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, February 3, 2014

The Winter 2013-4 Edition - 09 - of The 5 MHz Newsletter by Paul, G4MWO

The Winter 2013-4 Edition - 09 - of The 5 MHz Newsletter is now available.

It's a new year with new allocations and a bumper 5-page issue !
As well as latest news there's also an article on the Supremacy
of 5 MHz as a Communication Bridge, Beacon Spot features the
new South African ZS6KTS Beacon plus items on Digital Voice
and another new webSDR on 60m, together with the latest update
of the Worldwide 5 MHz Amateur Allocations Chart - now with
a total of 31 countries .

Hot off the press is information from UK regulator Ofcom that there are now over four thousand UK 5 MHz Amateur NoVs.

You can find The 5 MHz Newsletter at


or in the 'External Links' section of the Wikipedia 60m Band page:


or in the 5 MHz section of The Southgate Ham Forum



Paul Gaskell G4MWO
Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter

Thank You Paul for excellent job,

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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