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, April 18, 2017

OJ0 - Market Reef on 60m band by Pasi, OH3WS

Pasi, OH3WS will be QRV from Market Reef on May 6th and 7th with his OJ0W callsign...

OH3WS, Pasi, tells us he is planning to visit Market Reef again early next month. This short trip will be for May 6 and 7 only.

While there he'll be checking "the new beam" to see "if it has survived OK during winter". He should be able to operate on the six bands between 14 and 50 MHz. 

Pasi will also test operations on 60 Meters, as Finnish Amateur Radio Operators have recently been authorized on the new 5 MHz and.

There he will be on CW, and possibly SSB around 5354 KHz. He'll be listening on other frequencies as announced. His 60 Meter activity will take place during the late evening on Saturday and early hours of Sunday morning, local time. 

The OJ0 is 3 hours ahead of UTC.  Plans are for him to depart Market Reef around 0400Z on Sunday. Pasi will be logging with a manual log and QSLs go via the bureau or direct.

(Thanks for sharing to Joe, W8GEX)

73 - Petr, OK1RP

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