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 and generally meets at a time depending on propagation. Check for time updates on the opening page. This net constitutes an official meeting of the membership.
The callsign used by the net control is W4AMI. The callsign is reflective of the affiliation with AM International and the AM mode of operation in general. The SAMRC is affiliated with AM International (AMI).
History of Founding
The SAMRC was founded in the year 1999 in Tallassee, Alabama. The founding members of the organization were: Andy Howard, WA4KCY, Sam Timberlake, KF4TXQ, Ron Johnson, WB4GWA, Lou Duncan, K4MNY, and Steve Waters, AE4IN. The founders of the organization assigned roles to each of the founders as follows:
Andy Howard, President, SK
Sam Timberlake, Vice-President
Ron Johnson, Call Sign Trustee
Lou Duncan, Treasurer, SK
Steve Waters, Secretary
The founding members serve as Officers of the Board and trustees of the organization.
President: Bob Stewart, K4BKC
Vice President: Sam Timberlake, KF4TXQ
Callsign Trustee: Ron Johnson, WB4GWA
Secretary: Steve Waters, AE4IN
Treasurer: Eddie Brown, KA4AMI
The festivities will begin with an informal chit-chat we call the pre-net. You can throw your call in and make some informal comments when called upon. Then you will be entered automatically to the net list when the net formally begins.
Calling the pre-net will rotate between Kevin, WA4KM, Allen, N4OZI, and Art, N4JK
Calling the formal net will rotate between Stan, W4KR and Sam, KF4TXQ