[AMRadio] deliberate encroachment

Bernie Doran qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
Sat Dec 5 21:13:49 EST 2009

Hi Todd:" If I responded to a CQ. I did not even listen for anyone else 
nearby. I hear so few calling CQ that I will repond even when not tuned up. 
sorry. even on 40 I try to stay low, but that gets difficult at times. 
Bernie----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] deliberate encroachment

> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Dave Mayfield W9WRL <wrl at gwltd.com> wrote:
>> Because, Some guys are rock bound. It is normal operating procedure that
>> AM op's take place at 3880, 3885, 3890. No one buys a rock to operated a
>> vintage transmitter at 3887. You can say what you want the bottom line
>> is this. the net control for the Military net should have done a better
>> job, and no one should start a Q on 3887 the middle of the road. To do
>> so is just not understanding what your doing.
> Not trying to pick a fight Dave, but I have to agree with Bernie on
> this one. Being rockbound is a choice and can be fun, but I'd bet it's
> more the exception than the rule. Sometimes the situation dictates
> using an odd frequency simply to give another, ongoing QSO enough
> space (regardless of mode). Everyone I know who operates with crystal
> control also has a VFO option available to use in order to participate
> in such conversations. Not only that, I have a lot of odd frequency
> crystals in the box here that were ground decades ago.
> Applying channelized thinking to today's bands for fone work is just
> too limiting. Right up there with restricting yourself to an imaginary
> "AM Window" tiny sliver of space. The same rules apply to frequencies
> in use regardless of whether they are even, odd, whole, or round. It's
> not like the bands are terribly congested these days. Expecting the
> vast majority to restrict their spectrum use to suit the possible few
> doesn't make sense either, in my opinion. But it is a hobby, and folks
> are free to operate what and how they choose, within the rules.
> Of course, I also heard Bernie respond with an S9+20 signal to a CQ on
> 40m a few weeks back 4 kcs away from an ongoing QSO I was in with
> several other ops, then complain about the interference we were
> causing. Being 40, I chose to give him the benefit of the doubt. (o:
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ/4
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