AM (Not the morning-y one) on HF.

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AM (Not the morning-y one) on HF.

Post by 26mb04 » 27 Jan 2019, 22:05

Is there a place on HF (aside from 5MHz...) where AM is actually used? I'd like to give it a go, I know it can be used on most bands. It would make sense to go somewhere where there is some activity, ideally in the evenings/nights. I've been listening on 10/11m but heard nothing as it's usually quite late.

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Re: AM (Not the morning-y one) on HF.

Post by ch25 » 27 Jan 2019, 23:43

Not popular in EU, but I heard a lot of NA stations in AM. Not possible to work them, because thay transmit over 3.8MHz
You can't have too many antennas...

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Post by Tigersaw » 28 Jan 2019, 00:03

I gave it a go on 80m once. Upset loads of people who like having something to get upset about.

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Re: AM (Not the morning-y one) on HF.

Post by DX-Digger » 28 Jan 2019, 02:28

Sunday Morning AM Nets mainly on Top Band 1.940MHz 10 am.
Albert G4DHO and a few others have a chat all welcome
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Post by Adriano9966 » 29 Jan 2019, 21:38

When it is open on ten metres there is an AM sub band still in use both in the USA and across Europe

Usually this is in between 29.000-29.100 Mhz with a ten Khz spacing .

There is a curious mixture of equipment in use from converted AM CB transceivers (10 khz spacing fairly obvious that one) former broadcast equipment and home brewed AM transceivers .

I have had some fabulous QSOs up there on AM using very low power . 500mw and even 200mw .

There is a definite hard core of amateurs on the Eastern seaboard of the USA that use AM on 29Mhz

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Re: AM (Not the morning-y one) on HF.

Post by 26mb04 » 30 Jan 2019, 18:54

Thanks, I'll give 1940 a try if I can tune it. I like 10m too, I can keep an eye on that /m.

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