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  • The Propagation Logger is for 50 Mhz Propagation Reports or Alerts ONLY! 
  • "Calling CQ on""listening on", or "hearing nothing on" are NOT Propagation Reports,
  • Personal comments to each other are NOT Propagation Reports. 

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Six Meters

I was asked to write a bit about what one might expect from 6 meters,  
“The Magic Band.”  I could write about the exotic places I have worked 
 
or the rare DX that occasionally pops in when conditions are right.  
 
But I’m not sure those are the best examples.  Rare DX, by definition, 
 
is rare.  The more routine contacts are more illustrative.

Not everyone has a big 6 meter station.  Some don’t have the money or 
 
space for a kilowatt and a wide-spaced yagi.  Fun on the bands, 
 
though, can be had with even a small station.  During the peak of the 
 
Summer Sporadic-E Season, signals are often huge and making contacts
is easy.

I have always been interested in QRP, operating at power levels no 
 
greater than 5 Watts.  Even with my three-element yagi (which I 
 
really, really need to get replaced), I have done pretty well at low 
power.

Working all states QRP is a goal, one that I have been working on for 
 
a while.  I only have a handful of states left – the obvious ones like 
 
Alaska and Hawaii may take a while.  But I have easily knocked out the 
 
double-hop states like Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.  The 
 
Caribbean, also a two-hop destination, is also quite possible; just 
 
last Summer, I popped a pile-up to the US Virgin Islands and got an S9 
 
signal report during a nice opening.  The single-hop states are simply 
 
not a challenge at 5W.  In fact, 5W is often significantly more than I 
 
need.  I have made many, many contacts a just 100 mW (1/10 of a Watt).

6m also works very nicely mobile.  Antennas are manageable in size and 
 
big power is not a necessity.  I chose a long time ago to keep my 
 
mobile activities to FM.  Tuning SSB was just a bit more than I wanted 
 
to do while driving.  I run 50W FM in the car to a ¼ wave on the 
 
trunk.  Again, contacts are easy.  I have even knocked out a few new 
 
grids while driving.  One grid, EL59, I haven’t heard since.



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N4LI - Peter D. H. Baskind, J.D., LL.M.
             Germantown, TN


ARRL NATIONAL 6 METER BAND PLAN 50-51MHZ
FREQUENCY (MHz) USAGE
50.000 - 50.100 CW Sub-Band
50.060 - 50.080 Beacon Sub-Band
50.100 - 50.300 SSB, CW
50.100 - 50.125 DX Window
50.125 SSB Calling
50.300 - 50.600 All Modes
50.600 - 50.800 Non-Voice Communications
50.620 Digital (Packet) Calling

MODEL REMOTE CONTROL
50.800 Channel 0 50.900 Channel 5
50.820 Channel 1 50.920 Channel 6
50.840 Channel 2 50.940 Channel 7
50.860 Channel 3 50.960 Channel 8
50.880 Channel 4 50.980 Channel 9




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Updated 12.26.2009
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