This is my $.02 worth of information. If you have a rig that only produces 20
watts output, try it first during a band opening and see if you enjoy 6
meters. That way you don't buy a piece of equipment that you'll be irritated
about if you don't like 6.
I run 800watts on 6 when the band is crappy. When the band is open, I talk to
guys all across the US and Canada that are running a dipole with 5 watts QRP,
that give me an S9 or S9 +20.
I am on 6 almost every nite. Each evening I talk to guys (When the band is
down) that are 200 miles + or - away from my station. Some nites I have to run
power and some nites 20 watts will do just fine, depends on the conditions.
Six meters is a great band and I hope you come to enjoy it as well!
Again, this is an uneducated perspective, however I hope that it helps.
73 - Doug N9XTF
Quoting bob finger <email@example.com>:
> I am thinking of making my first foray onto magic band after 40+ years
> of hamming. I am soliciting recommendataions for a small amp handling
> say 20 watts in for about 100 out. If the band is as much fun as some
> say then I will work later on a pair of shoes to follow the brick. What
> has/is working for you? thanks in advance. 73 bob de w9ge
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