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, January 17, 2017

Last aid antenna for 60m - helical whip

Hello all,

are you one of those wretches with absolutely no space (mean zero space) for antenna and you would like to try QSO on 60m band?

Well except the magnetic loops you can try also this crazy helical whip...

Please forget it if you have space for at least 10m piece of wire outside to be used as random wire antenna (horizontal, zig-zag, sloped or even vertical) and grounding point or counterpoise close to your ham-shack...

If there is no way for anything better and for some reasons you can not use the small loops then your last wretch's aid is this helical stick.


  • 5 MHz single band whip
  • Power rated : 250w
  • Fitting : standard 3/8" thread
  • Length : 245cm (max)
  • Bandwidth : 50kHz
  • Slimline design

Sometime something is better than nothing...

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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