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Author Topic: First 6m DX of 2013!  (Read 529 times)
AF5C
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« on: January 17, 2013, 07:32:33 PM »

Worked ZF1EJ today at 0030Z on 50.115.  Not a new country on 6m but still thrilling.  First 6M DX of 2013.  Probably Es as I am not sure the SFI was high enough for F2 on 6 but hopefully we will be there soon.  Anyone else get lucky on the magic band this year so far?

John AF5CC (Grid EM04to)
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NU1O
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 08:34:13 AM »

Congrats on the QSO!  I have 6 meter capability on my K3 but I have not put up a 6 meter antenna.  Is there a particular part of the year when 6 meters is really hoping?  I may put up an antenna this spring and I have a spare HF amplifier which could be converted to a 6 meter amplifier.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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W1VT
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 11:28:23 AM »

The summer months, perhaps 7 or 8 weeks before and after Field Day, is the main E skip season.

I got my six meter VUCC with just a couple watts from an Icom IC-502 and an 86' doublet when I first moved to Connecticut. Bought the radio at the 1986 Hosstraders, fixed it up to get on the band, and got the 100th card in August 1988--just under two years.

As part of my winter antenna activities, I put up a 2 element 6M Yagi aimed at Europe--for 6M band fills.   Wink

Zack W1VT
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