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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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Monday, August 4, 2014

C37AC - Andorra by Salva, C31CT afterword


there I am posting few informations about Salva, C31CT and his QTHs in Andorra. His last activity using C37AC callsign on 60m band gave to lot of us new one on this band.

The home QTH of Salva, C31CT is in Ordino, which is beautiful place at 1450m ASL. Salva has installed SDR receiver http://www.radioandorra.org/ and it is nice opportunity to check what is listenned from this area.

The latest activity on 60m band was done by Salva from house in the mountains at the 2000m ASL level!

Salva is the president of the Andorra radioclub which is using the callsign C37AC and they are lucky be allowed to operate from the small house at the bottom of the hill.

This house is really small but there is enough space for radio operation.

Salva installed and used the simple dipole antenna connected to barefoot Icom IC-756III. Even although he used just simple setup, his signal was really amazing.

I monitored his operation most of the time on different channels from Andorra and lot of friends around the EU reported him excellent and strong signals over S9+.

Many thanks for all Your activity Salva and we will be happy to work You again soon.

Also it will be great to have chance for staying overnite in order to work US stations in their dark time as same as other DX stations worldwide. I heard report from Chris, ZS6EZ who heard Salvo for example but he was restricted to 5259.5kHz channel only.

Best regards,
73 - Petr, OK1RP

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