[AMRadio] West Coast AM on 7293


Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Tue Nov 12 10:51:36 EST 2013


Good to be forewarned. Two 3-500Zs can be a great equalizer.

Bry Carling
http://af4k.com

> On Nov 12, 2013, at 10:46 AM, "Craig Heaton" <hamfish at efn.org> wrote:
> 
> The group SSB group on 7.288 has been doing that for years & the FCC doesn't
> care. You have to run enough power to hold the frequency.
> 
> Craig, 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Steven Harrison
> Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 7:29 PM
> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: [AMRadio] West Coast AM on 7293
> 
> Tuned across 40 meters AM last night. 
>  
> Wanted to show a friend that was interested in the Hobby how fun AM radio
> is...
>  
> Well as I tuned in 7293 the SSB splatter was horrible so I switched over to
> a SSB rig... What I found was a group on 7288 bashing the AMers and they
> purposely were running Upper Sideband to "agitate the AMers". I don't know
> what set them off but they were throwing carriers, running high power with
> ALC cranked all the way to the right. The SSB signals were as wide an AM
> signal. 
>  
> Tuned in 7293 this afternoon had some nice QSO's. Was on AM about 45 minutes
> when the group on 7288 started up again. I was watching signals on a SDR,
> the AMers were running signals 6-7kc wide while some of the 7288 sidebanders
> were running 5-6 kc wide.
>  
> So that's what we got to deal with on the West Coast... 
>  
> Thank goodness for the super pro 400 which does a good job of fighting the
> QRM....
>  
>  
> 73' de N5YRJ
> Steve H.
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