Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by N3AWS, Jul 14, 2021.
27.185 MHz.......oh wait, never mind.
It has been a while but my last AM work was in my CB days on 19 and 28
A few weeks ago.
Bill - K5MIL
I'm on most Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM local, to check into the
Texoma A.M. Traders Net on 3.89o , but the summer QRN
and a low power homebrew rig here, has made it difficult lately.
Had a nice AM chat with W0TDH yesterday on 29.010 mc. We both were using ICOM 7300. He was using an amp, I was 20 watts and a dipole.
If the 10 meter openings start happening, I will put my Ranger and Drake 2-B station together. Can't wait!!
When Was Your Last AM QSO?
A LONG...........LONG........LONG TIME AGO........
Hi all from somewhat steamy hot Maine..the humidity is the pits!!..my last AM contact was Wed 7/14 with K3XR Dan in PA..sig rpts were 5/7 both ways..this was on 29.060MHZ
BTW Ed NJY in FL I heard you very well but didn't break in as I've worked Tom W0TDH many times over a couple decades..speaking of Tom for those thinking of trying AM..you
cud call him an AM "beacon" as he is on just about every day on 29.010MHZ..and I think on his new rig he might have a waterfall display just in case ur calling near him..going back thru my log I see a month or so ago multiple contacts with Tom on 29MHZ and a couple others..gotta go back to Dec last year for half a page of 15mtr AM contacts and Nov shows a few 20mtr AM QSOs..I'm actually a DXer at heart but like Tom I DO check the AM preferred spots when there's an opening on 20/15/10 mtrs...73 de DAVE WB1EAD
First Saturday in August and February there's a better chance for Swedish AM QSOs.
So tune your antennas!
Steamy and hot in Maine? I was born and raised there... I'd trade humidity with you in a HEARTBEAT! The midwest is so humid, that I believe all settlers who STOPPED here must have broken down, become stranded, were forced to stop against their will, or they were simply insane. I've been craving Maine "humidity" since moving to the God-forsaken midwest! It's all relative, I guess. ;-) From your call, I bet you were licensed in March-April of 1977, Dave? My last AM QSO was last week -- on 11 meters. When traveling, I find CB more useful than ham radio in my truck. I don't recall EVER using AM on HF. Would love to get my Gonset 2m and 6m AM rigs on the air!