[AMRadio] Rtrouble Brewing in AM Window

Kim Elmore cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 11 20:33:40 EST 2013

I second what Jim says: bad ops are bad ops regardless of mode.

Ignorance is treatable, but obstinance and sometimes plain stupidity are permanent. I don't think very many in our ranks are truly stupid, which leaves only obstinance. Those that are obstinate and so refuse to operate their equipment using good engineering practice or who refuse to abide by regulations need to be gone. Such people leave a stain in the bands. 

Kim N5OP

"People that make music together cannot be enemies, at least as long as the music lasts." -- Paul Hindemith

On Dec 11, 2013, at 18:11, "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net> wrote:

> I don't know guys.  If there are AM operators who are operating at the fringe or outside good practice, then shouldn't they be subject to the same requirements we want the interlopers held to?  I have a similar problem to yours Brian.
> What has frustrated me over the past few years is that I have called attention to some of the AM ops who cause a lot of trouble either through negligence or intentional poor operation.  Then there are those who either don't know or refuse to listen.
> Recently I tried to tell one that his signal may have had RF in the audio system, it was spattering across 20+ Kc at my location with a Valiant.  He ignored what I had to say and weeks later will tell you that I intentionally accused him needlessly.  The man holds an Extra Class License and, the puzzling part, is that he would not acknowledge others telling him that he had a problem.
> So if any inspection will rid our ranks of people who are uncooperative AM or SSB, then I wonder if we should not let the chips fall where they may.
> Jim
> W5JO
> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> I know for a fact their are some (AM'ers) in my local area that operate on
>> the very fringe of good amateur practice, sometimes way over that, and I
>> detest it.  Of course I also detest the guys on SSB that hate us.
>> In reality, there is not much a simple OO can do with unidentified
>> interference, but if there are enough recordings, etc., made, it will be
>> turned to the FCC.  Only thing is; the AM'ers need to behave as well, as
>> they will be recorded as well.  I will do what I can, but all I ask is
>> everyone be gentlemen, and for the time being IGNORE the nuts and say
>> nothing.  We, the AM'ers must do our best to behave our best, watch your
>> bandwidth, IMD, etc.  We have a right to be there as any others do.
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