[AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"

manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Thu Nov 7 20:37:03 EST 2013

I think here in the 21st century,  the Extra, Advanced, General class
distinction, which really only prevails on 80, 40, 20, and 15 meters, a
worthless activity for the FCC to maintain. I don't see any point to it
any more. There should be a beginner's license class (Notice/Technician)
and a class (whatever you want to call it) that gives full access to all
amateur frequencies and modes. Adjust the testing requirements somewhere
in the middle to cover it.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Thu, 7 Nov 2013 16:19:48 -0600 "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
> 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

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