Wondering if anyone else on this forum has worked or plans to work the "AM Rally" this weekend. Steve, WA1QIX is one of the organizers. There's a web site (google "AM Rally") and newcomers to the mode are encouraged to participate. I had to borrow a working transmitter (Flex 3000) from a friend since all of mine are in various stages of "restoration." I used it with my Collins 30L-1 amplifier and I installed a homebrew sampler (K1JJ) to feed a Tek 465 scope to monitor my modulation. I did a lot of tweaking to get the Flex's audio tweaked with some help from a WA1AEX article on the Flex website. This all enabled me to work AM tonight FOR THE FIRST TIME! With 150w carrier, I was able to work 5 states and 10 stations on 7292 with excellent audio and signal reports. It was a lot of fun. There was a lot of activity still going on when I signed to go get dinner. I wanted to also say thanks to Brian and the people on this forum. I've learned a lot from all of you and it was fun to finally get on the air.