|[AMRadio] Re: AMers should not operate other modes??|
youngbob53 at msn.com
Wed Jan 30 19:56:12 EST 2008
Todd, I have my Extra book open every day, now I have more reason :) I didn't mean to imply I commonly hear things like AMers telling SS rig operators to go get a proper rig, just that I was really surprised to hear that on the air, maybe there were other reasons I'm not aware of also as someone suggested who wrote me, maybe they just couldn't hear him and got frustrated. I'm not sure, I enjoy the heck out of it though, wish I had more time...
> On Jan 30, 2008 1:09 PM, Bob Peters wrote:
>> You know what Bob We have a bunch of guys here in North Texas running
>> Rice Boxes on AM and they sound great...We have 746 and 756 Pro's a lot
>> of Kenwood 2000's...Couple of guys running the new Ten Tec.. They are
>> all welcomed with open arms...No complaining here.. I mean after all I
>> ran a K7DYY Sr and that is hollow state...
> Yes, the days of 'rig bias' seem to be long gone for the most part. In
> fact, the few times I've heard it in the last two years, it seemed to
> be uttered by newbs coming on board who think that's the best way to
> sound like an OT. In fact, one op who seems to have a disdain for
> 'slopbucket' contacts has Collins S-Line gear in his avatar on AMfone.
> Pretty comical, really. (o:
> Many of us have spent fair amounts of time, interrupting ongoing QSOs,
> to help someone get their SS rig dialed in properly. Not so much for
> sound, mainly so they don't burn it up by running too much carrier. As
> more folks discover AM and want to switch over, patience is the key.
> Many of the new rigs sound great, especially the Flex radios. It's not
> about the gear so much as the mode. When the 'stuff' becomes more
> important than the people, it's time to find a new hobby.
> Of course, operating in the so-called 'AM Window' during prime time
> probably has a lot to do with it. There's a reason they call it the AM
> Ghetto. Bob 'OKL, bring your friend down below 3800, life is much
> nicer down there. It's worth upgrading if you need to.
> ~ Todd, KA1KAQ
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