[AMRadio] Re: "down below"

Mack Rogers n4vgb at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 8 15:52:06 EDT 2008

Hmmmmm, Paul is getting mellow. Only referring to the ARRL as "intransigent"!? LOL

Mack Rogers

--- On Mon, 9/8/08, VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [AMRadio] Re: "down below"
> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Date: Monday, September 8, 2008, 3:18 PM
> Point of history -- the voluntary groupings on HF by AM
> Community has led the ARRL toward published "calling
> frequencies," not the other way around. So if we want a
> new 40m place we have to establish it ourselves over a
> prolonged period of time.
> As such, we are again demonstrating such leadership by
> joining our Canadian friends regularly in the low 3700s. 
> There has been a recent refreshment to the RAC's
> voluntary band plan for HF, and it was a puzzle that they
> overlooked their own countrymen by not listing 3725Kc as an
> AM gathering point.
> It's been called to their attention, gently, and
> I'm hopeful the next RAC layout will include the
> listing.  They, and our regular presence along various AM
> gathering points, may encourage the intransigent ARRL to
> eventually follow our lead once again.
> --Paul/VJB
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