The Thrill of 160 Meters
by Jeff Briggs, K1ZM
For many radio amateurs operating on Topband or 160m is endlessly challenging, exciting and intriguing. Building on the success of his first edition author Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, well known as a Topband expert, has extended a book that will appeal to all who operate Topband or are just wondering what is possible on this fascinating band.
This is a specially produced RSGB edition of a US classic brings the best of 160m operating experience to everyone. The book covers how the chronology of DXing on 160m across the years and the personalities involved. Aside from detailed historical information, the author describes many practical antennas and operating techniques that can lead to success on Topband. Successful DXing can though be accomplished even from the trickiest environment and the book includes lots of neat tricks and hints that will help you work the rare ones In the 42 page colour section are new chapters for 'Modern "Off the Shelf" Transmit Solutions', 'Modern Receive Solutions for Smaller Properties' and more.
Beware though. as Topband can be addictive and as a true-blue 160m fan you might well find yourself actually enjoying listening to static crashes, waking up just before dawn for three months just trying to make that seemingly impossible Topband DX QSO. K1ZM has written this book for anyone interested in the history and practice and most of all the enjoyment to be found on 160m.
Size: 222 x 286mm, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781 9101 9333 4