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)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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

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