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Title: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: N1BCG on December 18, 2018, 01:17:52 PM
With just six weeks and some major holidays coming up, I thought I'd better mention early that the AM Rally operating event will be held the 1st weekend of February on this schedule:

0000Z Saturday February 2 - 0700Z Monday February 4

( 7:00pm EST Friday February 1 - 2:00am EST Monday February 4 )
( 4:00pm PST Friday February 1 - 11:00pm PST Sunday February 3 )

With Groundhog Day on Saturday, the Super Bowl on Sunday, and the AM Rally operating event throughout the weekend, it's truly a triple celebration!

There are even plans for W1Aw to put their Gates BC1T on the air for the event!

We have a new video!  https://www.youtube.com/embed/c8CEVvfXHaA?rel=0 (https://www.youtube.com/embed/c8CEVvfXHaA?rel=0)

The purpose of this event is to encourage the use of Amplitude Modulation on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 , and 6 meter Amateur Radio Bands, and to highlight various types of AM equipment in use today. This event is open to any and all radio amateurs who are running full carrier amplitude modulation (standard AM), using any type of radio equipment. Modern, Vintage, Tube, Transistor, Software Defined, Military, Boat Anchor, Broadcast, Home Brew or Commercially available radio are all welcomed to join in on the AM fun.

Details at www.AMRally.com


Title: Re: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: WA2SQQ on December 18, 2018, 02:39:55 PM
Clark, am I getting this confused with another event, or is this the event where Steve QIX developed a custom logging software? One of the suggestions I made was to have such software be able to import the ADIF file that mainstream logging software uses. Wonder if that will happen.


Title: Re: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: steve_qix on December 18, 2018, 02:42:32 PM
Clark, am I getting this confused with another event, or is this the event where Steve QIX developed a custom logging software? One of the suggestions I made was to have such software be able to import the ADIF file that mainstream logging software uses. Wonder if that will happen.

I may very well have that feature completed for the upcoming (in Feb) AM Rally!  Stay tuned.


Title: Re: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: W1RKW on December 18, 2018, 05:05:57 PM
Any Heavy Metal Rally dates?


Title: Re: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: KB2WIG on December 18, 2018, 05:33:22 PM


The Question?

Do I participate in the Rally, or do I celebrate the wife's birthday?

Enquiring mind wants to know.

klc


Title: Re: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: steve_qix on December 18, 2018, 06:05:45 PM


The Question?

Do I participate in the Rally, or do I celebrate the wife's birthday?

Enquiring mind wants to know.

klc

Well, the rally spans a number of days.  There should be some time in there for some operating  ;D


Title: Re: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: KD1SH on December 22, 2018, 09:30:53 PM
Any Heavy Metal Rally dates?

Per the December issue of Electric Radio: the 2019 Heavy Metal Rally will be Saturday, January 5th.


Title: Re: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: Opcom on December 23, 2018, 11:49:44 PM


The Question?

Do I participate in the Rally, or do I celebrate the wife's birthday?

Enquiring mind wants to know.

klc

Being unmarried I am thinking outside the box for solutions. I have it. For her birthday, surprise her by inviting her to sit in on your attendance at the rally. That shouldbe a fine present!! But you have to serve the canionical beer on a tray, not she, because it is her birthday!


Title: Re: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: kb3ouk on December 24, 2018, 03:48:29 PM
I'll definitely try getting on 40 throughout the weekend, i might have my 814 rig done by then for 75. Finally got my 807 rig figured out on 40, and have an antenna up for that band that works, now i just need a few more crystals to cover the more active areas of 40, i have 7200, 7225, 7275, and a 3595 that can be doubled to 7190, which in years past i have seen spreading out from the usual 7285-7295 area, so at least i have some alternatives covered.


Title: Re: The AM Rally Returns! February 1-4 2019
Post by: KB2WIG on December 24, 2018, 04:14:48 PM


P,

I think that is a fine idea...... I don't think that she would.

klc

I would offer to share a beer.
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