[AMRadio] RE: "down below"


Bob Peters rwpeters at swbell.net
Mon Sep 8 15:45:49 EDT 2008


You know what guys Don't wait for activity before you call CALL anyway.. A
couple CQ's does not cost anything... Lots of evenings I sit here and no one
on... I yell a CQ and 2 or 3 stations come back. Here in North Texas Lum
K5AYD and Ken KA5RHK are normally always around on 3.880 at night as well as
Chad and Dudley and a lot of times old W5JO... Open the mouth and you may
get a surprise...

Bob W1PE

-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Bob Macklin
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 2:01 PM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RE: "down below"

I have been monitoring the popular 75M AM frequencies for many years. Lately
I don't hear SQUAT in them but I do occasionally hear some 75M SSB around
3740 late evenings. Like 9:30PM PT.

By having a known frequency I can put the good Rx on that frequency and wait
for activity.

I still am not set up to transmit and when I am it will be with the DX-60.

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RE: "down below"


> 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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