[AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams


jeremy-ca 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.

Carl
KM1H


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Knepper" <collinsradio at comcast.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
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 
> had.
> 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" 
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> 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
>> speaking.
>>
>> 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 
>> this
>> thinking.
>> His reasoning (like most of them) was that AM occupies too much 
>> bandwidth.
>> 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 
>> the
>> 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
>>
>> "Lieutenant, target the offending power boat and launch photon torpedoes"
>>
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