[AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"


Brett Gazdzinski b.gaz at comcast.net
Fri Nov 8 18:14:45 EST 2013


I never heard of this in over 30 years of operation.

I know there is a qrp cw calling frequency, 7040 or 7050 I think, the AM 
calling frequency is 7290, my flex even said so.

Of course, anyone who breaks in is welcome, but I do not know about low 
power  USB...

Brett
N2DTS


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Nickels" <ranickel at comcast.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"


> On 11/8/2013 7:11 AM, Steve WA1QIX wrote:
>> Yes, we can go anywhere, etc. etc. etc., but sometimes reality suggests a 
>> different course of action.
>
>
> Case in point is AM operation on 7295, which falls smack on top of the 
> long-standing HF Pack calling frequency of 7296 USB.   40 meters is a 
> pretty good band if you're lugging a military manpack or QRP rig to some 
> remote location, and being PW and battery powered with a compromise 
> antenna, it's a big plus to have a designated calling frequency.     The 
> most egregious source of frustration is an AM daytime net that fires up on 
> 7295 regardless (and then gripes about slopbuckets!)
>
> > 73, Bob W9RAN
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