[AMRadio] Friday Night AM operation Long

peter markavage manualman at juno.com
Sat Mar 19 02:06:22 EST 2005

Well I don't know about other Friday nights, but I (in NJ) was listening
around 3880 from 8:30 to about 10 PM EST and I'm not sure why you would
have wanted to break into anything going on there. Combo  of music,
distorted recordings, people singing(if you could call it that), people
talking, grunting, making non human sounds, two/three/four stations all
trying to talk or make noise at the same time, and all acting childish
and without any sense. If you're not part of the click, then you're
ignored. Maybe you should consider yourself lucky not to be part of the
Friday night "grown-up adolescents" that make all AM'ers look bad. AM
radio on Friday nights in the Northeast sometimes tends to bring on
operators who have forgotten to engage their brain cells.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 22:33:17 -0500 "James M. Walker"
<chejmw at acsu.buffalo.edu> writes:
> Greetings,
> I have a question, about 80 meter night-time operation. Specifically 
> on
> this evening, as it seems there is a ducting effect or some such
> condition
> happening in the way of propagation. I have noticed it happens only 
> on
> friday evenings and apparently only to my signal.
> Example I repeatedly try to get into the on going QSO on 3880, but 
> I
> can't
> seems that no one is apparently able to hear my signal, when I am 
> on
> this
> frequency. In an attempt to check my equipment, I switched to LSB 
> moved
> down
> to 3875 Khz and called some folks that I heard there, and got a 
> good
> report
> and a welcome to the group. A couple of checks showed that yes my
> antenna
> is working, and yes I am getting out to the North and the East and 
> no
> there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with my signal.
> So why is it so difficult to get into the "Round Table" for lack of 
> a
> better term on 3880. I hear signals from people I recognize but I 
> don't
> get heard on that one particular frequency. Strange, indeed.
> If I wait until propagation changes, I can work into the south.
> I mean what is with that frequency?
> Just wondering! Thanks for the read!
> Jim

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