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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 11,2018

Joe W8GEX

Bouvet Island 3Y0I: If any of you know a team member of the upcoming 3Y0I Dxpedition please ask them about operating on 60 meters. The failed trip a few months ago had planned to operate our band. This would be the last chance in most of our lifetimes to work this new 60m country. If you do make contact, please keep me informed so I can follow up. Joe W8GEX

NEW COUNTRY - INDIA:
reported by Aravind VU2ABS, Dragan 9A6W and Paul G4WMO. They say they now have the 60m band.

http://wpc.dot.gov.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/NFAP%202018.pdf

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS:
Jay OH6CS, will be active as EA8/OH6CS from the Canary Islands between November 21-30. They plan to operate 60m. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW. Visit his Web page at: http://oh6cs.fi/ea8.htm ____________________________________________________________

5U Niger:
HB9AMO, Pierre, has announced his plans to operate from downtown Niamey in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest, November 24-25, as 5U9AMO, and plans to operate 60 meters. He will be there from November 20 to December 3. Logs will be uploaded to Club Log every other day. QSL via M0URX and LoTW (after February 2019). www.hb9amo.net/5u9amo.php

RWANDA:
Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as 9X2AW from Kigali Dates are Jan 1, 2019 to Nov. 14 QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

73 Harald DF2WO

Laos XW4XR:
Perhaps of interest, I was able to work XW4XR Bruce on 60m FT8 (on 5357 around 1822 UTC). He also worked 5B3ALX. I’m not sure if he is a "known" operator on 60 as I’m relatively new myself.

Kind regards, Henry PG0DX
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Report on Aruba:

I finished my new End-Fed (EFHW) for 60 + 30M! So 60M operation is planned during my 2 week holiday-style DXpedition to the island of Aruba, modes to be used will be SSB & FT8 on 80 ~ 10M including WARC + 60M using 2 EFHW's + 100W, both new antennas need to be tested/adjusted at our rental house/garden (taking my Mini60 analyzer with me ;-)) but spare transformers & radiators (40/20/10 + 30/17/12M) will be taken with us as luggage weight/room will allow!

Operations are planned from Saturday 17th November +/- 20:00 UTC until Thursday 29th November +/- 16:00 UTC (I will spot myself when QRV) first weekend probably mostly 80/60/40/20/15/10M, 2nd weekend (during CQWW-CW) mostly 60M + WARC!

I recently found this information on Facebook. I think we can conclude that 60M operations are officially allowed on the (Dutch) Caribbean Island of Curacao (PJ2)!

If you are interested in the 'English' document, this is the link:

https://www.btnp.org/files/Aanvraagformulieren/Afzonderlijk_Formulier_CUR/BTP001_D D_FORM_07_Radio_Amateurs_BL_EN.pdf

73 de Frank PH2M

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Vanuatu YJ0AFU:

Good news! It has just been reported by Daniel that 60m has been approved for YJ0AFU on 5357 Khz FT8.

Daniel VK4AFU will be QRV December 25 to January 8 from two locations within Port Vila. He'll have an FT-857D running 100 watts on 160-6 Meters on FT8, CW, SSB and some WSPR. For a QSL use "PayPal only" with 3USD: Paypal.me/fu8dmdaniel. This covers the cost for a direct return.

73 regards. Daniel VK4AFU

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Upcoming DXpeditions

Vanuatu YJ0AFU: Daniel VK4AFU will be QRV December 25 to January 8. FT8 on 5.357.

RWANDA: 9X2AW Jan 1, 2019 to Nov 14, by Harald, DF2WO. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

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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.

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 at w8gex@aol.com

Thanks, Joe W8GEX
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October 12 2018
By Joe W8GEX


Breaking News:
Swedish amateurs have got the 60m band!
We got the frequency area 5315,5 - 5366 kHz with the max power 200Watt. The band limits are 5315,5 - 5366 kHz with the power limited to 15Watt erp starting 1 November 2018.
sm7fcu Ben
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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 at w8gex@aol.com
Thanks, Joe W8GEX

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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://www.hb9amo.net/60meter.php
http://60mband.blogspot.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60-meter_band
http://dxworld.com/60mlog.html
Worldwide 5 MHz Allocations Chart: http://tinyurl.com/pjhd943


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 at w8gex@aol.com


Thanks, Joe W8GEX



My wife Janet W8CAA and I had a great time at HamRadio in Friedrichshafen, Germany. I had the honor to present the
SWODXA DXpeditioner of the Year award to Stand LZ1GC for his many DXpeditions to the South Pacific. We met many
of our friends and made new ones. The beer garden was great - as always!
Joe W8GEX
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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 please let me know at
w8gex@aol.com and keep me posted so I may pass the word.



Thanks, Joe W8GEX

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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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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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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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