My first transatlantic AM QSO!

The old timers reading this are going to be laughing I think!

Ten metres was in good shape today and I’d just finished some programming work on the Anytone rig in the car. I tuned up around 29MHz to see if there was any AM coming through. Sure enough there was.

Barry N1EU was coming through nicely, running an Apache labs SDR which was sounding great. Barry was kind enough to pull my 10W/whip signal out and give me an S5.

Really thrilled to have made my second AM QSO! Hopefully there are more to come.

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “My first transatlantic AM QSO!”


    My best friend Paul WB1CDE now SK would sit with a old Lafayette CB radio modified for 10 meters. He had a ’67 Chevy with a cut down whip on the bumper. We worked plenty DX on AM with 4 or 5 watts. This was back in 1980, we had a blast. In 3 hours we caught many DX stations,most from Germany and Japan.
    Paul had the only Mobile radio mounted under dash und with a D-104 on his seat.

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