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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We will be looking forward to seeing you at The Caledonia Brewery in Dunedin, FL just north of Tampa Bay on Saturday, June 9.  The Florida AM Group will get together for a luncheon at 12 Noon.  This will be another great time for a group eye-ball QSO, so mark your calendars and plan on joining us.  All AM’ers are invited to join in!

We met there last June and had a great turnout.  The place is perfect with family style tables and room for a swap/tailgate table as well – bring something to sell, giveaway, trade or just show off.


Lona, W1GUD is making the arrangements, plan to confirm with Lona if you will attend and what you can bring.  Since this is a pot-luck, Lona indicated we need appetizers, main dishes, side dishes like salads, fruit, bread and also desserts.  Watch for further info and updates.  Contact Lona Elly directly with how many are attending in your party, we need to keep a head count.  Beer and wine are available at the Caledonia Brewery.

Check out the video and great time we had last year at The Caledonia Brewery.

Florida AM Group Net Control April 1 to June 24, 2018

April 1, 2018     N4GUI Maury
April 8, 2018     NZ1Q Ed
April 15, 2018   WA4NFY Stan
April 22, 2018   WB4UIB Rick
April 29, 2018   AF1Z Mark

May 6, 2018      AA4MD Jim
May 13, 2018    WG4K Dave
May 20, 2018    KI4JMH Duane
May 27, 2018    WG4K Dave

June 3, 2018     N4GUI Maury
June 10, 2018   NZ1Q Ed
June 17, 2018   WA3SXX Rich
June 24, 2018   WB4UIB Rick

Standby Substitute   KI4HHL Bruce

A Great Little Clip from the past – W1GUD

Posted: February 24, 2018 by nz1q in AM Operating, SK

If you haven’t seen this YouTube clip, don’t miss it.
A wonderful moment with Warren MC’ing a QSO as no one else can.

Here’s the link:

with Dave N2LZ Maritime mobile

FL AM Group at Hamcation 2018

Posted: February 11, 2018 by nz1q in Group Meeting, HAM Fests









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.


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.


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.

W4PSH Adrian.jpg

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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