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.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
the latest 60m band utilization charts are available here:
Many thanks to Ian, G3NRW and to Paul, G4MWO for an updating and sharing it regularly.
73 - Petr, OK1RP
Friday, July 24, 2015
The dream turned to the reality when I found Steve, HA5CLF (ex OL8CCW, OK3CLF) on ch5 giving his CQ. I know that Hungarian stations got the permission to the 60m band and the activity in the beginning was high. Unfortunately lot of them abandoned this band for very low activity and high noise level in the summer time...
I worked Steve, HA5CLF as my DXCC #50 and I reached my first goal on this band after years of daily work. An interesting think is that I am working exclusively CW so all of my QSOs and DXCC countries reached over there are CW ONLY! For that reason I never worked several unique and rare countries because they never switched to CW...
Well another goal has been arranged. New target is defined and I hope that it will be as funny as the preview period on this band.
Thank You to all friends on the 60m band for their friendship, effort, enthusiasm and mainly an excellent camaraderie!
I really like it...
73 - Petr, OK1RP