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Friday, September 25, 2015

SM - Sweden on 60m... QSX please!

Hi all,

when I checked the SM stations activity and after going thru my 60m log I realized that they are not so often QRV maybe because it is not easy for them to operate over here using current channels allocation...

I worked some friends from SM on 60m band and I listened to them mostly on 5391.5, 5321.5 or 5381.5kHz while my TX was on standard channels like ch4 or ch5.

I am sure that Sweden ops are not so happy with their channels allocation as they are not allowed to operate on standard set of channels like UK or US etc.

Sweden 60m band allocation is as follows:

(CW +1.5kHz)

5310 kHz
5320 kHz
5380 kHz
5390 kHz

All modes are allowed.
Power allowed to use is 100W.
Bandwidth per channel is 4kHz.

It means that our friends from Sweden are really restricted on the band and its not easy to work all others. The QSX is the only way as same as for Spanish ops on that band. So I would like to kindly ask all of 60m friends to remember our friends with different band allocation and listenned/operate often with QSX to their windows please.

If You are not remember which frequencies to be used for these friends like EA, SM then check this blog, hi.

Good luck on the band,

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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