No 40m AM Nets in the UK?

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by MM0IMC, Nov 9, 2019.

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  1. MM0IMC

    MM0IMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi there,

    I've noticed over the years that I've been licensed that there's no UK AM nets on 40m. They are mostly on 160m and 80m, bands I can't use due to lack of space for decent antennas for those bands.

    Whilst I realise that space is a premium on 40m at times, surely there can be enough bandwidth to accommodate a 6kHz AM signal? They seem to be able to do it on top band.

    I like AM, it's nice and easy to listen to.


    Ian - MM0IMC.
  2. K4KYV

    K4KYV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Then find a clear spot in the band and call CQ on AM, or better still, pre-arrange with another ham to initiate a 40m QSO on AM. If no-one is transmitting AM on 40m, no AM activity will be heard on 40m.

    The same goes for other bands. Sometimes the band sounds dead, because everyone is listening and no-one is transmitting.
  3. K5UJ

    K5UJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think most of the AM nets over here are on 75 m. and 160 m. Call CQ on a seemingly quiet band and have 5 hams call you. Everyone was listening, hi hi.

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