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hiya dog

the reason they did that was to bring the uk into line with the rest of europe - where the majority now actually have am and fm on the fcc 40 WITH the jumps and spacings. - we get lumbered with just fm.

still, thres hope that we can get the powers to give us ssb at least - am dont work too good over here, with all the rubbish tv's and the closely spaced houses - running am just breaks through everything.

i envy you lot over there -running as much as you like on AM and not getting any grief!!

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Oh we get plenty of Grief lol.
when I power up on Am i tear the whole Neighborhood up over here for about a 10 block radius. (thats when im full power 4500watts) now just strait raido 4watt i still kill a few of my neighbors tv's sterios ect.

and yes ssb is alot better I dont tear up anyone when i op ssb. the problem where I am at, alot of the people don't use it they just use Am. so the only time I did get to use ssb was when the skip would roll in.

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ha ha. love it.

seriously, keying with that much power on AM over here would cause so much aggro its not worth the bother - it would attract the radio investigatory service quick sharp, followed by confiscation of equipment and a good telling off (and perhaps a good kicking). LOL

Anyway - i've often wondered - what is the fascination with AM with you guys over there?

I'm not knocking it, don't get me wrong - we all used AM sets over here (mine was a President AR7!!) back in the 80's and it was good fun; but i'm used to FM and ssb now - and AM seems such a waste of power; so why does everyone in the states still use it?

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actually it was set in the FCC rules cb was to use 4watts AM and 12 watts ssb. fcc dont permit FM below [sign in to see URL]

but myslef and a few friends we do jump on FM [sign in to see URL] (channel 33) and use FM.

untill the fcc was to permit FM for 11meter cb the norm will be AM with a few ssb'ers in there.

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got ya.

and the bonus is if someones on am you can still hear them on ssb if someones calling a long way away.

great stuff

nextly - i was looking onlibe at all the antennas you can get over there - we just get silver rods, antron99's and sirio base verticals - whats popular over there for base antennas?

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