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Yes Finally, 2 Meter AM Contacts are Back...................

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by K2WH, Jul 5, 2020.

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  1. K2WH

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    Have been using my new 9700 and like it alot.

    Not a lot of activity but I'm working on getting a better antenna situation.

    So on 144.200 there was the remnants of a 2 meter net, checked in and worked a mobile unit about 30 miles away.

    Chatted with him and it just came to me I asked him to switch over to AM mode.

    It was great, and then another W1 checked in on AM.

    The last time I worked 2 meter AM mode, (checking log from 1970's) was in 1980 using an old Ameco TX-62, a little over 40 years ago !

    Here's a snippet from my log.

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  2. K0UO

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    Great job the last one I made was with a Heath Twoer
     
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Same here!! Got it on video, no less!! :)

    Dave
    W7UUU

     
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  4. K2WH

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    That is fabulous.

    When did this contact happen ?
     
  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Thanks! Without being at my log in the shack, I'd say mid-August 2017

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  6. WN1MB

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    Ooooooooooo! Rustic! I use a chair here.
     
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  7. WB2WIK

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    We need Pat to free up his stockpile of Twoers and spread them around so people can play around on 2m AM.

    Problem nowadays is there are repeaters everywhere that might wipe out a lot of the band when using a Twoer, and also crystals are very expensive today compared with the ~$2.95 they used to cost back in the sixties.

    But it would be fun to get some local 2m AM nets going.
     

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