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 12, 2015
Agenda Item 1.4 (5 MHz): Two steps forward and one step back might be a polite description of progress on Tuesday regarding 5 MHz and the consideration of permitted power. Some administrations are insisting on the use of tight eirp limits.
We have already overrun the schedule allowed for the sub-working group discussions and the real threat of a No Change position exists if we do not reach a consensus. At the moment there are three major administrations resisting any allocation at 5 MHz.
Several administrations allowing amateur activity at 5 MHz have already indicated that their current arrangements will continue under RR 4.4.
73 - Petr, OK1RP