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Western AM Club

transmitter tube array at W6BM
Four classic transmitter tubes, 833A, in W6BM's 1938 Collins transmitter, Model 20K

www.ami-west.com
Welcome to the official web site for Western AM operators who enjoy restoration and operation of AM radio equipment. Meet the control operators, see many vintage AM stations, and hear their individual stories. Swap ideas, parts, post circuit improvements or write an article of your own restoration project. The Western AM Club has no dues or meetings, just a weekly net each Wednesday at 7:00 PM local time on 3870 kHz where all are welcome. The membership roster is updated often and can be easily downloaded for your convenience.

VIDEO: The 1954 KYA transmitter rescued by K6JSI, March 2013

VIDEO: The Last Roundup: Restoring Broadcast Studio Consoles

CALIFORNIA HAMMIN' VIDEOS: Tours of great hamshacks: Werner Vavken, WB6RAW --- Bobby Hallicrafters, W6OZI --- Mel Farrer, K6KBE --- Steve Airola, W6RXK (two videos) --- Gary Halverson, K6GLH's Virtual Museum Tour- Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, including "The Lost Decade: Collins pre-WWII transmitters, and The Collins Van with Jim Stitzinger, WA3CEX"

Northern California AM Net
Sundays starting at 5:00 pm PT, 3870 kHz
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San Diego AMI Net
Mondays starting at 7:00 pm PT, 3870 kHz Net Control Operators:
Paul N6BZY ... Larry WA6KCJ ... Charlie KG6PRO
Russ KG6CLA ... George WB6YEC ... Paul N6TYF

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West Coast AMI Net
Wednesdays starting at 8:00 pm PT, 3870 kHz
Net Control Operators:
Brian NI6Q ... Dave WJ6W ... George WA6HCX
Sharon K6IRD ... Steve KF6SYD ... Vic K6IC

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CCA Wednesday AM Net
Wednesdays starting at 4:00 pm ET, 3880 kHz
Sponsored by the Collins Collectors Association
For the complete schedule in all time zones, click here
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Saturday Eye Opener
Saturdays starting at 8:00 am PT, 3870 kHz
amiwest on tinychat.com

NEWS FLASH: It has been a wonderful 3+ years, but, sadly, as of February 1, Stickam has closed down. Many thanks to the Stickam staff for all their help.

Thanks to Dave, WJ6W, we are now experimenting with Tinychat as an alternative live video communication platform. You do not need to type the net host's call sign to use. Simply type the following URL or click on it.

http://tinychat.com/amiwest

You may participate as a "guest." Registration or Facebook membership is not required.

For detailed instructions, click here: WJ6W

NOTE: All AM stations in all time zones are welcome.

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AM RESOURCES AND LINKS
AM Hi-Fi audio processing

AM Forever

AM is King (WD7F)

The AM Window

AMI (AM International)

Amplitude Modulation Using
Natural Asymmetrical Voice

Arizona AM Net

ARRL AM Page

Boat Anchor Receiver Tests by W1VD

Broadcast equipment documents

Broadcast equipment manuals and company links

Bunker of Doom retro-tech links

DMOZ Open Directory Project: AM links

Electric Radio Magazine

Electron Tube Data Sheets

GE Ham News issues: 1946--1963 by N4TRB

KX4R's Southeastern Ham Radio Shacks

Music and Voices: A Complete Guide to AM

Microphones, past & present

NW USA and Canadian AMI (W7JHS)

Online Calculators for Electronics

Pete Millett's DIY Audio pages

Resistor color band calculator

Southeastern AM Radio Club

Strategies to Repair or Replace Old Electrolytic Capacitors

Sturgis, Michigan, AM Get together 2014

Taming your audio with compression

TMC (Technical Materiel Corporation) Repository by K4OZY

Transmitter Basics 1940 Thordarson 44-page PDF file

Tubebooks.org: Vacuum tube books and links

Western Historic Radio Museum

WHRM: Communication Receivers: 1928--1941

WHRM: Communication Receivers: 1941--1955

W9ETV: A fabulous boatanchor collection

AM RESOURCES PROVIDED BY AMI MEMBERS:

HAM NATION video interviews, including Wayne W6IRD and Sharon K6IRD

THE LAST ROUNDUP: Restoring Broadcast Studio Consoles by KO6NM, WJ6W, & others

Heath DX100 transmitter mod by W6OM (three 6146s)

Kenwood TS-850 AM mods by N1GPT

HiFi AM on the Kenwood TS-950SDX by N1GPT


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. . . ROSTER . . .
AM NEEDS SUPPORT!

Please add your name to our roster
of AM supporters.
You need not be a member of AMI.
Click here to add your listing.

For a PDF copy of the Sept. 1, 2014 roster
Click here

K6GLH transmitter
K6GLH homebrew transmitter


Photo of AMI group, April 2002 Meet, Host: N6PY

Photo of AMI group, June 2007 Meet, Host: WA6HCX

Photo of AMI group, May 2008 Meet, Host: WA6HCX

Photo of AMI group, May 2009 Meet, Host: WA6HCX

Photo of AMI group, May 2010 Meet, Host: WA6HCX

Photo of AMI group, May 2011 Meet, Host: WA6HCX

Photo of AMI group, May 2012 Meet, Host: WA6HCX

Photo of AMI group, May 2013 Meet, Host: WA6HCX

Photo of AMI group, May 2014 Meet, Host: WA6HCX

Photos/Video of Gold Country Swaps, 2010 and 2012,
Hosts: W6OZI, K6GLH, W6RXK

Links to members who have photos or webpages on the Internet
WB6ACU

W9AD

N9AMI

KA6BFB

K6BW

N6BZY

K6CUA

LU1DCL

K5DIC

W6DQ

W6DRZ

KJ6EF

K6EGS

K9EID

K6ER

K6ESE

AL0F

WA6FIZ

K6GCN

W1GFH

K6GLH

WA6HCX

WA6HDY

KF0HR

KK6HY

K6IC

K6IRD

W7ISJ

K7JEB

K6JEY

K6JSI

WA6JUS

N6JVD

K6JWB

WA6KCJ

NO6L

W7MD

LU1MEK

KO6NM

W6OM

N6OMW

KB6OQJ

W6OZI

KF6PQT

KG6PRO

NI6Q

W8QBG

W7QHO

W8QYT/7

N7RCA

NA7RH

KO6SM

K6SRO

W6THW

KE7TRP

KK7TV

N6TYF

KM5TZ

WA8ULG

W7UO

WA6VVL

W7XH

W7YBS

WB6YEC

WJ6W

W5WVI

W1ZD/7

K6ZSR

N6ZU


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Club email address: ron.w6om@gmail.com
Club founder and trustee: Ron W6OM

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webmaster: KK6HY email

UPDATED: September 2014
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