|[AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"|
w5jo at brightok.net
Thu Nov 7 17:19:48 EST 2013
One of the problems associated with those frequencies below 3.800, and more
particularly 3.700, is the class of license required to operate there. I
haven't looked in a long while but some of the guys who operate AM are
either General or Advanced.
That is also why any new SSB "net" that is formed on 75/80 meters is almost
exclusively between 3.8 and 4 megacycles. You have a much greater audience.
----- Original Message -----
>> From: Warren Elly <w1gud4 at gmail.com>
>>>We abandoned 3675 and 3655 because we were not drawing any new AMers.
> Every week down here we have another AMer or two... admittedly, nearly all
> are newbees on their riceboxes...but most of them end up with a tube rig
> down the road, and some even understand how radio works!
From: Don Chester, K4KYV
> That's exactly what I was referring to in my earlier post. It seems that
> except for a few of us, the AM community has abandoned the band space the
> FCC gave us a few years ago from 3600-3750. I do hear a little regular
> activity on 3705, and occasionally the mostly Canadian group on 3725, but
> rarely anything else, and hardly anyone in the 3600-3700 segment.
> Don k4kyv
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