[AMRadio] AM Windows!

Vince Werber ka1iic at prexar.com
Wed Apr 4 13:07:59 EDT 2007

Kudos Pete...

I consider any phone frequency that is allowed by my license as an AM 
window when I am using the AM mode...  anybody that has worked for their 
license class should use said license to it's fullest degree within the 
rules and regs...

Being held to any frequency because of its mode is so much like riding at 
the back of the bus...  I would hope we as a people are over such 

just my opinion... if it isn't 'politically correct' well I'm not a 
politically correct type of guy...

have a good day and a better tomorrow!


On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Peter Markavage wrote:

> As Jim points out, you don't even have to go to the newly expanded
> portions of 75. I haven't spent any real significant time around 3885 in
> quite a long time to make AM contacts. I roll down to between 3820 and
> 3850, find a clear slot, and call a CQ. Lots of abundant AM contacts for
> folks who have tunable receivers and VFO's.
> Even last night, around 9:30 PM EDT, when I tuned the receiver to around
> 3885, I heard three separate AM QSO's trying to operate between 3875 and
> 3885 with SSB transmissions adjacent to both sides of the range. Yet,
> between 3740 and 3775, there was a total absence of any signals that I
> could hear. I then set the receiver bandwidth to 16 KHz, set the receiver
> dial to around 3755, and let it sit for about 45 minutes while I puttered
> around the shack. Only heard 1 weak SSB station come on about 20 minutes
> later making a direct call to someone and then he disappeared.
> The band expansion is a golden opportunity for AM groups, that have been
> plagued for years by adjacent SSB chatter, to move to new locations on
> the band. I can understand long traditions, being crystal controlled, we
> been on that frequency for 90 years, my VFO is frozen, etc. but these are
> not insurmountable obstacles.
> Pete, wa2cwa
> On Wed, 4 Apr 2007 10:38:30 -0500 "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
> writes:
>> Bob, the General Class can operate down to 3.8.  Some
>> activity between 3.8 and 3.880 would be good.  The practical
>> answer is to make contact between 3.880 to 3.890 then move
>> either down or up to an open frequency.
>> Jim
>> W5JO
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