Monday, July 20, 2015

Introduction to the 15 meters amateur radio band. Post #495.


Well-done video tutorial on the 15 meters amateur radio band from "OfficialSWLchannel." This popular ham band covers the frequency range of 21.000 MHz to 21.450 MHz.  The band is available to all classes of amateur radio operators.  Novice and Technician operators are restricted to the CW portions of the band.  This band is an excellent daytime DX band and sometimes stays "open" through the sunset hour.  Antennas are fairly modest and easily assembled.  A quarter wave vertical for 15 meters is approximately 11-feet/3.35 meters long.  A 40 meter vertical can often be used on its third harmonic to operate on 15 meters with some loss of signal due to a slightly higher angle of radiation.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check the block 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).