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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Summer 2018 net Control Schedule

24-Jun-18 WB4UIB Rick

1-Jul-18 AF1Z Mark
8-Jul-18 AA4MD Jim
15-Jul-18 N4GUI Maury
22-Jul-18 KI4JMH Duane
29-Jul-18 KI4HHK Bruce

5-Aug-18 N4GUI Maury
19-Aug-18 WA3SXX Rich
26-Aug-18 WB4UIB Rick

Standby Substitute KI4HHK Bruce

FLAM Group Luncheon, June 2018

Posted: June 14, 2018 by nz1q in Group Meeting

We had a great time with many eye-ball QSOs.  Lots of equipment was on display.
Many thanks to Dave, W2ORL and Claudia for hosting us at Caledonia Brewing in Dunedin, FL.

A video compilation is available at the FLAM Facebook page

At the Luncheon:
Lona, W1GUD and Mike
Jim, AA4MD and Nan
Duane, KI4JMH
Ed, NZ1Q and Avril
Roger, K4WIP and Violet
Stan, WA4NFY and Mary, KB4AOR
Rich, WA3SXX
Bob, K3KKA
Mauri, N4GUI and Catherine
Dave, W2ORL and Claudia (hosts)
Bruce, KI4HHK
Mark, K4JVY and Meredith
Larry, WA0QHF
Bud, WO4K
Mark, AF1Z

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.