[AMRadio] Effort afoot to "reclaim" 3600-3700 CW subband


Brett Gazdzinski Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net
Fri Jan 9 22:34:42 EST 2009


I don't bother getting on AM on 80 meters hardly at all, and would never do 
so at night.
Its often just the 'usual suspects' around here, its not often interesting 
to me, and I don't have a fantastic antenna , I do have lots of power 
though, which equals qrm to people around my house....not popular during 
prime time...
Low power AM on 80 at prime time in the AM window is pointless in my book.
Its no fun for anyone to try and copy a signal in the fringe, or that 1/2 
the group cant hear at all.

I don't feel like tuning all over the band to find some AM, it was nice when 
it was in a window, you knew where to look.

40 meters on weekends used to be, and sometimes still is nice and active.
I personally like to talk with new people, find out what they are 
doing/using.

I have not found much interesting on AM lately, when I have time to get on, 
and think I will try to get back into CW and do that instead. I sure am 
rusty at it!

Brett
N2DTS




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Carpenter" <bcarpenter_tpc at bellsouth.net>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Effort afoot to "reclaim" 3600-3700 CW subband


> Every body that wants to run A.M. go ahead and move down to the extra 
> band,
> then don't ask why A.M. is a dying mode !! A lot of "working stiff" still
> have to work 40 to 60 hrs a week, and for what ever reason don't have our
> "extra" but I really love A.M.
> Got to say, I'm beginning to feel like it's a one way relationship , you
> see. I'm not retired yet, and no I don't have a room full of old tube
> xmitters (but would love to have )Do have a old DX 40 that I'm close to
> getting on the air, and a three tube 811 amp, that may allow me to get 
> into
> a short QSO with some of you. It's really sad that in order to be "in the
> group" you've got to run a tube xmitter and a amp, at 300 to 800 watts,
> other wise, your just noise, and something to be tolerated with a short
> reply, and then move on to another "big rig" sounding station.
> This will most likely be my last post, sorry about the bitter mood, just
> letting my feeling show I guess. Maybe after the bands get better in a few
> years, I can have a little A.M. fun on 10 & 20 meters.
>
>
> A.M.,,,,,,,the EXTRA mode
>
> Bob Carpenter
> KB4WEC
> bcarpenter_tpc at bellsouth.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of QED Consultants
> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 5:35 PM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Effort afoot to "reclaim" 3600-3700 CW subband
>
> Hi Don: what does he even mean by these percentages? if he would treat cw 
> at
>
> abt 500 cycles then there is almost no cw use. I have been running at or
> below 3.7 for weeks, last night I could not find a spot from 3675  to 3710
> called cq on 3725and a guy on ssb came back and commented how good the 
> audio
>
> sounded, he said it sounded as good as AM. I told him to put the rx on AM
> and have a good laugh.  I think I will start dropping down to the 3650 to
> 3675 range. Bernie
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 4:22 PM
> Subject: [AMRadio] Effort afoot to "reclaim" 3600-3700 CW subband
>
>
>> The following message is being forwarded around on the internet via 
>> e-mail
>> and on some of the mailing lists.  They do have a point.  There is very
>> little phone activity in this portion of the band, now that the novelty 
>> of
>> the expanded phone band has worn off.  Why not re-warm the band with AM?
>> I'll be exercising my 3620 kHz xtal a little more often.
>>
>> (QUOTE):
>>
>> "Since the changes were made taking away exclusive use of the 3600-3700
>> portion of the 80 meter band for CW, I have done extensive monitoring
>> in it. There is very little use of this portion of the band now. I
>> have heard some ssb activity in the upper 25 khz (3675-3700). Percentage
>> of use during a one month period is less than 10%. From 3650-3675,
>> percentage is less than 7%. From 3600-3650, percentage is less than 4%.
>>
>> That is an awful waste of band space. There has been ample time for
>> someone to make use of these frequencies. Since they are not being
>> used enough, I think it should be given back to CW/RTTY/Digital.
>> During contest weekends, the present allocation of frequencies for
>> CW,etc. makes it almost unusable for net operation and QSO's.
>>
>> Who else should I contact with these recommendations and statistics?
>> I will be glad to do so. Me and thousands of other CW ops would like
>> to see this portion given back to us.
>>
>> Thanks for your help and 73,
>> Rodney Baker, W5DY
>> STX Section Traffic Manager
>> Tex CW Asst Net Manager
>> TCC Member
>> ORS  (END QUOTE)
>>
>> Click or copy/paste the following link to read some of the replies to 
>> this
>> message:
>>
>> http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/cw/2009-January/subject.html
>>
>>
>> Don k4kyv
>>
>>
>>
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