[AMRadio] West Coast AM on 7293


manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Tue Nov 12 17:52:12 EST 2013


Should say: "7125 to 7300 is reserved for phone operation." Brain and
fingers were not in sync.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:34:02 -0500 <manualman at juno.com> writes:
> 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
> > K5MYJ
> > 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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