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Introduction to the 10 meter amateur radio band. Post #461.

If you are having trouble viewing this video, please enter the following URL into your browser search box:  This is an outstanding video tutorial on the workings of the 10 meter Amateur Radio Band --a swath of frequencies from 28,000 MHz to 29.700 MHz.  Within the broad range of frequencies you can find CW , SSB, AM, FM , digital modes, and HF beacons. Technician Class Amateur Radio operators have SSB privileges from 28.300 MHz to 28.500 MHz, and that segment of the band is often quite busy when propagation is open.  Like many ham opertors, I have a love-hate relationship to 10 meters.  When it's "open", low-power ( QRP ) signals and simple dipole antennas can reach around the world.  When propagation is marginal, you couldn't raise a DX station if you ran a full kilowatt.  Such is the nature of this most peculiar band.  I rather enjoy listening to both newly licensed hams and the "old timers" discussing amateur radio to