Over Mountains on 5 Meters!

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Over Mountains on 5 Meters!

by KirtB » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:49 am

Over Mountains on 5 Meters!, January 1935 Short Wave Craft

The 5-meter band (56-64 MHz) allocated to U.S. amateur radio operations in the 1930s was reallocated in 1946 to television broadcasting. However, Hams still are permitted to operate on 6-meter (50-54 MHz) and 2-meter (144-146 MHz) bands on either side of 5 meters. Therefore, this article on non-line-of-sight communications within mountainous regions will still be of interest, even if only from a historical perspective. There is an interesting comment made about feeding a vertical 1/4-wave antenna from the top rather than from ... http://www.rfcafe.com/references/short-wave-craft/over-mountains-5-meters-short-wave-craft-january-1935.htm