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.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

OK1RP actual scores - updated

OK1RP actual scores on 60m Tropical band (26/12/2011)

1st QSO on 60m ever: GW3UEP
1st overseas/USA on 60m ever: San, K5YY
Longest distance: 8775.4km (K5YY)
DXCC (wkd/cfm): 25/4 (GW, G, GM, OK, OZ, CT, EI, K, LA, 9A, TA, LZ, UR, DL, TF, OX, GD, OM, VP9, 4X, CU, KP4, SV, V4, HI)
WAS60 (wkd/cfm): 9/5 (AR, FL, NJ, OH, VA, NC, IL, TX, SC)
WAC60 (wkd/cfm): 3/3 (EU, NA, AS)
WAZ60 (wkd/cfm): 7/5 (14, 15, 4, 5, 20, 40, 8)
Total QSOs: 102
Initials: 70

It sounds not so bad according to current setup isn't it? Well I will have no chance to improve it so much as my permit is ending by end of this year 2011.

My enthusiasm and motivation to improve the setup went dramaticaly down but well I am still on the band and trying to study the propagation vs antennas etc.

See You on the air till 31/12/2011 my friends,

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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