Tag Archive for 6m

Top Ten Reasons for Trying Six Meter CW

de Wes AC5K: 10) We need to “burn in” our newly assigned CW Ops’ 6 meter meeting frequency of 50.098 MHz. 9) Your hand will not get tired from long QSOs, because the nature of 6 meters is such that conditions change VERY quickly, so everyone just exchanges quick reports while the band is open.…

The FT-857D: My most versatile and least-used rig

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I’ve owned an FT-857D for about six years now. I bought it for the same reason that I can’t bring myself to sell it – its diversity: DC to daylight, a gazillion modes and all that…CW, V/UHF repeaters, satellite work, mobile operation, etc. Heavy on the etcetera. The FM “easy-sats” were fun for a few days,…

Back to the magic band

OA50

Note to self: There are frequencies above 28 MHz. Reading the 6m-related posts from Pierre ZS6A and the latest from Julian G4ILO have re-kindled my interest in the Magic Band – a band I frequently ignore in favor of 10-80 with their almost constant activity. With the ARRL’s VHF Contest coming soon, today found me on…