[AMRadio] band plan


Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Wed Oct 30 18:07:42 EDT 2013


Don et al

I am hoping I can interest the guys with FL AM Group to start up a 160m AM round table on a regular basis. For me that's real ham radio. Daytime 160m AM. Why not!

Bry Carling
http://af4k.com

> On Oct 30, 2013, at 3:47 PM, "Donald Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:
> 
> From: Bry Carling <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
> 
> 
>>> Great, so no more CW in the DX window below 1810 and no AM at all. This is
> outrageous. I SUGGEST WE START BY GETTING SOME NETS GOING ON 160 M A.M. AS
> SOON AS POSSIBLE. Whoops caps lock on.>>
> 
> I try to stir up a  little activity on about 1885 whenever I can. So far
> this season there seems to be a real dearth of AM activity on the band, and
> actually not that much SSB activity either. And about everyone appears to go
> to bed after 9 PM. 
> 
> The other night about 10 PM there was a SSB group complaining because
> "their" frequency was in use by an on-going AM QSO that had been running for
> over two hours before they showed up, but there wasn't another signal (of
> any mode) to be heard  all the way down to the bottom of the band. Yet they
> patiently stood by until "their" frequency was clear and then proceeded to
> complain because they had to wait 20 minutes before they could start up
> their group.
> 
> I don't think anyone pays much attention to the IARU band plan, especially
> for domestic communications on the lower frequency bands. Of course, you
> will occasionally run into some stuffed-shirt who will try to play radio cop
> and tell you that you aren't supposed to run AM on 160 because it isn't
> listed on the band plan.
> 
> Don k4kyv
> 
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