[AMRadio] West Coast AM on 7293

manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Tue Nov 12 17:34:02 EST 2013

7125 to 7300 is reversed for phone operation. AM is phone. Anyone can
operate AM anywhere in that range depending on their license. Maybe we
should learn to turn the tuning dial. This is no different then firing up
on SSB and calling a CQ. Sidebanders do tune around looking for a
contact. Now I understand the mentality of "calling frequency" but why
limit yourself to another one frequency (i.e 7160 or whatever). AM
operators, I'm sure, know how to tune a receiver although some might
complain their antenna is not cut for another frequency or it takes too
long to re-tune the transmitter or some other excuse that QSY is too much
of a problem. For 40 meters, like we did for 75/80 meters, we should
identify a frequency range (maybe 7150 to 7185). 7185 at least may
capture some General class activity. If you can't figure out how to tune
across 35 KHz you probably have other issues.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:38:19 -0800 "K5MYJ" <macklinbob at gmail.com> writes:
> The problem is 7290 is the listed 40M calling frequency.
> Where do you suggest one should send a blind CQ with any chance of 
> getting a 
> response.
> That's what calling frequencies are for.
> Why not develop a 40M AM calling frequency below 7200? I guess 
> everything 
> between 7125 and 7200 is reserved for SSB!
> Bob Macklin
> Seattle, Wa.
> "Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kim Elmore" <cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net>
> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] West Coast AM on 7293
> > Why duke it out with anyone? It's a big band and AM can be used 
> anywhere 
> > in the 'phone portion. Simply QSY and enjoy the mode without the 
> > aggravation. This whole thread has given these knuckleheads far 
> more time 
> > and consideration than they're worth, IMHO.
> >
> > Kim N5OP

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