[AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"

Brett Gazdzinski b.gaz at comcast.net
Thu Nov 7 18:08:06 EST 2013

I am a general, and think I will stay that way, unless I can get credit for 
operating a 100% home brew station.
Receivers, transmitters, vfo/exciter, antennas.

It kind of bugs me to have to take a test about stuff I do not do, from 
someone who likely never built anything.

I also do not want to tune all around the bands looking for contacts, even 
with sdr stuff.
I kind of like knowing where I will find any AM operation, just as I know 
where to look for CW.

I am just lazy I guess.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: "AM Radio List" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"

> 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.
> Jim
> W5JO
> ----- 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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