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Reviews Summary for SIX METERS: A Guide To The Magic Band
SIX METERS: A Guide To The Magic Band Reviews: 16 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $12.00
Description: The sunspots are coming back! And with their return, now is the time to start taking a look at the "Magic Band," 6 Meters!

There have been some amazing openings on 6 Meters, to Europe, South America, and even Africa! Ken Neubeck, WB2AMU, has written the guide to the "Magic Band" that is equal to no other. His book gives you all the tips to really make some nice contacts. Antennas, rigs and operating tips to help you establish your call as a powerhouse on "The Magic Band!"
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K7ESU Rating: 5/5 Jun 24, 2003 22:19 Send this review to a friend
A great book for Hams  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I bought this book after seeing a review of it here on eham. I'm not disappointed. It covers everything a person needs to know to enjoy this band which is overlooked by many hams.
I used 6 meters back in the 60s and had a great time. This book has reminded me of those times, and I'm back on 6 now enjoying the magic.

This is a book that you won't want to put down.
KC8CXZ Rating: 5/5 Jun 20, 2003 08:59 Send this review to a friend
This book got me into 6 meters! Stellar!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I too, could not put down this book once I started reading it (I have all 3 editions)! In fact, it was key in whetting my interest for finally getting on the 6 meter band, and I never looked back! It is a great resource on 'everything 6 meters', and reading it may actually surprise you, in terms of learning things about SIX that you may not have known before. The latest edition is the most definitive, and it also describes the fascinating 'mother of all great 6 meter DX openings' thus far, mainly, the one that occured in the Winter of 2001/2002! 6m enthusiasts were working overseas DX running mobile setups and simple halo and loop antennas with just a few watts out!
W8KQE Rating: 5/5 Jun 19, 2003 14:40 Send this review to a friend
PHENOMENAL A-Z book on 6 meters! HIGHLY recommended!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This is THE BEST book on 6 meters i've ever had the privelege of coming across! It was so chock full of key information about 'the magic band', that I couldn't put it down from the get-go. In fact, I just purchased a second copy, while giving the first one to my friend, KC8CXZ, who is just getting into 6 meters! I actually read it cover to cover in one sitting, it was so interesting and deftly 'put together'. The book is a complete 'A thru Z' guide for the newcomer, and even has good information for the seasoned 6m enthusiast. The book even includes several classic 6m rig print ads (reprints) of older, classic 6m rigs that are a great piece of history, nostalgia, and wonderment. The diagrams and cartoons are excellent as well. If you are even in the least curious about 6m and it's capabilities, do yourself a favor and pick this great book up! Ken Neubeck did a stellar job writing it, and you may even become a convert to 'the magic band', as I did after reading this and throwing up a simple, 6m loop on the roof!
K4XXX Rating: 5/5 Jun 19, 2003 12:23 Send this review to a friend
great book  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I got this book from a friend after he was done reading it. I have been on 6 for a little while, and somethings were not clear to me. After I read this book it answered most, if not all, of my questions. Its a great book! I have the 3rd edition, and its great, can't wait til it's is revised again! 73 Ed
W4KVS Rating: 5/5 Apr 22, 2003 18:52 Send this review to a friend
Great Book  Time owned: more than 12 months
Ken has done a great job with this book. After reading it, I still refer to it all the time. Must have for any 6M enthusiast. I am looking forward to the update that is in progress. W4KVS
NT9E Rating: 5/5 Aug 16, 2002 11:13 Send this review to a friend
2 Thumbs Up!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Excellent book for the neophyte 6 meter operator. The books describes the equipment needed, the propagation you are likely to encounter and best times of the year for DX as well as working Grid Squares. Also includes some classic ads for 6 meter equipment of years past. If you are interested in 6 meter operation, buy this book!
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