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Band Watch => 6 & 2 Meters => Topic started by: Steve - K4HX on December 31, 2012, 11:27:52 AM



Title: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: Steve - K4HX on December 31, 2012, 11:27:52 AM
Post the name, day, time and frequency for your 6 and 2 meter AM nets here.


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: W9GT on December 31, 2012, 05:21:04 PM
Post the name, day, time and frequency for your 6 and 2 meter AM nets here.
The Fort Wayne 6 Meter Net meets Tuesday nights on USB  :o and Thursday nights on AM at 8:00 p.m. local (eastern time) on 50.580 MHz.  All stations are welcomed to check-in!!


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: KB8ELG on January 01, 2013, 05:47:12 PM
The Fulton County Ohio Amateur Radio Club six meter operators are holding A monthly six meter AM net the First Wendsday of every month. The Net is held on 50.400 mc At 2100 EDT, along with there Fm nets on 52.525 the other 3 Wendsdays. The net control will be myself, Bryan KB8ELG Located in Delta, Ohio. I will be running A Gonsat G-50 or A Heathkit HW-10 . Hope to hear many of the older tube gear on the air.


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: AK4YH on January 01, 2013, 11:28:19 PM
There supposedly is a Central Florida net on 50.4 Wednesday at 8pm or 8:30...
I will be listening tomorrow from Sarasota. Never heard anyone, but I didn't have a good antenna.

Gil.


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: AF4K on February 18, 2013, 10:14:16 AM
Sad to report that the Central Florida 6m AM net was dropped about 2 - 3 years ago in favor of SSB among the participants. They moved to 50.300 MHz slop bucket. That was when I dropped out. If anyone wants to revive the AM net - maybe we can start it 60 minutes before that 8 pm SSB net I will be glad to participate once I get my 6m station reassembled here.... anyone else?

73 de AF4K
Bry
/b]


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: Ed/KB1HYS on February 18, 2013, 09:15:45 PM
Any interest in a New England/New Hampshire Net on 50.2mHz? 


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: Wa4bwo on March 28, 2014, 02:48:49 PM
Sad to report that the Central Florida 6m AM net was dropped about 2 - 3 years ago in favor of SSB among the participants. They moved to 50.300 MHz slop bucket. That was when I dropped out. If anyone wants to revive the AM net - maybe we can start it 60 minutes before that 8 pm SSB net I will be glad to participate once I get my 6m station reassembled here.... anyone else?

73 de AF4K
Bry
/b]

AF4FK...
How about 50.4 Wednesday evening at 7 pm? I'm here in Avon Park (East from you) with 50 W AM on 6 and a beam. We should be able to work! At least let's try. email me if you want at wa4bwo@arrl.net.
73
Dave
WA4BWO



Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: n4joy on December 16, 2014, 07:22:33 PM
Bry,

Not sure if you followed-up with Dave (WA4BWO).  Dave and I have been rag chewing Sunday evenings on 50.4 AM.  Are you still interested in reviving the AM net?  Let's give it a try if you can. 

Chris N4JOY


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: Wa4bwo on December 29, 2014, 12:54:52 PM
To any and all Die Hard VHF AM'ers ...

 :D Please join N4JOY and me (WA4BWO) on 50.4 AM Sun nite at 6:30 (EL97)...
... or persist on the calling freqs for 6 M 50.110 and 2M 144.210. I'll be listening to both all day long Starting January 5th, 2015 at 10 am. (SSB)

If you want to call on other frequencies, please email me at WA4BWO@gmail.com or WA4BWO@arrl.net.

Thanks and let's revive VHF AM again.

ps:  If you need help in restoration of your older AM equipment like Gonset, Heathkit, Ameco or the like, email me and we'll either help you through your own restoration or do it for you at a minimal cost. BUT PLEASE, by all means, get in touch with me. We're starving here on VHF and any participation would be great.

WA4BWO  Dave    ;D 



Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on December 29, 2014, 02:34:55 PM
To any and all Die Hard VHF AM'ers ...

 :D Please join N4JOY and me (WA4BWO) on 50.4 AM Sun nite at 6:30 (EL97)...
... or persist on the calling freqs for 6 M 50.110 and 2M 144.210. I'll be listening to both all day long Starting January 5th, 2015 at 10 am. (SSB)

WA4BWO  Dave    ;D 


Informal "gentleman" agreements reserve 50.1 to 50.125 for DX stations/contacts. 50.125 is typically the SSB calling frequency. 144.200 is considered the SSB calling frequency.

Typically, on 6 meters, running 50 watts with maybe a 3 element beam at 30 or 40 feet up at average band conditions, will give you a ground wave range of about 40 to 70 miles. Higher power, bigger beam and/or higher elevation, will increase that range. But, given the sporadic openings in recent many months, 6 meters in any mode is more of a crap shoot. If you happened to be on 6 meters this past Sunday morning at around 2AM, there were reports of an U.S. opening to XV4(Vietnam). Several stations in the Eastern and Central U.S. reported working the station. Prop map showed propagation was over the North Pole. I always miss the unusual stuff.


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: WA1LGQ on February 19, 2016, 05:29:12 PM
There is a growing group of am'ers on 50.4  around here. It happens on Wednesday evenings around 7:30 pm local time. I don't know if it is a "net" or whatever. I am hearing calls from CT, VT, MA, NY so far. Last net I heard:

W1VD
N1WRG
K2ORS
K1REX
W1CKI
WA1OXQ
K2AEP

There are others that check in, this is a partial list.

K1JCL
WA2PJP
W1VZR
K1IIG


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: W3BR on May 26, 2017, 12:19:21 PM
Very interested in 6 meter net--Monitor 50-4 AM --daily until replies from interested operators.


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: K4NYW on May 26, 2017, 12:42:13 PM
Raleigh NC 6M AM net - 22 check-ins this past Monday
Mondays at 1900 local. 50.4 Megacycles


Title: Re: AM Nets on 6 and 2 Meters
Post by: KM4NYI on May 26, 2017, 07:27:52 PM
Knoxville, TN 6 Meter AM Nets:

First and Third Wednesdays of the month: The Antique Modulators Net, 50.400 at 9:00 PM Eastern time. Pre and post net rag chew on the 53.250 FM repeater.

The Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville has a 6 meter net every Sunday night at 9:00 Eastern time. We begin taking check-in's on the 53.150 FM repeater, move over to 50.200 SSB around 9:30, and then finish up on 50.400 AM.
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