[AMRadio] The AM Window


peter A Markavage manualman at juno.com
Tue Dec 21 15:40:05 EST 2004


Whether it's true or not, I have no idea. Maybe we should check the
"urban legend" web site. If you use published band plans as a guide,
there are none that I know of that defines an "AM Window" nor should
there be. If one was sent, it would have no merit or legal ramifications,
unless the AM'er was causing interference to an on going QSO (one that
was already in progress when the AM'er fired up) and even then, the
request should be to QSY to a clear, noninterferring frequency and not to
an imaginary window.

Pete, wa2cwa


On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 15:05:43 -0400 "David Knepper" <cra at floodcity.net>
writes:
> Thanks, Pete.  My license does not restrict me from operating AM 
> anywhere in
> the Extra Class portion of 75 meters.  Of course, I try to limit my
> operation and the CRA Collins Net to no more than 1/2 hour but if 
> more folks
> check in then, of course, we will hold down 3805 + or -.
> 
> Someone told me once that Mr. Hollingsworth a letter to a ham,  who 
> was
> operating AM below 3830 Khz,  to gently remind him to restrict his 
> operation
> to the AM Window.  Has anyone heard about this letter?
> 
> Dave, W3ST
> Publisher of the Collins Journal
> Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
> www.collinsra.com
> Nets:  3805 Khz, Monday/Wednesdays 8 PM EDST
>           14250 Khz Saturday, 12 Noon EDST
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "peter A Markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 2:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] The AM Window
> 
> 
> > There ya go. Dave's on the ball. And come join "bunches" of us 
> most
> > weekends somewhere below 3860. There more to AM than just 20 KHz 
> of
> > operating frequencies. You might even convert a sidebander or two 
> to
> > press that AM button on their rig.
> >
> > Pete, wa2cwa
> >
> > On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 13:23:31 -0400 "David Knepper" 
> <cra at floodcity.net>
> > writes:
> > > Join us on AM every Wednesday at 3805 Khz beginning at 8 PM for 
> the
> > > CRA
> > > Collins Net.
> > >
> > > Thank you.
> > >
> > > Dave, W3ST
> > > Publisher of the Collins Journal
> > > Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
> > > www.collinsra.com
> > > Nets:  3805 Khz, Monday/Wednesdays 8 PM EDST
> > >           14250 Khz Saturday, 12 Noon EDST
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "peter A Markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
> > > To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 2:18 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] The AM Window
> > >
> > >
> > > > Sort of like the early 60's in the South; some have to sit at 
> the
> > > back of
> > > > the bus. The band/mode plan will most probably fly in some 
> form in
> > > the
> > > > future. We, as AM'ers, need to be more integrated into the 
> main
> > > stream of
> > > > phone activity throughout the bands as we move into 2005 and
> > > beyond. The
> > > > "old" days are going fast. Hanging on to an imaginary window 
> is
> > > probably
> > > > counterproductive as new modes become more common on the 
> bands.
> > > >
> > > > Pete, wa2cwa
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 13:01:38 -0500 Rbethman
> > > <rbethman at comcast.net>
> > > > writes:
> > > > > I am a FIRM advocate and believer of the "Gentleman's
> > > Agreement"
> > > > > philosophy regarding the existence and use of the AM 
> Window.
> > > > >
> > > > > It seems to me an issue of courtesy and respect to have and 
> use
> > > > > these
> > > > > agreements.
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes, there will ALWAYS be some that will NOT honor such, BUT 
> -
> > > we
> > > > > are
> > > > > better off doing this amongst ourselves in lieu of the FCC
> > > and/or
> > > > > ARRL
> > > > > becoming involved in some "phony" band/mode plan.
> > > > >
> > > > > Bob - N0DGN



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