Welcome to Tropical band

To most people the phrase "tropical bands" bring a pretty clear picture to mind - a bunch of shirtless guys playing calypso music. But to experienced shortwave DXers those two little words express the most challenging and enjoyable part of the radio hobby. The phrase kindles memories of a DXer's best catches and favorite QSLs, of exotic stations, music and of early morning listening sessions. (Don Moore)
I like the "Tropical band" name for new 60m allocation. (OK1RP)

Effective from 1st Jan 2017 please paper QSL via OM-bureau only.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

60m band beacon list












5MHz Beacons











Freq. (kHz) Channel Call/Type Location Power Notes

5000
WWV CO, USA 10kW NIST Radio Station, AM

5000
YVTO Venezuela 1kW Time & Frequency Station, AM

5070
WWCR TN, USA 100kW AM Broadcast (World Christian Radio)

5102 USB
[WIA/WICEN Emergency] Australia
Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network, using non-amateur callsigns

5159
4XZ Israel ~3kW CW, military

5167.5
Emergency channel Alaska



5170
VLB2 Med.?
CW, well known 'numbers' station

5195
DRA5 Kiel, Germany 30W Beacon; CW & various digital modes

5206
Military UK
Tactical training nets, occasional

5225
Trawlers North Sea?
Unauthorised frequency

5245
Air Cadets UK



5258.5 FA Amateur UK 200W max.


5267
Military UK
Tactical training nets, occasional

5278.5 FB Amateur UK/OH/LA/TF 200/50/100/100W max. Finland 5278.6 50W

5288.5 FC Amateur UK/OH/LA/TF 200/50/100/100W max. Finland 5288.6 50W

5290 FC GB3RAL UK IO91in 10W down to 10mW Beacon; CW every 15 min. +0

5290 FC GB3WES UK IO84qn 10W down to 10mW Beacon; CW every 15 min. +1

5290 FC GB3ORK UK Orkney 10W down to 10mW Beacon; CW every 15 min. +2

5298.6
Amateur Finland 50W max.


5321.4
Amateur New Zealand
Using AREC Callsigns

5330.5
Amateur US/OH/TF/LA 50/50/100/100W max. Finland 5330.6

5343
Sea Cadets UK



5346.5
Amateur US/OH/TF/LA 50/50/100/100W max. Finland 5346.6

5230-5310
Amateur Bangladesh



5353
Trawlers North Sea?
Unauthorised frequency

5355 USB
[WIA/WICEN Emergency] Australia
Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network, using non-amateur callsigns

5366.5 FK Amateur UK/US/OH/TF/LA 200/50/50/100/100W max. Finland 5366.6

5371.5 FL Amateur UK/US/OH/TF/LA 200/50/50/100/100W max. Finland 5371.6

5380.5
Military UK
Tactical nets, occasional

5396.4
Amateur New Zealand
Using AREC Callsigns

5398.5 FE Amateur UK/TF/OH/LA 200/100/50/100W max. Finland 5398.6 50W

5400
Trawlers Biscay?
Unauthorised frequency

5403
RAF UK
Occasional

5403.5 FM Amateur UK/US/TF/LA 200/100/50/100W max. Unofficial DX frequency

5420
RAF UK
Occasional

5450
RAF UK (Liverpool) 10kW


5446.5
AFRTS Florida
24 hour broadcast to Caribbean

5505
Shannon Ireland 3kW also 3413

5535
Speedbird London 10kW BA company frequency, closed summer 2006

5541
Stockholm Radio Sweden 10kW Aircraft LDOC

5589
Mid Volmet SV/TA/A52
Middle Eastern Volmet. Various stations at set times

5598
Shanwick UK
NATS aircraft en-route

5649
Shanwick UK
NATS aircraft en-route

5680
Kinloss Rescue UK
Search and Rescue, also 3023

6604
North America Volmet VE/W
Various NA Volmet stations at set times

6622
Shanwick UK
NATS aircraft en-route

6676
Asian Volmet VK/VU/
Various Asian Volmet stations at set times

6679
Pacific Volmet ZL/JA/VS9
Various Pacific Volmet stations at set times

6992.5
Sea Cadets UK













Colour Coding






Amateur channels






Global Volmet






Military and others




1 comment:

  1. Nice list :-) You could also add the Swiss 60m beacon: HB9AW on 5.921 khz. More info on http://www.hb9aw.ch/bake-5000khz/

    73 de
    Stefan HB9TWS

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