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, January 13, 2017

WRC-15 vs other ITU-Regions & National band allocations

 Hello all,

as you know several countries are allowed to operating on 60m band with their new preliminary WRC-15 band allocation. In order to keep all hams well co-operated worldwide I would like to kindly ask all of us well understand also the other ITU-Regions and National band allocations and respect each others...

An interim bandplan was adopted by IARU Region 1 in April 2016, for the WRC-15 allocation (5351.5 - 5366.5 kHz).

Thank you for understanding that the five channels currently used for the 60 meter band in the USA ( ITU Region 2 ) are:

To some of the inexperienced JT65 DX-ers please DO NOT inhibit SSB and CW operation on USA channel 3.

Always the best way is to double check if the frequency is really clean and even better is to avoid using these channels for JT65 modes if there is chance to use another one instead.

Please understand that there are still countries with channelized 60m band with no way to move out in case of QRM compare to WRC-15 band VFO-based allocation.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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