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.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A35 - The Kingdom of Tonga on 60m by Chris, GM3WOJ


Chris GM3WOJ (A35V) and Keith GM4YXI (A35X) will be active from Tonga between April 4-18, 2014.
QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB and RTTY.

According to last information Chris is hopeful he’ll get 60m permission once on the island.

More updated informations You can get here:

The QSL manager for A35V and A35X is Kim Larson N3SL.

According to VOACAP simulation/prediction it seems to be very hard on 60m for OK land...

I wish good luck to all when Chris will get the permission and operate on 60m band...

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Saturday, March 8, 2014

ZD8 - Ascension Isl. on 60m by Werner, DJ9KH


Werner, DJ9KH / ZD8D is trying the 60m on ch4 or ch5 during Friday 7th / Saturday 8th Mar nights this weekend and follow also the gray line. 
Werner is trying to look for Europe also but it seems that he has pretty bad receiving conditions on the island. Werner is giving only 539/529 to guys with high power into verticals... If you will hear or work ZD8D overe there let us know on 60m DX Logger please. 
Since Werner will be on channel 4 or 5 it would be nice if we would all relinquish the freqs as these two channels are most common to most countries. This would be a great time to add another country to our DX list.

Tonite (9Mar14) around 00Z he was on ch5 switching to ch4 with solid S5-S6 but unfortunately there was a lot of QRM on both channels. No way for QSO with low power into dipole from my location.

I heard that few of happy EU friends worked Werner so its not mission impossible but it depends to condx and local QRM.

So look for Werner ZD8Z on ch5 / ch4 between 23:30 - 01:00Z on 60m and wish You good luck with new one? 

73 - Petr, OK1RP