[AMRadio] Phone band expansion

Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 15:38:11 EDT 2006

On 10/12/06, Ed Swynar <gswynar at durham.net> wrote:

> Although you don't specifically mention it --- like someone else did
> previously --- I think it would be MOST foolhardy for any AM'er to plop
> himself down & start with the ol' buzzardry stuff in the vicinity of 3.780-
> & 3.8-MHz...yeah, the traditional DX window...

I totally agree, Ed. Besides, DX is pretty interesting and challenging
in its own right. I think Jim is speaking more in general, mainly that
AM shouldn't feel confined to a closet so that another group can have
free reign anywhere they like.

> It's not always for the benefit of domestic SSB'ers that such windows
> exist --- in many cases, DX stations have but a sliver of spectrum space on
> some bands that's available/useable: North American DX-types have tried to
> accommodate them through these windows. The DX stations benefit from these
> arrangements just as much as the W/K/VE crowd does.

A lot of the AMers up here in the northeast actually work DX in the
window regularly via SSB and some have even played with AM DX a bit.
K1JJ and others have some incredible antenna arrays set up for the DX
window and make regular contacts with our friends across the pond. I'm
looking forward to it myself this winter.

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ

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