June 18, 2004. Amateur Radio history was made today as Amplitude Modulation returned to the American Radio Relay League Headquarters in the form of a Johnson Viking Valiant and a National NC-303. My wife Paddy and I stopped by the ARRL station on our return trip home from Laconia, NH in hopes that some of the AM gang would still be there and we could say hello. Even though we arrived hours after the equipment was installed, we were lucky enough to find a few of the AM regulars so we took a couple of photos.
1-2: ARRL headquarters and the Maxim Memorial Station W1AW.
3: Standing left to right: Joe WA2PJP, Wayne WA1SSJ, Tom K1JJ, Norm W1GYY, Steve WA1QIX. Seated is Larry NE1S.
4: Dale KW1I makes one of the "first day" QSO's from W1AW on Amplitude Modulation.
5: Steve WA1QIX at the Heil mike and Tom K1JJ trying to jury rig an RF pickup loop so the scope will monitor the modulation of the Valiant.
6: Joe WA2PJP makes a QSO while Tom K1JJ looks on.