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.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Useful "related 60m links" to remember

The most important and most useful link is to the
famous 60m band web site managed by Dan, K3ZXl here


You can find over here complete information about the
60m band activity, allocations, countries lists, scores
as same as other interesting news.

The other related links You can find in following list:

60m band activity

UK 60m Band Utilization

A place for seeking skeds on 60M any mode



Friday, December 27, 2013

Studies of Ionograms show supremacy of the 5MHz band

ICASA has extended the SARL 5 MHz license till the end of January 2014. This follows SARL application for ICASA to review the license and grant facilities up to at least the start of the WRC 2015. Currently  the SARL holds a pilot license for 5 250 and 5 260 kHz. While the SARL applied for extension of the license for a further period it also appealed to the Chairperson of ICASA, Dr Stephen Mnube, to consider issuing the SARL with a long term authority to use these two frequencies to continue propagation research till at least the WRX15 conference.

The SARL is currently analysing the results of the special weekend 5 MHz activity event held in early November. The winner of the book prize is Barry Newton ZS2NF of Uniondale.



The ionograms generated by the South African ionosonde network clearly illustrate the supremacy of the 5 MHz band for short range, near vertical incidence  skywave (NVIS) communications under certain conditions. These typically happens during the morning and late afternoon when the 7 MHz band does not support short range, sky wave communications and the 3.5 and 1.8 MHz bands suffer from high noise levels. 
During the middle of the day the 7 MHz (and 10 MHz during high solar activity) band is typically the most effective medium for short range, sky wave communications.

Permanent access to the 5 MHz band will ensure that the amateur radio community can efficiently contribute to emergencies requiring short distance communications beyond line-of-sight as typically required in hilly and mountainous terrain.

The South African ionosonde network is unique in Africa and place South African radio amateurs in the very fortunate position to monitor reigning, short range propagation conditions and to improve their skills and experience accordingly.

An article by Hannes Coetzee illustrated with ionograms is available for download  here

Sunday, December 22, 2013

New WebSDR receiver available on 60m by Salvador, C31CT


today I found the comment from Dezo, OM5NA about the WebSDR receiver with 60m band information coming from Salvador, C31CT as follows:

Salvador, C31CT informed me that since 22th December the Ardam ham radio club WebSDR receiver, at Ordino, Principality of Andorra was extended by another receiver monitoring the 60m band. Currently there are 4 FunCubeDonglePro+ receivers on 20m, 40m, 60m and 80m, connected to a dipole antenna direction East/West. This WebSDR is aviable at:


TNX Salvador, C31CT for that information.

73, Dezider OM5NA

Thank You to both for this news. It can be helpful in order to check the propagation, band opening, checking if channels are occupied etc.

best regards,

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Saturday, December 21, 2013

EA - Spain on 60m by Javier, EA7OP - updated

Hello all,

as Javier, EA7OP informed the very good news is coming

from Spain...

The SETSI allowed EAs to operate on 60m band from Jan - July 2014

on channel basis. 

Allowed channels [kHz]:


The bandwidth to be used is 3kHz. 

Power output 100W. Modes CW/SSB. 

So it´s great news and we will be happy

to meet EAs on 60m band in 2014. 

Updated 23-Dec-2013:

Thanks to great job of Paul, G4MWO and his confirmation gotten from guys at URE the Spanish national society its confirmed that posted new channels are CENTRE - i.e USB dial frequencies are 1.5 kHz below the stated frequencies. 
CENTRE(CW)                USB DIAL
5268.0                    5266.5
5295.0                    5293.5
5313.0                    5311.5
5382.0                    5380.5
5430.0                    5428.5
5439.0                    5437.5
Split operation allowance is not confirmed yet. 

Many thanks to Paul as same as URE guys!

73 - Petr, OK1RP


Friday, November 29, 2013

TU5NK on 60m by Petr, OK1RP


there is short band report from yesterday evening when I monitored the band in order to catch Jan, TU5NK...

I switched ON radio even on 20Z and I realized that band condition were great. UK stations went thru very loud and all beacons were S9 + 10dB. Also the activity on ch5 was really huge and I listened to OU5U, G's, VX9MRC, Dave, A92IO with really big sigs and mni others.

Around 22Z I switched to 5371.5 and after few mins I found Jan as TU5NK in QSo with US guys. Unfortunately I had really excessive local noise QRM which masked me lot of time Jan's sigs on this channel but I have to say I copied him well. Sigs peaked 35 to 46 and also US station called him were strong. 

When I switched back to ch5 I was surprised with lot of stations from US with so loud sigs in my location. W3ORU, Jeff, K0OD, VX9MRC and other were really strong and clean on the band. Dave worked on the channel for long time and switched between USB and CW so lot of callers was able to work him.

When I switched back to ch4 I was surprised because over the Jan, TU5NK I realized that there was some another station but I was not able to copy who it was. I tried to recognize the callsign but unfortunately I failed in so strong local QRM.

How about You and TU5 on 60m from last few days?

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

TU - Ivory Coast on 60m by Jan, DJ8NK

Jan DJ8NK is on Channel 4 (5.371.5) from the Ivory Coast as I type this. Its a new one for 60 meters. Listen for him tonight and the next few nights. I suggested to him to come on the top and bottom of the hour. Spot him on the cluster so everybody knows he's on the band. I think this is the fourth new country he has put on for us.
Bob WH6XM reported " I'll be monitoring channel 4 (5.371.5) more often during my night hours.  Also be transmitting periodically".


As Joe, W8GEX mentioned Jan, DJ8NK is operating as TU5NK and will be on channel 4 again tonight (28.11.2013) at 2215Z. This is a NEW ONE on 60m. I will be glad for any reports about his signals around EU/WW.

Good luck,

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Skimmers on 60m by Mick, LA5SAA

Hi everybody.

I have had a dialogue With Ulli, ON5KQ, and he has started skimming on 60 yesterday afternoon. At Our night time he will skim With beverage antennas, at daytime With a longwire. He has a very sensitive system. However, while he himself is active (transmitting), he will switch off the skimmer. A great "thanks" to Ulli.

His skimmer will probably be very helpful during the Activity from TU5 Nov 17 to 30.

73 Mick, LA5SAA

---In 60meter@yahoogroups
.com, <michael.theiss@...> wrote:

Hi everybody.

This is the link to the CW skimmers on 60:
eacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=5 http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=5

When I started my Activity on 60 in late summer 2012, the only skimmer on 5 MHz was WZ7I.

I contacted many stations by e-mail and asked them to start skimming on 60. The following skimmers showed up:
AA4V, DL1EMY, DL8LAS, IK3STG, KH6LC, LA5EKA, N7TR, PJ2T, RN4WA, TF4M. A great thanks to all of them.

Since the Activity in CW on 5 MHz is quite low, these skimmers are of great value to check if you are getting throu when calling cq in CW.

I also contacted some skimmers in the UK and asked for skimming, but I never got an answer. I think it's strange that the UK skimmers do not seem to want to support Our cw activities on 60.

73 Mick, LA5SAA

Thank You very much Mick for Your effort and activity over there.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ZS on 60m this weekend by SARL - OK1RP

Hello all,

There are results of my trials to hear or (dream) work ZS cross to 80/40m band from last weekend on our lovely 60m.

Saturday 9th I worked Dragan, 9A286W cross to 3561 and heard lot of others. Very good signals came from SM, 5P, VX9, 2x4X, G, GM, 9A, OM on 5405 CW without any QRM so the activity was high and even the propagation seemed not to be as bad...

Also beacons OV1BVC/B, GB3WES/B, GB3ORK/B and GB3RAL/B were readable 599+ on 5290/5290.5. On the other hands all these sigs were local and it was not talking anything about the propagation to ZS.

Unfortunately no ZS signals were copyable on 5260 or beacon on 5250 Sat nite. I decided to try it again Sunday evening/nite.

As You can see on the Voacap prediction there is no chance... You never know so I prepared new preamplifier to the setup and watched the 5260kHz from 18Z Sunday evening.

Around 19:30Z I realized there is some weak signal on 5260.5kHz CW. Unfortunately I found after few mins that it is QRM produced by our small near TV stuff !!! Be careful when You have some mystery sigs on band and check if You have not some of the similar source of band QRM at home...

Finally I did not heard any ZS signals on the band even I watched the frequency from 18Z - 02Z Monday morning. Anybody was lucky to hear or even work ZS guys on the 60m band please? Any reports from this weekend are welcomed.

best regards,

73 - Petr, OK1RP

K9W on 60m by Joe, W8GEX

The K9W - 60m band update

We will try to be on the next three nights on 60m. Will call on the top of the hour for 10 minutes and if no takers then will go back to the regular bands.

Will be on USB and will TX on 5371.5kHz

Channel 5 (5403.5kHz) is not usable out here because of radar issue.

Joe, W8GEX
K9W Team

Thank You to Joe, W8GEX for this update. It will be good challenge from EU. Unfortunately the propagation are not the best currently. I will be glad to get reports or feedback how did You heard them...

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Thursday, November 7, 2013

ZS activity on 60m band by SARL


The SARL association is organizing an unique activity weekend on 60 meters from Sat, November 9, 00:01 and ending at midnight Sun, November 10 evening. 

Activities will focus on 5260 KHz frequency, all modes. The objective is to study the propagation between many stations in many parts of South Africa and elsewhere as possible worldwide.  It seems interesting to listen carefully to this frequency over Europe.

It will be great to have a chance make crossband QSOs to 40m or 80m band from countries where the 60m band is not allowed like OK land...

Thank You to F6AIU / F5SN for sharing this information with us and wish to all of us good luck and have a fun on 60m this weekend.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wake atoll - 2013

Press Release #6

The Wake Atoll Commemorative DXpedition team has been approved for entry onto Wake Atoll. Our equipment is already on Wake and in safe storage awaiting our arrival. The 12-Operator team includes: Joe -AA4NN, John-K6MM, Craig-K9CT, Mike-K9NW, Ralph-K9ZO, Lou-N2TU, Jim-N9TK, Mark-NA6M, Dick-W3OA, Joe-W8GEX, Hal-W8HC, and Jerry-WB9Z. 

The plan is for the team to assemble in Hawaii on 30-October, depart 01-November, arrive on 02-November and immediately erect antennas and set-up the stations. There will be two CW and two SSB stations on the air. The CW site will be located across from the Arrivals terminal and the SSB site will be housed in a "beach house" near downtown Wake.

We are planning on being QRV 03-November through 15-November (Wake time). If there are any changes, they will be posted on our website. http://wake2013.org/pages/bandplan.html

Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog as time and internet access allows.

This is a commemorative DXpedition. Our prime objective is to honor the lives and contributions of the Forgotten 98 civilian contractors who lost their lives on Wake during WWII. Some of these men have yet to be identified. If you know any of the Forgotten 98 or their relatives, modern DNA testing may identify their remains and provide for a proper burial. Please take a moment to look through their names. http://wake2013.org/pages/forgotten98.html

Wake Atoll is an active military base and access is extremely limited. The Team is most grateful to the United States Air Force for allowing this Commemoration to take place.

Also, Team wants to thank the DX community, including generous worldwide Foundations, Clubs, Individuals, Equipment manufacturers and outlets for their outstanding support of the Wake commemorative efforts. These DXpeditions are extremely expensive and could not be accomplished without the support of the entire DX communityVisit the website to view our sponsors and make your personal donation. http://wake2013.org/pages/sponsors.html

Please note! A few other DXpeditions will be on the air during the Wake operation. To avoid the dreaded "not in the log", please be sure which DXpedition you are working! Our operators will announce the K9W callsign often to help identify your contact.

Please check our website frequently for updates. http:/wake2013.org/

And don't forget to sign our guestbook!


K9W Wake Atoll Management Team

Many thanks to Joe, W8GEX for sharing it to us. I wish good luck all team members.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Sunday, October 27, 2013

RSGB 5MHz consultation

RSGB 5MHz consultation

Increased spectrum within the 5MHz band was made available to Full Licence Holders by way of new NoVs at the beginning of 2013. After 8 months of operation on the new frequencies, the RSGB is interested in users’ views on the band and any issues, both positive and negative that may have been observed. A discussion forum has been set up and all amateurs are invited to give their views. Please see www.rsgb.org/consult/5mhz.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ivory Coast on 60m by Jan, DJ8NK


TU5AX, TU5XV and TU5NK are the respective callsigns for Chris (F4WBN)(ex TL0A), Paul (F6EXV) and Jan (DJ8NK) for this solidarity radio operation which will take place from 17. - 30.Nov. 2013.

Activity will be on SSB, CW and RTTY, from 160 to 6m. QSL to home calls, via bureau, direct or OQRS (Clublog).

The 3 operators will support the clubstation TU2CI and will leave equipment behind (radios and antennas), install it and train the local operators to use it, in order to revive the Abidjan radio club, and assist some local hams who have strongly suffered from the civil war that hit the country some time ago.

Tks Paul/F6EXV

Thanks to Paul, F6EXV and all guys for activity. Its not so far from EU so it should not be big issue but maybe challenge from USA. 

I will be happy for Your reports by email w/comments about Your DX hunting to Africa...

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Friday, June 14, 2013

60m band in 4X - update by Dov, 4Z4DX, Amos, 4Z1AB and Isaac, 4Z1TL


Here's a summary of the information that Amos, 4Z1AB, the IARC - Israel Amateur Radio Club (national society) President has given:

The Israeli regulator - the Ministry of Communications - (IMOC) has decided to grant 5 MHz/60m temporary permission on an individual application basis.

8 Channels are available to General and Extra Class licence holders.

The channels are as per the list below (the number represents USB  dial frequency) -for CW 1.5 kHz above. There is some flexibility on Digi modes with 2500 Hz out of the 3kHz channel width. No split operation
Channel 1    5298.5    USB CW RTTY PSK
Channel 2    5330.5    USB CW
Channel 3    5357.0    RTTY PSK CW USB
Channel 4    5366.5    USB CW RTTY PSK

Channel 5    5371.5    USB

Channel 6    5398.5    CW USB RTTY PSK
Channel 7    5403.5    USB RTTY PSK CW
Channel 8    5407.0    USB RTTY PSK CW

Power - 100W PEP measured at the TX (not EIRP)

The IARC's main goal is as always to experiment for local  short range emergency communication readiness and the long distance activity is a side product of this.

The validity is from application approval date until mid March 2014 but it appears this could be extended. Operation is on a secondary status of course and was coordinated with the spectrum committee of the IMOC representing some other relevant organizations.

The IARC have had some flexibility in the choice of frequencies and in doing so have endeavoured to coordinate these with 5 MHz/60m amateur frequencies and activities already in existence. It is hoped that as IMOC gain confidence in 5 MHz/60m activity by Israeli amateurs as Secondary status users, then further frequencies may be made available Amos, 4Z1AB, the President of the Israel Amateur Radio Club concluded his news by saying "We are all excited to work 60 metres with the ham community - wishing all 73 and 'Shalom' from the Holy Land"

Many thanks for Paul, G4MWO for his effort in order to share all of the important informations about 60m band activity > thanks to his 5MHz Newsletter! 
I hope that we will have chance to work friends from 4X quite soon and often on 60m band. 

73 - Petr, OK1RP  

Joe's, W8GEX email news on 60m


there I am posting the emailed news from Joe, W8GEX...

Chris ZS6EZ will be on again tonight and tomorrow night at about 0400z. He'll TX on 5.260 and listen on 5.403.5

Last night he was happy to work Bernard CT7/F7IE for # 16. Remember it's winter time in South Africa and the best time for Chris to operate the 60 meter band. Tomorrow night will be his last night of getting up early to be on the band. He reported: I've been calling CQ every day this week at sunrise. Not a single QSO so far! I think I'll sleep in next week. Regards Chris, ZS6EZ 

Larry K5RK reported - 5W1SA worked at 0836 UTC today (13 June) on 5405 kHz. He was also spotted the previous day by W2RS at about the same time. Atsu has a good signal into SE Texas and was calling CQ off and on for at least a half hour with few takers.QSL via JA1DXA.73 de Larry K5RK

Thank You to Joe for his excellent effort!

73 - Petr, OK1RP

CT7 by Bernard, F9IE on 60m


I am forwarding the message which is going thru different channels about activity from CT7 on 60m.

Bernard F9IE is now active as CT7 from Algarve in IM67GE / Portugal.
He has worked a few UK stations already and he is running 100 watts to a dipole inverted Vee antenna with apex 6 / 7m. He will be there for about 2 weeks and he is using common frequencies:

ssb     5403.5  and   5371.5
cw      5405     and   5373

Good luck ,

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Monday, April 15, 2013

South African regulator ICASA approves two 5 MHz frequencies !


today I received very good news from my friend Paul, G4MWO about the 60m band approval from SARL in South Africa as follows:

Hi All,

You may be interested to hear that South Africa is our latest entrant onto 5 MHz. As this info has been embargoed (naturally) until its release first to all SA radio amateurs via the SARL News system this Sunday, 14th April, it is only now it can be made public.

From the information I have currently available, I am led to believe that the two frequencies allocated are 5250 and 5260 kHz, but at present I am awaiting further details on which channels are to be used for which purpose, power, bandwidth, modes etc.

ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) is the SA equivalent of our Ofcom.

The SARL (South African Radio League) News Bulletin for Sunday 14th April 2013 reads as follows:


"The ICASA Council has last week approved two 5 MHz frequencies for the South African Radio League to carry out propagation research. This is in response to the SARL's application for two channels to collect information about countrywide propagation conditions on 5 MHz. The SARL expects the licenses to be issued next week.

The SARL applied for access to 5 MHz in 2010, 2011 and again in 2012. The licences are being issued for an 8-month period at a license fee of R2 900. At the end of the period, the SARL can apply for an extension.

In the application, the SARL told ICASA that while the propagation of signals are fairly well known for high power broadcasting, there is still quite a lot that can be learned by radio amateurs, especially on "inland" work away from the coastline.

Some years ago the then SOEKOR observed that on the Cape South-coast seawards of Mossel Bay in the late afternoon and early evenings 5 MHz will provide E-layer propagation for about an hour or two. This also occurred "up and down" the Outeniqua coastline. Propagation modelling showed that the E-layer at those times was between 110 and 80 km above the Earth, much lower than the F layer. As the signal path was much shorter, very strong signals could be obtained with relatively low ERP (effective radiated power). It would be interesting to see how far and wide this propagation mode does actually occur in South Africa.

The SARL is in the process of creating a special webpage for the project. It is planned to schedule transmissions on one channel from various parts of South Africa at various times and radio amateurs will be requested to send in reception reports. The SARL is looking for volunteers in all parts of South Africa to transmit Amateur Radio Today at various times. If you like to be a transmitting station, please send your details to

The second channel will be available for individual QSOs. To use the 5 MHz band, it will be required to register with the SARL. Details will be available on the web by next weekend.

There is an item on the WRC15 agenda requesting a permanent secondary allocation for amateur radio in the 5 MHz band. The SARL hopes through its propagation research project to contribute to the body of knowledge and to lobby for support by the delegations of South African, SADC and African Union countries to support the call for the new allocation."

More details as they become available


Paul G4MWO, Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter

Thanks to Paul for this information. It sounds like another rational decission is coming from South Africa contrary to some of the Eastern block countries...

There is link for regulator ICASA:
Although it is the 8 months period application approval only > it can be extended so it is good starting point I guess.
So we can expect ham radio friends from South Africa on two channels (probably 5250kHz, 5260kHz) soon.

I wish to all of You good luck on 60m band.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

W8GEX Newsletter - Issue 15Jan13

Hello all,

Joe, W8GEX released his latest Newsletter _ Issue 15Jan13 with very interesting news about the coming planned DX-peditions with 60m band activities ! In summary:

Bahamas C6:   Joe W8GEX as C6AJR Jan. 21 to 26

ST. KITTS  V4:  Jon, W5JON as V47JA February 20th and March 21st (2013)

GRENADA  J3:   Roy, KE4TG as J38RF from Grenada, February 6 to March 8 (2013).

Antigua V2: Tom AA9A will be V24A from Feb 11 through the 20th.  QSL to AA9A

Curacao PJ2:  by W1USN  March 8 to 22.

You can find it of course over here:


Thank you Joe for Your great job. It is always enjoyable the get this newsletter into my mailbox.
On this place I would like to ask all of You guys to send any kind news from your station, area, country, region etc. regarding the 60m band operation to Joe, W8GEX. It will help to improve this newsletter for sure.

Also I am posting with the New Year also probably most known chat link > just to refresh it:


Also do not forget for Paul, G4WMO and his excellent The 5MHz Newsletter which can be found over here:


Paul, G4WMO is the European 60m band pioneer and he is making unbeatable job for us specialy in terms of sumarizing the news, 60m bandplans and other related agenda. Do not hesitate to send him any news specialy if it makes sense inside the EU region...

73 - Petr, OK1RP

OX - Greenland on 60m band - update 15Jan13

Hello all,

Greenland flag short update came from Peter, OX3XR regarding the 60m bandplan in Greenland as follows:

Greenland has now got following frequency band for 5MHz

5250 - 5450kHz

Peter, OX3XR will be QRV soon using the dipole from his beautiful country QTH. Peter is also using XP3A callsign. 

Do not forget that QSL via OZ3PZ

73 - Petr, OK1RP

SM - Sweden on 60m band !

Hello all,

Sweden flag very good news is coming from Johan, SM0TSC who is putting Sweden on 60 meters band ! Johan has been given an experimental license for six months. He is allowed to operate on

5380kHz and

channels center frequency + 1.5 KHz, maximum of 3 KHz bandwidth and 100 watts. If You want to make sked with Johan, do not hesitate to email him to sm0tsc@hflink.net for skeds, any mode.

Johan was already spotted on the cluster and make some QSO. His signal was very good in EU. Johan is also holder of SE0E callsign, he is QRV from Tyreso, Sweden and for Europeans it will be an easy new one. We hope that Johan will also focuse on the overseas friends in USA etc.

Thank You Johan for good job and I wish You all the best and enjoy it on Tropical band.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

UK 60m Band Utilization Page by Paul, G4WMO

Hello all,

who missed it on the reflector Paul, G4WMO updated the "UK 60m Band Utilization Page" to reflect the brave new world of 60m in the UK, see his post:

This page contains a link to the new UK 60m Notice of Variation,
announced by OFCOM, together with a chart depicting the new band
segments in graphical form.

The page also contains the "UK 60m Band Whiteboard", which serves as a platform for ideas put forward by many people on how to utilize the band. The Whiteboard is not a bandplan, nor is it "official" in any way.

It is simply a starting point for ideas on band usage, and will almost certainly change as things settle down.

Any suggestions for the Whiteboard should be posted in the "UK 5 Megs" Yahoo Group (
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ukfivemegs/ ). All future updates to the Whiteboard will appear on the "UK 60m Band Utilization Page".

The page also contains a link to the NoV application form, and a link to the updated worldwide 60m chart from Paul Gaskell, G4WMO.

Ian, G3NRW

The UK 60m Band Utilization page:

Thank You Paul for always excellent job which You are doing for all of us regarding the 60m band agenda !

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Happy New Year 2013

Hello all,

before the first post in the New Year I would like to send best wishes, healthy and prosperous New Year 2013 ! I hope that New Year will bring to all of You some new good friends, keeps You healthy and will allow You to make some nice QSOs on 60m band...

73 - Petr, OK1RP

YJ0VK - Vanuatu on 60m update 6-Oct-2011 old post

Hello all,

I found these information in the draft folder so probably I did not posted for some reason... In order to have all information on the same place I am going to post it over here. Maybe it will help to some others in terms of propagation overview in the 2011 compare to 2012/2013 and activity on the band.
Sorry if it bother others as it it not up to date post...

GM San and Petr,

Luke had 14 qsos into NA on 60m last night at 11z. I slept so I could be up at17z (4am local) for eu. 12z and 13z the radar came up and Luke had trouble hearing. I was up at 1630z (3.30am) to prep for 17z with eu. All tuned and ready with only s4 noise on band, then at 1659z the radar came up s9+10... bugger. I called for 10mins on both freqs but couldnt hear a thing. Will be on agn tonight - same routine guys.

San... confirmed calls are:
n4ch w3ur k4avc w4dr k5rk k7nn kl7hbk k3zxl k4dy w1jr k0od w3ri k5vrx kf8dx.

Not sure we can do much more about radar other than keep trying. Fingers crossed Petr for better local cx tonight at 17z. Petr and San - pls advise the guys (esp EU) that we are trying but the radar is very bad.
73 from the team YJ0VK,

Chris, VK3QB

I would like to thank to Chris, VK3QB and all the team for great activity and an excellent job. The team made really good job and they express an excellent skills and big effort in order to give to as many as possible ops new one on the 60m band.

73 - Petr, OK1RP