Topband: 160m Condx

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at
Tue Nov 13 13:19:49 EST 2018

>Why is it ever necessary to call on 1830, 1820, 1822 etc. exactly? Call CQ on
>1820.3, or 1820.4 or 1822.6 or 1827.8.

This only started with plastic radios and digital displays and got
worse with dial resolution down to one cycle.  Back when everyone had
VFOs like the HA-5 with dial markers only every 50 kc no one ever
thought about it.  All that mattered was being inside the band and
zero beat to the fellow being worked.  Now for some reason hams act
like the bands are channelized every 5 kc.


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