AM Activity weekend
If you have noticed the monthly stats showing the number of contacts logged using various modes, there is no doubt which modes are the most popular and which ones have less support. But at the bottom of the statistics table, there is always one mode in last position: AM. And sometimes the QSO count is zero!
With that in mind, as most bands permit AM operation, why not make a few contacts using AM? When? On the weekend of April 1st to 3rd. Now you might look at the 1st of April and suspect someone is pulling your leg, having a lend of you, making a joke. Not at all. We ran a one day event last year in VK and found it was a lot of fun (and most of us appreciated SSB even more afterwards). In particular on vhf bands where there was no selective fading, AM was a very nice mode to use. Those of us who remember AM on 2m and 6m will find great pleasure in returning to AM on those bands, if only briefly.
So what’s in it for you? A participation certificate will be available on application after the logs are in (details of how to apply will announced later).
Bands? Any you like.
Times? up to you on 1st, 2nd or 3rd of April 2016.
Number of contacts? at least one to qualify for the participation certificate.
Use your own judgement about which bands to operate on, taking other users, band segment usage patterns and your battery into account. AM will be somewhat more demanding in terms of power required than SSB or CW.
This event has been organised with MT approval by the VK1 and VK2 associations. All we have really done is write this flyer. The rest is up to you.
See you on the bands, on April 1-2-3, on AM.