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.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

60m band without OK - the reality !!!

Hello all,

please remember the 7/11/2011 as the black date for all 60m band enthusiasts in OK land. The MoD sent on 7/11/2011 morning official email to CTU (Czech Telecommunication Institute) where confirming disagreement with renewals of the 5MHz/60m band experimental licences for OK amateur radio operators for 2012!

As I posted in preview message I am trying to negotiate it with CTU and also I am going to try to launch some discussion with MoD regarding the reasons and according to that the possibilities in the future.

Unfortunatelly at this moment the OK land is going thanks to MoD and CTU against to rest of the EU and overseas countries where in harmony with positive experiences the primary users releasing the band for ham radio operation.

The 60m band without the OK land is the reality now! I am not so confident but of course I am trying to stay patient during the negotiation and all discussion with the responsible authorities.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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