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, February 3, 2012

FCC 60m Band Change Rules Published In Federal Register On 03 February 2012


I am posting the announcement from MRCG by Mike, KK5F as follows:

The new FCC 60 meter band rules that were announced on 18 November 2012

have finally been published in the Federal Register today, 03 February 2012

That means they become effective 30 days from today, on 05 March 2012.

(1) Use of the existing 5366.5 kHz (carrier) is removed, replaced by 5357.0 kHz (carrier, for all modes except CW).
(2) Maximum ERP raised from 50 to 100 watts PEP.
(3) Three emission modes (CW, RTTY, Data) are authorized in addition to the existing USB mode. NOTE: CW mode carrier must be on the assigned frequency, of the authorized channel, not 1.5 kHz below the assigned frequency as it is for other authorized modes. That makes a significant difference when switching between CW and any other mode!

Mike / KK5F

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