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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

VK- Australia is preparing for 60m band

THE ACMA ( Australian Communications and Media Authority) published a new Spectrum Frequency allocation document in December 2016 with an intended implementation date of 1st January 2017.

The document includes the WRC-15 allocation from 5351.5 to 5366.5 kHz to the Amateur Radio Service on a secondary basis. Maximum Power is 15W EIRP.

There are delays with implementation of the new plan however Australian Full licence holders should get access to the 60m band during 2017. (Tnx: ACMA, WIA, G4MWO)

Australia is renowned for its great outdoors, nature and wildlife experiences. From the grandeur of the remote Kimberley; to the Tasmanian wilderness; to bird-watching in Kakadu National Park; there are plenty of ways to see Australia's unique wildlife and diverse landscapes. Here's our list of Australia's Top 10 nature experiences.

Kimberley Canyon Luxury, Western Australia
Experience the grandeur of remote Kimberley canyon country, from the barefoot luxury of Berkeley River Lodge. Explore the Mitchel Falls and King George – two of Australia’s mightiest waterfalls. Take a helicopter flight on a secret wilderness picnic and on the way back, spot turtles, crocodiles and dugongs from the air.

Tasmanian wilderness adventures, Tasmania
Take a thrilling seven-day white water rafting trip down Tasmania’s mighty Franklin River, amidst surging rapids, tranquil gorges and forests of myrtle, leatherwood and ancient Huon pine; or hike the iconic six-day Overland Track through the ruggedly beautiful Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, staying in exclusive eco-sensitive cabins.

Swim with giant whale sharks, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
From April to July, swim with gentle whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, one of the world’s greatest fringing coral reefs. Stay in a luxury tented eco-friendly camp amongst the sand dunes within Cape Range National Park. Sea-kayak amidst turquoise water or hike through the red rock gorges of the Pilbara.

Discover the world’s most spectacular reef, Queensland
Watch turtles hatch on Lady Elliott Island; swim with dwarf minke whales; snorkel with manta rays and see corals and fish of every colour with one of the many eco-accredited operators. Take a flight over the islands or sail through the Whitsundays and visit some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.

Hang out with wildlife at Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Swim with dolphins in the turquoise waters of South Australia’s Kangaroo Island with KI Marine Adventures. Take a 4WD tour with KI Wilderness Tours to see sea lions and seals. For true indulgence try out the award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge. Kangaroo Island also produces some of Australia's finest gourmet foods.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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