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Old Jan 15, 2004, 04:00 AM
Bob
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6M radio Gear



I have seen some discussion around regarding 6m for RC.

I have a couple of questions !

Does anyone know if this is legal in Australia? So far I have not been able
to confirm or deny it.

If it is, what brand of gear is available? and from where?

Personally I would love to get 6M gear! if it is legal here in Aus, as There
would never be a freq clash.

I would be curious if anyone uses any other ham bands for RC.

Bob in Aus



Old Jan 15, 2004, 04:00 AM
Doug McLaren
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Re: 6M radio Gear

In article <bu53kf$1r6$1@mws-stat-syd.cdn.telstra.com.au>,
Bob <bNOoONb@not.pilbara.net.au> wrote:

| I have seen some discussion around regarding 6m for RC.
|
| I have a couple of questions !
|
| Does anyone know if this is legal in Australia? So far I have not been able
| to confirm or deny it.

I'd ask the local ham radio people. I know nothing of the laws in
Australia ...

| If it is, what brand of gear is available? and from where?

All over the place, at least here in the US. Ham radio R/C gear is
relatively rare, but most manufacturers do make it. Check Tower
Hobbies, check eBay ...

| Personally I would love to get 6M gear! if it is legal here in Aus, as There
| would never be a freq clash.

Well, you might actually clash with ham radio operators talking to
each other. Here in the US, I belive you can use up to 1500 watts on
the 6 m band -- that could certainly drown out your wimpy 1 watt
transmitter.

| I would be curious if anyone uses any other ham bands for RC.

I believe it would be legal in most cases, but the AMA doesn't allow
it for it's members (only 50 and 53mhz) and there's no pre-made
equipment for it, so it's almost unheard of.

Of course, a good ham could modify or build new equipment to use other
bands ...

--
Doug McLaren, dougmc@frenzy.com, KD5YRD
Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.
Old Jan 15, 2004, 07:01 PM
MJC
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Re: 6M radio Gear

Ummmm, I think you might want to think that through a little. It is VERY
possible that you would experience a lot MORE "frequency clashes".

MJC

"Bob" <bNOoONb@not.pilbara.net.au> wrote in message
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>
> I have seen some discussion around regarding 6m for RC.
>
> Personally I would love to get 6M gear! if it is legal here in Aus, as

There
> would never be a freq clash.



Old Jan 16, 2004, 04:00 AM
Fubar of The HillPeople
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Re: 6M radio Gear

As far as legalities in Aus, I really couldnt say.
As far as equipment, I have both a Futaba 6XAS and Futaba 9C on 6 meters.
Love em both. Not sure if Airtronics or JR does 6 meters. I believe one of
them does but couldnt tell ya which.
For rx's, if you need micro, FMA sells some for 6 meters and so does Direct
RC (Berg 6). I have used both. The Berg 6 is about half the price of the FMA
Quantum 6.

--
Dan
KE6ERB
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I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
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"Bob" <bNOoONb@not.pilbara.net.au> wrote in message
news:bu53kf$1r6$1@mws-stat-syd.cdn.telstra.com.au...
>
>
> I have seen some discussion around regarding 6m for RC.
>
> I have a couple of questions !
>
> Does anyone know if this is legal in Australia? So far I have not been

able
> to confirm or deny it.
>
> If it is, what brand of gear is available? and from where?
>
> Personally I would love to get 6M gear! if it is legal here in Aus, as

There
> would never be a freq clash.
>
> I would be curious if anyone uses any other ham bands for RC.
>
> Bob in Aus
>
>
>



Old Jan 16, 2004, 04:00 AM
Fubar of The HillPeople
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Re: 6M radio Gear

I have NEVER had any kind of frequency clashes with my 6 meter gear. I can
always turn on just the rx and the plane will sit there nice and quiet
without the slightest twitch unlike my planes with 72mhz rx's which usually
would act like an epileptic at Starbuck's. The only actual freq "conflict"
we have run into was at the Sepulveda Basin field where an elderly gentleman
was actually on the same freq my dad uses. He landed, gave up the pin, my
dad flew his.
I have yet to run into anyone on my channel.
If there were more micro receivers available on 50mhz, I wouldnt use 72mhz
equipment at all.

--
Dan
KE6ERB
AMA605992
I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
http://fubar1.freeservers.com
"MJC" <nospam@noway.com> wrote in message
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> Ummmm, I think you might want to think that through a little. It is VERY
> possible that you would experience a lot MORE "frequency clashes".
>
> MJC
>
> "Bob" <bNOoONb@not.pilbara.net.au> wrote in message
> news:bu53kf$1r6$1@mws-stat-syd.cdn.telstra.com.au...
> >
> >
> > I have seen some discussion around regarding 6m for RC.
> >
> > Personally I would love to get 6M gear! if it is legal here in Aus, as

> There
> > would never be a freq clash.

>
>



Old Jan 16, 2004, 07:01 PM
Eric Ellington
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Re: 6M radio Gear

Bob wrote:
> Thanks for all the responses,
>
> Well, I do have an appropriate VK callsign and was aware of the bandplans.


Ahh. It sounds like I should have asked you instead of resorting to
Google. :-)

 


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