[AMRadio] AMers should not operate other modes??

jeremy-ca km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Wed Jan 30 11:02:22 EST 2008

That is just one of the reasons I rarely operate on 75 AM. There may be some 
great technical people on there but way too many personalities that would be 
better off in a nursing home.

There are simply too many other bands to enjoy AM.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AMers should not operate other modes??

> We've had similar issues back east from time to time. Always a very
> few detractors, but that saying about the squeaky wheel seems to have
> some bearing.
> My personal view is that the limited time I have available for radio,
> I prefer to operate AM. But I used to enjoy DX chasing very much back
> in the 80s, and plan to do more of it in the future. A number of the
> 'big gun' AMers back this way can be heard on SSB in the 75m DX window
> from time to time. When the band goes long, activity is low, the hour
> is late, or whatever else - why not? Good use is better than no use,
> regardless of mode. Particularly with the band conditions we've seen
> lately, SSB at least allows folks to stay in touch, and occupy a
> frequency that can switch back to AM when the band allows.
> IMO, chastising folks for using other modes makes one sound at least
> as stupid as the slopbucket stations we all know too well.
> 'Slopbucket' being the typical lid SSB op, not just anyone using the
> mode.
> OTOH, there always seem to be a few who piss and moan about this and
> that, but then don't bother to get on the air to improve and promote
> the AM community. So yes - if I ran across one of them on SSB, it sure
> would shed new light on their 'objections'. But merely using the mode?
> Bah. Sounds like someone needs to grow up or, at the very least, get
> over themselves.
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ
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