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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

IARU Region 1 Agrees Provisional 5 MHz Bandplan

IARU Region 1 Agrees Provisional 5 MHz Bandplan

It is that the following pro-posed usage plan for the 5 MHz WRC15 allocation be implemented in Region 1 with a view to harmonising across all regions:

5351.5 5354 kHz 200 Hz

CW / narrow band modes

5354.0 5366 kHz 2700 Hz All modes, USB voice recommended (see diagram)

IARU Region 1 at its April 2016 Interim Conference in Vienna unanimously agreed to a paper pre-sented by the RSGB’s HF Manager, Ian Greenshields G4FSU, outlining a basic provisional Bandplan for the new 5 MHz WRC15 allocation. The plan is in tentionally very simple as the band is too narrow for any detailed planning.

5366.0 5366.5 kHz 20 Hz Weak signal narrow band modes

It is strongly recommended that frequencies within the WRC15 allocation only be used if there are no other frequencies available at 5 MHz under domestic

(ITUR article 4.4) permissions. Local nets and long rag-chew QSOs should not use the 5 MHz WRC15 allocation but should instead make use of the 3.5 MHz, 5 MHz domestic or 7 MHz bands where there is more spectrum available.

Please note the bandplan is not valid until the WRC15 frequencies are made available by your regulator.

(Tnx: Paul, G4MWO and IARU R1)
73 - Petr, OK1RP


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