[AMRadio] West Coast AM on 7293

Dave Harmon k6xyz at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 12 14:31:29 EST 2013

In addition to 7290....isn't 7160 an AM calling freq?

Dave Harmon
Sperry, Ok.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Rob Atkinson
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:28 PM
To: Kimberly Elmore
Cc: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] West Coast AM on 7293

the problem from my general experience is that you can move the "calling
frequency" but no matter where you go, it will attract the same type trouble
makers like moths to the flame.  There's a minority who like to move in
close then screech that they're being QRMed.
Stick with 7290, strap and ignore.
Now, there's no reason why there can't be more than one calling
frequency.   I think on all bands, especially 40, 75 and 160, there's
nothing wrong with having at least 2 or 3 known places for an AM op to tune
to and check or CQ on, in order to find a QSO.  But the advice to spread out
and CQ on any clear frequency has never worked for me.  I wind up on some
back water CQing until I'm BITF, give up, QSY to 7290 or 3885 and bam, have
a QSO in a second.  You have to go where the receivers are parked.


On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Kimberly Elmore <cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net>
> That's a problem, Bob, but not an intractable one. The calling frequency
could be moved, or it could be used as simply that: a *calling* frequency.
establish a QSO and then move someplace else. That said, moving the calling
frequency might be a better idea as people tend to use it more as a
gathering spot than an actual calling frequency. Simply declare another
gathering spot and use it. Knobs on the knucklehead's radios have obviously
frozen or seized in place and cannot be moved. Because we know how our gear
works and tend to mess with it a lot, ours aren't. Again, there's lots of
room. We should use it!
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