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The Southeastern AM Radio Club (SAMRC) was founded in the year 1999 for the purpose of preserving and protecting the vintage AM radio mode of operation, vintage AM radio equipment, its preservation and restoration, the exchange of equipment through purchase or selling, and for the fellowship of like-minded AM radio Amateur operators. The club functions to promote the hobby, fellowship, and good will across the Amateur Radio spectrum as it relates to the AM mode of operation.
The SAMRC operates a weekly net on 3885 kilocycles. The time of the net changes depending upon propagation. (See above) The net is a directed net and all stations are asked to follow the instructions of the net control.
Help preserve the wonder of tube type vintage AM equipment. Tell a friend about SAMRC and the net. And be sure to join the Gulf Coast Mullet Net on Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. Eastern.
When we founded the SAMRC, we wanted a club callsign that reflected our support of AM International. So, what better callsign than W4AMI.... We use it on Tuesday evening to call the net.
The SAMRC believes in the historic foundations of the "gentleman's hobby." We embrace the high standards of the hobby and seek to further them among our members. These standards are based off of the 1928 document known as The Radio Amateur’s Code endorsed by the ARRL. As such, we have adopted the following standards:
1. We will always strive to be considerate of one another by treating fellow amateurs the way we wish to be treated.
2. We will support SAMRC with funding and with encouragement and seek to make our club known to others.
3. We will strive to keep our equipment within the guidelines of good operating practice and adherence to Part 97 of the FCC rules.
4. We will never use profanity on 3885 k. c. , nor on the net, nor will we ever use profanity at any time on the air regardless of frequency or mode of operation. We do not want to offend young people who might be listening and considering ham radio as a hobby.
5. We will strive to help one another fix our stations, share resources and knowledge and generally encourage one another to put forth the best signals we can on AM.
1. We will follow at all times the lead and instructions of the designated net control station.
2. We will never attempt to be recognized by the net control by inserting a partial callsign. Example: “xyz”. Instead: “w4x**”. Or. “This is w4x**”
3. Should the net control need help, he will call for a relay station. Never break into the net control without FIRST offering to relay another station. Then say, “This is w4x** for relay.”
4. We will never key up and make comments that are unsolicited by net control just for the sake of comment or attempts at humor. We will avoid the use of VOX because of the possibility of intereference to the net.
If you would like to join the SAMRC we invite you to send $5.00 to:
Eddie Brown, KA4AMI
205 Dixon Circle
Williamson, Georgia 30292
You will be a lifetime member!
You will receive a beautiful certificate suitable for framing.