[AMRadio] AM Forum

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Tue Apr 3 09:26:45 EDT 2007

Bill some years back I lived in Las Cruces, NM and  operated 
on 3.870 plus 7.293 where I met many congenial hams. 
Bill/W7US, Dennis/W7QHO, Gary/ W7GMK and Lock/W1ZD all of 
which participated in the 3.870 group.  When I moved from 
there to Texas, they took the initiative to contact me by 
email as a friend a compatriot.  That remains today and 
recently Lock and Gary looked me up to invite me back.

That is the kind of thing that makes friends.  It is not the 
attitude I receive from the other coast.  I do wish I could 
communicate with the West coast, but the group of SSBers 
Brian mentioned are adamant about causing trouble.

They set up shop there some years ago when propagation was 
such that they could not hear you guys out there.  Now that 
they can, they constantly complain about the "interference". 
Really the best alternative is to change frequency for small 
roundtables, but that would be difficult to achieve.

Other than that, we could get on SSB and tell them we are 
going to join you and get ready for the fight.  That is 
about our only options at this point.

I do wish civility prevailed in these matters but, sadly, it 

73  Jim

>> On 4/2/07, Bill Smith <hbco2 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> > I for one would like to see 5-land AM activity on 3870. 
>> > We seem to have
> a
>> > very active, if few in number, contingent of SSB 
>> > operator(s) on the West
>> > Coast Calling Frequency.  Where are AM operators? 
>> > There is only one
> station
>> > from Oklahoma who checks in regularly to the West Coast 
>> > AMI net,
> Wednesday's
>> > at 8:00pm, 7:00pm Central Time.  He also participates 
>> > in groups that
> form on
>> > other nights of the week.
>> >
>> > If there are > 100 stations operating AM in Texas, why 
>> > none on 3870?
>> >
>> Bill,

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