[AMRadio] RE: "down below"

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Mon Sep 8 15:21:51 EDT 2008

Like Todd, I never operate on a "supposed" calling frequency. I find a
clear spot anywhere my license allows phone operation and call CQ or find
an interesting QSO and break in. Last week I had an AM QSO around 3930
KHz. I love my VFO and exercise it frequently.

Pete, wa2cwa
"quality is my priority"

On Mon, 8 Sep 2008 14:35:57 -0400 "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 2:20 PM, Bob Macklin <macklinbob at msn.com> 
> wrote:
> > You want the AM calling frequency in the GENERAL segment! Like 
> 7190!
> Why? Calling frequencies really don't serve much purpose in my view
> beyond leading everyone to one frequency to try to squeeze in. 
> After
> all, 3.885 was the AM calling frequency for years, and never once 
> have
> I heard anyone call, then move off to leave the frequency clear.
> New way of thinking: operate where your license permits, on 
> whatever
> clear frequency your privileges allow. It's pointless to box 
> yourself
> in, especially in today's radio world. Better to spin the dial and
> look for activity or create some, than to let the grease harden in 
> one
> spot. Calling frequencies are for those who need to be led.
> My opinion, of course.  (o:
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ

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