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« on: September 23, 2011, 11:52:24 PM »

I really want to work some classic or modern AM stations that belong to lovers of AM tonight.  Meet me on 7.225 AM

CQ!  calling all 40 meter AM enthusiasts!  It's time!  Come over to 7.220!

p.s. Apparently 7.218 lsb is popular so I have moved from 7.220 up to 7.225 .. thanks for taking note and hope to work YOU on the air tonight/this morning

73 John KX5JT - South Louisiana A.M. Voice of Acadiana
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 12:38:35 AM »

Still throwing CQ's out... seems like a good band but no AMers  ...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 12:44:56 AM »

John.... I'm hearing your CQs in KC. I don't have a transmitter online. Working on a Softrock receiver Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 12:49:17 AM »

Heya Mike!  Aww man I have been putting out a lot of calls too.  I heard one station attempt to come back to me.... I wonder how I'm sounding out there?  All too often people seem to hear me but I can't pull them out.  I have a feeling it's sidebanders trying to return my call in AM mode with lower power.

Give me a signal report old friend! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 12:50:54 AM »

I really want to work some classic or modern AM stations that belong to lovers of AM tonight.  Meet me on 7.225 AM
CQ!  calling all 40 meter AM enthusiasts!  It's time!  Come over to 7.220!
p.s. Apparently 7.218 lsb is popular so I have moved from 7.220 up to 7.225 .. thanks for taking note and hope to work YOU on the air tonight/this morning
73 John KX5JT - South Louisiana A.M. Voice of Acadiana

Now only broadcaster on 7225 khz.

Greetings,

Henk / PE1MPH

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 12:53:10 AM »

Q5...Pretty quiet band except for the QRM on 7.220 Angry
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011, 12:57:51 AM »

Henk.... I can't hear that broadcaster in the Midwest
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2011, 01:00:30 AM »

Hi Henk sorry you have a broadcast there... I'm only running 100 watts into a ground plane vertical fed at 18 ft.  My noise floor is high... s7 with lightning crashing to 20 over but for a decent US station this should be no problem.

Thanks for the feedback and report Mike.  I wish more AMers would splash around on 40 at night.  I'm going to do my best to get the 80 meter dipole up tomorrow so I should have some replies then.  At least I know it's not my end, I'm getting out there just no AM takers tonight.

How's my audio doing from the Viking II?? I am using the D-104 but seriously thinking about trying to inject hi-fi from the processor into the driver transformer and trying that sometime.

I ask about the audio because I hear a hum in my headphones.  I have asked people before if it's on the air and they always say they can't hear it.  It seems to change characteristics if I grab the ground of my scope probe.  Strange.   

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2011, 01:05:40 AM »

With the S7 noise here the D-104 sounds pretty good. Your signal peaks are 15 over.
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2011, 01:06:28 AM »

With the S7 noise here the D-104 sounds pretty good. Your signal peaks are 15 over.

Okay good deal!  Hum?  Minor? None? A lot?
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2011, 01:11:17 AM »

None....other than the  mic connecter Grin
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2011, 01:18:10 AM »

None....other than the  mic connecter Grin

Yeah I moved too far that time lol!  It's just strange to hear the hum when monitoring but it doesn't go out on the air.  That's a good thing but I wish I could kill it in my receiver.

I'm getting tired of calling and calling now.  I think I'll space them out more.  What happened to your transmitters Mike?
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2011, 01:29:53 AM »

Transmitters are fine. The antenna is hook up to the SDR as I test it out
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2011, 10:01:31 AM »

9:54 EDT
Well it's still Sat morning, so I'm lighting up the station and will cruise a while from 7280 Kc up.

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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2011, 10:15:46 PM »

Listening 7250/60 now...
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2011, 09:53:25 AM »

Hi Henk sorry you have a broadcast there... I'm only running 100 watts into a ground plane vertical fed at 18 ft.  My noise floor is high... s7 with lightning crashing to 20 over but for a decent US station this should be no problem.
 
John KX5JT

The best freq. to reach Europe...
Is just after 06.00 hour by me (Holland) till +/- 07.30 hour.
And then on 7220 khz.
Then Broadcasters are off air.... Grin

Good DX,

Henk / PE1MPH

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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2011, 01:23:35 PM »

 Sure is so much Easier for everyone to understand us when we state our local times in hours and minutes UTC, GMT, or Zulu...Thus, midnight here is 12:00PM DST but it's 0400 utc, gmt, zulu. Now in November when we 'fall back' one hour, back to EST it will be
0300utc, gmt or zulu. It's really easy once you start practicing it..and there's always WWV to be certain. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2011, 01:26:07 PM »

Well, Duh! Midnight is 12:00AM not PM, Now I'm confused, hi... Grin
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2011, 06:23:22 PM »


Yeah, your confused all over the place...

Last time I looked, going from DST to normal time you added an hour...
IE "Spring Forward, Fall Back"...  That would make  GMT +5 not +3 hours

Good luck in the contest... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Oh, and Henk in Holland is ONE hour ahead (GMT + 1) of Zulu...
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« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2011, 02:26:32 PM »

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That would make  GMT +5 not +3 hours

Sorry Ralph, it's GMT-5 for EST!
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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2011, 07:15:19 PM »


Yep, I goofed...  Confusion reigns... Sorry.

But, Henk is still one hour east of GMT and EST is 75 degrees west of Greenwich.
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2011, 12:34:41 PM »

Yep, I goofed...  Confusion reigns... Sorry.
But, Henk is still one hour east of GMT and EST is 75 degrees west of Greenwich.

Helllo,
Last week I heard often on 7220 khz a RTTY? station?
Sounding like RTTY, a strange carrier with noise!
But last days 7220 - 7225 early mornings totaly free/clean.
Best time, then freq. free by me, mornings just after 06.00 o'clock.
Now GMT Summer time (till end Oktober) + 2
See: http://www.weerstationuithuizermeeden.nl/Wereldklok.htm

In New York then GMT - 5
Now, while I write this, our time: 18.35
And then (now) in New york: 11.35

Greetings,

Henk / PE1MPH
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2011, 01:13:56 PM »

H,

I know this is a 40m 'forum';  Have you tried 10m? ... The DLs and PEs consistently get across.


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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2011, 01:34:38 PM »

I pretty much run on 24-hour GMT.  No fiddle-farting with all the time zones, AM vs PM and daylight shifting nonsense. But where it still gets confusing is with dates.  At 6 PM local time, it's 2400 (or 0000) GMT, and the Greenwich date changes.  So Friday evening  local time is Saturday morning GMT, and I always specify that the date is local time, hopefully avoiding confusion. I have found that a  lot of people can't understand how 0400 GMT on Friday night local time would be Saturday morning GMT.

To me, it is "evening" or "night" until I go to bed, and it is "morning" after I get up, regardless of my sleeping time.  So 2 AM local time (or 0800 GMT) is still the "evening" of the day before, if I haven't gone to bed yet, and if I sign out of a QSO at that time, I'll say good-night.  But if I happen to get up that early (extremely rarely), to me it is morning.

Re 40m, what ever happened to the AM activity in the vicinity of 7160?  That frequency is often clear late at night, but no AM in a long time.  If I call CQ, the most I can usually hope for is for some slopbucketeer to "try his rig out on AM for the first time". I do hear clear frequencies in the vicinity of 7225, but Europeans cannot operate above 7200, and I don't like that split operation nonsense, since inevitably while one station is transmitting, someone will open up on the other frequency, which is clear for the moment.  The (nominal) broadcast-free spectrum below 7200 is not reserved for SSB only.  I just wish our cheesy US Lower 48 sub-band allocation didn't restrict us to so little of it.
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2011, 01:41:13 PM »

Yep, I goofed...  Confusion reigns... Sorry.
But, Henk is still one hour east of GMT and EST is 75 degrees west of Greenwich.

Helllo,
Last week I heard often on 7220 khz a RTTY? station?
Sounding like RTTY, a strange carrier with noise!
But last days 7220 - 7225 early mornings totaly free/clean.
Best time, then freq. free by me, mornings just after 06.00 o'clock.
Now GMT Summer time (till end Oktober) + 2
See: http://www.weerstationuithuizermeeden.nl/Wereldklok.htm

In New York then GMT - 5
Now, while I write this, our time: 18.35
And then (now) in New york: 11.35

Greetings,

Henk / PE1MPH


Henk,

Ik begrijp dat 7220 is soms duidelijk, maar 7220 is niet een normale plek voor AM activiteit en we kunnen niet om de Europeanen te praten op die frequentie.

Zoals KB2WIG zei, kun je proberen 10 meter of 20 meter?

Ik sprak met Henk, PE2HHN op 29.000 AM een paar dagen geleden. Ik sprak ook met een Duitse en Franse zender op dezelfde dag.

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I understand that 7220 is clear sometimes but 7220 is not a normal place for AM activity and we cannot talk to Europeans on that frequency.

As KB2WIG said, can you try 10 meters or 20 meters ?

I spoke with Henk, PE2HHN on 29.000 AM a couple of days ago. I also spoke with a German and French station the same day.



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