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, October 3, 2014

SARL 5 MHz Beacon Frequency change by Paul, G4MWO

Hi all,
Information on the recent SARL 5 MHz Beacon Frequency change
At a recent meeting with their regulator, ICASA, SARL - the South African Radio League - reached an agreement to exchange their 5 MHz channel at 5250 kHz, (used for propagation experiments), for the more common beacon channel of 5290 kHz.

On Oct 4th, ZS6KTS and other stations in the South African 5 MHz WSPR Beacon Cluster changed over to 5290 kHz The other South African channel at 5260 kHz remains in use as normal for general contacts.
Paul G4MWO
Thank You Paul for Your update about the beacon frequency plan in ZS. It should be interesting to know who heard the ZS stations during last experimental 60m operation. A few stations been spoted but no real reports from 60m operator. 
73 - Petr, OK1RP

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