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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FL AM Group following Adrian’s service

Posted: January 17, 2018 by nz1q in Group Meeting, SK

Thanks to Larry WA0QHF for sharing the pic taken after Adrian’s service.
From l-to-r, Duane KI4JMH, Lona W1GUD, Rich WA3SXX, Mark AF1Z, Stan WA4NFY, Larry WA0QHF.

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Second Annual AM Rally Special Event

Posted: January 5, 2018 by nz1q in AM Operating
From the ARRL:  Second Annual AM Rally Special Event Set for February 2-4 Weekend

The second-annual AM Rally is inviting operators to explore the original phone mode over the February 2-4 weekend. Co-sponsor Clark Burgard, N1BCG, said the event “is intended to be both fun and educational.” It encourages all radio amateurs to get on AM, possibly for the first time.

“Because of resurgent interest in AM, the event is also an opportunity for amateurs new to AM to learn about proper settings and get the most performance out of their station, whether it’s modern, vintage, tube, transistor, software-defined, military, boat anchor, broadcast, home brewed, or commercially made,” Burgard said.

The AM Rally website includes tips and suggestions for various transmitter types as well as links to additional information. Certificates will be awarded for most states contacted and most contacts overall made by stations in five power-output classes. Some “special recognitions” will be made on an ad hoc basis, Burgard said.

The AM Rally gets under way at 0000 UTC on Saturday, February 3, and concludes at 0700 UTC on Monday, February 5. Band include 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6 meters.

The 2017 AM Rally, which was held in April, was deemed a huge success, with nearly 1,500 contacts reported on the 72 logs submitted.

Adrian W4PSH, sk 2017

Posted: December 31, 2017 by nz1q in SK

Adrian’s service is:

Saturday, January 13, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
5103 Central Ave., Tampa

Directly across from Hillsbough High School
Service at 11am.
Lunch and time to share stories at 12noon.

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Adrian W4PSH, FLAM Luncheon June 2017

 

From Sandy, Adrian’s wife (December 31. 2017):

“We’ve known for a while that Adrian has had stage 4 pancreatic cancer and we had planned on telling Adrian’s daughter, Melanie, and Kerry at Thanksgiving but that’s when Kerry told us he was going to propose to Ashley during their vacation. We didn’t want to ruin their trip.

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Adrian Snow W4PSH, 79 years old

Adrian was admitted into the hospital Christmas Eve day.  Earlier this week, Adrian’s cancer progressed rapidly so I talked to Kerry while they were in Geneva.  Melanie was able to book a flight from Chicago and got to Adrian’s bedside at midnight. She talked to her Dad and slept at the hospital overnight.

 

Kerry shorten his vacation and flew for 20 hour on three different airplanes from Geneva and got to the hospital this evening.  Kerry had an opportunity to tell is Dad how much he loved him and how much he appreciated his father’s strength to wait for his return.

Ten minutes after Kerry got to the hospital and talked to his Dad, Adrian passed.  He died tonight, December 30th at 8pm.  Thank you for your friendship and keep our family in your prayers, please.

Sandi Snow”

The Florida AM Group will miss Adrian (79 years old)

 

 

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CSI Electronics Broadcast Transmitter – Model T – 2.5 – AI

 

 

 

 

 

Tampa Bay Ham Fest 2017

Posted: December 10, 2017 by nz1q in Group Meeting, HAM Fests

FLAM Luncheon following a morning at the Ham Fest.

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Net Control Schedule, Jan-Mar, 2017

Posted: November 30, 2017 by nz1q in AM Net, Sunday mornings

Florida AM Group Net Control Jan. 7 to Mar. 25 2018

7-Jan-18    N4GUI      Maury
14-Jan-18  WG4K       Dave
21-Jan-18  NZ1Q        Ed
28-Jan-18  WA4NFY Stan

4-Feb-18   WB4UIB   Rick
11-Feb-18 N4JK        Art    (updated)
18-Feb-18 AF1Z        Mark
25-Feb-18

4-Mar-18    AA4MD  Jim
11-Mar-18  K4GHT   Liz
18-Mar-18  KI4JMH  Duane
25-Mar-18  K4JCP     Joe

SPARC Fest 2017 in St Pete, FL

Posted: November 14, 2017 by nz1q in HAM Fests

If you were unable to attend the Nov 11 ham fest,  here is a video of the event.  SPARC broke records in attendance and also with 50 sellers.  Watch for the drone flyover too.

Click here for SPARC Fest 2017 video.

W4UOO, Mike in Brandon, FL

Posted: November 5, 2017 by nz1q in AM Stations

That beautiful BC-610 that you hear on Sunday mornings from Brandon, FL is in Mike’s shack. Previously, the BC-610 was residing at W1GUD.

Mike is located just east of Tampa.  See his QRZ page to catch up on his activities with Radio Scouting and K2BSA.

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