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.
Monday, March 7, 2011
OX - DXCC #16 on 60m
another new one on Tropical band reached > Greenland, OX3XR.
Peter, OX3XR had unfortunatelly broken the LF antennas so we had to postpone the sked for month or so. Due to very cold weather Peter was not able to come to his country QTH so it was impossible to repair all of them. We tried to make QSO from his fixed QTH but due to noisy band we did not managed QSO.
I was worried if I will hear the sigs comming from Peter so I turned my rx antenna to OX direction to be ready for our sked. After month or so I got an email that Peter repaired his antennas and he will go to the country QTH for the weekend. Unfortunatelly the weather turned again and Peter decided to not go there. So one week after Peter successfully arrived to the country QTH. After cleaning away tons of snow around the cabin and making the fire he turned ON the radio. I heard his calling CQ and although band was rather noisy we managed very nice QSO 2-way CW on 5261kHz.
Thanks to Peter, OX3XR and his willingness to spend time with repairing antennas in the hard cold weather etc. I was able to work my DXCC #16 on the Tropical band !!!
Thank You Peter and CUL on the band quite often.
73 - Petr, OK1RP