[AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams

Brett Gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizon.net
Thu Nov 22 23:13:55 EST 2007

I personaly dont want to spend loads of time tuning all over
many bands to find an AM qso.

I LIKE just tuning around 3870 to 3890 maybe and 7285 on up,
if nothings on, i can call cq or do something else, cant say I want
to tune the entire 80 and 40 meter bands every time I turn the radios on.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ellen Rugowski" <ellenjoanne2003 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Geoff/W5OMR" <ars.w5omr at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 9:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Anti-AM Opinionated Hams
> > 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'?
> > 73 = Best Regards,
> > -Geoff/W5OMR
> >
> As some of you know, I now have a Viking II.  I also have the VFO to use
> with it.  I was already heading in the direction mentioned above myself.
> I'm hoping to do, like I did this last summer, when 10 & 6 were open -
> announce what freq. I will be on via this reflector and/or the AMfone
> (in this case, below 3700), and start calling CQ.  Like Don says, we have
> get out of the ghetto. I get the feeling that all too often AMers only
> to hang out on the traditional 75 & 40m freqs.  I'd love to do 15m AM.
> There's tons of open space above 21.4 MHz, and 15 is open during the day,
> more often than you think.  There's also a lot of open space above 1900
> and in my case, 160 is often quieter than 75 is.
> 73 & I don't mean anything nasty - just some food for thought
> Ellen - AF9J
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