as I’m organising the activation, I suspect there’s only a limited chance of me getting on the Mic from Gehrenberg!
I’ve just searched around and found on the DARC band plan that it says no contest operation. Given that the DARC organise contests on 6m and produce the band plan, this is very confusing!
By the way, correcting an earlier point - DL 6m is 50.030-51.000MHz not 50-51.
Ah I think I’ve found the issue - the Band plan that says no Contest operation is from 2014 and it’s probably out of date as that was the period up until the end of 2015, the band was seen as a temporary allocation (as 4m is at the moment).
I’ll see if I can find a copy of the current bandplan.
By the way, brining this back a bit on to topic. 4 Metres is currently wide open, LA OH and ES stations are booming in here.
UPDATE: Just found the 2017 version of the DARC 6 metre band plan and it still says no contest operation on the side of the document but there’s a revised conditions for 2017 section with the maximum power is no longer 25W ERP it is now 25W PEP, and in the revised conditions no mention of a contest operation ban or that one has to use vertical polarisation - so it looks like those conditions were dropped from 2016 to 2017.