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.

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