|[AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams|
collinsradio at comcast.net
Thu Nov 22 10:26:36 EST 2007
Thanks, Geoff for these wonderful thoughts.
I would love to operate below 3750 Khz but unfortunately habits are hard to
break and I find myself back in the AM Window where there is activity. I
thought that more AM stations would have moved down the band but it appears
that we are creatures of habit. Perhaps, we are afraid of losing our
Have a great Thanksgiving.
Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff/W5OMR" <ars.w5omr at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams
> Mike Sawyer wrote:
>> Dave said
>> 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
>> it is time to end this "discussion" and move on - that is to those
>> frequencies that all of us petitioned for below 3750 Khz.
>> Well Dave, if you don't like it, use your delete key! There are some of
>> here willing to get to the root of the problem. It will not go away if we
>> chose to ignore it. Besides, its healthy discussion.
> As much as I want to agree with you, Mike (simply because it's Dave ;->)
> he's talking about ending the bickering and fighting amongst hams in
> general, whether they're on the air, or not. Also, I gotta disagree that
> it's -not- healthy discussion. After 40+ years there's -no- discussion
> left. It's just the perpetuation of an old argument that doesn't seem to
> have a logical conclusion, for both sides.
> Dave also makes a great point about AM'ers being just as guilty as SSB'ers
> in knowingly cranking up an AM QSO on a frequency that's 2kc (or less)
> away from an existing QSO (regardless of mode).
> Just because (collectively) you say "Well, I've been operating AM right
> here here on this spot, this frequency for 40 years, and ain't no one
> gonna run me off..." how does that make us any better than those who crank
> up a SSB QSO 2kc away from an existing AM QSO?
> Bottom line is, we are -all- hams, and all hams, regardless of
> mode -should- operate as gentleman (and ladies).
> As AM'ers, if we want to operate without persecution then we shouldn't be
> perpetuating the 40 year old 'kilocycle wars'. It's time to -move-.
> 3.720 has been a good spot for some of the NorthEasterners... below 3700
> is a great expanse, void of signals and I don't know of an AM operating
> ham that doesn't have the wherewithal to upgrade to Extra class. When the
> band-warming party occurred (nearly a year ago), there were signals of all
> kinds below 3700kc and there was a great QSO that happened on 3650kc.
> Don's complaint (as valid as it is) is why isn't anyone else down there,
> taking advantage of the 'wide open spaces'?
> Tired of the back-biting and petty bickering? MOVE! QSY somewhere!
> Driving your AM Rig without a scope, is like driving your car at night,
> without headlights. (K4KYV)
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