Is there a "National AM Simplex Frequency on 2 Meters?

Mike Langner mlangner at SWCP.COM
Tue Jan 1 19:29:39 EST 2008

Hello all !

One of my next projects is the repair/restoration of a couple of Gonset
Communicator II's and one Communicator III.

I asked our area ARRL Frequency Coordinator if he could identify an AM
simplex frequency in the Albuquerque area.

He said 146.52 and as a secondary, 146.58.

They're simplex frequencies, all right, but are heavily in use by FM folks
(I'm one of them, too!)

I suggested to him the two formerly common AM frequencies in this area --
that were determined years ago by the easy availability of surplus
crystals -- 145.44 and 146.80.  He indicated that these frequencies are in
use by repeaters in our area.

I see a couple of 2 meter AM nets listed in the back pages of Electric
Radio -- I've suggested those frequencies to our Coordinator but haven't
heard back from him.

So -- could someone on the list please tell me if there is a (or are
several) suggested AM 2 meter frequencies that I should request from our

Thanks, 73, and Happy New Year!


Mike Langner
Albuquerque, NM

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