|[AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams|
km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Thu Nov 22 17:03:40 EST 2007
A few years ago I gave out over 150 ARRL VHF Contest Q's on 6M using a
Clegg Zeus and an old Tapetone converter into a NC-300. Not one person
complained even when I was holding one frequency and running a pileup.
I operate SSB, CW, NBFM, AM, and WSJT. I have absolutely no respect for the
narrow minded type that cant tolerate something that they either dont care
for or are technically unfit to understand or use.
----- Original Message -----
From: "A.R.S. - WA5AM" <ars.w5ami at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams
> On Nov 22, 2007 11:29 AM, W7CE <w7ce at curtiss.net> wrote:
>> > Well said Geoff, and thanks. It's like I told some folks on AM the
>> > other day who are not happy with any AM'er that ALSO operates other
>> > modes; it's not the mode that makes the man, but the man himself that
>> > makes him a man. True, there are a lot of sideband ops that have a
>> > vitriol hatred for AM ops, but we all know it works the other way
>> > around too. None of this helps a damned thing in the hope this war
>> > will ever end.
>> > 73
>> > Brian / wa5am
>> > ______________________________________________________________
>> I operate AM, SSB, CW and plan to start digital operations for 6 & 2M
>> I enjoy every one of those modes. While it is certainly true that there
>> a small portion of the SSB crowd that hates AM, it often appears that the
>> majority of AM operators hate SSB even more (usually referred to as
>> slopbucket by AM ops who apparently have not experienced the joy of a
>> SSB rig with near-perfect frequency accuracy). Personally, I don't
>> understand why anyone would enjoy NASCAR, golf or football, but
>> I'm in the minority there. I'm not going to waste my time critizing them
>> for an interest that I don't share. Enjoy your favorite modes of
>> but don't bash someone else just because they have have a different
>> possibly broader range of interests.
>> For those who might question my loyalty to the AM mode, check out my
>> at www.w7ce.com (I own a Johnson KW desk and three broadcast
>> and have traveled over 11,000 miles in the last four years on boat anchor
> Great comments Clay! I can't express how much I agree with your
> Don/KYV, has also pointed out some very important happenings that I
> hear on a daily basis. It is a no win situation if we, as AM ops,
> mimic the few SSB ops that harass us, QRM us, or attempt to "own" a
> frequency. It is against the law to "knowingly" stomp on a QSO in
> progress, regardless if it is AM or SSB, and regardless of where it
> happens to be.
> The problem with too many AM'ers is that they think they MUST stay in
> the so called AM Window in order to operate AM! Not so! We are
> letting this problem get the best of us, as if we have this need to
> "protect" this 10kcs, or so of the band. Let it the hell go! Move
> about anywhere "phone" is allowed, just mind a reasonable bandwidth,
> be a gentleman and all will be good. Ignore the hecklers....
> Brian / wa5am
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