[AMRadio] Re: AMers should not operate other modes??


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Fri Feb 1 21:18:26 EST 2008


I have not heard a phone QSO in a long time. All I have heard in the past
two years is the contest activity. And I don't consider those QSOs.

With the current lack of homebuilding what do phone operators talk about?

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Gazdzinski" <brett.gazdzinski at verizon.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: AMers should not operate other modes??


> I dont operate it either, I have nothing to talk about on ssb.
> I never homebrewed any gear for ssb.
>
> I also find it anoying to listen to mostly, although the new icom makes
> it sound quite good.
> I learned something tuning around with the rig on ssb, the auto
> notch works great, and will follow a jammer/carrier all around and notch
it
> out
> without hardly any degridation of the received audio.
> Not sure what FMing would do, but trying to jam someone on
> ssb with a carrier is futile with the new rigs.
>
> Maybe I should listen around on 40 meters weekend mornings
> of ssb and see if anyone interesting to talk to is on.
>
> I did rtty a long time ago with a model 15, and a vic20 and microlog air
one
> card, never did sstv, hate 2 meters and vhf stuff in general.
> Never did digital or sattelite stuff, moon bounce, etc.
>
> I am trying to get back up to speed on CW, and am building a homebrew tube
> type
> cw tranciever, that should be fun.
> Anyone know where I could get 454 and 456 KHz xtals for my bfo???
>
> Brett
> N2DTS
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "VJB" <wa3vjb at yahoo.com>
> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:22 PM
> Subject: [AMRadio] Re: AMers should not operate other modes??
>
>
> > I enjoy being seen as someone who won't run SSB. Of
> > course I'm not that serious about it, not as if it
> > would violate religion or something, but there's a
> > certain comfort I get from authentically representing
> > AM as a preferred mode and activity in the radio
> > hobby.
> >
> > In order to do that, I devote my available radio time
> > to AM, and like it that way.
> >
> > On the other hand, I have taken part in emergency
> > communications events (hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and
> > some Atlantic storms) which are on SSB and involve my
> > use of a "contemporary" FT101EE.  It's just that none
> > of my AM friends know about this.
> >
> > That's probably a good thing.
> >
> > --an unsigned note--
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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