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 - Tropical band in OK


as I was very surprised that I did not found the 60m band plan in OK land on any 60m web pages or band plans I decided to email it to their administrators and to some of 60m band clubs and national ham radio authorities...

According to my current licence valid until end 2011 the 60m band is in OK land limited to: 5258.5 - 5261.5 MHz.

Max. E.R.P. power is limited to 100W.

The licences are the experimental only on secondary basis with Ministry of Defence.

The only 2 different QTHs can be used and must be both mentioned in the licence document.

Also according to information from Czech Telecommunication Institute the number of the 60m band experimental licences is limited. (no info how much but 10-20 can be expected for 2011)

Before the end of the year must be sent the summary report about the experimets results to Czech Telecommunication Institute...

I will be happy if 60m band community will be so nice to announce the single FA channel allocation for OK land. Ask 60m band hams to tune down and check this QRG more often PLEASE.

The split operation is no problem for OK stations and they are calling on 5260 +/- 1.5kHz using QSX to upper channels easily. So remember the japanesse QSX window on 160m band between 1907.5-1912.5kHz and use this technique also for OK stations on 60m please.

Hope to meet You soon.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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