Hi fellow webfoot!
6 meters is a great asset in radio control.
Very few people use it so there is very little waiting for your frequency at the field. Usually no waiting for your frequency. Period.
I use JR equipment for my models available from Horizon Hobbies. They do, and may still, carry transmitters/receivers on 53MHz, which is what I use here in Medford. You need to check your 6 meter repeaters in Beaverton, if there are some close to the frequencies you wish to use, then go to 50MHz, available from JR and also from Futaba at Tower Hobbies.
There are a few others that carry 6 meter stuff at 50 MHz, but I'm afraid the 6 meter R/C days are approaching and end as many frequencies are being discontinued (53MHz).
I have two JR 8103 systems on 53.2MHz along with 12 receivers (bought extras when JR said they'd be discontinued). I now have five planes ready to fly and two still in the box. Many are 1/4 scale, 80" wingspan.
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