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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CT9 - Madeira Isl. on 60m band by Hardy, DL3KWF

Dear friends,

we will start the activity on 60m at Friday 24.03.2017 00:00 UTC on 5352+/- kHz QSX 5405 kHz for American continent. Next days are Saturday and Monday. Check QRZ.com for the nights after Monday.
Hope for QSOs...

73 de Rosel CT9/DL3KWR and Hardy CT9/DL3KWF

Well the signal from Hardy, DL3KWF on 60m band is quite weak so it is not easy to catch him but thanks for his patience and QSX to ch5 operation.

The frequency for TX used by Hardy is 5352kHz on CW and I found him over here around 20-21Z. Unfortunately every time I found him I had a lot of deep QSB under noise. So there was no big chance to work him. After some time of QZF Hardy is going to operate QSX up to 5405kHz.

An archipelago some 360 miles off the coast of north Africa (just north of the Canary Islands), the Madeira Islands are many in number. But only two, Madeira and Porto Santo, are inhabited. The former is the center of cultural and civic life (and home to Funchal, the capital), while the latter has a beautiful six-mile-long beach that draws sun-loving tourists. Though the islands were probably discovered much earlier, 15th-century Portuguese explorers were the first to put them firmly on the map.

Good luck to all 60m hunters.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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