[AMRadio] AMRadio Digest, Vol 118, Issue 24

Brett Gazdzinski b.gaz at comcast.net
Sun Nov 10 17:08:24 EST 2013

Are you sure it was not someone 10 KHz away on a class E rig?
Someone who runs one of those is 20 KHz wide or wider and takes out the 
entire area around 3880.

I no longer bother to listen there any more.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Atkinson" <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>
To: "Jim Candela" <jcandela at prodigy.net>
Cc: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AMRadio Digest, Vol 118, Issue 24

> >
>> It's tough down there! A few months ago I was in a round table on 7160 on 
>> a Saturday afternoon, about 3 PM. One of the guys was PW, and as Ozona 
>> Bob used to say, "the weaker they are the longer they talk". He was 
>> referring to Rick K8MLV (SK). Anyway, a SSB QSO started up on frequency. 
>> Then comes my turn to transmit. So I did, while running more soup, I 
>> talked a good 5 minutes. After turning it over it seems about 5 sideband 
>> guys were defending their frequency now, and had the amplifiers on. We 
>> kept going while receiving on USB.
> I don't wan't to bash low power, but this is why it's kind of nice in
> the evening, if everyone in a roundtable group is running a few
> hundred watts.
> I was listening to a QSO last night on either 3880 or 3885, can't
> remember which, and it was progressing nicely, with one op running a
> HT-37, not super high power but the two stations were close enough to
> have reliable copy.  I was enjoying mail reading while moving thigns
> around in the shack and other chores.  Out of nowhere comes a loud
> blasting digital hash that just about wiped out the HT-37.  I don't
> know if it is a ham or what, but if it is a ham, these digital voice
> or SSTV or whatever they are, seem to just fire up and go with no care
> to the current use of a frequency, and they don't ID in an analog way,
> like a CW ID now either.   I wonder if this is some kind of HF digital
> D-Star or APRS automatic thing.  It is pretty outrageous.
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
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