[AMRadio] Phone band expansion


Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sat Oct 14 17:21:26 EDT 2006


Actually no, AM has been used in the region of 3837 kHz 
for some time, and down around 7160 kHz too - hardly the 
to of the band. Why do you think it is wrong?

> Considering the fact that you are outnumbered by 500 to 1 at any given time, 
> I would think it wise to stay up at the top of each band and not go sit in 
> an area where DX is typically found, which is usually at the bottom of each 
> band.  Also, since a strong SSB signal can wreak havoc with an AM signal, 
> you're not going to win the battle for the frequency.  I operate SSB and AM 
> and I have seen the results of head to head confrontations.  Back in the 
> 50's and 60's when SSB was just emerging, they were allocated by gentlemen's 
> agreement to the top of each band because they were the minority.  Now AM is 
> the minority so it makes sense for AM'ers to inhabit the top frequencies. 
> Why fight a fight that you can't win?
> 
> Bob  W6TR
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Peter Markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 1:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Phone band expansion
> 
> 
> > Don't make the same mistake "they" did 25 to 30 years ago by defining an
> > AM pen area. AM is phone; use it wherever your license class allows.
> > Or, maybe all can wait for the ARRL Band Plan.
> >
> > Pete, wa2cwa
> >
> > On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:50:11 -0400 "Bob Maser" <bmaser at tampabay.rr.com>
> > writes:
> >> Going down to the new Extra class freqs is a sure way to fire up the
> >> SSB
> >> boys.  I would suggest widening out your 3880 to plus or minus
> >> 20kcs.
> >>
> >> Bob W6TR
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
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