[AMRadio] 40M

Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Mon Sep 21 11:13:59 EDT 2009

You're right - and for heavens' sakes if you say "Is this frequency in use?" 
They will come backl and say yes, and start talking with each other for 
a few minutes then back to their standby mode.

In traffic terms these are called "road hogs" - the guy who drives at 
20 mph under the speed limit in the left lane of three for no good reason. 

From:           	"Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>

> You are correct Todd, that is precisely what I meant.  There are several
> groups like this scattered around mostly in the lower part of the phone 
> segment.  I have had run ins with them not only on AM but SSB.  Rod, 
> amateur radio is not an intercom now does anyone own a frequency as Todd
> says.  Rather it is a hobby in which all stations have rights to 
> transmit anywhere they do not interfere with on-going communications. 
> If I have listened for 1-5 minutes and do not hear anyone talking, the 
> frequency is fair game.  And given my AM receiver has greater bandwidth 
> than the SSB rig, I will hear someone 1-2 Kc away.
> Do not let them intimidate you, I don't and they will try.
> Jim/W5JO

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