18 May 2017 – The Magic of Six Metres

The Chairman of the UK six metre group, Chris, G4IFX paid a visit to tell about 6 metres. He started with the history from pre WWll to 1988 and told how it’s use changed during that period, including ITV television from 1848 to 1982. He demonstrated signals recorded during various modes of propagation and explained how to identify the characteristics.

Chris then detailed various digital modes often used on the band, and concluded with the band plan as produced by the RSGB.  Two amateur stations were described starting with the most modest at 25w to a vertical, followed by a station using 100w to a better 3 or 4 element beam.

Even with the modest station, DX signals can be worked on the band, but knowing when and where to look is the most important aspects of success