Welcome to the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club 6 Meter Group. Our goal is to promote interest in the use of the 6 meter band, report on 6 meter openings, and discuss the best ways to make use of this frequency.
The 6-meter band is a portion of the VHF radio spectrum allocated to amateur radio use. Although located in the lower portion of the VHF band, it nonetheless occasionally displays propagation mechanisms characteristic of the HF bands. This normally occurs close to sunspot maximum, when solar activity increases ionization levels in the upper atmosphere. During the last sunspot peak of 2005, worldwide 6 meter propagation occurred making 6 meter communications as good as or in some instances and locations, better than HF frequencies. The prevalence of HF characteristics on this VHF band has inspired amateur operators to dub it the "magic band".
VHF and Six Meter Propagation Reports
SIMPLEX NETS EVERY THURSDAY AT 8:00pm.
These nets are usually run by KB8ELG out of Delta, OH.
Different modes and frequencies are used depending on which week of the month.
The schedule below gives that schedule.
Dust off the sideband equipment and join us
|5th||Military gear net Encode 151.4
not necessary to use military gear
check in on this special edition net
OTHER 6 METER NETS in NW Ohio:
- Thursday 9:00pm Upper Side Band (USB) net on 50.255. This net is run out of Toledo.
Six Meter Band Plan Reference
|50.125||SSB National Calling Frequency|
|50.300||FM Calling Frequency West Coast|
|50.400||AM Calling Frequency|
|50.600||50.800||Non Voice Communications|
|51.000||51.100||Pacific DX Window|
|51.200||51.480||FM Repeater Inputs|
|51.700||51.980||FM Repeater Outputs|
|52.060||52.480||FM Repeater Inputs|
|52.525||FM National Simplex Calling Frequency|
|52.560||52.980||FM Repeater Outputs|
|53.040||53.480||FM Repeater Inputs|
|53.540||53.980||FM Repeater Outputs|