|[AMRadio] Is the novelty of the "new" 40mbandwearing offalready?|
alsan19420 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 23 14:15:37 EDT 2009
> From: w5jo at brightok.net
> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:39:31 -0500
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Is the novelty of the "new" 40mbandwearing offalready?
> Probably the best way to attack this situation is, all of us who
> can, use all frequencies available. I am a extra so when I go into
> the shack to check for activity, I tune to 7.280-95 then down to
> 7.160 to see who is on the air. I don't make a decision about who
> to talk with by frequency.
> So if there is a good signal on 7.293, I will be there. I urge
> others to do the same and those who are Generals to upgrade if they
> choose. Personally I was a General (Conditional class) from 1956
> until 1973 and saw nothing bad about it. I did the upgrade in 1973
> because of the possibility of Incentive Licensing restrictions.
> Then I went to Advanced and stayed there until the next round of the
> FCC actions about licenses in 2000. I decided to get the Extra
> because I was tired of them fooling with my frequencies and
> So if someone doesn't want to change license class that is just
> great with me. As I said I don't make my decisions about my
> conversations by license class but by signal strength and quality.
> Knowing most of the people who posted to this discussion topic, I
> don't believe it was meant to be exclusionary, just an attempt to
> promote activity and to use frequencies most AM operators haven't
> been using for quite a while. Welcome aboard to all.
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Al,
> > Thanks for your comments regarding "all" hams. I didn't meant to
> > get a small
> > fire going the other day when I made my comments regarding the
> > "extra"
> > waiting at 7160 with nothing going on down there.
> > I've been on this list for some time, and with the recent changes
> > in the
> > B'cast stations on 40 all you would see were comment about the
> > "old a.m.
> > freq of 7160 and let's all hit it and get going with A.M. again.
> > Well looking at the March issue of QST page 59 shows that there
> > are 207,000
> > general and advance licensees, and 115,500 Extra's. One would
> > think that
> > we all would not want to leave out the 207,000 general/advances
> > potential
> > a.m. op's in our conversation. I've made comments about this in
> > the past and
> > received the comment about up grading.
> > Now I understand that in these "new day's" when it's NOT Fair to
> > keep
> > someone from doing what they want and in time the FCC will issue
> > tickets
> > like a fishing lic. It's still not there yet. I plan to up grade
> > in time,
> > Sorry for my run on mouth here.
> > I'll be on 40 tonight running all the power I can ( 100-120watt
> > a.m.)
> > calling c.q. 7190 to 7180. 7 p.m. est I'm in Jacksonville, Fl, but
> > I do
> > throw a good signal up the east coast and out towards Alabama and
> > Mississippi.
> > Bob
> > KB4WEC
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Gentlemen: As in every aspect of life we go as far as we can and
> > as far as
> > our understanding will take us. I for one have fought higher math
> > and
> > "Theroy" all my life and it does not click. So, I will be the best
> > General
> > operator I can be. I can probably shot better than most and
> > survive in a
> > hostile environment better than most but I cannot understand and
> > fathom
> > theory.
> > Yes I could memorize the test but, I still would not be any more
> > qualified
> > than I am right now. We need to compromize and keep the hobby
> > alive and work
> > "All" licensed hams.
> > Al Perkins 1SG RET.
> > KA1KIX
> >> Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:04:23 -0400
> >> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Bob Carpenter
> >> <bcarpenter_tpc at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >> > The "extra's" can't understand why "everybody" is not down
> >> > there ! Might
> >> > help if someone would pick a freq. that all HF ham's could use.
> >> > There
> > answer
> >> > is get off your butt and up grade.
> >> I don't think that's it at all, Bob - particularly since there's
> >> virtually zero activity up in the General portion as well. Nor is
> >> the
> >> answer to "pick a freq.'" as that simply boxes us in and sets up
> >> expectations for the anti-AM crowd to insist 'get back where you
> >> belong'. Upgrading is always a plus (I'm only a lowly Advanced,
> >> my
> >> license class doesn't even exist anymore in the testing
> >> structure!)
> >> since it allows you full access to all amateur privileges, but at
> >> the
> >> end of that day - getting on the air and off the internet is the
> >> only
> >> way to improve activity - regardless of mode. The only 'radio
> >> season'
> >> is the one we choose to impose personally. Static and
> >> interference -
> >> intentional or otherwise - have always been an issue we've had to
> >> contend with.
> >> Those who want to operate will be on the air, those who just want
> >> to
> >> talk about it online will continue to do so.
> >> ~ Todd, KA1KAQ/4
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