|[AMRadio] AMRadio Digest, Vol 118, Issue 2|
w5jo at brightok.net
Fri Nov 1 16:58:07 EDT 2013
One thing we could do regarding operation on frequencies other than the
"ghetto" would be to post a message here about an hour before you get on.
Or you can post a message when you are operating for that matter.
Most people don't tune around in the lower portion of the band because of
the problem you describe Don, not much activity so they forget to listen.
There are a few guys in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas who operate
on 3.665 most mornings around 6-7 or so but even their numbers have drifted
So if anyone wants to operate in a place other than the "ghetto", post it
and maybe that will stir some activity. Also keep in mind that if you have
the capabilities to operate 160 post your activity about it. That would be
a good use of this forum.
----- Original Message ----- >
> Whenever I try calling CQ below 3600, about all I get, if anything at all,
> is someone pushing the AM button on his plastic radio out of curiosity and
> trying AM for the first time. That's all well and good, anything to
> introduce the mode to newcomers. Occasionally one of those button-pushers
> will get bitten by the AM bug and become a contributing member of the AM
> community, and off the top of my head right away I can think of at least
> or three prominent AM voices who got their start that way. But it would
> still be nice to work some of the AM regulars "down below" sometime,
> The most effective way to promote AM is not to launch campaigns over the
> internet or in the ham radio dead-tree rags, but to operate on the air and
> maintain daily AM presence on the bands.
> Don k4kyv
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