There are a lot of 6m beacons, operating worldwide, between 50.060 and
50.100 MHz. Don't hear activity? Listen for them.
* Scott Rosenfeld NF3I Burtonsville, MD FM19mc QRV 80-10/6/2/440 *
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On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, Paul Plasters wrote:
> Stuart K5KVH wrote:
> >Those new to 6M often wonder how to know when 6m is open, as
> >they may check it at random for days and NOT hear a thing, nor get
> >answers to CQ's.
> (more chopped)
> >But, with the audio turned down, you could leave your Ch. 2 monitor on
> >in your shack when you are doing other things, and if a video signal
> >starts to show up, it would be good to check the 6M band for activity or
> >start calling CQ yourself to raise some. If you can identify the city the
> >Ch. 2 distant signal is originating from, you can rotate your beam to
> >take advantage of the possible propagation from that direction.
> The problem is similar to 10 meters, meaning that if no one is listening the
> band may be open more than you dream. So to remedy the problem,
> follow Stuart's advice below;
> Let's use 6!
> Stuart K5KVH
> 73, Paul WA9FFL
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