|[AMRadio] The AM Window|
ck at ckradio.net
Tue Dec 21 19:17:34 EST 2004
No Peter, the FCC will not step in when an ssb qso fires up on or near
the AM Window however, the FCC won't take a complaint from 3878 or
3893 about an AM sig being wide too seriously either. There are far
more disturbing things going on in 75m than a signal nearby.
Nothing in the FCC rules states this other than common sense, you can
be a gentleman without requiring rules. Many rigs used have no VFOs
so the AM Window is not imaginary at all, it's rather a necessity to
some and very much respected by others.
As for my assumption about limiting exchanges to 3 minutes and allowing
10 seconds for others, I don't disagree with you on some AMrs want
to have a one to one contact but if this were the case then 3880-3890
will only have 6 AM Stations on it at a time.
If only we could in a perfect world.
73 Chris VE3NGW/W4 Florida
peter A Markavage wrote:
>Quote - "The FCC recognizes the AM Windows so currently any nearby
>complaints are neutralized."
>Show me where in the FCC Rules and regulations this is documented. Do you
>really think that if a SSB QSO fires up on 3880 or 3878 (which happens
>quite often) the FCC will step in and tell them to move??
>Quote - "Perhaps limiting the transmission to less than three minutes at
>a time with 10 seconds of space in between for other stations breaking in
>would be advantageous in many ways. There are many AMrs waiting to get
>in to a group but never get the chance.
>If the AM window is used this way it would allow many stations to operate
>well, even within the two or three spaces of the 3880-90kHz "
>The assumption here is many AM'ers want to talk in a group which is
>probably a bad assumption. Many hams enjoy having a one on one discussion
>whereas "groups" generally evolve into discussions that target only
>certain members in the group.
>On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 16:03:22 -0500 Chris <ck at ckradio.net> writes:
>>Bob, I agree with you. No matter where we move there will be
>>with the near by SSB groups.
>> They are spread very evenly across the band with no space in
>>for an AM signal during prime time.
>>The FCC recognizes the AM Windows so currently any nearby complaints
>>By using the rest of the band to illustrate a point will only lead
>>more interference and valid complaints by SSB groups.
>>Remember last year how many petitions were sent regarding Bandwidth
>> Perhaps limiting the transmission to less than three minutes at a
>>with 10 seconds of space in between for other stations breaking in
>>be advantageous in many ways. There are many AMrs waiting to get in
>>a group but never get the chance.
>> If the AM window is used this way it would allow many stations to
>>operate well, even within the two or three spaces of the
>>73 Chris VE3NGW/W4 Florida
>>>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
>>>Yes, there will ALWAYS be some that will NOT honor such, BUT - we
>>>better off doing this amongst ourselves in lieu of the FCC and/or
>>>becoming involved in some "phony" band/mode plan.
>>>Bob - N0DGN
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