This page is under construction. It will contain the goings on regarding the frequency 14.313 MHz, which typically has "lids", or poor amateur radio operators. Typically heard on this frequency are:
heterodynes, or carriers which sometimes persist for hours. A carrier is simply a transmitted A1 emission, or the tone that is used in a Morse code transmission,. Only the carrier is just one long tone, in the case of lids operating on 14313.
belches, which are J3E emissions, of the single sideband voice type.
W4NTI, who uses the phonetics W4 No Taxable Income
K3CQR, who professes not to be a jarhead, but was once a member of the U.S. Army. He says that the jarheads are a good group of guys, though.
NR5T, Douglas. It is not too clear why he hangs out on this frequency, because he, like W4NTI, is an excellent cw operator (Morse to the general public).
WA4D, Mike, who is believed to be a white supremacist. He calls Minnesota a "communist state" because of their high taxes, uses the phonetic WA4Democracy, and makes blatant racist remarks on the air. He also tells other amateurs not to talk to foreign stations, because their signals just clutter up the band with accents that he doesn't understand or care to hear. He believes in an "All-American" Amateur Radio hobby.
The Curtain Chicken is a pirate who operates on 14.313, and is typically keeping company with "Raincoat Charlie" and other mysterious operators who use CB handles.
Unidentified voices: There have been some unidentified voices saying things like, "Kiss my big hairy buttcrack!", and making disgusting sounds, as well as whistles, on this frequency. There were also some unidentified voices using CB jargon on 14.313. It is unknown who these pirates are, but the FCC is currently investigating the situation.
A maritime mobile net was on this frequency, but I do not believe it is operated there anymore due to malicious interference from those such as K4MME and W1GM, in the early eighties. They interfered, to my understanding, because the net cluttered up the band, so it was claimed by them. They were fined, so I recall, but that is the extent of what I remember from the QST article.
Sometimes, the interference is generated by another contester. Though the idea that, "Bigger is better" may apply here, the best contesters are those who are considerate of the little guy who is using an adjacent frequency. Try to listen for the little guy. Sometimes it is difficult. And it is true that the big guns can hold a frequency for longer periods of time because of their signal strength. But there is one thing that really bothers me, as a kind of little pistol on the air
It is when a big gun comes on the frequency without having the courtesy to ask if the frequency is in use. There is plenty of space for a big guy to move in close, without jumping on top of a little pistol who is having some actual luck running stations.
To a certain extent, I understand the big gun logic of calling CQ on a frequency and running stations at a high rate. I like doing that, too, on the occasion that I am using a big gun station. But the most common courtesy on the air is to ask if a frequency is busy before calling CQ. If it is, especially by a little pistol, a big gun can find a frequency that is, at least, less busy, a lot easier than a little pistol who is actually having luck on a certain frequency can.
I think that the main problem with ham radio is the same as the main problem with the world, learning to get along with your fellow man, regardless of what his pursuits might be. If we can treat each other with respect, as all adults should, we could enjoy this hobby and all find the room to do our thing with ham radio!!
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