[AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"

Mel Farrer farrerfolks at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 8 16:54:13 EST 2013

Yes, and some of the time the standby guy is running smoke to talk across town to the ham we can't hear.  Ugly.  Why doesn't common sense win here??  The problem I find is that somehow common courtesy is lost.  Example the two of us need to chat for 10 minutes and the "net" is a half hour away.  Nope he has to rule the "channel".

Mel, K6KBE

On Friday, November 8, 2013 1:32 PM, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com> wrote:
That's the classic case of a slopbucket "dead air" group.  Those types
are found on 75 and 160 all the time.  They want to own a frequency
and have people parked on "their frequency" an hour or two before "the
gang" fire up for another evening of nothing.   The purpose is to
stand guard.   I don't understand that mentality and the height of
absurdity is when you have almost all of 160 free and clear but if
they think 1880 is "their frequency" and an AM QSO starts up an hour
before their regular time, they piss and moan to no end.


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 1:49 PM, W5AMI <ars.w5ami at gmail.com> wrote:
> I remember once, but don't remember where it was, but I was on SSB.  I was
> going to meet a friend, and asked if the freq. was in use, and some "good
> ol' boy" told me it was and to hit the road.  I waited for 10 minutes and
> never heard a soul.  To me, and according to the rules, it was mine to take
> at that point.  I called my friend, and we proceeded to talk only to hear
> the "good old boy" tell us we were interfering with a QSO.  We ignored him,
> and just kept going.
> Bottom line is just ignore anyone that does that sort of thing.  If you
> don't, they get their "trip", and will nag you the whole time.  Just act
> like you don't hear them.  Those kind of people will go and find someone
> who WILL react to their stupidity.
> Brian / w5ami
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