[AMRadio] AM Opns


k0ng at inebraska.com k0ng at inebraska.com
Wed Dec 22 20:20:33 EST 2004


Hi Bob:  Nice reply. I like to work 7290 +/-, especially Sunday afternoon.
If we had 3 sidebands, I would listen there too.

73 DE Charlie, K0NG

PS, being ex Air Force, we naturally liked "flight before fight".

Quoting Rbethman <rbethman at comcast.net>:

> Seems like a hornet's nest has been stirred up, and I am ONE of those 
> that stirred it up.
> 
> I won't apologize.
> 
> First - I stay away from 75mtrs like the plague.  Too many "lids" whom 
> are obviously running WAY too much RF out for "their" local NE area 
> "group"!  THEY won't even recognize anyone outside THEIR clique.
> 
> Second - the group on 40mtrs that runs in the mornings, always pauses 
> after transmitting, to listen for ANY new callers.  Typically "we" start 
> from 7283 and go up as needed.
> 
> If too many groups are running close, I, and some of the others, will 
> sometimes slip our R-390As and/or SP-600 RXs to sideband/CW mode and 
> pick up ONE sideband to allow us to be able to listen.  That is sort of 
> a RARE thing.
> 
> Most of the group are running either home-brew 813 X 813s, T-368s, 
> 4X250s, BC-610s, and other such rigs.  Mine are BC-610s.  VFO capability 
> is VERY much there.
> 
> As to the antenna cut to ONE freq, there IS a range of +/- X kc where 
> the VSWR is within limits of the TX.  I flip the coax sw to the ME-165 
> dummy load, tune the osc to the new RX freq, then flip on plate to dip 
> final.  THEN I flip the coax sw to the antenna, touching it up when it 
> is my turn - on the fly.
> 
> So far "we" haven't had much trouble within the Mid-Atlantic, NE, SE, 
> and the East Coast.
> 
> All of us try our VERY level best to NOT use more oomph than necessary.  
> This can be a "bit" difficult with BC-610s, BUT it IS doable.
> 
> I just DON'T see any useful purpose in firing up where I KNOW the SSB 
> and Ricebox folks run.  Why aggravate and agitate?
> 
> It is a "little" off from my retired military personality, BUT, I have 
> no desire to fight and start wars.
> 
> Bob N0DGN
> 
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