National 2M AM frequency?

Perry Ballinger w8au at SSSNET.COM
Wed Jan 2 15:51:34 EST 2008

At 04:25 AM 1/2/2008, Jim Bromley, K7JEB wrote:
> > AND... why bother the "frequency coordinator" about this?  Has nothing
> > to do with FM repeater coordination.  Just do it!
>Because their mountaintop, high-power, APRS digipeater can clobber
>the signal from your piss-weak, ground-level, Gonset Communicator.

It would be nice if the freq coordinator could affect the APRS channel
but it's a national freq now, and not under the jurisdiction of
coordinators, which basically coordinate repeaters.  Sad but true.

Actually, anyone can still run AM on 144.4, as the 144.39 APRS packets
do not restrict operation on a channel 10 kHz higher.  It's just annoying
to hear the "buzz buzz" packets off to the side of the typical AM receiver
bandpass.  Narrowing the bandpass to eliminate the QRM would then limit
the higher audio frequency response that AM provides.   Catch 22...


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