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 14, 2013

Skimmers on 60m by Mick, LA5SAA

Hi everybody.

I have had a dialogue With Ulli, ON5KQ, and he has started skimming on 60 yesterday afternoon. At Our night time he will skim With beverage antennas, at daytime With a longwire. He has a very sensitive system. However, while he himself is active (transmitting), he will switch off the skimmer. A great "thanks" to Ulli.

His skimmer will probably be very helpful during the Activity from TU5 Nov 17 to 30.

73 Mick, LA5SAA

---In 60meter@yahoogroups
.com, <michael.theiss@...> wrote:

Hi everybody.

This is the link to the CW skimmers on 60:
eacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=5 http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=5

When I started my Activity on 60 in late summer 2012, the only skimmer on 5 MHz was WZ7I.

I contacted many stations by e-mail and asked them to start skimming on 60. The following skimmers showed up:
AA4V, DL1EMY, DL8LAS, IK3STG, KH6LC, LA5EKA, N7TR, PJ2T, RN4WA, TF4M. A great thanks to all of them.

Since the Activity in CW on 5 MHz is quite low, these skimmers are of great value to check if you are getting throu when calling cq in CW.

I also contacted some skimmers in the UK and asked for skimming, but I never got an answer. I think it's strange that the UK skimmers do not seem to want to support Our cw activities on 60.

73 Mick, LA5SAA

Thank You very much Mick for Your effort and activity over there.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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