Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tutorial on the 160 Meters Amateur Radio Band. Post #508.


If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/DGDdpQ_xrYI.  Nicely organized and well-presented video tutorial on the 160 Meter Amateur Radio Band from "OfficialSWLChannel."  This band is primarily a night-time band, with best conditions found in the winter season.  When I was a young lad in the 1950s, many amateur radio operators ran low-power 160 Meter rigs in their vehicles for local nets during the daylight hours. Those were the days of AM, of course.  Many of the signals displayed outstanding audio quality, especially those home-based 160 Meter stations.  The band is growing in popularity, now that the FCC has earmakerd the Amateur Radio Service as primary user in the 1.900 MHz to 2.000 MHz portion of 160 Meters.  Don't forget Grey Line propagation around sunrise and sunset hours. Some fascinating DX can be found during these brief periods.  Antennas for this band tend to be large, so you may have to be a bit creative when it comes to erecting an efficient antenna for this band.  I've found inverted "Ls" and inverted "V" dipoles useful for this slice of the RF spectrum.  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.  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).