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.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

60m newsletter 1-22-22 by Joe, W8GEX

Joe Pater W8GEX
January 22, 2022

Austral Islands: NEW COUNTRY

A team of seven experienced DX-pedition / contest operators will activate Raivavae (Austral Islands) OC-114, French Polynesia as TX5N from April 16 to April 28, 2022. Team members are: Rob N7QT, Walt N6XG, Heye DJ9RR, Gene K5GS, Steve W1SRD, Melanie N7BX and Doris K0BEE.
They will run Fox & Hound mode.

8Q – Maldives: NEW COUNTRY

8Q7CQ is planned for March 4-18 by G0VJG, Nobby.
QSL through M0OXO OQRS or direct to the G0VJG home QTH.

HC – Ecuador:

HC1MD/2 (op aka NE8Z), Rick, Is now active.

Upcoming DX-peditions:

Austral Islands: NEW COUNTRY April 16 to April 28, 2022

8Q – Maldives: NEW COUNTRY March 4-18

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