6-meter DX window

Michael Owen MOWE%SLUMUS.bitnet at CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU
Fri Apr 30 16:29:39 EDT 1993

The spectrum from 50.1 to 50.125 is a DX window.  Although
a few misfits aren't cooperating, generally the window is working
very well.  Sometimes its top 5 KHz gets smooshed in, but usually
the entire 25 KHz is clear of W/VE traffic.  During contests,
50.125 - .130 is the War Zone.  During big band openings, contest
activity may extend up to 50.250 (I have heard wall-to-wall up to
50.325 on one occasion).  With the window clear of W/VE, you really
_can_ work DX, even during a contest.

My recommendation is to leave 50.1 to 50.125 open for DX QSOs.
Personally, I won't work any W/VE stations within the DX window,
and I think that the "rate-of-return" for contesters who do
operate there is limited.


Michael R. Owen, Ph.D.                        a.k.a.: W9IP
Deptartment of Geology                        Northern Lights Software
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Canton, NY  13617                             Canton, NY  13617
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