Out-of-band QSO

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K5KTD, Jul 18, 2021.

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  1. KJ5T

    KJ5T Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Either they don't know or don't care, I would probably ignore it. I might if it was a new ham send an email and depending on the type of person they are they may take it as a learning experience or get mad.

    I have definitely seen some stuff at Field Day where people are trying to operate at the band edges. I have tried to inform the new folks about bandwidth of the signals in the past as well.
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  2. W4JFA

    W4JFA Ham Member QRZ Page

    The other day I heard a POTA guy calling CQ on 14.349 USB. Gee I wonder why no one answered him????
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  3. AG5CK

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    No mars mods or vintage rigs allowed if you need training wheels. :p
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  4. N7WR

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    Because the FCC's chances of noticing it are zilch and if they did notice it the chances of them doing anything about it are zilch squared
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  5. K9KQX

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    Unless you participate in MARS, I see no point in modifying a rig. I just removed the MARS mod on an Alinco DX-77 for a blind ham. Figured it'd help him keep from accidentally transmitting out of band. I talked to him the next day and he approved of me restoring it to factory just for that very reason.

    I know as a newly minted ham almost 6 years ago, I avoided band edges till I got a good grasp of where my signal was between USB and LSB. Now I'm keenly aware of that, and also take into account what my transmit bandwidth is near edges. My rig can transmit 4k wide, and that has to be taken into consideration if its set that way. Normally I'm at 2.9k.
  6. WZ7U

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    I don't run closer than 3kc because I just don't know exactly how wide I am (I heard that snickering in back there) so an educated (wag) guess concludes if you're closer than 3, yer on yer own. ;)
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  7. W7UUU

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    Sad but true. Doesn't make it right of course.

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  8. W7TCT

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    Same here. It is easy to remember to just stay 3k away from band edges.
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  9. N5AL

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    "A ham's got to know his limitations" -- Dirty Harry Callahan. :confused:
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  10. WN1MB

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    Once upon a time, newcomers to "the art and science" were limited to crystal controlled transmitters - and for good reason(s).
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