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.
Friday, February 11, 2011
TF - DXCC #15 on 60m
I am happy to say DXCC #15 is reached.
On 5/2/11 I worked Tor, TF3GW on 5260kHz using CW. If You are wondered what is unique on the TF on Tropical band then be awared that it is on CW... Lot of stations from TF is active on the 60m band but no CW ops unfortunatelly. Even the cross mode QSO was the problem so I really long time looked for some op who will be so nice to make QSO over there on CW.
Tor, TF3GW has setup on country QTH so it was no easy for him to go there because of lot of snow everywhere... finally he was able to come to country QTH and arrange the setup on 60m. The conditions were nice and we made QSO including some short chat.
Thank You very much Tor for Your willingness and very nice QSO. It gave me new one #15 on 60m!
73 - Petr, OK1RP