6 Meter Antennas You Can Build
By Joel Hallas, W1ZR
For many, six metres (50MHz) is known as the 'Magic Band'. Its unusual propagation and characteristics have long made it a fascinating challenge for radio amateurs. This new book from the ARRL Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio is designed for radio amateurs who want to discover the mysteries of the magic band and the surprises it holds.
ARRL Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio provides an insight into what to expect in the six metre band, alongside tips on operating and getting the most from this quirky band. As the title suggests, the book is primarily dedicated to antennas you can build that will give the best performance in the magic band. You will find an array of beam antennas along with a variety of loops, dipoles and more that give lots of options for your particular location. Some antennas are also effective on a range of frequencies so you will, for example, also find a 160m to 6m 'hidden antenna' and an X Beam that covers 2m and 70cm as well as the magic band. There are detailed instructions for building these designs that range from the simple to the complex.
When you least expect it, six metres can suddenly open for contacts over hundreds and even thousands of miles. And while the HF bands may be suffering during a Solar Minimum, six metres is just amazing. If you're looking for new pursuits in amateur radio, the world above 50MHz is the territory you could explore and ARRL Magic band Antennas for Ham Radio may just help you to do that.
Size: 183x228mm, 112 pages
ISBN: 9781 6259 5098 7