[AMRadio] Forty and 80 meter AM freqs


John King k5pgw at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 24 20:05:35 EST 2006


I agree with your position wholeheartedly, Jack. 73,
John, K5PGW
--- Jack Schmidling <jack at schmidling.com> wrote:

> SBJohnston at aol.com wrote:
> > I understand that there has been some AM action on
> the new part of the phone 
> > band on 75/80 meters - where should I look for
> activity these days? 
> 
> I think the best answer is to MAKE activity and stop
> looking for it. 
> Like, call CQ anywhere you are allowed to and see
> what happens.
> 
> There is now all kinds of empty space day and night
> on 75 and everyone 
> is cruising around "looking for activity" instead of
> making it happen.
> 
> I called CQ on 3610 the other night for about 15
> minutes and landed a 
> one hour QSO.  He said he heard me right away but it
> took that long for 
> him to get tuned up. Nothing in my station liked the
> freq, in fact my 
> sig got louder when I turned off the amp but it was
> great fun slumming.
> 
> As a point of interest, we have the advantage of
> carriers so all we have 
> to do is turn on the BFO and swish around looking
> for one.  If you don't 
> here one..... MAKE one.
> 
> Jack K9ACT
> 
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