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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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June 14, 2018
By 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


Grenada:
Nobby G0VJG will be on from June 14 to 28 on SSB only. QSL to G4DFI. He just reported to me that he’ll try FT8 as well.
Ok . Tell them to be kind . I am no data expert just a beginner 73 Nobby
Bolivia: CP1XRM
I will be in Bolivia from June 18th to July 10th working as Solidaridad Medica and Radio amateurs Without Frontiers NGO volunteer. I plan to be on the air during my spare time from 10 to 40 meters on SSB and digital modes, maybe also on 60 meters as CP1XRM. QSL via EA5RM 73! EA5RM
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Hi Joe,
V47JA - I will again be operating from our Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, from June 22 until July 20, 2018 and active on 6-160m (incl. 60m) SSB. Also operation in the IARU- SSB (July 14/15) Contest, SOAB, is planned. Radio: Yaesu FT-1000MP MkV, and
Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: 33', 10-40m Vertical, and 35', 80m Top Loaded Vertical; and 160m Base Loaded Vertical, on 6m, 4el Yagi. Also installation of new V47JA/B, 6m beacon on 50053.0, Grid FK87, St. Kitts mountain top at 1100 feet ASL. ALL QSL's DIRECT ONLY, to my home call: W5JON or LoTW Thanks and 73, John ____________________________________________________________________________________
Hi Joe, you can inform your subscriber, that time to time during my visit to Montenegro, I QRV also on 60 m, CW, SSB and digi. Net trip will be from 4 June for 10 days. Call is 4O7CC Skeds are possible. 73 de Ark UA4CC/4O7CC Mike ZL2CC info: New Zealand (ZL) 60m band plan and use Our allocated operating centre frequencies are; 5353 kHz and 5362-5364 kHz Suggested Band Plan 5353 kHz SSB (usb) 5362.05 kHz - 5362.75 kHz CW 5362.8 kHz - 5364.75 kHz digital modes (less than 100 Hz bandwidth) 5362 kHz SSB (USB)* *During the periods between 0500 -1200UTC & 1600 - 2200 UTC SSB is NOT to be used. If you wish to use SSB during these times the 5353 kHz channel is still available. Maximum output is only 10dBW e.i.r.p. This 10w will mean we are weak to anywhere outside Oceana. Most ZL’s are running 80m antennas via an ATU also, hence making the signals even weaker. To work ZL on FT8, if you are not allowed to operate on 5363, then maybe an email to set up a sked is in order. Some ZL’s are posting to the cluster stating
that they are ‘TX on 5363 and RX on 5357’ or transmitting on 5363 with ‘ZLxxx RX5357’. In other words we set our dial to 5363 and transmit FT8 USB around 1000Hz. To work ZL on CW or SSB will need both luck and maybe a sked. Please remember to read any spots comments and look for us working split. Thnx and GDX. Mike ZL2CC 73 dx pepe EA5HM ___________________________________________________________________
Hi All, FYI:- The Hungarian telecoms regulator, NMHH ( The National Media & Infocommunications Authority – Hungary ) has published in the Hungarian National Gazette No.7 of 29 May 2018 an update to the National Frequency Allocation table 7/2015 on the use of frequency bands (X1.13), which initiates the WRC-15 Allocation of 5351.5 to 5366.5 kHz with 15W EIRP maximum power. Previously special 3-month permits were available, allowing 5350-5450 kHz at 100W, but these were discontinued in 2017. ( Tnx: HA3FLT, MRASZ, NMHH ) Hungarian official gazette URL http://www.kozlonyok.hu/nkonline/MKPDF/hiteles/MK18074.pdf ( p.52 [3752], section 99 ) 73, Paul Gaskell G4MWO, Editor, The 5 MHz Newsletter ZS has announced that they have 60m now. 5350 to 5450 kHz is now available, secondary basis, with 15W eirp restriction. Going by the SARL announcement I thought there would be a short delay while the authorities sorted out band plans etc but I was pleasanrly surprised to work ZS6LEE on 28 May @ 1917z, on 5357kHz FT8. He also worked at least one Eu station while I was monitoring.
73 de George, DU1GM
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YJ & 5W - Vanuatu and Samoa:
LZ1GC Stan is planning a two man operation from Vanuatu, but first a single op DXpedition from Samoa. It all starts September 28, as 5W0GC from Apia, Upolu Island (OC-097) by Stan. He plans to be on CW, SSB and RTTY on 60 Meters. Next it's on to Vanuatu where he will team up with OM5ZW, Lubo, where they will operate as YJ0GC from October 15 to November 4. As for their antennas it will be verticals for 160, 80, 60. Again CW,SSB and RTTY.
Past operations, include his 2016 and 2017 DXpeditions to H44 and H40. http://www.c21gc.com
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UPCOMING DXPEDITIONS
Grenada: Nobby G0VJG will be on from June 14 to 28 on SSB only. QSL to G4DFI. MARKET REEF: Col, MM0NDX of DX-World.net, plans to be active as OJ0/MM0NDX from Market Reef (weather permitting) during June 27-29.
Baker Island: KH1/HK7Z: June 27 to July 7.
Samoa: 5W0GC: Sept. 28 to about Oct 14.
Vanuatu YJ0GC: Oct. 15 to Nov. 4.
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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://www.hb9amo.net/60meter.php
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

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May 1, 2018
By
Joe W8GEX

China coming to 60m in July:
Hi All,
FYI - this appeared in Southgate Amateur Radio News:
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/april/beijing
authorizes 60m from July.

Paul Gaskell
G4MWO,
Editor,
The 5 MHz Newsletter
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Grenada:
Nobby G0VJG will be on from June 14 to 28 on SSB only. QSL to G4DFI
N
OBBY G0vjg
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Upcoming DXpeditions:

Grenada:
Nobby G0VJG will be on from June 14 to 28 on SSB only. QSL to G4DFI.
.

OJ0, MARKET REEF
:
Col, MM0NDX of DX-World.net, plans to be active as OJ0/MM0NDX from Market Reef (weather permitting) during June 27 – 29th.

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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 other.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/60meter_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 W8GE

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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

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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 .

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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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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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
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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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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 l
ocal 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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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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