[AMRadio] The AM Window


peter A Markavage manualman at juno.com
Tue Dec 21 20:10:00 EST 2004


Like Dennis, as far back as I can remember, 75 meters has been the "Wild
West" of amateur radio followed closely by 20 meters. I very rarely
experience or hear this type of wild and unruly activity on other bands,
except for contest weekends.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 19:35:09 -0500 "Brian Carling" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
writes:
> It's always been like that?
> What, with people just cranking up a group on top of an 
> existing QSO that they can readily HEAR and insulting them?
> 
> On 21 Dec 2004 at 17:56, W7QHO at aol.com wrote:
> 
> > 
> > In a message dated 12/21/04 2:05:55 PM, bcarling at cfl.rr.com 
> writes:
> > 
> > 
> > > You won't get much courtesy and respect on 75m SSB.
> > > 
> > 
> > I was first licensed back in 1951 and in my experience 75M has 
> always been 
> > like that, whatever the 
> > mode.   Also very busy during the prime operating hours, so it has 
> seldom 
> > been a matter of finding a "clear" frequency, but rather one of 
> looking for a 
> > "thin" spot in the din in which to operate.   However, 75 is now 
> virtually 
> > deserted during the day, at least out here on the West Coast.   
> Last month we ran a 
> > local MRCG "Field Day" down in San Pedro and monopolized 3860 - 
> 3900 all 
> > morning with no problem at all.
> > 
> > Typically, though, more SSB activity than AM in "the window" out 
> here.
> > 
> > Dennis D. W7QHO
> > Glendale, CA



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