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, January 12, 2017

5U - Niger on 60m band by Antonio, EA5RM


thanks to Paul, G4MWO I am able to share this news as follows:

Whilst in a meeting with officials of the Niger telecoms regulator, ARTP (Autorit√© de Regulation des Telecommunications et de La Poste du Niger), to discuss his March  5U5R  DX-pedition, Antonio, EA5RM was informed that 60m access in the country to all Niger amateurs was now possible under the WRC-15 allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz and its subsequent footnote.
The 5U5R Sixty Meter activity is expected to be around 5360 kHz using CW and SSB. Unfortunately access to Six Meter is not possible for the 5U5R DX-pedition which takes place from 8 -21 March using all bands and modes.

E-Mail from Antonio yesterday Wednesday to Paul, G4MWO:

"Hello Paul, first QSO on 60 meters from Niger were done yesterday. Today I plan to do a few more, I am testing some things in this location so I am going to do only few demonstration QSO. Real operation will start on March 9th. 73! EA5RM"

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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