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Why "AM Fans"?

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by WB2CAU, Aug 30, 2019.

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  1. K4KYV

    K4KYV Subscriber QRZ Page

    I was never crazy about that "fans" title either. I'd say go for it if we could come to a reasonable consensus for something better that wouldn't appear misleading or overly pretentious. More bluntly descriptive would be "AM Phone", but it's probably too similar to that other forum. Looking up synonyms for "enthusiast" on Dictionary.com, with the possible exception of aficionado (which might sound a little too pompous), "fan" sounds as good or better to me than the suggested alternatives.

    Can anyone come up with something more appropriate?
     
  2. K5UJ

    K5UJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ahem, why yes old man, I propose AM aficionados. H. I.
     
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  3. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why "AM Fans"?
    God bless 'im hope that is the most pressing concern in life.
     
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  4. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    I like the comments so far.
    Keep them coming!
     
  5. WA3VJB

    WA3VJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here are a few thoughts to chew on.

    I've always liked "AM on HF" which touches on the continued heritage of shortwave.

    Refering to the mode and activity as one module.

    The AM Community, which recognizes a quantity of operators, not a novelty or minor pocket.

    Among the most popular, distinctive, full-time voice communications.

    Now, okay, I admit "distinctive" might be a stretch. Hear me out: I don't think there is anyone today who is on SSB for the sake of it being SSB. Sort of generic, like, "Oh yes, I use the internet because it's the internet." In other words, SSB does not have any distinction associated with it. Seems like there's a way of putting across the exceptional merit of AM as a popular aspect of the hobby. And the "full-time" reference is to get across it's not a weekend special event.

    So, here's one idea, name this forum: AM on HF. A distinctive voice mode & activity. Might be too long (42) Right now, I count 50 characters & spaces available in the forum names.
    RFinderPi - Open Source radio interface based on R

    AM on HF. A distinctive voice mode.
     
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  6. WB2CAU

    WB2CAU Ham Member QRZ Page


    If "Amplitude Modulation" is not descriptive enough or vague, how about a generic simplification like "AM Users Forum"? Simple and to the point without being pretentious or nondescript.
     
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  7. WA3VJB

    WA3VJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I dunno, it's hard to pass up a chance for some salesmanship, within reason. AM Users doesn't grab me. I thought of USB Users.
     
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  8. AC0OB

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    Since there have been recent discussions of SDR as applied to AM, as well as the restoration and designing of Vintage transmitters, hows about;

    Amplitude Modulation: Vintage and Modern


    Pheel
     
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  9. K5UJ

    K5UJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tut, there is only one proper identification by which we should be known: AM cognoscenti

    Anything else is so common and vulgar; help, I am feeling faint.
     
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  10. WA3VJB

    WA3VJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nah then people think we are exclusively AM for Italian Dog-Xray
     

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