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.
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