Six Meters: An Introduction
By Dave Finley, N1IRZ
Six Meters (50-54 MHz) is known as "The Magic Band" to many of its fans, but the best description I ever heard came from a ham I worked during a frantic summer Sporadic-E opening: "This is a great band if you like having Mother Nature pull your chain."
On six meters, you can do almost anything that can be done on an HF band. Hams have earned WAS, WAC and DXCC on six. Six meters can sound like a contest weekend on 20, filled with signals and pileups galore. What makes it so different from the HF bands is that you never know when this excitement will come. That ear-blasting cacophony of signals can change into a completely dead band in only a few minutes
Posted June 21, 2011 at 4:03 PM