Here’s where to find activity from my area of the UK on AM (good ol’ ‘Ancient Modulation’) on 160m:
UK Am Activity on top band: All times are local CLOCK times:
Sundays: 3pm -> 6pm (approx) The AMPSNET from Kent and Essex (all are welcome): 1908 khz. MC: Barry, G4FCX
Mon-Sat: 5pm->6pm (approx) Kent and Essex locals (but again all are welcome): 1908kHz, 1950kHz, 1966kHz Often present: Barry:G4FCX, John:G8STY, Owen:G0NCE, Tony:G0PZX, Me:G7KLJ, Terry:G7MIM, Chris:G4HKQ, Peter:G3ORP and many more!
After dark (UK-wide): ‘on the hour — listen or call’: 1977 khz. Often listening: Me, Les:G4EPL, Dave GW4GTE
Tip: Use a good horizontal for best UK cloud-warma effect on 1977. If anywhere near Kent or Essex, use a decent vertical for the others.
Other activity: Sometimes I try to embrace our EU AM cousins by calling CQ around 1855 or 1860 kHz (some of these dudes don’t have band allocations above 1900) If you want a sked on AM, in the UK or in Europe (or perhaps beyond!) , then use the contact form on this site to request one. I have *heard* US AM stations chatting around 1885 in the early hours, but I shouldn’t imagine this would work too often!
NOTES: If working any UK stations above 1850 kHz, we have a severe power restriction of around 10 Watts carrier into the antenna. Working full power AM below 1850 (ie a carrier freq of say 1846 or below, to account for the upper sideband) tends to make us unpopular with our European equivalents — but I still think its a valid thing to do from time to time — I *can* be tempted!!