UK Six Metre Group (UKSMG)

The UKSMG is dedicated to promoting 50MHz activity around the world. The group has around 600 members.

The Six Metre band is located at the lower end of the VHF spectrum and exhibits all of the characteristics that you would expect of a VHF band. This is particularly true during the sunspot minimum years when, for the most part, it is similar to two metres. The maximum useable frequency or MUF rarely reaches the ten metre band during this time never mind six metres and consequently the band is fairly quiet except for sporadic-E during the summer and (to a lesser extent) in the winter months.

Sponsorship is one of the key services provided by UKSMG and has been since the group’s inception. There is no fixed budget for this service. However the amounts awarded have remained fairly similar year on year. Groups or individuals are invited to apply for sponsorship through the website here however, an email to the sponsorship manager will also start the ball rolling. There are a few caveats that we place upon recipients of our funds however these are not onerous and may be found on the group website.

The group also runs a number of contests during the summer and winter months and various awards are available. These are often awarded at the biennial UK 6m BBQ which is sponsored by the group.

Membership of the group includes a quarterly magazine “Six News” which is available both in printed and electronic only format depending on the level of membership.

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