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, March 1, 2022

The 5 MHz newsletter by Paul, G4MWO turns 10 years old !

Many thanks Paul, G4MWO for your extra effort and great service for ham radio 60m band community... 
Also the same my big thanks to great service and excellent job to Joe, W8GEX !

Edited by Paul Gaskell, G4MWO, the newsletter provides info on new allocations in the 60m band worldwide. The first issue of the 5 MHz Newsletter was published in autumn 2011 and heralded the growth of the new 60-metre band.

Thus, the current issue reports that the Malaysian Telecommunications Authority MCMC has now also approved a secondary 60-metre allocation based on the WRC-15 template. The local amateur radio association MARTS sporadically operates a beacon in WSPR mode on 5364.7 kHz under the callsign 9M4BQC. The authorization is for a limited period of time. The beacon has been heard in Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Canary Islands, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Luxembourg, Manchester, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

The latest issue of the 5 MHz Newsletter (No. 28 Autumn-Winter 2022) — the anniversary issue — is now available for free download in the ‘External Links’ section of Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60-meter_band#External_links) or on the RSGB’s 5 MHz page at http://rsgb.org/main/operating/band-plans/hf/5mhz/.

Graphics: en.wikipedia.org — by Petr Dlouhy (original), Paul Gaskell (yellow coloration) — CC0

73 - Petr, OK1RP