I found myself wide awake at 3AM. Conditions were good. The Kp-index was at 0 or 1, very low. In one hour I had logged three stations and a possible fourth.
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Description Overview A fascinating chronicle of what it takes to navigate the meter band. Includes useful operating tips and descriptions for many practical antennas needed to be successful on meters. Many photos and historical information are also included from the early s through present day.
Description Any meter enthusiast will tell you that operating on Topband, as it is called, is challenging, exciting and intriguing. Author Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, well known as a Topband expert, has compiled a book that will appeal to diehard meter operators as well as those who have always wondered what goes on down there on the frequency spectrum.
Indeed, the meter aficionado is a special breed of operator. K1ZM has written this book as a fond dedication to one of the true pioneers on meters, Stew Perry, W1BB, who is lovingly remembered by many people still on the air.
Aside from detailed historical information, the author describes many practical antennas and operating techniques that can lead to success on Like most of the ham bands, hearing the DX is the most challenging part of operating—and hearing well on Topband requires superior receiving antennas.
Successful DXing can be accomplished even from a city lot, however, and the book includes lots of neat tricks and hints that will help you work the rare ones. About the author Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, is a well-known meter DXer and contester who developed a fascination with meters in the late s. As a teenager with only a receiver and no transmitter, this would not become possible until nearly 20 years later. The receiving antenna there was a three-wire rhombic at feet for 1.
With such an antenna, signals from even the western USA were quite copiable in northern Germany. Still lacking a transmitter at that time, Jeff corresponded often with W1BB, who was kind enough to send him periodic copies of his famous Meter Newsletter. Stew was delivering a forum on the challenges of meter DXing. At the time, Stew Perry was 69 years old but still very active on Topband.
It is altogether fitting and appropriate that the story of W1BB and of his peers in the early years of meter DXing be preserved for others to read about and enjoy. He is married with two children and can be found regularly on meters pursuing his passion—chasing DX on Topband! Book - DXing On the Edge. Product Code: Book-DXing-on-the-edge.
Book - DXing On the Edge. By Jeff Briggs - VY2ZM. 2016 ed.
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