[AMRadio] AM Windows!

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Wed Apr 4 12:55:34 EDT 2007

Bob what I am urging is that some of us move from those 
calling frequencies to other areas where you can operate. 
There are a couple of guys here that I like to talk to and 
one is a general.  We meet on 3.890 and move to an open 
frequency near 3.825 - 35 several times a week.

Too bad you don't live near us, you would be welcome to 
join.  Several other guys have heard us and have joined in 
the fray.  It is quite nice not to have the loud SSB 
stations on both sides.

Interestingly I pass my Conditional the same year as you did 
the General.  I guess that makes us OFs.


> I passed the General exam in 1957. At that time it was all 
> RADIO theory. I
> looked at the Extra question pool a couple years ago and 
> lost interest.
> There is too much compter stuff and satalite stuff. I did 
> not see it worth
> my my while for the kind of operating I wanted to do. I 
> spnet 40 years ans
> an EE. I started in telemetry in  the 50's and finished in 
> the computer
> industry in 1998! I have been programming computers since 
> 1970 and I
> designed chips from the mid 80's until I retired. I don't 
> consider the
> computer stuff as a major imortance to HAM RADIO.
> I know that the ARRL does not define an actual AM Window. 
> But there are
> frequencies where AM oprators gather. The fact that there 
> are SSB operators
> that just want to drive AM off the band is a seperate 
> problem. Most of these
> guys are running RICEBOXES and really don't have a clue 
> about how they work.

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