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Author Topic: Will SSB Radio Return To The US Naval Academy? HAM FREQ´s involved.  (Read 1316 times)

Offline ThaDood

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I´ve 1st seen this from SWL´ing, but a friend of mine FWR the direct link.   https://gcaptain.com/will-ssb-radio-return-to-the-us-naval-academy/
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Re: Will SSB Radio Return To The US Naval Academy? HAM FREQ´s involved.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2023, 2308 UTC »
I have been know to set a receiver on 14300 for background noise. The MMSN is often mostly check-ins and marine weather reports, but that means operators are on frequency and hopefully listening for emergency traffic if/when needed.

It is kind of annoying when a contester or occasional QRMer parks like 1.5KHz away or even right on 14300. The MMSN has no priority over other comms other than actively holding the frequency when there is no actual emergency traffic, but I still tend to think of it as an emergency resource instead of the often typical more casual amateur net.
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Actually 14.300 serves no legitimate purpose.
Just a bunch of cb'rs that are too scared to call cq and actually make a qso.
So they hang out on one frequency, thank the net control station for being there, because it gave them one person they could work without having to physically exert themselves and then they can blabber about how great their radio equipment is, how loud the net control station is, how glad they are that someone is monitoring the frequency all the time.
The maritime people doesn't even consider 14.300 MHz to be of any service to them, unless all other forms of communications has failed.
And I doubt that any rich person that owns a boat but does not hold an amateur radio license is going to waste precious resources on a quality HF amateur radio when that money could be spent on a new cell phone or a sat phone that gives them global communications both night and day.
We are just kidding ourselves if we think that some person sitting in his hamshack in OHIO is going to rescue someone in the INDIAN OCEAN.

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Actually 14.300 serves no legitimate purpose.
Just a bunch of cb'rs that are too scared to call cq and actually make a qso.
So they hang out on one frequency, thank the net control station for being there, because it gave them one person they could work without having to physically exert themselves and then they can blabber about how great their radio equipment is, how loud the net control station is, how glad they are that someone is monitoring the frequency all the time.
The maritime people doesn't even consider 14.300 MHz to be of any service to them, unless all other forms of communications has failed.
And I doubt that any rich person that owns a boat but does not hold an amateur radio license is going to waste precious resources on a quality HF amateur radio when that money could be spent on a new cell phone or a sat phone that gives them global communications both night and day.
We are just kidding ourselves if we think that some person sitting in his hamshack in OHIO is going to rescue someone in the INDIAN OCEAN.

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