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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Friday, June 14, 2013

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

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