[AMRadio] Phone band expansion

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Thu Oct 12 17:18:00 EDT 2006

Jim with your knowledge, a trip to the next hamfest would cure the Advanced 
license.  Just take the time.  Do a couple practice runs on one of the 
computer sites to see what the subject matter is and you are off and 

As for 3 QSOs on 80, 85, and 90, sadly is ain't gonna happen.  Where I live 
the signals emitted by some stations are very strong.  This morning was a 
case in point.  one on 3.880 and another on 85.  The 85 bunch, I think, was 
the 0s who get on in the morning but without some closer stations or 
stronger signals, I couldn't tell.

I like to talk among groups from time to time and urge everyone to establish 
a different frequency.  Say the 1s near 3.8, the 2s near 3.815, etc.  With 
different operating schedules no particular portion of the band would be 
occupied all the time.  And it would give us the opportunity to move between 
groups with out undue interference.

Just some thoughts.

73  Jim

> I have been reading the traffic here with heightened interest.  For me the 
> existing 80M AM window is fine so long as:
> 1.) We invite the 3878 quacks to QSY down 100KC or so
> 2.) The SSB stations on 3880, 3883, 3885, 3888, 3890, and 3893 all find 
> another rock to hide under.
> If this is done, we have room for 2-3 AM QSO's at the same time, and no 
> need for razor sharp filters, etc. to reject the QRM.
> I guess I'm easy to please! This will never happen! :-)
> I like the suggestions given already of establishing a AM net at the 
> bottom end of the Advanced portion, say 3705. I do not hold an extra 
> ticket...
> Regards,
> Jim

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