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, 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