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.

Monday, July 3, 2017

DU - Philippines on 60m band by George, DU1GM

Hello all,

Philippines regulators have now granted access for amateurs on a secondary basis to 60m commencing July 7 2017. Band as per IARU R3 5.3515MHz to 5.3665MHz. No further information, power levels etc. Presumably as per IARU R3 15W eirp.

"I have already received some EU stations on the band in the past few months using JT65a and will be QRV on opening day here!
de George, DU1GM"

(Many thanks for good news to George, DU1GM)

Philippines nature attractions are a chief reason why tourists will fly from all over the world to this archipelagic country to see nature at its best.
In a country whose diverse beauty is a primary attraction, it becomes important to establish the type of location you would like to visit. This is because with more than seven thousand interconnected islands, it is obvious there is a wide variety of natural attractions.

Take on the volcanic mountains and go for a nature trek. Spectacular views, breath-taking scenery and simply the adventure of taking on Mother Nature. One of the most popular mountains to go trekking is Mount Pinatubo, best known for the second biggest eruption in 1991.

Another popular option for travellers wondering what to choose from in the list of Philippines nature attractions is the sheer number of gorgeous rivers. The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan. This river is included in the list of New Seven Wonders of Nature, thanks to its intricate cave systems and length that spans 5 miles to the sea.

The number of islands is mind-boggling, but you cannot afford to tour Philippines and not experience Boracay Island. The 2.5 mile stretch of coastal strip is home to lavish establishments from where you can enjoy the natural scenery on the island.

The hilly Chocolate Ranges are also a delightful experience. The hills are one of the world’s Famous Natural Attractions, and the symmetrical cone-shaped hills that spread to the horizon make it easy to see why.
With so many islands and Philippines nature attractions, it is understandable why the country is home to numerous marine reefs. One of the most prominent reefs is Tubbataha Reef situated in the Sulu Sea. The marine sanctuary is also home to diverse bird species, so bird watchers are set to enjoy the treat of a lifetime.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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