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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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August 11 , 2017

Joe W8GEX

 

V47 - St. Kitts and Nevis
W5JON, John, will again operate from his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West
Indies vacation home, 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, October 15-
November 7.  He plans to be active on 160-6 including 60, SSB and be
in the CQW SSB October 28-29, single op all band.  He is equipped with
a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 amplifier.  The antenna farm is
a 31-foot vertical covering 40-10 and a second vertical, 35 feet tall,
top loaded, to cover 80 and 40.  For 160 it's a shortened dipole and
on six a 4-element Yagi.  QSL direct only, to his home call, W5JON, or
use LoTW.

CUBA T46LC: Carlos CO6CG reported:

Hi Joe I need you publish in your web and others The Cienfuegos Ativities Group Radio will be active in the next week end Ligth House in Las Coloradas here in Cienfuegos, will operate betewn 80 to 10 meters band, including 60 meters band, DIGI, CW,SSB. The operators CO6EO, CO6WR, CO6BN, CO6CG, CM6WQ and CM6ARD. The radios TK-80 from Kenwood and 1 FT-80 from Yaesu. The antens G5RV, Ya-30 and some other dipoles. TNX Joe for your cooperation. Carlos. CO6CG.


Este mensaje le ha llegado mediante el servicio de correo electrónico que ofrece la Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba. La persona que envía este correo asume el compromiso de usar el servicio y cumplir con las regulaciones establecidas. FRCUBA: https://www.frcuba.cu/

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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.

XT2, BURKINA FASO (Update). Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He informs me that he will arrive on September 25th, and plans to build antennas on the 26th, which is a Hexbeam at 8 meters high and dipoles for the lower bands. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (PSK31, JT65 and RTTY)

and slow CW. Harald states, "As soon as the conditions go up to USA, I will work the US. Also, I will test 60m a little ." Radio is a FT-450D. QSL via M0OXO, direct or OQRS <http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/> .

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H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Update)

Stan, LZ1GC, will once again be active as H40GC from Temotu Province (OC-100) between September 30th and October 20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. To see his previous activity, go to  http://www.c21gc.com  on H40GC WEB SITE - in end of part " H40GC plans " is table with the transmiting frequencies! There is also NOTE about receiving frequencies for European  and other counties stations.

I will be QRV all days on 60 meters.


For USA stations, I will QRV between 12:00 and 12:30 GMT.
For Europe, I will be on 60 m about 07:30 GMT. Please for patience, because I will be also QRV near these times on 160 and 80 meters!During H40GC activity, I will have stops no more 3-4 hours per a day - only for sleep and eat / coffee.  

73! Stan, LZ1GC (H40GC).

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Upcoming DXpeditions:

Burkina Faso XT2AW BY DF2WO, Sept. 29, to Oct. 30. QSL to M0OXO

H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE H40GC Sept 30, to Oct. 30

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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60m Website: 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

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60 Meter Website:

Send your pictures to our webmaster Mike at webmaster@60metersonline.com

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United Kingdom: A recent statement from the RSGB, shows there's no change in the WRC-15 position; it's still status quo...

Amateurs in the UK have been very fortunate in having early access to 5MHz, with 5 spot frequencies 15 years ago and more than 70kHz of spectrum made available in 2013. This was a result of close cooperation with Ofcom and the MoD, who is primary user on the band. The UK currently has an arrangement that gives us more spectrum and a higher power allowance of 100W at 5MHz, however it does not cover all of the WRC-15 band of 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz. The Society played a very active role in the WRC-15 process and continues to work with Ofcom to gain access to all of the WRC-15 band, however this is not expected to change in the foreseeable future as there are on-going assignments within the band. The RSGB will implement the IARU Region 1 band plan for 5MHz within the segments allocated to us. In common with other Region 1 societies with allocations greater than 15kHz, we will recommend that frequencies within the WRC-15 band that are allowed under the UK Amateur Radio Licence only be used for international contacts, or for stations with no other option”.      GB2RS News , Sunday 26 March 2017

Here is the URL for the RSGB 5 MHz webpages showing the UK 5 MHz provision and operating notes. http://rsgb.org/main/ operating/band-plans/hf/5mhz/

73 Paul G4MWO Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter

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The Netherlands:

From April 1 as the allocation of the 60-meter band will be similar
to what has been decided at WRC-15. Netherlands is 100 kHz and 100 Watts
PEP back to the internationally agreed 15 kHz and 15 Watts EIRP.

Another change is the designation 'Cross Band and duplex are not allowed
"as they apply to the six-meter and 4-meter band. This arrangement has
been clarified. Cross Band connections are allowed (full) duplex not

73, Adriaan PE2K

Hello Joe , Some info about 60m in the Netherlands :

From april first it will be 5351,5 -> 5361,5 with max. 15 watt EIRP allmode. 73 René PA2RU

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Pirate: Reported by Hans SM0BYD

The callsign SM5DAJ has repeatedly been violated on 60M JT65 (and on the 80,
40, 20, 15M and 70cm bands.).

On 60m, SM5DAJ, Stan, my close friend, has never been QRV by digital modes!
Nor 80/40/20/15m. On 80+60m pirated with JT65. WSPR as well.
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CT9/OH2BTB: OH5TB address below.

Antti Kantola
Loviisantie 8
47200 Elimaki
Finland
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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
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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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60 meter websites:

http://60metersonline.com

http://60mband.blogspot.com

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

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

http://tinyurl.com/owbbggk

http://tinyurl.com/pjhd943

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, 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. If you want to be removed from this mailing list, please contact me at  w8gex@aol.com

Thanks, Joe W8GEX
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Uruguay CX has permission:
finally 60 mts is allowed in Uruguay

Unfortunately just today we know that, and Dale N3BNA that is at my station is leaving tomorrow so I cannot setup and
antenna for this night. Don't know if another band antenna will work on 60 mts

We can use 5351.50 to 5366.5 and 25 watts

here the link https://www.ursec.gub.uy/wps/ wcm/connect/ursec/5aa13c5a- 9329-4fb8-ad52-346763d3bea3/ 026-REGLAMENTO+DE+ RADIOAFICIONADOS.pdf?MOD= AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url& CACHEID=5aa13c5a-9329-4fb8- ad52-346763d3bea3

pages 19, 20, 21, 22

73, Jorge CX6VM/CW5W

Hello: I am pleased to announce that in the new regulation of the amateur radio service of Uruguay, the operation
is carried out in the band of 60 m. From 5351.5 to 5366.5 KHz. with a maximum power of 25 wats in modes:

5351.5 to 5354 KHz .: CW / digital modes
5354 to 5366 KHz .: all modes
5366 to 5366.5 KHz .: CW / digital modes
There has been a long process of fight for those who were waiting for the band but it has finally been achieved.
The new regulation is in force since February 1, 2017.
For my part I will immediately begin the operation in the new band of 6 meters.
Regards:
Francisco Luis Escobar / CX7AF.

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and keep me posted so I may pass the word .

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Joe W8GEX

ARRL asks FCC to allocate new 5 MHz band, retain channels
and current power limit.


ZCZC AG04
QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 4  ARLB004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 13, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB004
ARLB004 ARRL Asks FCC to Allocate New 5 MHz Band, Retain Channels
and Current Power Limit

ARRL has asked the FCC to allocate a new, secondary contiguous band
at 5 MHz to the Amateur Service, while also retaining four of the
current five 60-meter channels and current operating rules,
including the 100 W PEP effective radiated power (ERP) limit. The
federal government is the primary user of the 5 MHz spectrum. The
proposed action would implement a portion of the Final Acts of World
Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) that provided for a
secondary international allocation of 5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz to the
Amateur Service; that band includes 5,358.5 KHz, one of the existing
5 MHz channels in the US.

"Such implementation will allow radio amateurs engaged in emergency
and disaster relief communications, and especially those between the
United States and the Caribbean basin, to more reliably, more
flexibly and more capably conduct those communications [and
preparedness exercises], before the next hurricane season in the
summer of 2017," ARRL said in a January 12 Petition for Rule Making.
The FCC has not yet acted to implement other portions of the WRC-15
Final Acts.

The Petition for Rule Making can be found on the web in PDF format
at; http://www.arrl.org/ attachments/view/News/87580

The League said that 14 years of Amateur Radio experience using the
five discrete 5-MHz channels have shown that hams can get along well
with primary users at 5 MHz, while complying with the regulations
established for their use. "Neither ARRL, nor, apparently, NTIA is
aware of a single reported instance of interference to a federal
user by a radio amateur operating at 5 MHz to date," ARRL said in
its petition. NTIA - the National Telecommunications and Information
Administration, which regulates federal spectrum - initially
proposed the five channels for Amateur Radio use. In recent years,
Amateur Radio has cooperated with federal users such as FEMA in
conducting communication interoperability exercises.

"While the Amateur Radio community is grateful to the Commission and
to NTIA for the accommodation over the past 14 years of some access
to the 5-MHz band, the five channels are, simply stated, completely
inadequate to accommodate the emergency preparedness needs of the
Amateur Service in this HF frequency range," ARRL said, adding that
the five 2.8-kHz wide channels "have not provided sufficient
capacity to enable competent emergency preparedness and disaster
relief capability."

Access even to the tiny 15-kHz wide band adopted at WRC-15 would
"radically improve the current, very limited capacity of the Amateur
Service in the United States to address emergencies and disaster
relief," ARRL said. "This is most notably true in the Caribbean
Basin, but the same effect will be realized elsewhere as well, at
all times of the day and night, and at all times of the sunspot
cycle."

In its Petition, ARRL also called upon the FCC to retain the same
service rules now governing the five channels for the new band. The
WRC-15 Final Acts stipulated a power limit of 15 W effective
isotropic radiated power (EIRP), which the League said "completely
defeats the entire premise for the allocation in the first place."

"For precisely the same reasons that the Commission consented to a
power increase on the five channels as recently as 2011 [from 50 W
PEP ERP to 100 W PEP ERP], the Commission should permit a power
level of 100 W PEP ERP, assuming use of a 0 dBd gain antenna, in the
contiguous 60-meter band," ARRL said. "To impose the power limit
adopted at WRC-15 for the contiguous band would render the band
unsuitable for emergency and public service communications."

ARRL pointed out that the ITU Radio Regulations permit assignments
that are at variance with the International Table of Allocations,
provided a non-interference condition is attached, limiting the use
of such an assignment relative to stations operating in accordance
with the Table.

The League asked that General class or higher licensees be permitted
to use the band. The FCC will not invite comments on the League's
Petition until it puts it on public notice and assigns a Rule Making
(RM) number.
NNNN
/EX

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60m Website: The 60m website is at webmaster@60metersonline.com

Please send your station picture with you in it to webmaster@60metersonline.com and we 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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60m Website:
The 60m website is at www.60metersonline.com

Please send your station picture with you in it to webmaster@60metersonline.com and we 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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The new website:

We encourage you to send your station pictures to: webmaster@60metersonline.com They are posted at:
http://60metersonline.com/operators.html It’s always nice to put a face to the call.

If you would like us to post your 60m country totals, please send them to: webmaster@60metersonline.com
along with your name and call sign. You can then view them at:http://60metersonline.com/dx-award.html

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60 meter websites:

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

http://60metersonline.net

http://60mband.blogspot.com

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

http://tinyurl.com/pjhd943

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, 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.

If you want to be removed from this mailing list please contact me at w8gex@aol.com

Thanks, Joe W8GEX
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http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/december/no_60m_operation_possible_in_vk.htm
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A little later then below......
17 December 2015:

From San K5YY:

Due to the number of inquiries about LoTW confirmations instead of paper QSL, YES I would gladly accept the
widely accepted LoTW confirmation list for those who will send me a copy of their 60m confirmations on LoTW
along with their initial application. Some cards may still be needed if the requested 20-25 confirmations are not
included in the LoTW confirmations. So, the well respected LoTW program is a viable list to send me for just the
60m contacts claimed.

Please publish this in the newsletter addendum ASAP and thanks!

San K5YY
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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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