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, July 26, 2011

Berlenga Island on 60m by Jose, CT1EEB

Berlenga Island 60m activity

Posted by: Jose E. Ribeiro Sa, CT1EEB
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:30 pm (PDT)

A Team of hams, CT1BOL, CT1DZR, CT1EAV, CT1EEB, CT1ENV, CT1FFU, CT1FJL, CT1HXB and CT1IZW will be active from the 29th to the 31st of July from Berlenga Island, IOTA EU-040 (with an entry in the IOTA Contest) using the callsign CR5B. Outside the contest operators will use their own callsigns /P on all bands including the new 60m band.

I remind you that the authorized 60m band frequencies in Portugal are:

5288,5 SSB + CW
5371,5 SSB + CW
5403,5 SSB + CW

QSL portable callsigns to the home calls.
CR5B via CT1BOL.

73 Jose CT1EEB

I hope that also QSX operation with listenning down on FA channel (5260) will be provided by operators to allow us (OK, OM and other countries) work them on 60m band too.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

1 comment:

  1. Hi all,

    this is latest reply from Jose, CT1EEB I got by email which I am happy to share with all 60m band enthusiasts...

    Yes 5260, no problem Petr! Anyway, if I will be operating I will be aware of the split... no worries.

    73 Jose CT1EEB

    So have a good luck on the air!

    73 - Petr, OK1RP