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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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By Joe W8GEX

December 10, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT

Bouvet Island 3Y0Z
The 3Y0Z team tweeted the following : "Time is flying by for
our DXpedition team. We just published our operating band plan on our website
including special instructions for FT8. Everyone needs to read this. FT8 will
not be a primary mode, but we will use it when no other mode gets
through".
"Our band plan is now posted on our website.  The most recent
propagation predictions continue to support the patterns shown in the
videos on our propagation page."
http://www.bouvetdx.org/ propagation/

Do not transmit on our transmit frequency.  Select a clear spot on the waterfall in the Wide Graph, do a <Shift, Left Click>
on that clear spot to set your transmit frequency, and call us there.  Check the box labeled “Hold Tx Freq” to keep your
transmit frequency locked.  We will not respond to callers on our transmit frequency.

Click the “Next” button under “Generate Std Msgs” for the “Tx2” message.  This will allow you to call us with a signal report,
rather than with your grid square.  We will not respond to stations calling us with their grid square.  Calling us with a signal
report will reduce the number of sequences per QSO.

A typical exchange between KL7YL and 3YØZ will look like:

a.)  Bouvet:   K1ABC 3YØZ 73  (finishing a preceding contact)
b.)  Vivien calls:   3YØZ KL7YL -06
c.)  Bouvet answers with:    KL7YL 3YØZ -02
d.) Vivien answers with:   3YØZ KL7YL RRR
e.) Bouvet answers:    KL7YL 3YØZ 73
f.)  The QSO is now complete and KL7YL is in the log. 
This took only one minute (four 15-second sequences) for a complete contact .

3Y0Z will transmit CW and USB modes on 5.400

and will listen for Europe on 5.353.

We will listen for FT8 on 5.357

We will transmit low between 200 and 500 hz and listen up. PLEASE don't TX on our freq.

 

CW and SSB we will TX on 5.400 

Will listen for NA CW on 5.405

Will listen for NA USB on 5.403.5

Will listen for Europe on 5.353

 

See the band plan for 60m: http://www.bouvetdx.org/build- band-plan/

A great link for JT65 and FT8 operating tips:

http://www.g4ifb.com/html/digimodes.html#JT65

Donate: Being # 2 in the world and our location this is the most expensive and dangerous DXpedition ever.
Our cost is over $750,000 and any financial help you can give is very much appreciated.

You may donate at this link http://www.bouvetdx.org/how- can-you-help/

The Team

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November 28, 2017

Joe W8GEX

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Nice to see these guys active this season PJ4/DL5LYM, EY8MM, HP1AVS.
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Namibia V51W by Hans DF2UU

I just had a qso with my Friend Ulmar DK1CE

He is QRV from Martins Farm in Namibia V51W for 3 Weeks also on 5 Mhz.

Call will be V5/DK1CE

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Rwanda 9X2AW by DF2WO: Harald has been active on FT8 5357.
This is another new country that he has put on as a ATNO for us. He'll be there until Nov. 30.
QSL to M0OXO.

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Upcoming DXpeditions:

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

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.

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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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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