The Florida AM Group consists of Radio Amateurs in the southeast US devoted to the preservation, restoration and on-air operation of antique Amateur, commercial, HB and Military Radio equipment.  We meet on the air regularly and gather several times a year at ham fests and group dinners.

Come back to the days of vacuum tubes and hi-fidelity audio, when real radios glowed  in the dark.  No need to have vintage gear to join in,  if it says AM join the net!  All licensed amateurs are welcome.  Florida AM Group net is for amateurs everywhere, meeting 6:30 AM eastern time on 3885 kHz, Sundays.

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Join the Sunday morning AM net on 3885 kHz at 6:30 AM eastern time.  Following are the Net Control station assignments for the next three months.   Many thanks to Dave, WG4K for putting together and managing the net control roster.

August 6, 2017 WB4UIB
August 13, 2017 N4GUI
August 20, 2017 WA3SXX
August 27, 2017 AF1Z
September 3, 2017 W4PSH
September 10, 2017 AA4MD
September 17, 2017 WA4NFY
September 24, 2017 KI4JMH
October 1, 2017 K4GHT
October 8, 2017 WG4K
October 15, 2017 NZ1Q

FLAM Group Luncheon, June 2017

Posted: June 18, 2017 by nz1q in Group Meeting

The group met at Caledonia Brewery in Dunedin FL.  There was plenty of food for lunch and refreshments from the micro brewery run by Dave Dally’s son.  Dave, N2ORL was a wonderful host telling us about the brewery, his beautifully restored 1939 Ford “Business Coupe” and he also brought some vintage equipment that found new homes.

A special thanks to Mauri for helping to make the arrangements and Lona for bringing/organizing the food.

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FLAM Group FB page 3 min video clip:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/154845541219803/

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This is the annual Florida AM Group’s informal get-together and will be held at a new craft brewery located on Main Street in Dunedin, Fl, just north of St Pete on the Gulf of Mexico.

This micro brewery is owned and operated by Dave Dally, W2ORL. Dave invites us to have our summer outting at his brewery, which has been newly opened to the public for the last several months . He will accomodate us with one table set aside for a radio “tail gate” and plenty of seating for the group. The outting will include our usual pot-luck arrangements.

Bring your other half and RSVP to Lona, please.

We need everyone who will attend to contact Lona via e-mail to confirm so the appropriate amount of pulled pork and chicken can be ordered. Bring a “cover dish” as usual. Needed are appitizers, salads, deserts and anything that goes with BBQ pulled pork and chicken sandwiches.

The brewery has craft beer, wine, cider and water. No food served as of yet. On the agenda is fellowship and food.  http://www.caledoniabrewing.com/

Many thanks to Lona, W1GUD and Mauri, N4GUI for working on the arrangements for this year’s outting. I’m sure we will hear more from Lona on the Sunday morning net. We also need to hear from those attending so the appropriate amount of BBQ is ordered by Lona – do it now!

 

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Some of the FLAM Group showed up to sell or buy ham gear.  WORM Fest (Spring) and SPARC Fest (Fall) are free to enter and free to sell.  The turnout of sellers and buyers this year was one of the best. Might have even been bigger that TARC Fest.

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Bud, WO4K and Mauri, N4GUI

 

 

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Larry WA0QHF

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Adrian W4PSH (left)

Florida AM Group’s summer Luncheon

Posted: May 13, 2017 by nz1q in Group Meeting
It’s on !
Yes, The Florida AM Group’s next get-together will be on Saturday, June 17, 12 noon at:
Caledonia Brewery
587 Main St, Dunedin, FL
Bring a cover dish as usual for our get-together meal
Bar-B-Q will be provided (more on bar-b-q to come)
The brewery has craft beer, wine, cider and water.
This micro-brewery is owned and operated by Dave Dally W2ORL. Dave invites us to have our summer group outting at his brewery, which has been open to the public for the last several months.
Many thanks to Lona for making the arrangements.  I’m sure we will hear more from Lona on Sunday morning.
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Warren W1GUD – sk 2015

Posted: May 5, 2017 by nz1q in SK

FLAM Group will forever be grateful to Warren for fostering the Florida AM Group and the weekly AM net that he loved to host as net control.

Warren had been a ham for around 50 years, starting in New England and finally settling in Florida. He was a constant source of guidance and inspiration, not only in AM radio but personally for many of us and for all amateurs in which he came in contact with. Warren also started this site for the purpose of building interest in AM and vintage AM gear.

w1gud.pngW1GUD started this web page to keep everyone up to date on FLAM Group and present some of the events and history of AM’ers in Florida, the nation and worldwide.

Warren and his lovely wife Lona lived in Tampa, FL.     W1GUD continues on as Lona’s call sign and can often be heard on the Sunday morning AM net.

Born in New York City in 1951, Warren grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and moved to Tampa from Youngstown, Ohio, in 1982 to work for WTVT, Channel 13, covering Pinellas County and later Tampa.

He stayed with the station for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2011, covering politics, police, courts and his favorite beat: NASA and the shuttle program at Kennedy Space Center.

Warren, W1GUD was last heard on March 29, 2015 checking into the FLAM Group Sunday morning net.