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, September 8, 2022

Botswana, Lesotho & Swatini (formerly known as Swaziland) got WRC-15 allocation

More African Countries Arrive on 60 m

Word has just arrived via the South African Radio League (SARL) that three new African countries have joined the ranks of 5 MHz / 60 m operators.

They are Botswana, Lesotho & Swatini (formerly known as Swaziland).

Each has the new WRC-15 Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz.

Thanks de ZS4BS, SARL


Paul Gaskell, G4MWO

Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter


Paul Gaskell G4MWO


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