[AMRadio] AM 75- 80 meters


Bernie Doran qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
Sun Sep 27 14:07:20 EDT 2009


Hi Brett: I think most of the hamvention/ swapmeets have VEs  so unless they 
are miles away that is a possible option. regretfully for some it is 
difficult or impossible to get to a test location.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brett Gazdzinski" <Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM 75- 80 meters


>I don't operate at night, but appreciate not having to tune all around the
> band looking for a good AM qso.
>
> 3880 is tough for me, some plasma TV interference on 3880 at nasty high
> levels, 3870 is clear.
>
> I suppose I could learn the garbage for an extra ticket, but don't know
> where/who gives the test.
> Besides, I balk at having to take the test, when my station is all home
> brew, the the person giving the test likely could not figure out how to
> operate it, let alone build it.
>
> I have a commercial FCC license, does that not count for anything? (no).
>
> Brett
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Edward Swynar" <gswynar at durham.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 11:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM 75- 80 meters
>
>
>> Hi Bernie,
>>
>> I sorta hung up my Viking II & RCA AR-88LF combo into retirement mode up
>> on
>> the shelf here several years back  for the very reason you mentioned 
>> about
>> 40-meters...
>>
>> I'd call & call CQ at various hours of the day with no responses
>> whatsoever.
>> So I finally stopped trying.
>>
>> As for 75-meters, well, I guess some old habits are slow to die...but 
>> from
>> what I've been hearing up & around the "window" of 3800-3885-KHz, more
>> than
>> a few of the regular AM denizens seem to actually enjoy the challenges of
>> standing-up to the random (and by times, downright vicious!) heckling 
>> from
>> a
>> few of the more "expressive" within the SSB crowd...
>>
>> NOT the sort of place you'd really want to demonstrate the joys &
>> pleasures
>> of AM phone, to visitors in the shack!
>>
>> The part of the band around 3.7-MHz seems far more civilized. I enjoy
>> SWL'ing the gentlemen who come down there for some interesting technical
>> QSOs on AM...
>>
>> ~73~ 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: Sunday, September 27, 2009 11:03 AM
>> Subject: [AMRadio] AM 75- 80 meters
>>
>>
>>> what is this fascination with 3880 to 3885? last evening my s meter did
>> not
>>> fall below +20 tuning through that area and each side. there is no
>> possible
>>> way to have a QSO at times like that unless you are talking to your next
>>> door neighbor!  I gave up and went to 3705, called cq for 30 minutes
>> untill
>>> dave w9ad ran across me.  I could find only three or four ssb stations
>>> between 3.6 and 3.7.   the low end is almost not used, if it is not 
>>> going
>> to
>>> be used the band might as well be changed back where it was.  And yes, I
>>> know this has been brought up before, and yes I know there are generals,
>> not
>>> an excuse for most, a few hours with the license manual and you are an
>>> extra. I talked with a 13 year girl a while back that was an extra!!   I
>>> will be back on the low end tonight around 3.7 +or -15, maybe I can get 
>>> a
>>> ssb to respond.  Of course maybe it is just that no one wants to talk to
>>> me!!   I have also been listening and calling on 7160 and 7290 for
>>> several
>>> days without a nibble.    Just about ready to throw in the towel and get
>> rid
>>> of my junk. Bernie
>>>
>>>
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