, on 40 at night was an art form of calling cq and listening in between carriers.

    (W4ZD described it well :) )
     
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  6. KC3SWL

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    Awwww, it's always fun to see those guys on 7200 and 7205 getting drowned out by Sudan Radio or the other Ethiopian station around that frequency. Based on some of the transmissions I have heard from some of them I would prefer to DX Sudan Radio than listen to the crap coming from them,
     
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  7. KB9BVN

    KB9BVN Ham Member QRZ Page

    why....I remember when all this was farmland sonny! We had to carve our radio parts out of coal and hunks of wood....
     
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  8. KB9BVN

    KB9BVN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Most likely some chap ordering dinner....

    We have a local liddite that enjoys recording Cuban sports updates and then playing them from time to time on the local kerchunker machine.
     
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  9. KA2IRQ

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    I can't believe there's still people that don't know about the broadcasters on 40M. But I guess everyone is new at some point.

    I do miss getting the news with "a twist" from Radio Moscow- was always hoot to hear their take on things. Always enjoyed listening to the BBC.
     
  10. W4NNF

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    Be happy you weren't on 40 in the late 60s - early 70s...screaming heterodynes from one SBCC station after another. :(
     
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