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May 30, 2017
Poland: Very welcome SP to the 60m band.
On May 26 at 00:00 Polish time (May 25 at 22.00 UTC) Polish radio amateurs have access to the 60m band from 5351.5 kHz to 5366.5 kHz. You can expect the activity of Polish radio stations from the time of access. See you on the 60m band.
de Jurek SP3SLU
Albania: Hans DF2UU reported he has worked ZA/OU2I on 5352 on CW.
Market Reef: Per OH3WS should be active from May 25 to June 3r
Correction to License Classes permitted to Use Uruguay 60m Allocation:
An entry (p.11) in the RCU - Uruguay national society’s bulletin CX511 has an FAQ section concerning the new Uruguay Amateur Radio Regulations and in particular about 60m operation http://wwwcx1aa.org/boletines/Boletin%20CX%20511.pdf
This indicates that currently access to the new Uruguay WRC-15 allocation is permitted only to Superior class license holders.
(Google English translation attached)
73 Paul, G4MWO,Editor,The 5 MHz Newsletter
Saba + St. Eustatius: By Frank PH2M
60M / 5 MHz. Operations planned (USB-ONLY!) from the Dutch Caribbean Islands of Saba + St. Eustatius
(Sorry 60M / 5 MHz. operations from Sint Maarten (PJ7) are still NOT allowed !)
I will try to operate SPLIT for North America and other countries who are not allowed to use the new IARU 60M band plan (see below!) QSO's will
be made according the rules below using a Dual band EndFed wire antenna for 60M + 15M (*) in USB-only!
The following 60m news comes from the Branch Manager / Senior Inspector Dutch Caribbean, Agentschap Telecom in Bonaire:
"Recently Agentschap Telecom (AT) has updated the frequency plan for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba with the addition of the 60 meter band
(5 351.5 - 5 366.5 kHz) for amateur radio, this with a secondary status. This means that the band may be operated by A, B or C Amateurs (full
licence). The band has footnote 5.133B which limits the power in the Caribbean region of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to 25 Watt (e.i.r.p.)."
(*) Thanks to Hans Dijkerman PE1RNU from suppling this (partly sponserd) antenna within a very short time!
See for further details my QRZ-pages for PJ7/PH2M, PJ6/PH2M & PJ5/PH2M
Hungary hams QRT on 60m:
I am sorry to report that HA stations are not allowed on 60 meters since May 1, 2017. The previous temporary license expired, and there is no decision on the extension. We certainly hope that the Hungarian authorities do not run counter the European trend, which is the licensing of the band.
We will keep you informed, but currently any HA on 60m are unlis :(.
73 Steve HA0DU
North Cook Island: Warwick E51WL has been active.
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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