[AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"


Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Fri Nov 8 19:00:07 EST 2013


Seems like I have heard AM ops on 7295 since the 1960s

Bry Carling
http://af4k.com

> On Nov 8, 2013, at 12:36 PM, "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net> wrote:
> 
> Until the advent of digital display VFOs and frequency counters no one would dare go much above  7.295.  Now everyone wants to operate up there.  The thing is, first come, first serve.  The squabble between the 7.290 net and Ashtabula Bill is a case in point.
> 
> The net, mostly centered in Texas, has been there for many years and so had Bill.  Immediately after the net control pronounced the net closed Bill would hit the switch and call CQ.  That led the net people to complain to the FCC who found Bill in compliance with all rules.
> 
> So if you don't hear a signal for 2 or 3 minutes, take possession.
> 
> Jim
> W5JO
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> It doesn't make any sense to me why anybody would start a net on 7296. I guess they did not check operating practices before choosing that frequency.
>> 
>> Bry Carling
> 
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