[AMRadio] more grousing

Bernie Doran qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
Sun Jun 28 17:51:02 EDT 2009

Bob: I agree completly. I worked a euro station a while back that was 
listening up in our portion. set the sub VFO for transmit, called and guess 
what, I was out by about 50 kc.  clearly must not have hit the sub vfo 
transmit button, but I certainly thought I did.    Oh well I guess we 
generated some chatter on here, it has been very quite, sort of like 10 when 
the beacons are coming through strong and no one is on the band calling. 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "rbethman" <rbethman at comcast.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Subject: Re: [AMRadio] more grousing


The license class does not have a thing in the world to do with being

I haven't seen a decent test since I got licensed in 1980.

Too many folks really do NOT understand where THEIR signal is "actually"
at in terms of frequency, if for no other reason that the manuals will
leave the majority scratching their heads about the offsets being

I agree with you that ANY ham "should" have enough sense to stay away
from the edges in any manner of band or sub-band.

But I look around me in this world today, and I must remember that
Common Sense is dead.

Bob - N0DGN

Bernie Doran wrote:
> Hi Bob.  Interesting. we will have to consider that he /they were out of 
> the
> SUB BAND.  How far out is determined by where the LSB  extends into the 
> area
> below 7.125.   Probably most would consider around 7.128 to be the safe
> lower limit. It just struck me as strange that an Extra does not 
> understand
> that. However considering the tests, It probably not surprising.  Bernie

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "rbethman" <rbethman at comcast.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] more grousing
>> Frankly, the operation on the edge between CW and Voice isn't that
>> uncommon regardless of license class. The fact that he was making one
>> contact after another means that ALL of THEM had the same issue!
>> Start up the radio, (even your FT-1000), on 7.130, and start to call for
>> contacts. You're going to drift. Do it with a BC-610 and all bets are 
>> off!
>> The "someone" whom said he was operating out of "band" is in error.
>> 6.999 or 7301 are both "out of band".
>> The individual was in the wrong MODE.
>> I do see the sharks swimming because it IS Field Day! If you "just"
>> discovered that it was happening, I wonder where you have been.
>> I am ALL about AM operations, but stay away from the fray when any
>> "significant" contest is running.
>> Bob - N0DGN
>> BC-610, T-213, R-390A, SP-600


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