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, September 30, 2011
5 MHz Newsletter now online by Paul, G4MWO
Edited by Paul Gaskell, G4MWO, one of the original RSGB 5 MHz team, it aims to be both an accurate information source of news about 5 Mhz and a platform for exchange of ideas, be they theoretical, operational, constructional or just general comments about the band.
You can freely access the 5 MHz Newsletter from Google Documents at http://tinyurl.com/6fkhcmf
Although originating in the UK, the 5 MHz Newsletter invites world-wide interest, both in readers and contributors. Understandably all that we ask is when contributing items of news concerning new 5 MHz permissions or allocations, that the contributor can provide a means of official verification of such. It is hoped to produce the 5 MHz Newsletter on a quarterly basis, its size being dependent of course on news and other relevant contributions from 5 MHz operators and listeners around the world.
For those without Internet access wishing to have a paper copy of the 5 MHz Newsletter, a Self-Addressed Envelope (SAE) of sufficient size to take folded A4 sheets, together with adequate postage (or IRCs in the case of outside of the UK) will bring a copy of the latest edition. Requests should be addressed to G4MWO, who is QTHR in the UK Callbook and on QRZ.com
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