Bill W2DGB w2dgb at ptd.net
Fri Apr 25 09:53:21 EDT 2008


An AM "contest" already exists, sponsored by the Antique Wireless 
Association.  Been going on for several years, and is open to all hams, AWA 
members or not.  More like a party than a contest...great fun.

73,  Bill  w2dgb

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "AirRadio" <AirRadio at dsl.pipex.com>
To: "Ben Dover" <quixote2 at ix.netcom.com>; "Discussion of AM Radio in the 
Amateur Service" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio]

> Ben, Yes what a great idea, I'd be up for an AM contest, (there is a 
> contest for just about every other mode available) as someone said 'If we 
> were supposed to transmit in ssb we would have been born with one nostril' 
> that would really give those 'Ducks' something to quack about, gee all 
> those hetrodynes!! 73 Max M0GHQ
>> -----Original Message-----
>>>On 24th April, Kim wrote:
>>>"...P.S.: You want some real fun? Organize an AM-only contest!"
>> Actually, that's not a bad idea. But MY only question is this...  WHY 
>> should
>> the ARRL be allowed to have anything to do with it AT ALL? The ARRL's 
>> blessing
>> is NOT required for anyone to organize and run a contest; AM is just one 
>> one more
>> area where the League is irrelevant. Consultation with them isn't 
>> necessary, or
>> desirable.
>> One weekend a year where AM operators get on and start calling "CQ 
>> contest" would
>> REALLY stir up the pot a bit. And if it's successful, the League might 
>> realize that
>> in order to have IT'S views listened to, they're gonna have to join US!
>> Sort of turns the pro ARRL argument on it's head, doesn't it?  <<grin>>
>> Mr. T., W9LBB
>> ______________________________________________
>> "Every 50 years or so, a little revolution is a good thing" - Marko 
>> Raemeus
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