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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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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FL AM Luncheon – Nov 4, 2017 at N4GUI

Posted: November 5, 2017 by nz1q in Group Meeting

Maury reports the Rum Cake brought by Stan, WA4NFY  and Mary, the expert baker of the highly sought after dessert, was fantastic as always.  The Bubbly, once again provided by Rodger, K1HH was a real treat and always a big hit with the AM’ers.   Maury’s pulled pork disappeared and was a great success.  Maury started smoking the pork at 4 AM and was well worth the early morning start.  Another successful Florida AM Group luncheon.

Many thanks to Maury and Katherine for hosting this years FLAM Group luncheon.  Hope to see everyone next year.





Fall Florida AM Group luncheon

Posted: October 9, 2017 by nz1q in Group Meeting
Calling all AMers’,
The Fall Florida AM Group luncheon will be held on November 4th this year in the city of Cape Coral, Florida.
Katherine and Maury will be slow cooking a smoked pork shoulder and pull it apart to serve with BB-Q sauce.  If you would like to bring a dish, please do and let Maury know. Rodger and Betty are bringing some bubbly for a toast to the AMers’ present and past on this special day.
Some ideas for what to bring are, bread rolls, salad, vegetables, dip, desert, beans, cheese, pickles, fruit, chips, salsa, hot sauce, tea, soda, beer, wine, plates, cutlery, and etc…
Please RSVP ASAP to this email address.
Thank’s to all, and 73,
This msg sent by Maury – N4GUI and reposted here.   Email:
1-Oct-17 N4GUI Maury
8-Oct-17 WG4K Dave
15-Oct-17 NZ1Q Ed
22-Oct-17 WB4UIB Rick
29-Oct-17 WA3SXX Rich
5-Nov-17 AF1Z Mark
12-Nov-17 N4GUI Maury
19-Nov-17 W4PSH Adrian
26-Nov-17 AA4MD Jim
3-Dec-17 WA4NFY Stan
10-Dec-17 KI4JMH Duane
17-Dec-17 NZ1Q Ed
24-Dec-17 K4JCP Joe
31-Dec-17 N4JK Art

NZ1Q, Ed enjoyed a great summer in NH located on a mountain at 1033 ft. Portable station included the FLEX 6500 and an 80m OCF dipole.  ETA Fla is early Sept.  Had a good copy on most Sunday morning nets via N4DKD SDR receiver.

Here is a link to my trip to the highest point in the northeast (6288 ft asl). I got to the top of the weather tower on the mtn. Wind gusting to 60 mph.  Additional pics on my Facebook page.

As relayed on the Florida AM Group Sun morning net by WB4YIB, BJ  –

Liz is in Jacksonville’s St Vincent Hospital.  She has been moved to a room where they have been working on stabilizing her potassium levels.  Liz is expected to go home soon and later return for another chemo treatment, which will be designed to be less aggressive than the last treatment.

She is improving as we send our prayers.