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“YOUR 630m BLOG BOOK”–2016 630m contributors’ posts compiled by Jim Hollander W5EST

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YOUR 630M BLOG BOOK

by James F. Hollander W5EST

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: START BY RECEIVING 630m!

Chapter 1: Distinguishing Features of 630 Meters Compared to HF Bands

Chapter 2: Receiving Antennas for 630 Meters

Chapter 3: 630m Receivers and Decoders for 630m Modes

Chapter 4: 630m Local Noise, How to Minimize and Control It

Chapter 5: 630m Operating Modes and How to Receive Them

Chapter 6: 630m Storm Noise, How to Minimize and Receive Through It

Chapter 7: Common Darkness and 630m Nighttime and Daytime Paths

Chapter 8: 630m Spatial Diversity Reception and Screen Sharing

PART II: YOUR 630m TRANSMITTING STATION

Chapter 9: 630m Paths – Short and Medium

Chapter 10: 630m Transmit Antennas, Top Hats and Grounding Systems

Chapter 11: 630m Transmit Antenna Systems: Concepts, Modeling and Measuring

Chapter 12: 630m Transmit Antenna Tuning Units (ATUs) and Reliable Matching

Chapter 13: 630m Transmitters and RF Power Amplifiers

Chapter 14: Transmit/Receive (T/R) and Other Controls for Your Station

Chapter 15: 630m 24-Hour Daily Propagation Regimes and Annual Seasons

Chapter 16: 630m Station Operating Etiquette and Band Planning

PART III: 630m PROPAGATION, VARIABILITY, AND MYSTERIES

Chapter 17: 630m Propagation on Long Paths

Chapter 18: 630m Fading and QSB Measurements

Chapter 19: 630m during Daytime and during Solar Eclipses

Chapter 20: 630m Propagation Mysteries

Chapter 21: Analyzing and Interpreting 630m Information

Chapter 22: The 630m Future – Paths, Modes, Equipment, Propagation Itself

APPENDICES

Appendix I: 630m Station Profiles Blogged in 2016 & 630m Blog Puzzles!

Appendix II: Comparing 630m with LF and Other MF bands