[AMRadio] The Art of Ragchewing


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Sun Apr 25 21:54:25 EDT 2010


What do we talk about these days? I have not heard an AM transmission here 
in the PNW in about 4 years now.

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <sbjohnston at aol.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 6:46 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] The Art of Ragchewing


> On AM I enjoy QSOs using what you describe as a "ragchew" (longer
> transmissions) roundtable *and* the fast-turnaround group conversations
> .  Most AMers do the long transmissions, I admit, but it should not be
> considered the only way it is done on the mode.
>
> Your essay's discussion of "the art conversation" should be helpful in
> getting people to join in AM QSOs, but I wouldn't emphasize that the
> long-winded roundtable is the only way to use AM.  That only leads to
> arguments among hams.
>
> Also, it can be a real problem when low-power or limited-antenna
> stations try to do the long transmissions.  Much better that they make
> a short transmission and pass it along, lest they go into a fade and
> confuse everyone by their disappearance.
>
> Isn't it better to choose the operating style that suits the group or
> the situation, rather than try to say there is only one right way to do
> AM?
>
> Steve WD8DAS
>
> sbjohnston at aol.com
> http://www.wd8das.net/
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: johndtate at post.com
> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Sent: Sun, Apr 25, 2010 1:54 pm
> Subject: [AMRadio]  The Art of Ragchewing
>
>
> Hello AM enthusiasts.  I think there is a fine art to ragchewing.
> Because I sometimes struggle with it I wrote up a little article about
> it.  Hope you all enjoy it and I would be open to anything that might
> be useful to add to it.
>
> http://kx5jt.net/AM/QSO.htm
>
> 73, KX5JT
>
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