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.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

TA - Turkey on 60m band

Turkey’s telecom regulator, BTK, in a government gazette notice of 29th November 2018, released new Amateur Radio allocation...
The new WRC-15 60m Secondary allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz with a power limit of 15W EIRP. All modes are allowed.
BTK National Frequency Allocation Table (p.11,27)
(Tnx: TA4ED, BTK, W8GEX)
Paul Gaskell  G4MWO,
The 5 MHz Newsletter
and its archive

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ten things to know for more success on 60m by PA2S

Hi all,

"At the time of writing, the WRC 2015 allocation of the 60 m band is going into force. Administrations can grant permission to operate in the 5 MHz band. It is expected that many amateurs want to explore the new allocation..."

An older article by PA2S can be found here: http://60metersonline.com/assets/pa2s_60m_tips--1.pdf

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LY - Lithuania on 60m band by Tadas, LY2BAW

Hi all,

the 2018 update to the Lithuania National Frequency Plan is listing a new band at 5 MHz/60m, namely the WRC-15 Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz with 15W EIRP.

As Tadas, LY2BAW already confirmed to Paul, G4MWO Lithuania already started activity according Lithuania National Frequency Plan.

(Many thanks to Paul, G4MWO and tadas, LY2BAW)

Destination Lithuania, an Eastern European country with a coastline at the Baltic Sea in west. It is the largest and most populous of the three Baltic states. The country is bordered by Belarus, Latvia, Poland, and Russia (Kaliningrad) and it shares a maritime border with Sweden.

Lithuania covers an area of 65.300 km², making it slightly smaller than half the size of Greece, or slightly larger than West Virginia. Its smooth, flat landscape offers sandy beaches, numerous lakes, wetlands, and mixed forest areas.

The country has a
population of 2,8 million people (in 2015), capital and largest city is Vilnius. Spoken language is Lithuanian, a Baltic language, closely related to Latvian. Main religion is Roman Catholic (more than three-quarter).

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Sunday, November 11, 2018

8P9AE - Barbados on 60m by Sigi, DL7DF and crew!


next DXpedition of Sigi, DL7DF and his crew will take place from Barbados between November 06 and November 20, 2018. They will be active with three stations from 160m through 10m on CW, SSB and Digi modes.

Sigi, DL7DF and crew got yesterday (10Nov18) permision for 60m from Barbados as 8P9AE. They are on the air from tonite (11Nov18). First QRG was 5353 and QSX up. They had really amazing sigs on 60m band and it was relatively easy to work them even with low power in the WRC-15 band allocation. http://www.dl7df.com/8p9/

The equipment consists of a transceiver Elecraft K2, two transceivers Icom IC7300, two OX1000 power amplifiers, one power amplifier, a vertical for 160 and 80m, a 40m loop, a 30m loop, a Spiderbeam for 20m through 10m, VDA antennas as well as a few laptop computers.


Barbados (8P9) has the IOTA reference number NA-021


Experienced crew includes:
  • DK1BT, Manfred & YL Gerlinde
  • DL4WK, Wolf
  • DL6SAK, Annette
  • DL7DF, Sigi
  • DL7KL, Reiner
  • DL7UFR, Frank
  • SP3CYY, Jan
Pilot for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. Please follow the DX Code of Conduct!

QSL Information

The QSL route is via DL7DF either direct to:
Sigi Presch, DL7DF
Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123
12621 Berlin
or via the German QSL bureau DARC to DL7DF.

If you prefer a direct QSL please send a SASE or SAE with 1 new IRC or 2 US$ for a international letter. When sending IRC's please check the expiration date, the new ones are valid until the end of 2021. Any donations are very welcome and needed for the high shipping costs.

If you do not provide the right return postage or a self addressed envelope, we reply via the buro. Please only one call sign per envelope! If more than one, all additional cards go via the buro.
Postage needed for 1 envelope with 20 Gramm (FYI): A letter within DL = 70 Euro Cent, a international letter costs 90 Euro Cent. 1 US$ is equal to 83 Euro Cent. So please keep in mind that 1 US$ - due to the bad exchange rate between the US$ and the Euro - does not cover the postage needed for an international air mail letter!
We will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition.

The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627.

African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century.

The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.   

73 - Petr, OK1RP

60m DX Newsletter by Joe, W8GEX - November 11,2018

Bouvet Island 3Y0I: If any of you know a team member of the upcoming 3Y0I Dxpedition please ask them about operating on 60 meters. The failed trip a few months ago had planned to operate our band. This would be the last chance in most of our lifetimes to work this new 60m country. If you do make contact, please keep me informed so I can follow up. Joe W8GEX

NEW COUNTRY - INDIA: reported by Aravind VU2ABS, Dragan 9A6W and Paul G4WMO. They say they now have the 60m band.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS: Jay OH6CS, will be active as EA8/OH6CS from the Canary Islands between November 21-30. They plan to operate 60m. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW. Visit his Web page at: http://oh6cs.fi/ea8.htm

5U – Niger: HB9AMO, Pierre, has announced his plans to operate from downtown Niamey in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest, November 24-25, as 5U9AMO, and plans to operate 60 meters. He will be there from November 20 to December 3. Logs will be uploaded to Club Log every other day. QSL via M0URX and LoTW (after February 2019). www.hb9amo.net/5u9amo.php

RWANDA: Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as 9X2AW from Kigali
Dates are Jan 1, 2019 to Nov. 14 QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.
73 Harald DF2WO

Laos XW4XR:
Perhaps of interest, I was able to work XW4XR Bruce on 60m FT8 (on 5357 around 1822 UTC). He also worked 5B3ALX. I’m not sure if he is a "known" operator on 60 as I’m relatively new myself.
Kind regards, Henry PG0DX

Report on Aruba:
I finished my new End-Fed (EFHW) for 60 + 30M! So 60M operation is planned during my 2 week holiday-style DXpedition to the island of Aruba, modes to be used will be SSB & FT8 on 80 ~ 10M including WARC + 60M using 2 EFHW's + 100W, both new antennas need to be tested/adjusted at our rental house/garden (taking my Mini60 analyzer with me ;-)) but spare transformers & radiators (40/20/10 + 30/17/12M) will be taken with us as luggage weight/room will allow!

Operations are planned from Saturday 17th November +/- 20:00 UTC until Thursday 29th November +/- 16:00 UTC (I will spot myself when QRV) first weekend probably mostly 80/60/40/20/15/10M, 2nd weekend (during CQWW-CW) mostly 60M + WARC!

I recently found this information on Facebook. I think we can conclude that 60M operations are officially allowed on the (Dutch) Caribbean Island of Curacao (PJ2)!

If you are interested in the 'English' document, this is the link:
73 de Frank PH2M

Upcoming DXpeditions

RWANDA: 9X2AW Jan 1, 2019 to Nov 14, by Harald, DF2WO. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.
(Many thanks to Joe, W8GEX for summary!)

73 - Petr, OK1RP

4O - Montenegro on 60m band by MARP


The latest update to the Montenegro National Frequency Plan (p. 37) from the country’s telecomms regulator, EKIP, lists a new band at 5 MHz/60m, namely the WRC-15 Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz with 15W EIRP, which has been confirmed by national society, the Montenegro Amateur Radio Pool (MARP).

(Tnx: Paul Gaskell G4MWO, EKIP, 409TTT, MARP, W8GEX)

If you want to find out where is Montenegro or if you are planning to visit Montenegro, make sure to read all Montenegro related posts on Visit Montenegro website.

Plan your holiday in Montenegro with us and learn more about Kotor, Budva, Tivat and other beautiful places. Find top-rated tours and best places to stay.

The pearl of the Mediterranean, unique in many ways, Montenegro is situated in the south of the Adriatic sea. Nowhere else you can find so much natural beauty, mild beaches, clear lakes, fast rivers and gorgeous mountains in such a compact area as in Montenegro.

Take long morning walks along the beautiful Adriatic coast, have lunch on the banks of Skadar Lake or enjoy an evening hike in the mountains. Montenegro will not leave you indifferent.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Sunday, November 4, 2018

VU - India on 60m band


India gets 3 new bands - 60, 630 and 2300m !

The Indian Government’s Telecommunications regulator has published a 2018 Update to the Indian National Frequency Plan, effective 25th October 2018, which lists new bands at 5 MHz/60m, 472 kHz/630m and 135 kHz/2300m.


5 351.5-5 366.5 kHz - Amateur 5.133B (Secondary, 15W EIRP)

472-479 kHz - Amateur 5.80A (Secondary, 1W EIRP )

135.7-137.8 kHz - Amateur 5.67A (Secondary, 1W EIRP)

The regulations are as follows current ITU criteria for these bands.

(Many thanks to Paul Gaskell, G4MWO for info)
73 - Petr, OK1RP

Monday, October 29, 2018

SM - Sweden on 60m band by Ben, SM7CFU

Hello all,

Swedish amateurs have got the 60m band!Radio Amateurs from Sweden have now gotten permission for the 60 meters band.
They will be allowed to operate in WRC-15 range 5315.5 - 5366 kHz, starting 1 November 2018.

Its appears the maximum power is limited to 15 watts ERP as always in the WRC-15 allocation.

(Thanks for info to Ben,SM7CFU)

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Italy on 60m band by Angelo, IK0MIZ


good news coming from Italians friends as follows...

"October 22, the decree was published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic with: 

National frequency distribution plan between 0 and 3,000 Ghz.(18A06719) (Gazz.Uff general series n.244 of 19-10-2018 - Ordinary Supplement n, 49) which assigns the portion from 5331 to 5365.5 khz (60 meters) with a maximum power of 15 Watt: The frequency band 5351.5 - 5366.5 khz is also attributed to the amateur radio service with a secondary service status. Radio operator stations using the 5351.5 - 5366.5 frequency band shall not exceed the maximum irradiated isopropic power of 15W (e.i.r.p.) (WRC-15)."

Several stations from Italy appeared on the band last nights. Even Carlo, ISOXCU can be worked on CW. Thanks Carlo for nice QSO!

(Thanks for message to Angelo, IK0MIZ)

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

S5 - Slovenia on 60m update by Bojan, S57AC

Slovenia on 60m band update: 
News from S5... All ops class A started to work by July 14 2018 on 60m band using the WARC allocation 5351.5 kHz to 5366.5 kHz with max. 15 W Eirp power. Best wishes Bojan, S57AC.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

E7 - Bosnia & Herzegovina on 60m by E77EBL

NEW COUNTRY: Bosnia- Herzegovina on 60m band

E77EBL was very active last night on the band. Thanks to Akadeemski for handing out an ATNO on the 60m band. We have to believe that he will be active even longer as there is many of us looking for him on CW...

73 - Petr, OK1RP

ZP - Paraguay on 60m by Pino, ZP4KFX

Paraguay is joining 60m
Pino, ZP4KFX reports that Paraguay telecom regulator, CONATEL, has released the WRC-15 Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 to 5366.5 kHz with a maximum power of 25W EIRP.
CONATEL webpage
73 - Petr, OK1RP

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


Nobby G0VJG will be on from June 14 to 28 on SSB only. QSL to G4DFI.

Col, MM0NDX of DX-World.net, plans to be active as OJ0/MM0NDX from Market Reef (weather permitting) during June 27-29.

Baker Island:
KH1/KH7Z: June 27 to July 7. > not interesting as FT8 PC game planned only. 

Samoa: 5W0GC:
Sept. 28 to about Oct 14.

Vanuatu YJ0GC:
Oct. 15 to Nov. 4.


YJ & 5W - Vanuatu and Samoa:
LZ1GC Stan is planning a two man operation from Vanuatu, but first a single op DXpedition from Samoa. It all starts September 28, as 5W0GC from Apia, Upolu Island (OC-097) by Stan. He plans to be on CW, SSB and RTTY on 60 Meters.

Next it's on to Vanuatu where he will team up with OM5ZW, Lubo, where they will operate as YJ0GC from October 15 to November 4. As for their antennas it will be verticals for 160, 80, 60. Again CW,SSB and RTTY. http://www.c21gc.com

(Thanks to Joe, W8GEX)

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Monday, June 4, 2018

V5 - Namibia on 60m band by Dennis, ZS4BS

Hi all,

short flash news coming in order to remember that Namibia got also the 60m band allocation...

"Dennis, ZS4BS, tipped us off that Namibia had WRC-15 since their gazette update of 28th October 2016!"


(Thanks for remembering me to Paul, G4MWO)

73 - Petr, OK1RP

HA - Hungary is back on 60m band...

Hi all,
The Hungarian telecoms regulator, NMHH ( The National Media & Info communications Authority – Hungary ) has published in the Hungarian National Gazette No.7 of 29 May 2018 an update to the National Frequency Allocation table 7/2015 on the use of frequency bands (X1.13), which initiates the WRC-15 Allocation of 5351.5 to 5366.5 kHz with 15W EIRP maximum power. Previously special 3-month permits were available, allowing 5350-5450 kHz at 100W, but these were discontinued in 2017. ( Tnx: HA3FLT, MRASZ, NMHH )

Hungarian official gazette URL

( p.52 [3752], section 99 )
(Thanks to paul, G4MWO)
73 - Petr, OK1RP

Sunday, May 27, 2018

ZS - South Africa got 100kHz on 60m

100 kHz for South Africa on 60m
On Friday 25 May South African regulator ICASA published the National Radio Frequency Plan 2018 in which amateur radio was allocated 100 kHz on a shared basis in the 60 metre band as well as channel 5 290 kHz for the 5 MHz propagation research project. The spectrum 5 350 to 5 450 kHz is now available to all licensed radio amateurs on a shared non-interference basis, with a power limit of 15W EIRP. The SARL Council is working on the 60 m band plan using Recommendation LA17_C4_REC_02 from the 2017 Region 1 General Conference as basis. Council will publish the band plan as soon as possible and then operation on 60 metres can start.
In addition, the channel 5 290 kHz has been allocated for WSPR beacons deployed in the SARL Propagation Research project and members can continue to use this frequency.
(Tnx: ZS4BS, SARL News, Paul, G4MWO)
73 - Petr, OK1RP

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The 5MHz Newsletter Edition No.20 by Paul, G4MWO

Latest edition (No. 20) of
The 5 MHz Newsletter now available for download

Hi All,

The latest edition (No 20 – Spring 2018) of The 5 MHz Newsletter is now available for free pdf download from the ‘External Links’ section of the Wikipedia 60m Band page

or the RSGB 5 MHz page

This edition features news from 7 countries, SK tributes to UK 5 MHz stalwarts G3LEQ and G8DQZ, The Luxembourg 5 MHz beacon, LXØHF and a 60m low-pass filter.


Paul Gaskell G4MWO
The 5 MHz Newsletter

Monday, April 23, 2018

BY - China on 60m band from 1st July 2018

Beijing authorizes 60m from July 1
CRAC report the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in Beijing has announced that on July 1 radio amateurs will have access to the 5 MHz (60m) WRC-15 band 

A Google translation of the CRAC website reads:

On April 18, 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published the latest version of the “PRC Radio Frequency Division Regulations” in the form of Decree 46. This revision was made in accordance with the Radio Regulations of the People's Republic of China, the 2016 edition of the Radio Regulations adopted by the ITU World Radio Conference 2015, and the development of our radio service.

According to the newly promulgated "Regulations of the People's Republic of China for Radio Frequency Division," since July 1 this year, amateur radio amateurs in China will be able to set up amateur radio stations in the frequency band of 5351.5-5366.5 kHz, which will be used as a secondary service conditionally.


CRAC site in Google English http://tinyurl.com/BeijingCRAC

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Monday, March 26, 2018

4X - Izrael on 60m news by IARC

Israeli 60m permits now available on yearly basis

For several years Israeli Amateurs have had access to 8 three kilohertz-wide channels at 5 MHz by means of personal permits.

Permission was initially valid from the application approval date until mid March 2014. Permits are now renewable in April of each year.

Operation is on a secondary status with a maximum power of 100W PEP measured at the TX (not EIRP). All modes are available, but on specified channels. Split operation is not allowed.

For further details, see the Wikipedia 60 Meter Band page https://en.wikipediaorg/wiki/60-meter_band


Thanks to Paul Gaskell G4MWO.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Monday, February 26, 2018

3Y0I - Bouvet Isl. on 60m band ?

Hi all,

after scratching the preview planned 3Y0Z DX expedition to Bouvet Isl. the another chance is coming here: 

An International team is planning to be active from Bouvet Island, IOTA AN - 002, as 3Y0I.
They will operate on all HF Bands.
Recent DX Spots

Team - SP3DOI, SQ8X, 3Z9DX, YU4DX, J69DS.
QSL via 3Z9DX, OQRS (preferred), LOTW.
More information will be available soon.
Owner of 3Y0I call sign is Dom, 3Z9DX.
DXCC Country - Bouvet Island 3Y.
WAZ Zone - CQ 38.
ITU Zone - 67.
QTH Locator - JD15rn.
Continent - Antarctica.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

3Y0Z - Bouvet Isl. on 60m band

Hi all,

An international team will be active from Bouvet Island, IOTA AN - 002, in 2018 as 3Y0Z.

Planned dates 20 January - 28 February 2018 (will be determined by vessel schedule).

They will operate on 160 - 10m and also 6 and 2m EME.

QSL manager for 3Y0Z DX Pedition N2OO.

Off Island Team:
Propagation - Stu K6TU.
Logos and Graphics - Dani YB2TJV.
Server-Logging Software - Dean N7XG.
EME Pilot - Chris, PA2CHR.
On the way to Bouvet Island team will be active as 3G9A/MM.

3Y0Z DX Pedition News 3Y0Z 60m

3Y0Z - Bouvet Island - 60m        
3Y0Z will transmit CW and USB modes on 5.400kHz and will listen for Europe on 5.353kHz.

We will listen for FT8 on 5.357kHz.
We will transmit low between 200 and 500Hz and listen up. PLEASE don't TX on our freq.

CW and SSB we will TX on 5.400
Will listen for NA CW on 5.405
Will listen for NA USB on 5.403.5
Will listen for Europe on 5.353

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Monday, January 29, 2018

OK - ZL on 60m challenge opened

Hi all,

as the Kiwis mates got an experimental permission for 60m band already the OK - ZL 60m band challenge is opened.

Unfortunately the 10W/15W e.i.r.p is allowed on both sides so the question is... is it possible to work them on this band using moderate or even desperado-bad antennas?

The VOACAP says "mission impossible"...

In any case the external receiving antennas for 60m band as same as large antennas on of the sides are promising few percentages... Well I am going to try the receiving loops and if neighbors will allows then also temporary Beverage for 60m band reception.

Do you know this farm?

The worse situation is with my TX antenna as I have still only low inverted V dipole with folded legs on the post-stamp lot... even worse with 15W only.

Good luck to all on the air.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

ZL - New Zealand on 60m band

Hi all,

NZ amateurs permitted two 60m freqs by permit/sub-licence on trial basis for a year.

Operation centers on 5353 kHz and 5362 - 5364 kHz
SSB, CW and Data

Extract from NZARTS 5 MHz (60m)FAQs [RSM is the NZ telecoms regulator] –

“Q: Why is this a trial when we were given full access to the band at WRC-15? Despite a worldwide amateur allocation being made on a secondary basis, access is subject to the approval of the local regulatory authorities in each country. In ZL RSM has said that access will be subject to the approval of the primary user which in this case is the NZ Defence Force. The NZDF have asked for a trial so they can monitor amateur use to see if it can happen on a non-interference basis.”

An important is to understand that part of this band in ZL is allocated to the New Zealand military and they insisted ZL hams use SSB during the trial on 5353. Also remember that there is no region 3 band plan for 60m still...(OK1RP)



NZ 60m Sub-Licence Form


NZ 60m Sub-Licence Holders


What makes New Zealand's natural heritage so special?
Underlying New Zealand's physical attractions--its dramatic mountains, unpolluted beaches and green countryside--is an epic survival story of unique plants and animals.

Cast adrift from the ancient supercontinent of Gondwanaland, these ancient species evolved in isolation and struggled to survive in what renowned naturalist David Bellamy has called 'Moa's Ark' (named after New Zealand's native, but now extinct, giant flightless bird, the moa).

After only 1000 years of human settlement New Zealand has lost many native species. But impressive gains have been made in recent times to protect and enhance what is left. These include removing introduced pests from island wildlife sanctuaries, the establishment of 13 national parks, three maritime parks, two world heritage areas, hundreds of nature reserves and ecological areas, a network of marine reserves and wetlands, and protection for special rivers and lakes.

In total, around 30 percent of New Zealand's land area is protected conservation land. In addition, research and management programmes have been introduced to aid the recovery of rare and endangered species like kakapo, kokako, kiwi and tuatara.

New Zealand welcomes everyone to experience and discover its unique and precious natural heritage. We ask only that you make as little impact as possible, so future generations may also enjoy it as you do.

New Zealand is a land of unique birds. The best known is the flightless kiwi, New Zealand's unofficial national symbol. Also flightless are the weka and the endangered kakapo, the world's largest parrot which can just scramble up into shrubs and small trees.

Unique flightless birds, the world's heaviest insect and a 'living dinosaur'. Eighty million years of isolation in a time capsule--the unique native wildlife of New Zealand...

New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific ocean, between latitude 34'S and 47'S. The country runs roughly north-south with mountain ranges down much of its length. Its two main islands (North and South) cover 266,200 square kilometres (103,735 square miles), about the size of Japan or California and slightly larger than Great Britain.

Samantha McClung, Miss Universe New Zealand 2015

New Zealand has a stunning variety of landforms--from spectacular alpine glaciers and massive mountain ranges to rolling green farmland and long sandy beaches...

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

C8 - Mozambique on 60m band by PA5X/PG5M

Hi all,

as I was informed by Johannes, PA5X they will be on 60m band during following DX-pedition...

"Next week I will be on a DXpedition with Gerben PG5M as C81G to Ibo Island in Mozambique. He is operating CW also on 60m!"

See: https://dxnews.com/c8x-c81g/

Gerben, PG5M informs dxnews.com, that Johannes PA5X/C93PA and Gerben PG5M will be active as C8X and C81G from Ibo Island, IOTA AF - 061, Cabo Delgado District, 28 January - 4 February 2018.

Sunset, Ibo Island, Mozambique. Author - Rosino
They will operate on 80 - 10m, including 60m Band CW, SSB, FT8.
They will use Yaesu FT - 5000 and Elecraft K3 transceivers, Acom 1010 and Expert 1,3K - FA amplifiers.
Antennas 5 Band Hexbeam with pentaplexer, 40/60/80m verticals and 30m VDA.

They will upload logs several times a day (internet permitting) to ClubLog.
DXCC Country - Mozambique C8, C9.
QSL info:
C8X via PA5X, ClubLog OQRS.
Ads for direct QSL:
Johannes Hafkenscheid, Riouwstraat 89A, Amsterdam, 1094 XK, Netherlands.
C81G via PG5M, ClubLog OQRS.
Ads for direct QSL:
Gerben A. Menting, Leemdobbe 19, 9472 ZR Zuidlaren, Netherlands.

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

XW - Laos on 60m band by Bruce, 3W3B

Hi all,

did you worked Bruce from Laos as XW4XR during last days on 60m band and it was ATNO for you? If you missed him then next chance will be in 2 months...

As Bruce confirmed me he packed up his station 2 days ago already and he is now back in Vietnam (3W3B) which is his second home.

Bruce is planning to be back in XW several times this year so not to worry. This was 1st time XW on 60m so everything was ATNO for Bruce as well. He will concentrate on that band next trip.

The plans at the moment are for a possible return end of March...


73 - Petr, OK1RP

TF - Iceland on 60m band - update by IRA

Hi all,

The Iceland Radio Amateurs (IRA) site says the regulator PFS has updated the Amateur Radio regulations

It would appear that Icelandic amateurs have gained the new WRC-15 60m 15 kHz wide allocation (5351.5-5366.5 kHz) limited to 15 watts but lost the 150 kHz wide allocation (5260-5410 kHz) which permitted 100 watts EIRP and had been available by special permit.

IRA site in Google English

73 - Petr, OK1RP