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, November 28, 2011
ZK2 - Niue on 60m band
My good friend Jan DJ8NK is going to Sierra Leone as 9L0W from w8gexBanana island. He'll be on next Wednesday the 23 and again on Thursday the 24 at 2230z on channel 5 both days. If he has QRN or QRM he'll TX on channel 4. This will be a all time NEW ONE on 60 meters. Jan will listen for Europe at his sunset.
NIUE: ZK2V Chris (GM3WOJ) now has special permission to operate on the 60m band.
He reports: This permit is from 1st December until 7th December - Niue time, which equates to 1100 UTC on 1st December until 1100UTC on 8th December 2011. I am intending to install a more 'DX' antenna than the inverted-vee I had in 2009, so hoping for some further DX.3.5MHz and 7MHz are very noisy here on the island, so I am hoping that QRN will not be a problem.
73 GL, Chris ZK2V
Thank You to Joe for sharing this information and good luck to all Tropical pioneers with hunting him on this lovely band.
73 - Petr, OK1RP