Came across this funny post on one of the other boards from 2007. I wonder what the guy thinks of HLR? Rebuttal to K4KYV Bill Hardage Wed, 04 Apr 2007 07:37:46 -0700 I rarely respond to such short sided attacks from people who lack the courage of their convections, in the case and post that Mr. Chester has placed on this board, I'd like a moment to respond. I've been around the bands for years, I know many hams around the country and I was forwarded Chester's post. As sad as this is, I believe it's indicative of people that don't let the facts get in the way of their story. First, I could, as Mr. Chester has done, assume everything he's complaining about is true in reverse, but I wont. What I will do, is remind him that today's technology all but eliminates 15 kc wide, over Powered, and over modulated am signals completely. The ham's he's calling "names" are all accomplished experienced ham's and have exceptional antennas, in many cases directional. The Night the bands expanded our group moved to 3686.5. We had no Idea of Chester's intentions of making the new frequencies a AM domain, based on his own comments in earlier blogs. The call he's making to the AM community "if all the AM'ers come to that frequency and run off these Guys" would be as childish as Chester's obvious clinical emotional state. Often, SSB stations on 3786.5 are running 100 watts, that power that is necessary to establish communication. When Mr. Chester fires up, he spends the first 15 minutes testing and tuning up. During this time he's keyed down, SSB stations will start their amplifiers to maintain contact with on-going, conversations. Chester, then calls CQ for ten minutes. Yes, there are at times nulls in the conversation, but I and most others that have listen to him, do not believe that Chester would stop his obvious attempt to claim AM Frequency by maliciously calling CQ. I'm not interested in starting similar wars that have existed up the band. I believe for certain, I'd take other avenues to solve that problem. I guess as a AM Ham radio operator and you want to spend your time doing as Mr. Chester suggests, then I can't stop you. I will say, Pick your leader carefully. 73's Bill Hardage K5UY Watching Texas WX .