Saturday, June 13, 2015

Introduction to the 10 meter amateur radio band. Post #461.


If you are having trouble viewing this video, please enter the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/z--MsevN2U.  This is an outstanding video tutorial on the workings of the 10 meter Amateur Radio Band--a swath of frequencies from 28,000 MHz to 29.700 MHz.  Within the broad range of frequencies you can find CW, SSB, AM, FM, digital modes, and HF beacons. Technician Class Amateur Radio operators have SSB privileges from 28.300 MHz to 28.500 MHz, and that segment of the band is often quite busy when propagation is open.  Like many ham opertors, I have a love-hate relationship to 10 meters.  When it's "open", low-power (QRP) signals and simple dipole antennas can reach around the world.  When propagation is marginal, you couldn't raise a DX station if you ran a full kilowatt.  Such is the nature of this most peculiar band.  I rather enjoy listening to both newly licensed hams and the "old timers" discussing amateur radio topics on the tech portion of 10 meters.  Ten meters is a great place to be when the sun cooperates.  This video does a good job of introducing you to the wonders and frustrations of 10 meters.  Have fun!  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).