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


  1. Congratulations. I still need a TF for a new one.. Now stand at 62 C here. More difficult to contact EU with conditions so poor at my sunset at about 0000Z..
    San K5YY

  2. San,

    Tor, TF3GW is very nice guy and I am pretty sure that he will be hapy to make trial with You upon email request. Do not hesitate to ask him for sked when condition will be improved a bit. I had to wait for his trip to country QTH 2 weeks but finally got success.
    BTW: we had to stopped our trials nite by nite with Charles, K5SUL as snow storm expected and condx went down. So no QSO yet...

    73 - Petr, OK1RP

  3. Hi all,

    there I am sending the information about the frequency allocation upon email requests...

    THE "TF" 60 METER ALLOCATION. Frequency span: 5.260-5.410 MHz. Access is granted on secondary basis. Permissible modes are J3E (USB) and A1A and maximum bandwidth is 3 kHz. Power limit is 100W. Licensees need to apply to the PTA for a special license. The experimental license is open to both "N" and "G" license classes.

    73 - Petr, OK1RP