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, December 10, 2019

RGO ONE transceiver 60m option available...

Hi all,

there is good news from Boris, LZ2JR - the developer and manufacturer of the new compact high performance transceiver RGO ONE...

"At last we have working RGO ONE on 160m (1.8MHz – 2.0MHz) and 60m (5.25MHz – 5.45MHz). All needed are two boards – LPF for  160m and BPF 160/60m"

If you do not know what is the RGO ONE then more infor you can find in three parts article here: https://ok1rp.blogspot.com/
...or directly here: http://lz2jr.com/blog/

73 - Petr, OK1RP

Upcoming DXpeditions by Joe, W8GEX

Upcoming DXpeditions

Rotuma: 3D2R Mid Dec. to early Jan

Gambia: C5YK Mid Dec to March 16

NEW COUNTRY South Orkney Islands: VP8/VP8DXU - Feb. 20, to Mar5

Swains W8S: March 10 – 25, 2020

Western Kiribati: T30ET- March 11, to April 2, 2020

Ivory Coast: TU2R March 23 to April 3

73 - Petr, OK1RP

60metersonline WEB news by Joe, W8GEX

60metersonline WEB news by Joe, W8GEX

"As you know, we have a 60m website, www.60metersonline.com. It was built and is maintained by Mike, a non-ham friend of mine, at no charge to us. Because of recent changes by the provider, Mike had to rebuild the entire site which took a lot of time. He does a great job and we certainly appreciate the time he devotes to our hobby.
It’s time to renew our domain name and pay for the site. The renewal is for three years and I am asking for a donation from each of you. I haven’t asked for money in quite a while but it is needed now to keep the website active.

This has nothing to do with my 60m DX Newsletter as I do this as a volunteer to promote 60 meters.
I know many of you use this website, so we need everyone to help.

To donate go to
www.60metersonline.com and click the “Donate” button at the top of the page.

I, and all other 60m operators, appreciate your generosity.

60 Meters logger page:

This page has been around for many years. It was very active at first; recently the usage has slowed down. The purpose was for short messages. To make a post, scroll down on the page and your see a box where you can make your post. After your comments add your call-sign so we know who has made the post and hit enter."

Be so kind and donate our 60m web in order to keep it up...
To donate go to www.60metersonline.com and click the “Donate” button at the top of the page.

73 - Petr, OK1RP