Boat Anchor sked 29.010kc AM

Discussion in 'SKED - QSO Scheduling' started by W0TDH, Apr 27, 2008.

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  1. W0TDH

    W0TDH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Let me know es I will fire up the rig.

    I am in Western N. Carolina EM85jg


    Tom W0TDH
  2. WB1EAD

    WB1EAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey Tom..A.M. rules

    Tom good to see you're doing what we do daily..listening up and around the
    10 meter A.M. section..darned band won't co-operate though..been many moons since we spoke with you there a HT40/Sx140 combo
    for restore but still have the ricebox TS440s on line..5 el yagi still standing..
    now if only the band will open..checking 15mtr. too around 21.425..
    gud luk TOM..73 de DAVE
  3. W0TDH

    W0TDH Ham Member QRZ Page

    AM skeds

    GM Dave,

    Yes. it has been a long time since we spoke on 10 Mtr AM.
    Seems a new cycle sun spot originated the other day.
    I stay in contact with G4XPY es WAGAG via e-mail. Miss speaking with Dave in VK land as well. It is a nice group of friends we have all made on 10 Mtrs.

    It is a lot of fun to have a radio day....starting with you es XPY in the morning and then following the grey line around the world to Dave in VK land es on to asia in the evening.

    Still remember speaking with a So. African stn on 10 Mtrs while I was running 5 watts, a dipole es solar powered at a camp site :))

    Hope we all live long enough to enjoy 10 AM in cycle 24 :)

    Still running the A2 es V3. Took a new pix of shack the other day.
    Will send.

    Great hearing from you.


    Tom - W0TDH
  4. NE3R

    NE3R Ham Member QRZ Page

    I used to listen to several stations on 10M AM during the last sun spot peak. It was the only HF I could listen to with my scanner. I made a simple vertical dipole for receiving that worked really well. I used to compare it to the AM I'd hear from the 27 MHz crowd!

    73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R
  5. W0LPQ

    W0LPQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    The CCA used to have their Sunday net on 29.01 several years ago. Have a certificate from them for the 10M sessions.

    N6PY (SK) was one of the staunch Net Controllers, as was Pete in TX.
  6. WB1EAD

    WB1EAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Am Still Rules!!

    Tom..very glad to hear about our fishing nut XPY..miss hearing him and my
    old standby G3UUR..beams 90% of time looking at Europe..then swing around
    to your part of the world..nothing today..oh well..Tom honestly looking back
    over the logs here(9)..being that 95% of the contacts were on 10mtrs..i've
    never heard it so dismally devoid of any openings as it is now..even looking
    at 3 other downpoints of the cycles nowheres even close to this bottoming
    out..boy sure would be glad to hear "this is W5kd sk looking for an AM call
    anywhere anyhow" good ol Moe..glad ur Coliins gear still on always
    had a strapping signal up here..liked the IC735 too..
    NE3R maybe some day..keep our fingers crossed we'll hear u
    that callsigns familiar..K5PZ Pete was who we got our cert. from..good days
    good i am retired now Tom..10mtrs. please open!! stay in touch's the Christmas tree farm??
    73 de DAVE
  7. W2VW

    W2VW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Collins net was on 29.050 IIRC. 29.000 lost to Spanish speaking pirates last 2 cycles so .010 is a better idea for calling freq.
    Used to work most of the regulars there. 20 years ago the regulars were:

    KC5R (later W5KD)
    W5QXX (who had an earlier call)
    WA1HLR (backscatter)
    W2WME (backscatter)
    KD4AF (don't think I ever spoke with him as he is too close but sure heard the other end of lots of contacts)

    There are more but the calls don't come to mind right away.
    Easily the most fun I've had on radio.
    Too bad a lot of those guys are gone......
  8. W0TDH

    W0TDH Ham Member QRZ Page

    10 Mtr AM

    GM Dave,

    Six Mtrs was open to Ohio early on. Worked two folks. (USB)
    Also Tn es GA, but they are only 60 miles away.

    I have black face radios on, but nothing at 29.000kc AM.

    V3 back out of case. Changed Osc tube. Now have 5ma grid drive.
    That enough for 85 watts out on 10 Mtrs. OK rest of Bands (100w)



    Real Radios GLOW in the Dark :)
  9. WA3VJB

    WA3VJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    VK2BA liked 28.990 for some reason, but yes, Cycle 23 was a glorious time for handshakes across the pond on AM.

    Here's VK2BA's 813 rig. Pair modulating a pair. WOW was he strapping.

    Licensed radio hobbyists in the U.K., France, Scandanavia and other European regions seem to have re-discovered AM about 10 years ago, and Cycle 23 was their first chance to tell stateside AMers all about the revival.

    We were a little ahead of them in turning toward AM. IIRC, across North America, AM by the early 1990s had become a popular, well-regarded nostalgic operating activity. The trend started in the late 1980s, or about 20 years ago, when we started noticing the prices going up on "classic" vintage transmitters and receivers.

    Here, Claude F5HSH can be heard with his wonderful signal from France to my station near Annapolis. Receiver was either a Collins 51S-1F or an R-390A, in either case the audio came from the higher quality diode load rather than the rig's internal audio amp.

    The frequency was 29.030. I'm looking forward to Cycle 24 as 10M again provides another outlet for friendship and goodtimes, storytelling on the radio.
    Last edited: May 11, 2008
  10. WB1EAD

    WB1EAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    10mtr. AM..where have ye gone?

    Hi all..Tom finally get to put a face with the BIG signal outta the i've got to figure out how to do my own download on
    pics..hi hi..listened for a short time this morn..nada..hope you did well
    with the 6mtr. sprint..

    VJB another familiar call..Paul thanks for pic of Dave's powerhouse..wondered
    how he did it all the way to the far side East Coast..Claude was using a Viking
    according to my log for transmit//that was back in '02..this will get ya..the month of Jan. in '02 i have 7 pages in the log for the first 2 weeks all on AM..
    all on 10mtrs..

    You diehard AMers from 10mtrs. hang in there..we/they ARE a different group
    hope we can stick together..through this outlet and the AM FORUM..we will have that chance agn
    73 stay in DAVE

    a little trivia..what was the call of Claude DIEHARD AMer from Guadaloupe??
    no prize awarded..just curious who would know..
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