[AMRadio] Open vs Closed QSOs

Edward Swynar gswynar at durham.net
Wed Oct 28 08:17:10 EDT 2009

Hi All,

Well, these days anymore, it seems, it's tough enough to garner even just
one single response to an AM CQ call on 7290-KHz, never-mind generating any
sort of a huge roundtable...!

The latter USED to be the norm on 40, but no longer...heck, I don't even
hear Ashtabula Bill there anymore, and he used to be a staple item on the

Has EVERYONE suddenly taken-up stamp collecting, or something...?!

~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Doran" <qedconsultants at embarqmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Open vs Closed QSOs

> Maybe some people just like to complain about friendly people joining in
> the QSO, they probably do not like cellphones going off in a restaurant or
> theater, or the friendly sales people that call on the telephone a dinner
> time..
>  I greatly favor one on one and usually ignor breaker stations.  On 10
> meters, when rarely open, it seems like every QSO had a breaker and better
> yet, they could not hear the other station. It is so much fun relaying the
> conversation between the other two stations.
> I was on the upper end of 80 a few days ago and so many piled on that I
> faded away.  Stay at the bottom end!! 3.7 + or -    Bernie W8RPW
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