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, October 24, 2016
ZS - South Africa: The ICASA frequency spectrum committee has approved 5 MHz band privileges !
The South African Radio League, SARL, has been in discussions with their telecom authority, ICASA, about 5 MHz band privileges.
They're talking about a 100 kHz wide band, with 400 watt power limit.
So far the frequency spectrum committee has approved it and now it goes to the "Operating Committee."
Continued use of 5290 kHz for the "WSPR propagation experiment" is also being considered, in addition to the expansion of a secondary allocation for 5350-5450.
I really hope that it will be approved by ICASA "Operating Committee" soon.
73 - Petr, OK1RP