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.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Agenda Item 1.4 (5 MHz) continues to occupy the time of the IARU and national society delegates attending.
Intensive debate centred around the amount of spectrum required and power limitations, with a very wide divergence of views – the former ranging from 15 to 100 kHz, the latter between 0.1W and 200 Watts (as well as those who oppose any allocation at all).
Needless to say discussions continue, with weekend working a real possibility.
There has been little progress with other agenda items of interest to the amateur services but we continue to monitor the situation.
73 - Colin, HB9/G3PSM
It looks like very hard job in Geneve and unfortunatelly we should not expect so much according to the current discussion development...
73 - Petr, OK1RP