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Useful and interesting 60m/5MHz links (as always - thanks, Joe!):

Paul Gaskell, G4MWO, editor of the 5MHz Newsletter



https://www.dropbox.com/s/b8dm3fi62i1qajy/5%20MHz%20Newsletter.pdf

And the OK1RP, Petr page: http://60mband.blogspot.se/2015/10/the-5-mhz-newsletter-edition-14-summer.html

http://www.arrl.org/60-meter-faq

Another page that you ought to like is this, which includes among other things, a worldwide 5MHz channel list:
http://hflink.com/5mhz/

You should also try the VE7CC-1 CC Cluster!
Check this URL: http://ve7cc.net/

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Don’t forget our website at www.60metersonline.com . We are still looking for more pictures. On the home page,
click on pictures to see those that have already sent theirs. We want to put a face to your call sign.

Submit your photos to webmaster@60metersonline.com . We would also be happy to post your country totals.

Send those numbers to our webmaster as well. They are posted on the home page under the “Achievement” button.
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November 15, 2017

Joe W8GEX

 

GERMANY :
Reported by
H ans DF2UU

The Federal Ministry of Transport has changed the frequency regulation. Effective November 11, 2017, the following changes will come into effect: Amateur radio will be assigned the frequency range 5351.5- 5366.5 kHz with a maximum allowed radiant power of 15 watts EIRP on a secondary basis. In addition, the frequency band 50.08-51 MHz previously assigned to the amateur radio service on a secondary basis will be permanently extended to 50.03-51 MHz.

On 22 September 2017, the Federal Council approved the amendments. The full text of the amending regulation can be found at: https://www.bgbl.de/xaver/ bgbl/start.xav?startbk= Bundesanzeiger_BGBl&jumpTo= bgbl117s3733.pdf . About it reported the radio magazine.

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Amateur Radio in Argentina gains access to 60 m and 630 m bands, and gets others extended

The Radio Club Argentino, IARU Member Society, informs to the international amateur community that has succeeded with its petition to their local communications authorities, having granted new privileges to the Amateur Radio Service -630 m and 60 m- and the extension of existing allocations -160 m, 80 m and 30 m-. The new allocations are the final result of efforts made by the RCA during its participation in the preparatory meetings of WRC '07, '12 and '15; and will be effective in 90 days.

New allocations

630 m 472 479 kHz

60 m    5351,5 5366,5 kHz

Extended allocations

160 m  1800 2000 kHz

80 m    3500 4000 kHz

30 m    10100 10150 kHz

73 de LU4AA, Radio Club Argentino www.lu4aa.org

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Hungary:

In late October the Hungarian authority informed the Hungarian Radio
Amateur Society that our application for a 60 m license is denied.

Again, Hungary seems to put the cart before the horse, as most
neighboring countries already opened the band for amateurs.

My 1/4 wave vertical remains quiet...

73
Steve HA0DU

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Luxembourg:

LX0HF, 60m Beacon in JN39dr is back on the air.

best 73 de Mich  LX1KQ

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3D2 Rotuma: 3D2EU

A team of five plans to put it on the air February 23-March 16, 160-10M "all main modes."  The ops are 3D2AG, DJ9RR, DK2AMM, DL6JGN and PA3EWP.  They have requested the 3D2EU callsign and plan on a 60m operation.  QSL via DK2AMM.

Tony 3D2AG will sign 3D2AG/p

From Tony :

For Rotuma 2018, please note that 3D2EU is only for the European team, I will join them but use my own callsign (3D2AG/p) on air and QSLs for 3D2AG contacts are direct to me as usual. I should be on air about a week prior to the start of the 3D2EU operation, and a week after.

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Upcoming DXpeditions:

3D2 Rotuma: 3D2EU Feb. 23 to Mar. 16

3D2AG will sign 3D2AG/p Feb. 16 to Mar. 23

3Y0 - BOUVET ISLAND: From their website:

The January-February, 2018 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team has posted a propagation page on their website ( http://www.bouvetdx.org ).  It has videos showing propagation predictions for that early 2018 timeframe.  The tab for the propagation is in the header menu.  You can choose time, frequency and signal strength for your QTH.  This is based on the average sunspot numbers forecast for January, 2018.

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The 60m website is : www.60metersonline.com

Please send your station picture with you in it to webmaster@60metersonline.com and he will be happy to post it with the others. It's nice to put a face with a call. On the website. We have a 60m DXCC country count. It has nothing to do with the ARRL DXCC award. Go to Achievements, DX Awards and you'll see who is on our country leader board. Feel free to send your totals to the webmaster for posting. As you work a new one, advise our webmaster to update your listing webmaster@60metersonline.com ______________________________ ______________________________ _________________

If you know of a friend going on a Dxpedition, please encourage them to operate the 60m band and keep me posted so I may pass the word .

Other 60 meter websites:

http://60mband.blogspot.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 60-meter_band

http://dxworld.com/60mlog.html

http://tinyurl.com/pjhd943 Worldwide 5 MHz Allocations Chart

The 5 MHz Newsletter:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ b8dm3fi62i1qajy/5%20MHz% 20Newsletter.pdf

https://www.dxmaps.com/spots/ mapg.php?Lan=S&Frec=5&ML=M& Map=W2L&HF=S

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ b8dm3fi62i1qajy/5%20MHz% 20Newsletter.pdf

You can also go to this DX Watch cluster page and see the 60 meter spots. http://www.dxwatch. com/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=5

If you know anyone who wants to be added to this newsletter or be removed, if you have any 60m news to share, or if you are going on a DXpedition and plan a 60m operation, please let me know w8gex@aol.com

Thanks, Joe W8GEX

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NEW COUNTRY Estonia:

60m will became available in regular basis to Estonian (ES) class A and B amateurs on September 1st 2017 by local time (= 21 UTC Aug 31' 2017). Band segment and max allowed power according by the last ITU rules: 5351,5 to 5366,5 kHz, max 15W EIRP. We have possibilities to use also freq segment 5370-5450kHz with max power 20dBW (100W) TX output but unfortunately so far only on special permission base and only for local rescue communication.

de Arvo/ES1CW, c/o ES9HQ

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New Country Burkina Faso XT2AW: By DF2WO

Harald DF2WO tells me he'll be at XT2AW starting Sept. 29 to Oct. 30. This will be a one-man operation. He plans to be on 60m about every night. With conditions the way they are, he may be on JT65 and FT8 more than CW or SSB. QSL to M0OXO.

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Cyprus:

from a month I've released a new blog website at this address : www.5b4alx.cloud

over there you can find information about the activities on 60m and 6m mainly like some articles and QSL info

Can you kindly bring it back to your DX bulletin together with my 60m activity information with a new fullsize vertical 1 / 4l vertical antenna?
you should give a sure sign of the commitment I'm putting in the blog to the service of those who contact me every day.
Thanks in advance 5B4ALX Alex

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Canada: New freqs

http://www.southgatearc.org/ news/2017/august/canada-to- add-5-mhz-and-keep-five- existing-domestic-channels. htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_ medium=email&utm_campaign= Feed%3A+AmateurRadioNews+% 28Southgate+Amateur+Radio+ News%29#.WZsnOVSGPct

Cheers Paul G4MWO Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter

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60m Website: The 60m website is at www.60metersonline.com

Please send your station picture with you in it to webmaster@60metersonline.com and he will be happy to
post it with the others. It's nice to put a face with a call. On the website we have a 60m DXCC country count.
It has nothing to do with the ARRL DXCC award. Go to Achievements, DX Awards and you'll see who is on
our country leader board. Feel free to send your totals to the webmaster for posting. As you work a new one,
advise our webmaster to update your listing
webmaster@60metersonline.com

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If you know of a friend going on a Dxpedition, please encourage them to operate the 60m band and keep me
posted so I may pass the word.

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If you know of a friend going on a Dxpedition, please encourage them to operate
the 60m band and keep me posted so I may pass the word .

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Directions to DXCC 60 Meters applicant:

1) Read detailed rules carefully in the W8GEX most recent 60m Newsletter. There will be no SSB or CW only DXCC certificates issued
at this time. There will be NO numbered certificates, to be fair to all DXers and to avoid a situation based on date of application, date of
100th confirmation received, etc.

2) Fill out application form based on your CONFIRMED DXCC contacts on 60m. You will be asked for specific cards after your application
is reviewed. Initial application form with rules can be sent by K3ZXL by emailing him and he will send you a PDF file to fill out and forward
to K5YY. Or you may send a reasonable DXCC alphabetical country list of your 100 CONFIRMED entities of your own design, including your
call, email address and signed attestation and date. Confirmed call, country, date/time of QSO and mode are required for completeness on
whichever form you use.. 60m must be shown on the QSL.

3) Sort QSO details in order by DXCC country prefixes. Only 100 QSOs need be on the application, even if you have more than 100 confirmed.

4) Initial application is sent to K5YY at the QRZ.com address OR via email to k5yy1@cox.net. No cards required at this stage.

5) After review and with any consultations with our advisory team, you will be emailed the specific list of cards K5YY needs to see. You must
include postage for return mail postage the same way the cards were sent to K5YY, ie Registered or Certified mail. This avoids having to send
all 100 cards and is meant to simplify matters while still adhering to ethical standards and some strict protocols.

6) All applicants will be expected to submit about 20-25 cards, especially CONFIRMED QSOs with Africa, Asia, Pacific and South America
if they are on the list of 100 claimed CONFIRMED countries. Other cards will be asked for depending on the complete application list content.
NO email, photo scanned copies of cards will be accepted. No exceptions. All cards asked for will be sent to K5YY for review. Our long time
60m DXer “advisory” members will be used if necessary.

7) Upon return of QSLs to the applicant, one must then send a DXCC processing fee of $15 for USA hams and $20 for foreign hams to K3ZXL
for one of the initial 60m DXCC gold seal certificates. As with the WAS award, the gold seal is applied to the first 25 60m DXCCs issued.

8) Further questions may be sent to me at k5yy1@cox.net . Applications and subsequent cards requested are to be sent to my K5YY QRZ.com
address at my POB 6366 in Springdale, AR 72766.

K5YY
K3ZXL
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G4TUT@
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/december/no_60m_operation_possible_in_vk.htm
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