|[AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams|
km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Thu Nov 22 09:57:08 EST 2007
I certainly hope that AMers dont operate down in the DX window. Its bad
enough now fighting the 5-20KW US stations with my 1200W.
A little respect often works well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Knepper" <collinsradio at comcast.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams
> This perpetration of AM-SSB bashing has had a long running history of at
> least 40 years. Let's face it, this discussion has run its course and
> now it is time to end this "discussion" and move on - that is to those
> frequencies that all of us petitioned for below 3750 Khz.
> I heard Don, K4KYV, calling CQ below 3700 Khz the other day, and no one
> came back to him. I was too busy to call Don but what a lovely signal he
> More of us should follow Don down to this open range rather than cozy up
> to SSB operation throughout 75 meters. This is particularly true of some
> AMers who just love to irritate or harrass folks on 3892 Khz.
> Happy Thanksgiving Day
> Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert A. Poff" <wb3awj at comcast.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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> Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 7:28 AM
> Subject: [AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams
>>I think most of the anti-AM attitude is just the lowest common denominator
>> To them Slop-bucket is the "standard" voice mode on HF.
>> So it follows that anything else is evil.
>> Some years ago I had a discussion with one of the locals who exhibits
>> His reasoning (like most of them) was that AM occupies too much
>> And of course we need to conserve spectrum.
>> So AM should be outlawed.
>> I countered by saying that on 2 meter CB there's not enough room for all
>> FM repeaters.
>> Since ACSB occupies such little bandwidth you could put at least four
>> repeaters of that mode in
>> the same spectrum of one NBFM signal.
>> So they should out outlaw FM on 2 meters and everyone switch to ACSB.
>> (tongue firmly implanted in cheek)
>> His eloquent, well thought out response?
>> "But EVERYONE uses FM!"
>> Robert A. Poff
>> Chief Engineer
>> WSBA / WARM-FM / WSOX / WGLD
>> York, PA.
>> Email : wb3awj at comcast.net
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