George Hutchins was the original "6OM" in 1920 and then "W6OM" after world war ll. His contributions to my understanding of electronics and learning CW as a small boy changed my life. George became a silent key in 1996 and I decided to change my call from N6VO to W6OM to honor his memory. Here's one of his QSL cards from 1922.
I achieved all my DX objectives of Honor Roll for CW & SSB, plus 7BDXCC when quite by accident one evening I tuned across 3.870 and heard the rich warm audio from vintage transmitters and rediscovered the beauty of AM and the friendliness of the people who operate AM.
I still enjoy chasing DX on CW but have exchanged the pile ups and quick reports for the more relaxed regimen of conversations with good friends daily on 7.293 and evenings on 3.870 or 3.885
I am also FO5VO from my second home on Bora Bora where I only operate CW.
AM website www.ami-west.com Over 425 members in California, Arizona and New Mexico with new AM operators joining each month.
Stop by 7.293 during the day or 3.870 / 3.885 in the evenings and say hello, I would like to hear your story about how you discovered or rediscovered "AM".
Check out my interview by Eric 4Z1UG at www.qsotoday.com
HAM RADIO, it's a great ride and just keeps getting better.
40 meter QRP "AM" transceiver
Below is my new Class "D" AM Transmitter a Super Senior. Manufactured by Bruce K7DYY of Index Labs, truly an amazing rig. 385 watts of carrier, 1500 PEP all day long on 40 AM or all night long on 75 AM.
Operates on 110VAC with broadcast quality audio a rock solid VFO and weighs only 10 lbs. Complimented by a Presonus Studio Channel and a Electro Voice RE 20.
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