|[AMRadio] AMers should not operate other modes??|
brett.gazdzinski at verizon.net
Wed Jan 30 18:59:02 EST 2008
I also very rarely operate on 80 meters, partly because
some people there turn me off.
I am also not quick to blame ssb guys when they get to close,
their SSB rigs are often much better than old AM receivers, and they might
assume they are fine.
I know there are also people who jam on purpose, I dont acknowledge
them and wont bother to fight against them, but find something else to
do with my time.
----- Original Message -----
From: "jeremy-ca" <km1h at jeremy.mv.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AMers should not operate other modes??
> That is just one of the reasons I rarely operate on 75 AM. There may be
> great technical people on there but way too many personalities that would
> 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"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> 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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