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.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

OK - Czech Republic is back on 60m band !

Hello all,

first of all I would like to wish to all friends healthy and peaceful New Year 2014!
I hope that You will meet more friends on the air and You will enjoy the 60m with lot of fun.

I am happy to say that I got the permit for 60m band operation from OK land after 2 years again! 

Individual permit for amateur radio service on experimental purposes base says:

Validity until: 31.12.2014

Frequencies [kHz]:

Used call: OK1RP

Based on the experimental operation in the 5MHz band report and after the MoD agreement the CTU is now able to allow the operation on more channels in the band for 2014 see the table.

The permit holder is requested to prepare and send his experimental operation report to CTU no later than 31.10.2014 in order to make analyze of the operation on different frequencies and modes.

The frequencies indicated in the permit are dial USB frequencies.
The max. power should be 100W E.R.P.
The allowed modes should be USB, CW(+1.5kHz)
The only 10 permits is available for 2014 based on written request to CTU.

The permit holder should follow the IARU recommendations for 5MHz operation and agreements (5290kHz allocation for beacon operation etc.)

This experimental operation permit on 5MHz band is strictly allowed on SECONDARY basis and general rules for the these users must be observed all the time in order to NOT jeopardize primary users operation on this band!

My best regards and see You on the air again,

73 - Petr, OK1RP



  1. Dobrá správa Petre, gratulujem k povoleniu.
    73 Dezo OM5NA

  2. Ahoj Dezo,

    diky moc. Doufam brzy naslysenou na CW. Inspiroval jsi mne svym spojenim s ZS6EZ a tak jsem se na to hned v prvnich dnech zameril a po nekolika neuspesnych pokusel se nakonec podarilo. Ale bylo to na hrane, protoze na 259.5 mam temer stale ruseni od "Buzzeru" v sirce cca 15kHz.
    Preji vse dobre v Novem roce 2014 Dezo,
    73 - Petr, OK1RP

  3. Great News, Congratulations Petre and friends.
    One question, When you say, "The allowed modes should be USB, CW(+1.5kHz)" Do you mean that CW is the listed frequency plus 1.5 Khz? Example, listed frequency is 5,403.5 for SSB and CW would be 5,405

    Many thanks, Kris KM2KM

  4. Hello Kris,

    thank You for comment.

    Yes, exactly as You said.

    See my post here:

    Best regards and hope to hear You soon.

    73 - Petr, OK1RP