Operating on 60 meters

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WY4K, Mar 15, 2019.

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  1. W9RAC

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    Yep, bad idea, not the place to be. 73 Rich
  2. G8ADD

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    So far this year, as a "chaser" I have worked 25 SOTA activations on 60 metres. In many ways it is an ideal band for SOTA operation if the summit has space for a 60 metre antenna. SOTA activations rarely last very long so it is not antisocial to occupy a channel for a while.
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  3. KK5JY

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    It certainly is at my house. :cool:
  4. KA0HCP

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    You aren't sharing the frequencies with government agencies who have priority like we do.
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  5. K5ABB

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    OK, so somebody 'splain me this... What exactly is 60M for? 5 channels, why does anybody even bother? It's a serious question, and I've never gotten a grip on this. What's on offer here besides "uniqueness", and who are the primary users?
  6. KP4SX

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    Well, i have 34 countries worked on 60m. Its really a good band with characteristics between 80 and 40. I'd love to see it become a 'real' band. Populating it furthers that goal.
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  7. AA5CT

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    Watch the 2nd plot of data on the webpage below for a "U" shape midday (1800Z) around 5 MHz, THAT'S why we have 5 channels in that area, it gives us NVIS comms when 80m and 40m won't.

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  8. WB2WIK

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    I want to build a 60 meter rig, but only have 47 meters so far.

    Anybody know where I can get the last 13 meters for a good deal?

    Seriously, it does have some amazing propagation and I'd also like to see it become a "real" band with varying frequency privileges and more power allowed. If that happened, DXCC on 60 would be quite a bit easier than 80m.
  9. K5ABB

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    OK, NVIS I can see, but with only 5 "channels" available, seems like there might be a fight for territory...

    As a DX'er, though, what is there for me outside of another "band" to try and work 100 entities on? I mean, somebody somewhere must love it, and it's their favorite band right? who are those people and why do they chose it?

    What are the chances for a band expansion? I can't see it...
  10. K5ABB

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    I can see it if we had 150Kc to play with...
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