40m AM Operation

Brian Carling bcarling at CFL.RR.COM
Fri May 26 08:39:27 EDT 2006

Great Gary!!

Really good to hear from a VK station with an enthusiasm for AM.

If you look around on the web I am sure you can contact come 
stations from "down under" who enjoy the old tube rigs and even 
AM.  Mybe some of the other chaps in W, G and ZL lands will 
read this and put you in touch with someone that has an AM rig 
for sale doiwn there or who likes to work AM at least....

There is one station in ZL who is very active on 14286 kHz in 
the 20m band on AM these days...

Let us all know how your progress is coming along!

73 de AF4K, Bry

FROM: vk5dxham at bigpond.net.au

> Gidday Brian,  just wanted to thank you for the info you send on the site. Have been interested in am since getting on the air in the 60's . I will get going soon myself...I hope... so will keep trying for an old am transmitter... Not many here in Australia but I keep advertising... Even considered building but these days parts for am stuff isnt common any more.... used to pick up mod tranies any where... now they just look at you funny!!!!!   Oh well.... Want to ask you if there is anywhere in the states that 
is worth looking at for the old am stuff. Would really like a Johnson ranger but ebay always says only for the USA area.... Anyway keep up the good work... Hope to see you on am one day.... regards Gary VK5DX

> ---- Brian Carling <bcarling at cfl.rr.com> wrote: 
> > Hey guys - here is something to consider.... 7 MHz AM !!
> > 
> > ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> > 
> > WA3VJB writes:
> > 
> > Thanks to those on here pointing out enjoyable, out of
> > the ordinary AM activity on 75m, 20m and 10m.
> > 
> > I would like to add 40m to your list of bands to
> > consider.
> > 
> > Saturday night into Sunday I had an excellent hourlong
> > QSO with Dave, W9AD. We started out on 7290, and there
> > was a SSB QSO that fired up just a little lower,
> > probably thinking we were just another international
> > broadcast station.
> > 
> > But the unusual part was that 7295 was clear of BC
> > signals from 9:30-11PM, clearing a place to set up and
> > have a good chat.  And we did.
> > 
> > Reception quality was so good that we took time to
> > record airchecks of one another to replay.  Dave, near
> > Chicago, was getting more QRN than myself, but not so
> > much that it ruined conditions.  Far cry from what I
> > was hearing at the same time on 75m.
> > 
> > Here's a recording Dave made early in the contact. He
> > happened also to have some pithy comments from Bill,
> > W8VYZ, that are bolted on here for inspiration.
> > 
> > Save and reply as the occasion fits.
> > 
> > Mod-u-later,
> > Paul/VJB
> > 
> > MP3 audio file, about 900K file size, Receiver:
> > recorded on an SDR1000 "Flex" radio.
> > 
> > http://www.wa3vjb.com/sound/40mNite.mp3
> > 
> > Transmitter: 1946 Collins 300-G, 1948 RCA mixing
> > console, Sennheiser 441, with some processing by the
> > "MultiMax" and "MultiLimiter" chain by Pacific
> > Recorders & Engineering.
> > ------- End of forwarded message -------
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> > Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.html
> > Post: mailto:Johnson at mailman.qth.net

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