[AMRadio] Frequencies

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Thu Jan 25 07:55:28 EST 2007


73,  Jack, W9GT

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From: W2INR <w2inr at amfone.net> 

> An AMer get on the air after carefully checking the frequency . There 
> are no QSO's within 10 kc's either side of the frequency he finds. He 
> calls CQ and gets a few responses. After about ten minutes several in 
> the QSO notice there is some SSB chatter on the upper side. Someone has 
> pulled within 2.5 KC of the AM QSO. ( more than likely because they have 
> a 2.5 filter). As soon as someone joins the SSB QSO they sit there and 
> complain about the AMers being too close. The AMers call it intentional 
> and the road we have paved is already bumpy with no facts . 
> Does anyone come down to the AM QSO and try to work it out - - - not too 
> often. 
> Does the offended station try to correct the problem by moving up a bit 
> - - - -not too often. 
> Does either station try to correct the situation by moving,or must we be 
> machismo and hold our ground. (BS) 
> So what does the SSB operator do? They sit there and complain for hours 
> and do not enjoy their QSO and of course it is because of the AMer. 
> Of course this scenario is bias towards AM but it also occurs the other 
> way also. Neither is in the best interest of either party or our hobby 
> and perspective modes. 
> It's the lower class mentality of the operators. Why take the high road 
> when you can sling mud and then complain you got some on yourself. There 
> will always be whiners, bullies, etc etc. They are the minority. 
> We can take the high road or - - well you now the rest. 
> You can hear this highly professional operating techniques every day on 
> the bands. It is not limited to just AM vs SSB but also SSB vs SSB and 
> AM vs AM. I never really got a grip on this as this is a hobby and 
> should be fun . I guess disrupting QSO's and complaining for hours is 
> fun to some. I really do not understand this but I have this to offer. 
> Get rid of the chip on the shoulder 
> Get a life 
> Get on the air. 
> Get the VFO, BFO or your wrist fixed so you can move. 
> Treat others as you would be expected to be treated ( you reap what you sow) 
> The world isn't perfect , neither is our hobby, bu we can certainly make 
> it better by being better people. 
> G/W2INR 
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